Friday, 13 August 2010

I made these backgrounds last week, when playing with Brilliance reinkers, so these were very quick cards, but fun to make.  I think I like these words, he, he.

This one’s on matte card.
lilac and lime 2
This one’s on glossy paper.
lilac and lime
I used exactly the same colours on both – Pearlescent Lime and Pearlescent Purple.  Just goes to show what a difference the card base makes!

For those of you who asked how to create these backgrounds, here are the instructions.

It really is very simple but gives you some fab, quick and easy backgrounds.  Just squirt bits of Brilliance reinker onto a non stick Craft Mat, then spritz with water.  Brilliance is a little more viscous than standard water based inks, so stay thick and tend not to blend in the same way and the colours remain vivid.  Just mop up the inks with cardstock (matte or glossy – totally different results, as you can see – glossy tends to be a little more muted because the colours move more on its surface) and let them dry.  If you pick up a lot on one piece of card, ie if the ink is a bit thick, just spritz again with water, lay another piece over the top and pull off to get some fab effects on both pieces.  You can twist it as you take it off if you want to get swirly patterns.  It's cool because Brilliance is so shimmery to begin with that you get all the effects of shimmer sprays.  Don’t worry if you get some white bits, either – they add to the effect.  Oh – and this works on black glossy cardstock and acetate and lots of other surfaces, too!

24 very much appreciated comments:

Viv's Visuals said...

No matter how hard I try I cannot put these 2 colours together with any success.. all my shades are wrong! Yours are absolutely stunning - will have to try again I think - desperate for mine to turn out like these beauties!

Larisa said...

So great colours!!! The lilac is fine! I love the stamps too ))) The floral theme is one of my fave ))) Great job again!

Helen said...

I love these words too - you used them yesterday - gorgeous! And the cards are too - such a different look to them. I think I prefer th first one, but they are both lovely.

Kate said...

Beautiful cards, love the way they've come out.

** Kate **

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Cath, I love your cards. You've managed to keep the colours on the backgrounds separate and distinct and they are beautiful. Great stamps as well:) xx

Sarah A said...

Hiya Cath

Wow what a difference card can make! You wouldn't think they were both from the same inks! Love them both equally.

Sarah x

Netty said...

Gorgeous colours and cards. Annette x

craftytrog said...

Fabulous backgrounds Cath! What technique did you use? Great quote too btw!

Paula said...

it really is amazing what a difference the paper makes - like them both but the second one looks more intense.

Carol Q said...

very interesting the difference the paper has made but both gorgeous and I love the words too.

Jack said...

This is one of my favourite colour combos. And your cards are just great. Not sure what's in my soul tho! xx

sam21ski said...

WOW Stunning colours, love them both xxxx

Zoechaos said...

Yummy yummy colours really give you a lift fabulous backgrounds thank you for another great colour combi and design idea LOL xx Zoe

Von said...

What fab backgrounds Cath and yes how was it done ? :)
Von

Martina2801 said...

Both are very impressive, Cath!
Stunning works. Love your creations.

Dotpat said...

They are gorgeous Cath as always

Sally H said...

Gorgeous cards Cath! I've only managed to do this by swirling my stamp pad over my craft mat, as I've not got hold of any reinkers. Must pop them on my wish list!

joanne wardle said...

oh wow! these are beautiful! love the colour combo

Mandy said...

My goodness, this is gorgeous!!

Anke said...

Your cards are beautiful Cath, so lovely.

Hugs
Anke

Lesley said...

The colours are divine and it's surprising how different they look on different card types. Thanks for the tips.
Have a good weekend.

Neet said...

As you know these are two of my fave colour combinations. Been meaning to do some of these backgrounds - thanks for the reminder tute.

WendyK said...

They are both lovely, not colours I use together very often, but love them. NOW I'll HAVE TO BUY Brilliance reinkers, ' cos I love their inks, and the effect is great.

stampdiva said...

Well you have done it again. The colour combination is so eye catching. Lynne x