Wednesday 4 January 2012

MMM Mid-week Motivation - Make your own background paper.

DT member Fliss has chosen a lovely theme for us this month with Nature and I am simply loving the Bird challenge this month.
Fliss is also a fan of DIY crafting so this week I am sharing with you a card I made using some hand made background paper.
Firstly I took a piece of white card stock cut to fit the card blank I'm using. I took a stamp and stamped it all over the card stock filling as much of the card as I could

Using a Promarker I then randomly coloured in some of the eggs - the Promarker colour is very similar to the ink used to stamp the eggs.

With a sponge I added some subtle colouring to the card. I then took an old pair of scissors (never use good ones for this technique) and distressed my edges

After inking these edges with a dark brown ink I then made my card .
Don't forget that you can add glitter or embossing to your shop bought backing papers too to make them both personal and unique.


  1. Thanks for sharing your idea - I just love the subtle colouring of this card.

  2. A gorgeous, serene card.. I love the soft colours.
    Sue xx

  3. A really lovely card Jacqueline. love that background.
    Fliss xx


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