Nice piece. TFS the pillowtop BG. I can see where the wider line spacing would be helpful.
Pretty! You always find such cool techniques! Thanks for showing both backgrounds. Good to know that bigger is a little better. In general, I tend to not leave enough white space!
Your image is so pretty with that bold blue marker! I like your pillowtop background and I 'm glad you mentioned that you liked the lines more widely spaced. Every thing looks great the way you matted it. TFS!
I think this is so pretty! I really like how the corner trim around the CS with the bluebonnets is rounded so to me it echoes the pillow effect! I think the bling is such a nice touch too!
TFS with us!
Daria, this color combination works beautifully with this pretty image. I am so glad we came across the pillow top technique! Your BG is perfect for this pretty card!
pretty image and such a great job on your background piece!
Project - Pillow-Top Background
posted 10/05/12 at 02:24 PM
I watched a Gina K video tutorial on making a Pillow-Top background and loved what I saw. http://stamptv.ning.com/video/pillow-top-background [stamptv.ning.com]
Both Nora S and I have tried this, and we both had the same experience. The second time we did it, it turned out much better. I think that with very little practice, it will always come out looking like a puffed pillow top. Here's Nora's card: http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/gallery/member/350491-nora-s/1861555-fern/. [twopeasinabucket.com]
ETA: Here's a link to a second post with the directions written out and some tips:
4 1/4“ x 5 1/2”
Bazzill cardstock–base and mats
Spellbinder's Nestabilities Labels 12 and Classic Squares
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Distress Ink, Bundled Sage
Tools: Clear Plastic and Tim Holtz Ink Applicator
The first time I did this, my lines were unevenly spaced. I noticed that I liked the ones that were further apart because they allowed more white space which adds to the dimension. You can see my first try in the second scan.
The second time, I used a ruler to space the lines 3/8" apart and I was better at inking the lines. I found that if I concentrated on just inking next to the plastic, it turned out better. I know that after doing this a couple of times, I won't need a ruler and the application of ink will be smoother.
PSX Blue Bonnet
Tombow Markers, Direct-to-Rubber
140-lb. hot press watercolor paper
Swarovski Flatback Rhinestones, SS16, Montana
Sakura Quickie Glue Pen
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