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Playing with backgrounds

Crafty retreats are the best!  I recently stayed with some really lovely women for a few days, and we crafted, ate, laughed and laughed some more.  One of the perks of crafting with friends is sharing their stuff.  I borrowed this Simon Says Stamp Elizabeth background stamp and had fun with different techniques.

First up is heat embossing in white on Bristol Smooth cardstock, then coloring with Zig Clean Color Markers.

 Here's a closeup:

 Next is the same layout, but with Distress Ink blending.

 Then we have heat embossing in white, then Copic coloring over the top.  I usually don't go this bold, but I thought I'd try it out.

Last is basic heat embossing in silver, with a sentiment strip.

Enjoy your day, everyone!


  1. Those cards are all amazing! I could use a good crafting retreat!


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