I don't know why I resisted using this beautiful artsy form of crafting for so long, but I broke down today and did it!
There are many videos and tutorial out there so I don't feel the need to make one. The one video I learned the most from is this one done by Sharon Armstrong for her On-line class.
It's a very cool background that photographers use to make parts of the background look blurry and in the distance, and other parts more sharply in focus.
Here is the first card I made:
The stamp set is "Banner Blessings", and I applied a few In Color sequin assorted embellishments.
I matted the watercolour background with Whisper White cardstock, and attached it to a Pacific Point cardstock base.
The stamp set again is "Banner Blessings".
This time I attached a 1/4" Daffodil Delight cotton ribbon below the sentiment before matting it with Daffodil Delight cardstock and attaching it to a Garden Green base.
The baby booties were stamped using Crisp Cantalope and die cut using the Coorinating framelits with the stamp set "Something for Baby". I tied a piece of Crisp Cantalope cotton twine to the booties and flipped the loose ends over the banner.
Above the sentiment I place 2 flowers, again stamped with Crisp Cantalope, using the stamp set "Something for Baby" and die cutting them with the coordinating framelits.
Along the left side, a 4" length of Wisteria wonder chevron ribbon was tied in the middle with White Baker's twine and adhered to the card with dimensionals.
The watercolour background was matted with Crisp Cantalope cardstock and added to a Whisper White card base. Then I added Dazzling Details to the sentiment.