Creating Colorful Backgrounds


Hey, thanks for stopping by!

Today I created several colorful backgrounds.  I was in a very @catherinepooler mood.  With the exception of the MFT HI die from the “Hello There” Die-Namic, everything I used is from her collection.

I enjoy doing several different techniques, but one of my favorite is inlaid die cutting.  I have always enjoyed building puzzles and to me, this is very similar, especially with a die that has many pieces.

To start, I inked 6 panels of very inexpensive cardstock with Catherine Pooler inks.  I chose inexpensive card stock because I wanted the highs and lows in color that you get when ink blending on low quality cardstock. I used Seafoam, Skylight and Aquatini for the blue/green panels.  I used Royal Treatment, Flirty Fuchsia and Pixie Dust for my purple/pink panels.

I then used the “Stained Glass Cover Plate Die” and cut out a panel in white cardstock and black cardstock.  I took the die and cut out each panel that I had inked with the die.  From there, I just inserted the cut pieces in a pattern I liked.  I was able to make 2 cards from each set of three inked panels.  I probably could have made three, but I miss placed a lot of the littler pieces.

Below are the blue/green ink panels I created. I kept the pieces inside the inked panels until I needed them, then I popped them out. I covered the card base completely with adhesive (used my ATG adhesive), then I put the black or white out line on to the card base.  Because there was adhesive all over the back, I just needed to place each piece into the each section.  I used my Quickstick for all of the little pieces.

I hope you give this techniques a try.  It was a little time consuming, but I love the results!

Enjoy your day,


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