Monday, March 28, 2016

Wallpaper and Flowers

Last week I was challenged to make a card using a technique my fellow coach called "wallpaper".  I'm not sure if that's the correct terminology but it sounded good.  We were to make our own background pattern for our card.  I had quick thoughts on this!

I used a variety of stamp sets but only 1 ink color.  I love monochromatic cards and this works great!  I started by spritzing the card base with Watermelon Fusion Splash.

I stamped my Whip Cream card stock with this flower image from the Lead Me set and did 2nd generation stamping with the Ink Splat stamp.  I ran this piece through my crimper 4 different directions twice each.  I then used my creaser to flatten it as much as possible. This really added a linen-like feel and gives a bit of a vintage look.  After mounting the "wallpaper" on Watermelon Fusion card stock I tied the Watermelon Fusion Ribbon around it, I pop dotted it to the card base. I stamped the text from the set Little BIG Greetings, layered it and used the heart element from the Fun Day Elements.  I love how this turned out!

Lead Me
Ink Splat
Little BIG Greetings

Watermelon Fusion
Whip Cream

Inks, etc:
Watermelon Fusion Ink
Watermelon Fusion Splash

Crease Tool
Watermelon Fusion Ribbon (available with the June catalog)
Fun Day Elements
Foam Squares Small (used on little banner)
Foam Squares Med.

This was a fun card to make and was relatively fast for me.  I'll probably give it to a sweet lady at church who is the facilitator of the local Grief Share group.


Wilma said...

Very pretty! I like your idea about running it through the crimper several times in different directions. I'm going to give that a try.

Cara said...

Oh wow, what a stunning card. Love that technique. Cara x