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One background design two ways - Altenew Bold Bunch

Altenew bold bunch Bold bunch die Bold bunch stamp floral heat embossing Sentiment Strips Stamp layering Stencil

Hello there, it is Verity here from Pretty Little Button for the Bumbleberry Design team. I've been taking a few of the classes over on Altenew Acadamy, and I decided to create these two cards after taking Beyond the Basic Backgrounds class. I picked up several techniques there, some I knew about but never really used so I challenged myself to use them. What's great is you can make them as elaborate or as simple as you wish. However, I decided to one technique to create these two cards. It is a great away to combine your stamps and dies, and stretching them to go further by creating a DIY stencil.

Written and photos One background design two ways: 

For these cards, you need to create a stencil. However, we're going to make two in one go - one to use as a stencil and the other for dimension over your stamping. 

Trim down a piece of Neenah 80lb cardstock to your card base size and repeat this with a scrap piece of card. Next, use a bit of purple tape to temporarily adhere these two together. This will also use to die-cut both at the same time with the same design. 

Next, choose the dies from the ALtenew Bold Bunch die set and position onto the card with purple tape, running this through your die-cutting machine. Repeat this, repositioning and rotating the dies until you have die-cut the panels completely. 

Card one - Popped up card panel

For the first card, place a piece of white cardstock into your MISTI and position the scrap die-cut panel over the top. 

Position each of the first layers of stamps within the negative spaces of the stencil and stamp in a colour of your choosing. Continue moving the first layers and stamping until all spaces are filled. Next, repeat this with the second layer of stamping. 

Once all the stamping is complete, trim the card panel down to 1/4" smaller than your card base, repeating this for the die-cut panel which has been die-cut out of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb cardstock. 
Adhere the stamped panel directly to the card base with tape adhesive. Next, use 3D foam squares to add to the back of the die-cut panel and align with the stamped panel before adhering down. 
Lastly, heat embossed onto a black strip a sentiment from the Altenew Sentiment strips, foam mounting into place on the front. Add a few sequins to embellish the card.

Card two- Stencilled base layer

For the second card, use the die-cut stencil panel once more and adhere temporarily with purple tape to a white card panel. Next, using blending tool and foam pad, softly blend a layer of light ink through the stencil. You may wish to use scrap paper or post-it notes to mask off areas of the stencil to apply certain colours of ink in particular areas. 
For this card design, only use a selection of the stencil down in one corner.   To add the second layer of the design, use an acrylic block to add the stamped design. In addition, we can re-use some of the die-cut pieces when we created the two die-cut panels.
Stamp a selection of the die-cut pieces in corresponding ink. Again, add another heat embossed strip using the Altenew Sentiment Strips stamp set and foam mount offset to one side. 
Now adhere the die-cut stamped images clustered around the sentiment using a variety of depths of foam dimension. Lastly, scatter a selection of sequins around the design to finish this card off. 
If you enjoyed today's card, please let us know and we would love to see your cards if this has inspired you.
 

Shopping list for One background design two ways:

Links to supplies at Bumbleberry Papercrafts Shop: 

 

Gina K Designs - Connect Glue
Gina K Designs - Connect Glue
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb Cardstock
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4" white
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Original MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Original MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
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Mini Ink Blending Tool - Ranger Tim Holtz
Mini Ink Blending Tool - Ranger Tim Holtz
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Mini Ink Blending foam replacements - Ranger Tim Holtz
Mini Ink Blending foam replacements - Ranger Tim Holtz
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Sentiment Strips - Altenew
Sentiment Strips - Altenew
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Bold bunch stamp - Altenew
Bold bunch stamp - Altenew
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Bold Bunch Die - Altenew
Bold Bunch Die - Altenew
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Purple Tape - 0.5
Purple Tape - 0.5" - Thermoweb
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Until next time!

Verity

 


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