Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Tuesday Technique - quick blue backgrounds

Today's snowglobe cards have blue backgrounds. I find it particularly difficult to find blue background papers for Christmas cards. I don't know whether it's because I use them up first, or whether it's because there aren't any in my stash to start with, but I often resort to making my own.


This is one method I use to make quick blue backgrounds. Fill a mister with water. Add a few drops of blue distress reinker (Stormy Sky works well) and a small spatula of silver Perfect Pearls. Put the top on and mix, then spray over white card. When it runs out, repeat using a different blue reinker to add some depth. White patches of card are OK, it just looks like a snow-laden sky! Just leave the card to dry, cut to size, and sponge the edge with some matching distress ink if required.


The blue background on this card is actually packaging recycled from a Marks and Spencer cake box. Well, I had to buy it, it was the perfect blue for my project... and then I had to eat the cakes :-)

Entered for the following challenge:
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Winter Wonderland
Ribbon Carousel - Anything Goes


  1. Brilliant cards and thanks for the tip will try that. Love Alison xx

  2. Maddy, you make fantastic snowglobe cards. They are all amazing. But I have to admit, the first card in this post is my absolute favorite. I love this stunning blue background and lovely blue ribbon. I have lots of blue pattern papers but I don't use them. They are so beautiful and I just want to keep them all :)
    Eret x

  3. Love the snow globe. Thanks for sharing this for CCAYR 'winter wonderland' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x


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