Friday, April 26, 2013

JAI 163 Just add a fun background

Hello there,
well I'm snugged up on the couch tapping away, a nice place to be, especially since the temperature is dropping outside. We came verrry close to having our first frost the other day. But I don't mind a brisk walk in the morning and looking at all the gorgeous autumn colours is a lovely way to start the day :)

However my card today has more of a springy feel I think and a really fun  textured background and that is what we want you to add this week at Just Add Ink - Just add a fun background. Now please note it must be a background you create using ink and/or paper. Go and check out the rest of the JAI DT for some fabulous and fun ideas!

I decided to seize the chance to try stamping on tissue paper.  You do the stamping first and to be honest it looked Ok but nothing special till I scrunched it up and then adhered it to my base cardstock layer. It almost seems transformed - so very tactile and textural - it reminded me of fabric even! Since this challenge is all about the background I didn't want to cover it up too much. So since I some new dolly sizzlets to play with I made up a little medallion and topped it off with some rolled flowers and pearls and finished the front off with some linen thread detail.

This was definitely a fun way to add a background and I'll be trying it again! Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Everything Eleanor, Summer Silhouettes, Daydream Medallion, Itty Bitty Banners
Cardstock: Cherry Cobler, Early Expresso, Naturals White, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Cherry Cobler, Early Expresso, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Delicate Dollies Sizzlets, Bitty Banners Framelits, Rolled Rose (My Favorite Things, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, Bird Builder punch, tissue paper, Anywhere glue stick, Linen Thread, Jewels - rhinestone, Double sided tape (X Press), Dimensionals


  1. Kim what a great technique - Looks fab!

  2. AWESOME card Kim! Those rolled flowers are the perfect addition to the doily medallion!

    Luv Karen

  3. Wow, this is gorgeous! I haven't seen this technique before so thanks for sharing.

  4. You've inspired me to give this technique a go Kim. I love the effect and the beautiful background you've created and those roses are divine. xxx

  5. Kim you have created a beautiful fun background and I like how you have carried the stamped tissue paper over into the centre of your card. Lovely!

  6. This is truly a beautiful effect Kim - I think I need to have a go at this one too! Love those soft pretty colours and your inside is as beautiful as your outside!

  7. The beautiful background you created really does take centre stage on this gorgeous card, Kim. Sweet, sweet finishing touches - love it!


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