Saturday, March 6, 2010

Saran Wrap Backgrounds


This card uses a technique from loooooong ago, but it's still one of my all time favorite "go-to" techniques for a fast and fabulous background. The background layer on the card uses the "Saran Wrap Background" from the 1st Edition CD. I used a Brilliance Ink for it and stamped it onto a navy blue cardstock.

The main image is watercolored and I mounted it onto a piece of metal that I Cuttlebugg'd. And by the way, that piece of metal is a cut up soft drink can!! I LOVE to recycle!! After I ran it through the embossing folder, I die cut another shape from a cereal box (FREE chipboard. More recycling!)and glued the two together with Fabri-Tac to give the piece more stability.

The purple glittery "Faux Dew Drops" were created by purchasing a bag of clear plastic half-round drops in the floral section at Michael's. I placed them onto a piece of double sided tape on scratch paper, and then painted them with glittery nail polish.

I think the Saran Wrap background was so perfect for this hodge-podge card made from lots of odds and ends. In fact, I think the background is what pulled it all together. What do YOU think??

Thanks for looking!!!

~Kathie McGuire

8 comments:

Orion Designs said...

That's a gorgeous card Kathy. I don't remember that technique -- must pull out those CD's and refresh my memory!

Beth Norman said...

Absolutely gorgeous Kathy. Your colours are beautiful, and of course your technique is so stunning.

Ellen said...

Very nice! Like your ideas for recycling items and ideas. As I have said before, what is old can be new again! Thanks for sharing.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous card- wow- I will have to get out that CD and check out that technique!

stamps&cars said...

Lovely. The colors set off the metal beautifully.

Shelly Hickox said...

Beautiful card, Kathy!!

Evelyn S. said...

I think it's wonderful, Kathie! It's typical of the beautiful colors and designs exhibited by your cards!

Lynn Stevens said...

I think its really Lovely, I Love to use up pop cans too, they emboss so well!