Building a Background…

Here’s a little technique SU! is showing these days…old is new again, right?  It’s a fun technique we have used in some of my classes and it never disappoints and never comes out exactly the same again.

Here’s the card…


A watercolor spritzed background to build your art on.  Here’s a close us of the layered flower…


Just a little something to draw the eye to the center of the stamped image.  I purposely left this card with no sentiment, but can add one later when I know for what occasion I’ll use it.  This is a common practice for me if a card could be used for several things.  Want to try this technique?  Here is the Stuff ‘N Digits


  • Paper:  Sahara Sand, Whisper White and Pool Party cardstock plus Sweet Sorbet DSP (retired 🙁 )
  • Ink:  Basic Black
  • Stamps:  So Grateful
  • Tools and Embellishments:  Basic Pearls and Linen Thread


  • Basic cardstock is 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored @ 5 1/2″.  Pool party layer is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″.  The DSP is 4″ x 5 1/4″.  The artwork in the center is 3″ x 4 1/8″ and the Whisper White is 2 7/8″ x 4″iUse an acrylic block and color the block with markers (I used Pool Party, Summer Starfruit and Certain Celery) spritz with the SU! spritzer filled with water until you see water beads form on the block.  Lay the block over your precut Whisper White and hold it for a few seconds to let the color “take”.  Once dry stamp you image with Basic Black in.  I stamped three images on Pool Party cardstock and cut them out to layer.  The last layer is a partial image.
  • There is a video on how to make the Linen Thread bow.  Check the videos on my block or go to You Tube and type in my name Billie Moan.

Are you going to give it a try?  You’ll love the results and changing colors and how much you spritz will change everything!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today...”Changes your can’ts into cans and make a new plan.”

Now go get those fingers inky…