Monday, 23 February 2015

G'Day G'Day 2 Cards Today

We meet again.

I went all out today and made 2 cards using different techniques to make my own background papers.

The first one is a fun card where I've used some brown and cream stitched card as a base and the background paper was made using white photocopy paper stamped with a Kaiser Kraft Alphabet stamp using differing shades of ink ranging from dark brown to peppermint green. I cut the paper in half lengthways so I could use the greener half on another project. I then edged a piece of black card with a Martha Stewart punch and overlaid it to the side.
The horse is a free image from the internet and the greeting was stamped onto the sign in matching ink.

The second card is one where I have made the background paper from strips of other papers I had left over using a technique I learned from Gina K of Stamp TV. Very fiddly but fun to do. I put a self adhesive ribbon near the bottom and added the Pisces image and sentiment (again the image is from the internet) and layered that onto black card and onto a white card base.

They look much better in real life.

I would like to enter both of these cards into The Male Room's "Make Your Own Background Paper" Challenge and see what happens!




  1. Fabulous stripped background - great pattern usage too! Thanks for joining in at TMR!

  2. Both of your cards are awesome! Love the alphabet background on the first and your paper strips on the second!

  3. Both cards are absolutely super. I particularly like the second card with the paper strips in the background. Love the fish too. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room challenge!

  4. fantastic background paper, love both cards but the second one is probably my fave,perfect for a masculine card. Thanks for joining us at The Male Room
    Louise xx