Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Cupcake challenge 171 - DIY

Evening Everyone
The challenge this week over at Cupcake Craft is DIY, create your own backing papers.
This card is actually one that I made while I was staying at Sir Stampalot at the beginning of November. It is also an example of the background technique that I shared with Louise when she expressed concern over what she could do for her DT card as part of the challenge.
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.
Back to my card.
The background is made using the wonderful Faux Mother of Pearl technique that I found over at Splitcoast Stampers.
I created the panel using Pearl acrylic paint and cling film, and then sponged distress ink over the top.
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 coloured the holly and berries with distress ink from the limited edition Christmas set, and then added some tiny drops of glossy accents to the berries.
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.
Hugs Kimx


  1. Hi Kim loving your card and perfect for the challenge, do love the doily border with the pearls fab touch.
    Hugs Louise xx

  2. SO many pretty cards to look at on your blog! I really like the holly down the side of this card.

  3. A lovely card and you have created a fab background. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

    Liza x

  4. Fantastic card, Kim! I love the background you have made and the layout is fab! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week and good luck! Hugs Delphine xx

  5. Wow! What a great card - love that technique - thanks for sharing! Thanks for playing this week at Cupcake! x

  6. Gorgeous card Kim, love your background creations. keeleyxx


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