Thursday, January 29, 2015

Cool Backgrounds by Ellie Knol

Once more, we have the pleasure of sharing some work by Ellie Knol! Check out the details she's added to create the cool backgrounds on these! :-)

Background has been made with walnut spray inks from Imagine Crafts.
Add salt and leave to dry, to create those little bubbles of color.
Vintage Script stamped on background with black ink as well as white heat embossing.

The leaf has been stamped on seperate cardstock, cut out and colored with watercolor pencils, adhered to the background and highlighted with a white Molotow acrylic marker. 

Matching Card and ATC:

Notice the torn background on this card

Matching ATC


Background colored randomly in pools of wet Distress inks.
Vintage Script stamped on background with black ink as well as white embossing.
Leaf stamps are also embossed with white.

Card with tag:

The stamped leaves are embossed with white, background sponged with Distress inks.
Some script stamped in background with black ink and white gesso.
Added shadow around leaf with a fineliner.

All stamps by Rubber Dance:
Leaves from the set called Twiggy Leaves, Vintage Script background stamp

To see more of Ellies work, you can visit her blog here


  1. Thanks again Bibi! Happy to have been here!

    1. Happy to have you, Ellie! Love your cards - super cool backgrounds!
      Thank you so much for making these.

  2. These are so awesome! The leaves on the first piece don't look like they were made separately. Awesome collaging. And the leaves on the tag look like skeleton leaves with your excellent embossing. Very inspiring :o))

  3. Beautiful! Never knew about that salt technique :)

  4. Beautiful projects, love the details on the leaves stamps and the salt technique of the first card.


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