For the last weekly Inkling I reshot the Tapestry Tutorial and posted it as the “From the Archive” tutorial. For my new sample I used Verve Stamps Great Friend stamp set. Instead of pigment inks I used Distress ink to sponge the background with. I love that they stay wet long enough not only to create a beautiful blended background, but also to emboss the entire background.

The colors I picked for sponging my background were Wild Honey, Fired Brick and Peeled Paint. The flowers from Great friend were stamped in Snowcap Adirondack Pigment ink.

The background was adhered to a card base cut and embossed out of Neenah Solar White cardstock with the largest of the Lattice Rectangle dies.  My sentiment panel was cut and embossed with one of the Fancy Tag Two dies and sponged with Wild Honey Distress ink. The sentiment was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink. The layer was  adhered to the matching Nestaboard.

A black Rhinestone swirl was adhered to the upper left hand corner before my layered sentiment panel was adhered to the card base.

Here is a video for the visual learner:

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Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

14 Responses to “Video Tutorial – Tapestry Background”

  1. Oh Beate ~ This is gorgeous!! Great video too…This is the first time I have seen the Fancy Tags 2 stand out so beautifully! Now I have to have this set…Your background really shows it off! TFS and have a great week!

  2. Wow Beate, this is gorgeous! LOVE those colours! I only own a few distress inks but I’ll definitely try this!! Hope the three colours I own, go together….lol

  3. Beate, you are such an inspiration! Beautiful card, my friend! Thanks for sharing, and hope that your week is wonderful 🙂

  4. Wonderful rich colors and look! Beautiful creation, Beate. TFS this wonderful technique!

  5. HOw beautiful!!

  6. What a fun technique. I think I need to get some more distress inks. I only have a few, but I’m going to give this a try. Thanks!

  7. You do the BEST tutorials. I have to make a birthday card for my daughter today, and I am going to give this a try! Thank you!

  8. very pretty effect, love the framing of it too

  9. I think Oakly spammed you!! LOL

    This is beautiful Beate. I love this look. My MIL quilts and uses fabrics called Batiks. Have you seen them? If not check them out here. You might find a little inspiration. 🙂

  10. Wow gorgeous card!! Love the video!!
    Thanks for sharing!!

  11. love the lush colors you used for the background. gorgeous card, Beate! off to watch the video! =)

  12. I love your video tutorials, Beate. It amazes me how you can work so quickly and the finished result is just perfect!
    Your background looks wonderful! x



  14. What a stunning technique!

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