Saturday, May 19, 2007

Making your own background paper

I am the first to admit, I am TOTALLY addicted to patterned paper. Stampin' Up!, Basic Grey, SEI, Crate Paper. You name it, I probably have quite a stash tucked away in my cupboard.

That being said, there are so many terrific ways to create your own patterned cardstock with your stamps. The beauty of purchasing stamp sets is that you can create beautiful backgrounds that coordinate with your main images. Another advantage to designing a custom background is that you can get a perfect match for your cardstock.

The Background for my Happy Froggy card was created by randomly stamping the Daisy from the Stampin' Up! Unfrogettable set onto celery Cardstock. I sponged celery ink over top to add a little more depth to the paper. Using the White Gel Pen, I coloured in the petals of the daisy. I created the golden yellow centers with Adirondack Acrylics. The frog was coloured with Stampin' Write Markers and an aquapainter.


  1. Vicki, that's a wonderful card! Love your hand stamped background paper! Love the coloring of the froggie and how he seems to jump into the picture.

  2. This card is awesome! I had a hard time with this layout! Couldn't get those triangles just right,,,but yours are pure perfection!!

  3. Vicki
    I love this card and totally CASE'd it for a SU Swap. Thanks so much for all the inspiration!

  4. Oh, you're so this background, love the whole card!


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