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Contrasting Backgrounds

by Clare Prezzia April 06, 2018 12 Comments

I'm not a brave crafter when it comes to color. I like to keep my backgrounds almost exclusively white, and layer from there. However, I was so inspired by fellow creative team member Janette Kausen's stunning black die-cut background, that I just had to give it a more dramatic background.

I die cut the background from Midnight Layering paper, and then backed it with a light pink Blush layering paper.

Because I was getting a tropical vibe after pairing the Papel Picado Confetti Die with a pink background, I had to use the Color Layering Hibiscus stamp set.

The flowers were stamped with Cotton Candy, Bubble Gum, Rose Madder, Soft Vanilla and Butter Bar. The centers are Mulled Wine, topped with clear Stickles.

The leaves are stamped in Lime Green, Moss and Field Greens. After stamping everything, I die cut them all with the coordinating dies and adhered them to the die cut card base.

I finished the card off with a sentiment from Birthday Hugs & Kisses stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Black Sparkle embossing powder.

I hope this inspires you to stretch outside your comfort zone! 

Thanks so much for stopping in and God bless!

 

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12 Responses

Susan
Susan

July 10, 2018

Fabulous card, very striking, but with a softness too. Just lovely, you have stepped out of your comfort zone very successfully.

MelissaF
MelissaF

April 30, 2018

Beautiful, love this tropical feel!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari)
Linda W. (ScrappinBari)

April 07, 2018

Just love your soft hibiscus blossoms on the rich black background, Clare!

Annie
Annie

April 07, 2018

Gorgeous! (If you don’t mind me quoting you…. :) )

 Jackie Price
Jackie Price

April 07, 2018

Gorgeous!! Love the colours of the flowers and I absolutely love the black background. It just makes those flowers pop! Way to step out of your comfort zone!

pam edwards
pam edwards

April 06, 2018

Wonderful cards.

Becky Moore
Becky Moore

April 06, 2018

This is beautiful!

Susy
Susy

April 06, 2018

Wow! This looks beautiful! Love the vibrant colors against the black card. I’m going to try this.

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

April 06, 2018

Wow Clare, this is awesome, the flowers are popping up with that black background. I am also not very brave if it concerns coloured background, but this is stunning and I certainly give this a try! Thanks for this beauty and have a nice weekend.

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

April 06, 2018

That’s super vibrant and gorgeous!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

April 06, 2018

Great contrast indeed, the beautiful flowers really stand out against the black background.

paperpicnic
paperpicnic

April 06, 2018

Gasp! This is stunning, Clare! Beautiful inspiration!