March 9, 2010

A Batik Background Tutorial

Hi Everyone and happy Tuesday to all of you. Today for the first time in 10 days, our little boy actually feels and looks healthy. Man he has had a rough go the past while. Nice to see he is bouncing back.
A few days ago I did my march 1st tutorial over at Scrapbook Star and I just had to share the card. I love love love how this background turned out and if you'd like to give it a whirl, you can find the tutorial here.

For the background I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (one of my favorite products in my craft space) and they really finish the background beautifully.
Here is the card. A happy birthday to any of you that are celebrating a birthday this month.

Love that color combination too.

Today I'm watching the Design team reveal over at GCD Studios. Man they've got a stellar line up for this term.

Hope you all have a fantastic day today. Let me know what your favorite technique is. I'd love to know.

EDITED TO ADD: I just found out that I am one of the Spotlight girls for the GCD Studios Design Team WAHOOOOOOOOOO!



  1. Gorgeous card! I love making cards, "fave" technique is working with digi images. Love to color - whether it be with my copic markers or my prismacolor pencils. So much fun!

  2. wonderful card so intricate and that glimmer mist look so cool..i really must get some of that.i have a couple of cosmic shimmer misters they sre pretty nice too

  3. congrats on being chosen as a spotlight girl! That's exciting!

  4. Fabulous card! Congrats on the spotlight!

  5. Gorgeous art hun, and chuffed your little man is on the mend xx oh, and congrats from me too x

  6. Lovely background! I'd love to locate your tutorial but I couldn't find it on Scrapbook Star.
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. Gorgeous card, Erika! Your background is amazing! I don't know that this is a technique, but I think I'd have to say that my favourite thing to do is intricate cutting with my scissors. I especially love cutting flowers and butterflies out and popping them off the project with dimensionals. I think it gives a nice effect. Funny, I used to hate scissors, now I find them therapeutic! lol :)

    Glad to hear your little man is feeling better. Big congrats on your spotlight on GCD Studios! Take care! :)


  8. Congrats! This is beautiful.

  9. What is a spotlight girl?

    Glad your son feels better. I don't know who feels worse when the kids are sick, they or the mom!

    This card is very pretty.

  10. This is such a lovely card! And Congrats for being a spotlight girl!

  11. Wow! Love the card

  12. Wow! What a lovely swirly background - I love it! Especially the bling. Swirls with bling are one of my favorite things! The shimmer in the background just makes the card, and black and turquoise is such a nice combo! great card!

  13. Congrats to you and what a great technique...thanks so for sharing it.

  14. Wow, what a stunning card, I love that background and will definitely be checking out your tutorial asap.
    Sorry to hear your little boy has been poorly, hope he's feeling much better very soon.
    Congrats on the DT spot.


  15. Thanks for the tutorial, it is great. Also love your card, you are so creative.


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