Spooky & Winter Ink Background Tutorials

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IMG_0352Many of you had asked about doing a tutorial for the sunset I had created in this Spooky Background card recently:

So as promised, I created a tutorial for you guys showing how I ink up a background like this. Since it is Traditional Christmas week, I did an extra background tutorial– a winter background!!  Video and more details to follow.


Sit back and enjoy this video:

So the video shows the inking of the background. Here are the other steps I used to create the rest of the card.

I stamped some snowflakes from the Handmade Holiday Gift Tags stamp set using Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink in “Moonlight”. To stamp with it, I used the Smooch brush to dab some ink onto an acrylic block (you could use anything plastic like acetate, a paint tray, a baggie, etc).  I then stamped the snowflake and dabbed it onto the acrylic block to get just a thin smooth layer of ink over the stamp image. As you can see, some came out with more ink, some came out will less ink. It really creates a great variation in the scene.

I stamped and colored the Winter Love Teddy Bear with Copics and trimmed him out. This stamp is from the Gill Roberts collection. When I was trimming him out, I left a snow mound around him and then attached him to the background. There was extra “snowmound” around the edges so I just trimmed them to line up with the winter background.

Next I matted that layer onto some white cardstock & a teal card base.

I added some adhesive pearls to the center of the snowflakes & added a few extra for extra snow.

I chose to leave off a sentiment this time, which is rare for me. It has me curious -Do you use sentiments for every card??


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2 thoughts on “Spooky & Winter Ink Background Tutorials

  1. Love how you did your snowflakes and also put the pearls in the sky! Gorgeous effect.
    I often put my sentiment inside the card, so I don’t put one on the cover.
    <3 J

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