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Making Backgrounds with Stampin' Up! Blending Brushes - PLUS Sneak Peek of 2021-2023 In Colors

Sometimes we have great ideas for cards, but we struggle with putting together a great design! You can make a beautiful backdrop (background) for your sentiments with just card stock, ink, and some blending brushes.

This card was made with three ink pads: Fresh Freesia, Soft Succulent, and Evening Evergreen - three new 2021-2023 In Colors to be released to the public on May 4. Ink was applied to the background with Stampin' Up! blending brushes, a fairly new product that has been wildly popular!

This background can be completed in under three minutes! Watch this brief process video on YouTube to see how:

Pictured at left: Gate-fold card front with blended background. At right, three new 2021-2023 In Colors.

Here are two additional panels on the inside of the card:

The card was made from a base of new Soft Succulent card stock, basic white panels, and the blended background. Images were made from the Inspiring Iris stamp set, which can be found on page 118 of the 2020-2021 annual catalog, and is retiring on May 3. Be sure to check out the Last-Chance Products Sale on this website if you'd like to purchase it before it's gone!

Card dimensions:

Card base = 4.25" high x 11" wide; scored at 2" and 7.5"; gate-folded as shown

Card front:

White panel = 3.75" high x 5" wide

Blended background = 3.5" high x 4.75" wide

Carnations are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. The circles were die-cut with Layering Circles dies. The card front was embellished with Basic Pearls Jewels.

Second layer (beneath card front):

White panel = 3.25" high x 4.5" wide

Blended background = 3,0" high x 4.25" wide

Third layer (bottom):

White panel = 3.0" high x 3.5" wide

Blended panel = 3.0" high x 0.75" wide

Constructing a gate-fold card will be featured in an upcoming video very soon! Be sure to check back in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, thanks so much for visiting! Hope to see you back here soon!

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