How to Create Your Own Backgrounds

Creating your own backgrounds is easy with stencils and paints.

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How to Create Your Own Backgrounds
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Use Mia Bella through Beehive and Dottie stencils.  Flip stencil onto another piece of cardstock and rub to remove the excess paint.

Use Mia Bella through Beehive and Dottie stencils. Flip stencil onto another piece of cardstock and rub to remove the excess paint.

2
Use the Stars Stencil with Portobello.  Pour clear embossing powder on top and heat set.

Use the Stars Stencil with Portobello. Pour clear embossing powder on top and heat set.

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3
Spritz panel with water and paint Limeaid on top.

Spritz panel with water and paint Limeaid on top.

4
Use Mud through the word stencil.

Use Mud through the word stencil.

5
Use Patience Colorations on the playing cards and staple to the background.  Add part of the created background to an acrylic heart and add to the playing cards.

Use Patience Colorations on the playing cards and staple to the background. Add part of the created background to an acrylic heart and add to the playing cards.

6
Use Mia Bella Sorbet and the Dottie Stencil on the card base.  Lightly paint on Limeaid.

Use Mia Bella Sorbet and the Dottie Stencil on the card base. Lightly paint on Limeaid.

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This background was created from the reverse stencil as noted in step 1.  Emboss with Cuttlebug embossing folder.

This background was created from the reverse stencil as noted in step 1. Emboss with Cuttlebug embossing folder.

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Spritz the panel with water and lightly paint Mia Bella and Portobello on the embossed background.  I ended up not using the small cards you see here.

Spritz the panel with water and lightly paint Mia Bella and Portobello on the embossed background. I ended up not using the small cards you see here.

9
Paint white ribbon with Limeaid.   Crinkle ribbon and heat set.

Paint white ribbon with Limeaid. Crinkle ribbon and heat set.

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Tie ribbon around card.  Paint flowers with Mia Bella Sorbet.  Add the sentiment to the flower center.

Tie ribbon around card. Paint flowers with Mia Bella Sorbet. Add the sentiment to the flower center.

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