This week's challenge at Cuttin' and Stampin' is all about Easter! Featured are the Paper Smooches Spring Fling Stamps and Imaginise "Welcome Spring."
My Step-by-Step post this week is all about background paper! I have created my own background paper with Glimmer Mist and Matte Mist.
To start out, cover your work surface with something to keep the mist from getting where you don't want it! Then start misting!
I used some watercolor paper and misted on some Plain Jane Baseboard paint in Water, Fire and Tiger Lilly. Then it's got to dry!
After it dried, I used an EKSuccess punch to punch the holes in the side......I saved the punches for an effect later on. Once it was punched, the colors didn't seem very "springy" to me.....they were a bit too dark. So, using a moistened paper towel, I wiped off some of the color. Since it was sprayed on watercolor paper, this didn't tear the paper up. After it was lightened, the colors still weren't grabbing me. So I grabbed some Glimmer Mist in Sand and sprayed it again. It's now lighter and more shimmery!
This is where the holes come into play!! I saw this beautiful tag on Pinterest that used the punched out holes as added dimension........sooooo........I took some of the punched holes, adhered them to the background and then used some Glossy Accents to give them a little pop! I added some green gems, used some prima flowers, stamped an egg on patterned paper and my sentiment and there you have it!
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