Friday, October 26, 2012

Background Tutorial !

2.5" x 3.5" Artist Trading Card

Hello paper crafters!  Today I am sharing an Artist Trading Card with a background technique that can be used for your card making as well.  I designed this one using Pink Persimmon's "Vintage Cupcake" and "ATC Background Springtime".

Check out Pink Persimmon stamps HERE.

Hope you are inspired to try this technique!

You can check out all my background tutorials HERE.
You can check out all my ATC's HERE.
You can check out all my Pink Persimmon projects HERE.


Project Details

Stamps : Pink Persimmon "Vintage Cupcake" and "ATC Background Springtime"
Check out Pink Persimmon stamps HERE.
Patterned Paper :  Authentique "Essentials Collection" 6 x 6 paper pad (blue)
Ink : VersaMark Watermark Ink
My Mind's Eye Miss Carolina 6 x 6 paper pad (pink)
Butterfly Punch : Martha Stewart
Floral Punch : EK Success
Chalk : Pebbles Inc.
Glue : Aleene's Tacky Glue
Glitter : Recollections Extra Fine Glitter

Draw 2.5" x 3.5" rectangle on the back of patterned paper.

Trim inside the lines with deckled scissor, and ink edges.

Trim slightly smaller piece of white cardstock.  Stamp background image with VersaMark Watermark Ink.  Let it dry for a few minutes.  Rub chalk over background.  Ink edges and adhere to trimmed pattern paper.  I love the softness of the chalks.

Stamp cupcake once on white cardstock and once on patterned paper.  Color cupcake brown and trim.  Trim cupcake liner, ink edges and adhere to cupcake stamped on cardstock.   Apply thick white glue to icing.  If it flows over lines, use a tooth pick to remove.  Sprinkle with glitter.  Punch flowers x 2,  layer, and ink edges.  Punch butterflies, color butterfly body,  then ink edges.  After icing has dried, embellish with punched flower. Add pearl to flower center.  Adhere to background.  Type word's, cut, ink edges, doodle around edges, and adhere to ATC.

See ya next month with another ATC / Background tutorial!


Chris Hanselman said...

Great looking card. Love the way you did it. Thanks for taking part in our challenge at Created With Love Challenges


craftin-dawn said...

Love your ATC card! great tutorial as well..Thanks for playing along with us at Created With Love Challenges

Patti J said...

I never remember to drag out my chalks, and they look SO pretty! Thanks for sharing, and for inspiring me to use some old supplies! Your card is so sweet :)

kiwimeskreations said...

Thanks for this Melisa - love my chlks, but had not thought of using this technique for a background.
Lovely sweet (pun intended) ATC.

Cheri said...

How cute is this??? Love your ATC Melisa, it's a fabulous project and tutorial. TFS and thanks so much for playing along with our challenge at The House That Stamps Built.

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Great ATC card love the tutorial as well. thanks for joining us at Created with love Challenges.
Linda K. said...

Such a fabulous ATC!! Love the background technique. I have chalks that I haven't used in forever and this is such a fresh idea to get them out again - thanks for sharing!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Andrea W said...

Terrific ATC! I love how you made the background paper and your cupcake looks very sweet. Thanks for participating at Created With Love Challenges.

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Melisa. So pretty and definitely sweet. Gorgeous image and I love the little flower on top of the cake.
Thanks for sharing at Created with Love.
Sandra x

Sue said...

Love your ATC card,your cake looks yummy.
Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges :)

Rachel OCrowley said...

I love the ATC and the tutorial! Great job!!

butterfly said...

Hi Melisa, thanks so much for your lovely comment over at Words and Pictures! I love this - especially the paper cupcake case, so beautifully done - and a great tutorial too...
Alison x

Patti J said...

Me again! Forgot to thank you for joining in our challenge at The House That Stamps Built! Hugs, dear friend!

redwasher1 said...

Hi Melisa, this is a super tutorial!! Thanks for sharing it with us and joining us at The House That Stamps Built.

HappyCrafter said...

Ah, what a sweet ATC! Thanks for sharing pics with instructions for the technique.

Leslie Hanna said...

Great tutorial! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

LindaS said...

Yummy ATC and very beautiful background - I really like the soft colors.

Kim said...

So pretty... love the softness!

Alica said...

Great ATC - love the paper pieced cupcake and the little butterflies too!
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica :)

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