1 August 2015

Background Check | Homework Part Two

Hello there, I am back today to share more of my homework from the Online Card Classes Background Check class. I am really enjoying the class and creating lots of different backgrounds.

Day four (Thursday) shared die cutting techniques. For my homework I decided to use a technique by the amazingly talented and funny Laura Bassen. She shared how to use the negative part of a cover plate to make a background. I chose the PTI Hexagon cover plate. I added the hexagons to a white A2 card base with foam dots and coloured the hexagons using Copic Markers.

Day five (yesterday) shared adding texture to backgrounds. For my homework, I decided to use a technique by Kristina Werner that uses ink blending with dry embossing. I ran a piece of white cardstock through my Cuttlebug with the SU & Sizzix Manhattan Flower embossing folder (which has sadly been discontinued). I then blended over Distress Inks in Milled Lavender and Seedless Preserves. To add some final pizzazz, I sprayed the piece with shimmer spray.

I am really looking forward to making these into cards. I will share them with you shortly but first, I have the new Clearly Besotted release to share with you. The teasers start tomorrow but please pop over and see Stephanie today, for the initial sneak peek. It's a great release, you are going to love it! Thank you for visiting me today, have a great day and an amazing weekend!


  1. Manhattan Flowers is my most favourite folder. This looks great Michelle. Two lovely backgrounds.

  2. Yummy, scrumptious! Must try that technique! Looks fabulous!

  3. the purple flowers are drop dead gorgeous. the combination of mill lavender and seedless preserves are so pretty. I love the flower embossing folder. I wish we could still get them. I am really looking forward to seeing the card you make with this lovely background.

  4. Just amazing....love your inking.


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