The challenge this week over at Cupcake Craft is DIY, create your own backing papers.
We all have our comfort zones when it comes to cardmaking, and mine is definitely playing around with backgrounds. I think Louise's would probably be colouring in with her copics she is just brilliant with them. Do check out her blog for some fantastic samples, I often head there for inspiration.
The background is made using the wonderful Faux Mother of Pearl technique that I found over at Splitcoast Stampers.
Once it is completely dry I stamped and embossed the greeting and holly sprig onto the panel. It is from a clear stamp set that I was playing with when I was at Sir Stampalot, but I'm afraid I can't remember who it is made by, sorry.
I did use a piece of ready made background paper as well, I hope that is OK :)
A Martha Stewart border, ribbon and pearls give the finishing touches.
Off to bed now it's got so late again.