Let’s Get Hopping 19: DIY Background

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The Let’s Get Hopping team are creating DIY backgrounds today. You may be starting here with me or arrived from the talented Eva Pottsova, either way, be sure to continue hopping along to see all the amazing projects we have in store for you.

I am showcasing a background technique using our Stampin’ Blends. Here are my projects…


I’m unsure what this technique is called but I’m calling it the Stampin’ Blends Smooshing technique ‘cos that’s exactly what you do to create the background! You scribble the colours you want on a piece of Window Sheet. Spritz it with some isopropyl alcohol in our Stampin’ Spritzer to get the inks moving and blending. Then smoosh a piece of glossy white cardstock (glossy side down) into the pool of colours – voilà! A unique & beautiful background everytime ❤️

Let’s have a closer look at the Birthday Wishes card first…


I love how the blue and the red inks blended and created some additional purple hues on the glossy cardstock. I punched some Vellum cardstock using the Pretty Label punch for my sentiment so that my background can still be the star of the project.

Here’s the Heartfelt Wishes card…


I splattered some additional drops of isopropyl alcohol over my dried background piece to create extra interest.

This background technique is great to showcase another way to use our amazing Stampin’ Blends. I hope you enjoyed this simple but beautiful technique today. Please give it a try & share your creations in the comments below. I love seeing how different they all turn out  😊

Next up is Mikaela Titheridge. I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us!

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Until next time, sending lots of crafty hugs! 😊

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7 Responses to Let’s Get Hopping 19: DIY Background

  1. Eva Pottsova says:

    gorgeous cards, Alicia! I love your extra drop of alcohol on it. I was wondering how those light circles were accomplished.

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  2. Tanya Rees says:

    Oh I love these backgrounds. That technique looks so fun.
    Thanks for sharing

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  3. Tracy Bish says:

    Wow Alicia, your cards are absolutely gorgeous!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Shelly Wadge says:

    Such a great technique Alicia. Love it!


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