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Tone-on-Tone Backgrounds

Happy Friday, crafty friends! Today I'm sharing a tone-on-tone background that will make your focal image pop. I also wanted to use some of the older sequin mixes I had so I was inspired by the colors of this mix. Let's get inky!

Because this was going to be a shaker, I wanted to keep it flat. I started by stamping the fairy from "Dragonflies and Fairies" stamp set in a Copic friendly ink. Next, I created a mask for that image and applied it to the piece. Using Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide, gently shaded around the image, getting lighter toward the outside.

This will create a bit of a glow around the image. Without removing the mask, I stamped "A Walk in the Woods" background stamp in the same Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide. This tone-on-tone allows the background to fade further from the image. Let the Oxide ink dry or heat set it a little before removing the mask and coloring the image.

Once you're done with coloring, put the image back into your Misti and restamp using VersaFine Clair. This makes the lines of the image bold again. I also splattered some Nuvo Glitter pen over the image. From here, I cut down the image and added it to a piece of purple card stock and applied the Shaker Creator. Before sealing it, I added some of the sequins mix and some other flakes.

Doesn't she just float off of this card? These packets are awesome and make shaker cards easy!

Thanks so much for crafting with me today and I hope you found some inspiration for your next crafting adventure. Until next time...

Happy Crafting!

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