How to Create Background Panels 2 Ways + Video!

Today I share 2 backgrounds using the Watercolor Dots Stamp Set but I change up each of them with the medium that I choose.  This is part of my Take 2 with Therese video series with Altenew and if you haven’t caught any of these videos before I have a link to my playlist with more inspiration HERE.

Altenew - Watercolor Dots - Dainty Bouquet - Hug Me - Take 2 with Therese (card video)

I used the embossed resist technique in both designs and for my first card I added colour with the Watercolor 36 Pan Set.

Altenew - Watercolor Dots - Hug Me - Take 2 with Therese (card video) 1 copy

I added a foxy image from the Hug Me Stamp Set as well as some enamel dots that are in heart shapes.

Altenew - Watercolor Dots - Hug Me - Take 2 with Therese (card video) 1 copy

My second design I decided to add colour with a blending tool and created an ombre effect.

Altenew - Watercolor Dots - Dainty Bouquet - Take 2 with Therese (card video) 1 copy

This time I added a silhouette of the Dainty Bouquet as well as a sentiment from the Watercolor Dots Stamp Set.

Altenew - Watercolor Dots - Dainty Bouquet - Take 2 with Therese (card video) 1 copy

You can see the whole process in the video here or Watch it in HD at YouTube.

********************************************************

I had so much fun adding colour to these embossed backgrounds, I hope that you were inspired to try using some different mediums to achieve a similar but different look.  Til next time, Hugs,

Therese signature 2

Other Supplies:  Altenew Artist Markers 0 / TG02 / R304 / R318 / Y204 / Y512 / Y514 / Y932.

Classic Crest Solar White 110lb
Classic Crest Solar White 110lb
ALT
Classic Crest Solar White 80lb
Classic Crest Solar White 80lb
ALT
Jet Black
Jet Black
ALT
Bristol Smooth Cardstock
Bristol Smooth Cardstock
SSS | AUZ | EH
Foam
Foam
SSS | EH
Watercolor Dots
Watercolor Dots
ALT | SSS | EH
Dainty Bouquet Bundle
Dainty Bouquet Bundle
ALT | SSS | EH
Dainty Bouquet
Dainty Bouquet
ALT | SSS | EH
Dainty Bouquet Die
Dainty Bouquet Die
ALT | SSS | EH
Hug Me
Hug Me
ALT | SSS
Hug Me Die
Hug Me Die
ALT | SSS
Permanent Black
Permanent Black
ALT | SSS | EH
Embossing Ink
Embossing Ink
ALT | SSS | EH
Citrus Burst
Citrus Burst
ALT | SSS | EH
Warm Sunshine
Warm Sunshine
ALT | SSS
Coral Berry
Coral Berry
ALT | SSS | EH
Red Cosmos
Red Cosmos
ALT | SSS | AUZ | EH
Summer Afternoon
Summer Afternoon
ALT | SSS | EH
Pocketful of Sunshine
Pocketful of Sunshine
ALT | SSS | EH
Watercolor 36 Pan Set
Watercolor 36 Pan Set
ALT | SSS | EH
Watercolor Brush
Watercolor Brush
ALT | SSS
Faber Castell - Water Cup
Faber Castell – Water Cup
SSS | OTH
Artist Markers - Set A
Artist Markers – Set A
ALT | SSS
Artist Markers - Set C
Artist Markers – Set C
ALT | SSS
Artist Marker Set D
Artist Marker Set D
ALT | SSS
Artist Markers - Set E
Artist Markers – Set E
ALT | SSS
Jet Black Spray
Jet Black Spray
ALT | SSS
Green Fields Enamel Dots
Green Fields Enamel Dots
ALT | SSS | EH
Red Cosmos Enamel Dots
Red Cosmos Enamel Dots
ALT | SSS | EH
Pocketful of Sunshine Enamel Dots
Pocketful of Sunshine Enamel Dots
ALT | SSS | EH
Pure White
Pure White
ALT | SSS | EH
Powder Tool
Powder Tool
SSS | EH
Heat Tool
Heat Tool
SSS | EH
Life Changing Blender Brush
Life Changing Blender Brush
SSS | PFS
Craft Sheet
Craft Sheet
EH
Scissors
Scissors
SSS | AUZ | EH
Mini Blossom
Mini Blossom
ALT | SSS | AUZ
Bigshot
Bigshot
SSS | EH
Gemini Junior
Gemini Junior
SSS | EH
MISTI
MISTI
ALT | SSS | EH
Acrylic Blocks
Acrylic Blocks
ALT
Guillotine
Guillotine
SSS | AUZ | EH
Paper Trimmer
Paper Trimmer
SSS | EH
Mini Score Board
Mini Score Board
SSS | AUZ | EH
Precision Tip
Precision Tip
SSS | EH
Multi Medium Matte
Multi Medium Matte
SSS | EH
Scor Tape 1/2
Scor Tape 1/2
SSS | EH
Scor Tape 1/4
Scor Tape 1/4
SSS | EH
Glue Tape
Glue Tape
ALT | SSS

13 thoughts on “How to Create Background Panels 2 Ways + Video!

  1. This was one of those stamp sets that I “just had to have” and yet I still haven’t inked it up. After seeing these beautiful cards, I am inspired. I especially want to try the floral card. Thanks, Therese!

  2. Those backgrounds turned out so well! I know that part of the first one smeared, but you ingeniously rescued it! The colors are wonderful, and I’m now kind of in love with that silhouette on your second card. Might have to do a little shopping later, lol! I do like the hombre background, and with those brushes, it has become a joy to do! Nothing wrong with liking to create your own backgrounds either; yours always turn out so well. Sending hugs. xo : )

  3. I really like your style when viewing your videos. You do everything with a smile and yet you explain it beautifully. Both cards are lovely and personally I wasn’t too bothered by the splatters.

  4. Both styles of colouring look fabulous with the embossed bubbles of white, Therese. The unstructured watercolour one is perfect with that cute little fox and whimsical sentiment … and what a great rescue after the splatter ‘event’! The smoother, ombré blended background is just so right with the silhouette floral sprig … it sets it of beautifully … and the black really adds a touch of drama to it! Gorgeous, as ever! Hugs, Anita 🙂

Thanks for visiting! I'd love to hear what you have to say.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.