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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

OCC Background Check Day One/Two

Hello Everyone,
Back again with a couple more cards for OCC Background Check. We have had some very creative techniques demo'd over the last two days. My cards are a combo of my own twist on some that Laura B and Jennifer McG demo'd. I have to admit that my first attempts all ended up in the recycle bin and just when I was about to get frustrated that nothing seemed to be turning out, I heard Laura B;s voice in my head saying something about how fun it is when you are creating a plaid background and you layer two different colours on top of each and create a new one. This idea stuck with me.

Instead of plaid, I inked the entire panel in Spiced Marmalade DI. Then I took the fabulous stencil From Simon Says Stamp and placed it over the panel. I sponged on some Picked Raspberry and it created this beautiful coral colour - Peel off the stencil and the fabulous orange shows through. Since it is such a bold graphic BG, I decided the simple Paper Smooches "Hello" and the Simon Says Stamp daisy were perfect.

I did the same technique for the second card, only reversed the order... I sponged Picked Raspberry first and then stenciled the Spiced Marmalade on top. I am not sure which one I like best. Super-easy and really striking results!

Thanks for stopping by - feel free to leave a comment!

Happy Stamping,



  1. Love both cards. Brilliant idea doing one colour over the other to create a third colour. Very eye catching.

  2. So glad you didn't give up. These are fun cards.

  3. The simple white over-layers are stunning against the busy, colorful backgrounds. Very effective!

  4. These are great! You've given me some ideas I just have to try.


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