Thursday, June 25, 2015

Spotlight On...Camilla Fredriksson! Part Deux

We are so happy to have Camilla Fredriksson back with us for another superb post with an emphasis on backgrounds!  If you missed learning more about Camilla and seeing her first post full of delightful Dashing + Dapper CAS projects CLICK HERE!

Now, it's Camilla's time to sparkle and shine...


Hi! I am back to do my last post for spot light on -Camilla Fredriksson! It was really difficult to choose from all the excellent Winnie & Walter dies and stamps, to choose which ones to bring me into the spotlight. I wanted to keep a theme, and I decided to stick to the background theme from last post, however off course somewhat different. I really enjoy to create backgrounds for my CAS cards, it gives me comfort that the card has been worked though even if the layout is clean and simple, I also certainly enjoy the process!

The first card is a repeated stamp card, white embossed and filled with glowing pearlescent water colors from Kuretake in shades of pink and apricot. I named my card Peace, joy & Love!! I used the small leafy branch from the lovely In Bloom: Addie's Garden set. I stamped and embossed it repeatedly on water color paper and then filled in the small leafs with random colors of a few variant shades of rich pigment water colors. To not cover the background, I have kept the embellishments simple, the lovely word dies are so versatile and clean, for this card I used word dies from following cutaway collections; [peace & joy]-The Big, the Bold and the Merry Cutaways and [love]-The big, The Bold and the Happy Cutaways. I cut the word dies 4 times and glues them up for more dimension. I also added a few color coordinated hearts, cut from the Essentials: Audrey Cutaways.

The glow is always difficult to catch on camera, but this one gives you and idea.

For the second card I used the same Addie's Garden set, this time only using 3 of the long leafs. I colored in green/blue shades, however colored in black & white I would imagine it is a perfect zebra pattern!

Also this time I white embossed the stamping, I colored with Distress Inks and also inked up it all by Ink blending tool. I wanted to create more interest to the background by stamping some small words repeatedly in the left corner in white. I used the lovely Hydrangea stamp, lightly colored as a platter for the focal point of the card - the word die In a Word: Hugs Cutaway. The Hugs cut was also glazed with glossy accent for some shiny effect. I used Essentials: Audrey Cutaways to make a small border as well as a few butterflies to complete the card.

For my last card I used my favorite stencil; Scenery: Persuasion Script Creative Screenings
I colored with Distress inks and once dry I added a layer of transparent gloss paste before removing the stencil from the paper.

The stencils is really enabling a fun way of creating a colorful background! My background is indeed really colorful so the rest is kept clean and crispy. I loved the die In Bloom:Maggie's Roses Cutaways from I first saw them, so I was happy to see the possibility to make use of it for this card. The rose is cut in 4 layers to create dimension, the leafs in 2 layers. I added a birthday die from the The Big, the Bold and the Party Cutaways to finalize the card.

This turned out to be a really long post, I hope you were able to follow it all the way down to these final lines. I want to sincerely thank Shay & Julie for the opportunity to play with your stuff and the honor to post under the spotlight theme, I have enjoyed every second since I got the question. Thanks a lot!!


  1. Such pretty soft cards :)
    Kate xx

  2. Oh Camilla... keep going!!! I love your gorgeous backgrounds... the Peace, love, joy is a perfect wedding card, the Hugs are winging off with those darling butterflies, and I'd love to get my hands on that birthday card because I'm convinced that clear gloss embossing paste is incredible i.r.l...
    =] M

  3. Gorgeous cards with amazing backgrounds, thanks for all the inspiration!

  4. So pretty!! Love the beautiful backgrounds on these!!

  5. These are all so pretty! Love the creative use of the leaf for the background on your hugs card!!

  6. Beautiful cards! Love that Leafy Branch from Addie's Garden!

  7. Camilla, your backgrounds are absolutely stunning; perfect canvases to showcase your lovely array of W&W products. WOW! Again, easy to see why the Spotlight is on you: you're incredibly talented!

  8. Beautiful cards and yes I could see the glimmer of the Peace and Joy card. Although it must 100 times prettier in person. (Or would that be in card?) LOL

  9. I love your backgrounds! Super inspiration and your colors: Wow! You did a great job on your cards!


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