Beautiful Blended Background – Trip Achievers’ Blog Hop Nov ’23…

I’m delighted to be able to join in with the Trip Achievers’ Blog Hop this month, and really enjoyed creating this beautiful blended background with the Stampin’ Up! inks and blending brushes. This blog hop brings you some amazing inspiration using current Stampin’ Up! product, and I can’t wait to see what the other achievers have been creating for us all.

A floral banner with the words 'Trip Achievers Blog Hop'

I was very lucky to get my hands on the Stars at Night hybrid embossing folder and die set very early on, and love how it pairs in Silver Foil with this beautiful blended background.

The background is created by taking a piece of Basic White cardstock and sponging some Azure Afternoon (such a gorgeous colour) ink to the middle of it using one of our superb blending brushes. Then around the outside I sponged Starry Sky ink, making it darker and darker the further I went towards the edges.

A handmade card with a beautiful blended background in blue with a silver star and the words 'Wishing you a season of hope and light'

To create the effect of stars, I used three different techniques. Firstly I used a water brush to flick lightly some drops of water. This reacts with our water based ink to create the most beautiful effect.

Then I took some sparkly Wink of Stellar and flicked that onto my background, I love how it sparkles in the light when we do this. Then lastly, I mixed some Craft White Ink with water and splattered that onto the card, just to give some more white speckles.

A handmade card with a beautiful blended background in blue with a silver star and the words 'Wishing you a season of hope and light'

The stars are cut from Silver Foil and Silver Adhesive Backed Glimmer Paper, both currently available as an online exclusive. I placed the main star front and centre on dimensionals and the smaller stars around the edge of this. The lighter blue from the centre of the card helps to give the impression of the star shining in the sky which I love.

Here are the products I used for this card.

Product List

To see all of the other creations from this year’s trip achievers, please do hop along following the links below, and until next time, Happy Stamping!

Heather xx

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Did you know that less than 1% of all demonstrators worldwide achieve this amazing accomplishment, and I am really grateful to all of my team and my customers because they have helped me to make this happen. Thank you. I can’t wait until April when we get to go to Mexico, and I will surely be sharing lots of pictures over in my Facebook Group – The Songbird’s Nest. Why not come and join us!

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