Friday, April 9, 2021

A Focus on Backgrounds

 Hello!  Happy Friday to you!  Today I am featuring three cards with a focus on the backgrounds! 

My first card features the beautiful Slimline Mermaid Scale Stencil.  I ink blended with reactive inks and LC Blending Brushes, then sprinkled with water for a fun splattered look!  I die-cut the whale and small fish with the Mermaids of the Sea Coordinating Die.  The Hello is specially made for the larger slimline size!  Using the Nested Rectangle Slimline Die-Cutting System adds a lovely stitched finish to the layers. Lastly, I randomly sprinkled a few Shark Bite Sequins


Next, I am featuring the beautiful English Brick Wall 6x6 stencil.  I created a brick wall by ink blending a variety of colors with my LC Blender Brushes.  Next, I stamped and colored a fox from the  Like a Crafty Fox Set. (this set is currently selling at an unbelievable discount! Get him while supplies last!).  I used just the Hey from Hey You Die and then finished off the sentiment by creating a sentiment from the Ways to Express Yourself set.  Lastly, I sprinkled three Fire Gems for a little sparkle!

For my last focus on backgrounds. I used the Netting Cover Plate Die.  I also splattered the  background first with Pink Carnation Paper Glaze mixed with water and then Snowdrop White Paper Glaze mixed with water. I decorated the underwater scene with fish from Mermaid of the Sea Coordinating Dies.  I added sea grass from Things on the Sea Floor and the Coordinating Die.  The sentiment is I Love You sentiment and cut it out with the Coordinating Die.  Lastly, I sprinkled a few Purple-Rita Sequins (I just LOVE this mix!).

 Last but not least, I created a slimline with

I hope you found lots to inspire you today!


Slim Line Mermaid Scales Stencil          Life Changing Blender Brushes: 4-Pack Broad Application        Mermaids of the Sea Coordinating Die  

Slim Line Oversized Hello Word Die              Slim Line Nested Rectangles Dies         Shark Bite Sequin Mix

English Brick Wall 6x6 Stencil       Like a Crafty Fox Stamp Set          Hey You Word Die   

     Ways To Express Yourself        Gem Mixes - Fire         Mermaids of the Sea   

Netting Cover Plate Die      Paper Glaze - Pink Carnation         Paper Glaze - Snowdrop White

Things On The Sea Floor     Things On The Sea Floor Coordinating Die      

    I Love You             I Love You Coordinating Die          Purple-Rita Sequin Mix

 Original MISTI Version 2.0


  1. Wonderful cards Angie - love them all, especially the final one. Your work is always inspiring and beautifully executed
    Stay safe

  2. Your cards never fail to inspire and delight me, dear Angie. What an upbeat, awesome trio you've shared with us here. That fox really couldn't get much cuter!

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life


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