Couture Creations Fine Designs Background Technique Tutorial

Michelle Pearson here today for CropStop sharing a fun background technique for CropStop using Couture Creations' Fine Designs Collection's Passion embossing folder.  Here are five cards created using the same embossing folder and different color variations.

This embossing folder comes in the 5x7 size, so when used to make an A2 sized card you will have wonderful pieces leftover to use as card embellishments!
For Here I created inchies with the scraps and made a fun collage card!

Below are the steps I took to create these backgrounds:

Supplies you will need for this project:

-Couture Creations' Fine Designs Collection - C0723251 Passion Embossing Folder
-Distress Ink - Shabby Shutters
-Distress Markers - Milled Lavender, Tumbled Glass, Spiced Marmalade
-Inkssentials Mini-Mister  filled with water
-Tsukineko Sponge Dauber
-White Gel Pen
-Prima Flowers
-Candi Dot Embllishments
-Martha Stewart Classic 3-in-1 Butterfly Punch
-Stampers Anonymous - CMS155 Simple Sayings

 1. Open the embossing folder and rub ink onto the inside of the printed half of the embossing folder as shown. 
2. Next, using a Tsukineko Sponge Dauber I removed ink from the flower portions of the embossing folder.
3. Then, using a Distress Marker, color the flowers onto the flower portions as desired.

4. Finally, spritz the inked portion of the embossing folder lightly with water.  Place your 5 x 7 inch piece of white cardstock into the folder and emboss.

One thing to remember is that each piece you make will come out differently.  This is a watercolored effect, and that is the beauty of it.  You will notice some inks bubble up a bit more, I tend to go for the lighter shades for the effects I achieved here.


MaxineD said…
Great technique - thanks for sharing Michelle - and great results too.

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