Friday, July 9, 2010

Crazy Backgrounds - JUGS Technique

Before I start let me shout HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our Design Team member Kathryn - her birthday is on Monday but we wanted to give her a big ***Birthday Wish*** today. Please stop by her blog and leave her a little birthday love!

Ink - Spray - Smash! Ever heard of it? Well you will want to join the Just Us Girls challenge this week and participate in this fun technique. There is a tutorial on SCS that you can find HERE on how to do this but really - the name says it all!  Maria is our hostess this week and she has given us our assignment... fun challenge Maria!

Here's a piece of my paper after I inked, sprayed and smashed but before I used it on my card. I used Lavender Moon, Aqua Mist and Sweet Blush reinkers for this background.  I also sprayed with alcohol instead of water. (That's how I had learned the technique - don't honestly know if it makes a difference in the outcome? - If anyone can tell me please let me know)

SO I took a piece of this background and turned it into this card -->

I seem to be enjoying square cards lately. I used Aqua Mist CS for the main card and one of PTI's polkadot embossing dies BUT it's still not wide enough to do a 5" square so I used my scor-pal to score the left edges with straight lines - I rather like how it turned out. (Don't cha just love serendipity!?)

I also punched out a couple of MS butterflies from the same glossy BG paper I had made - a really pretty effect I think. Since this is for a friend going through some rough times I just wanted soft, feminine and pretty.

A closer look at these two sentiments from the JustRite HOPE Borders and Centers set.  I combined TWO sentiments - one for the border and one for the center because I was focusing on the messages here.

I also inked up another piece of glossy CS in an entirely different color pallet - Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy and So Saffron for a more manly color scheme. Although I have not yet made the card here is how my BG turned out. Won't that make a fun masculine card?

I really hope you'll get inky (literally) with us this week and play along.

Pop over and see what our Featured Designer, Debbie M created for us and also the projects from the rest of the team.

Just Us Girls Design Team (minus a couple on vacation) 

Have a great weekend!
Hugs n Smiles,


Andrea M said...

Great inky backgrounds Pam!!! Love them both - the first is so pretty and soft and, you're right, the second is deep, rich and perfect for a masculine card! Gorgeous inspiration girl!

Kathryn B said...

Great idea to score the card like you did to make up for the shortness of the embossing folder! I love how you layered all the different shapes too. Your card is so soft looking and compliments your sentiment so well! BEAUTIFUL job! ;0)

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Great job on your Ink, Spray & Smash technique! Yes, I've used this technique many times but not in the recent past! Thanks for the inspiration! Your card is lovely and I love how you've punch the butterfly with it too ... good thining! I really like the bolder colors on the next piece ... can't wait to see what you create with it!!
Hope you're well ... hot enough for ya??

MarieL said...

Love the soft colors of your card. It will soothe the soul...
Terrific job you did on the Ink, Spray & Smash technique. I love both the color combos. The second one would also work for a card with fall colors.

Anne T said...

The technique looks fun. Your card is SO PRETTY!!! I love how the little bit of a cool background makes a great difference.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Pam! So girly & feminine :) What a fun & fabulous background!

Selma said...

Wow Pam. I love this card. The colors are beautiful. Using your background for the butterfly was a great idea. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the other piece.

Maria Levine said...

Great job Pam! Your card is beautiful!

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