Hello crafty friends! I’m sharing a Mother’s Day Card today with a unique textured background. This technique makes a one-of-a-kind background! It’s made with Adhesives Sheets along with crumpled tissue paper, color sprays, gold embossing powder.
The background was my starting point when making this card. It gave me inspiration for the colors in my flowers and layers.
Steps to a Unique Background
Start with a scrap of cardstock for a card panel, some crumpled Kraft color tissue paper, and Adhesive Sheets 4×6 inch sheet.
Apply the Adhesive Sheets 4×6 inch sheet to the card panel and remove its liner. Place the crumpled tissue on adhesive and press in place. Smooth to flatten wrinkles into the adhesive and at the same time, it will secure it. Trim to 4 x 5.5 inches.
Lightly mist with a combination of Distress Sprays in Antique Linen, Mermaid Lagoon, and Wild Honey. Finish off with Hickory Smoke (not pictured in the step below). Dry completely with a heating tool.
Once dried, rub Versamark ink very lightly over wrinkles and sprinkle with gold embossing powder. Tap off excess and melt with a heating tool. In the photo below, only half has been heat embossed.
Lastly, ink the edges into Versamark ink and sprinkle with gold embossing powder. Then melt with a heating tool.
Card Base & Layers Prep
Create a 5 x 7 inch tan card base and mist lightly with Distress Antique Linen spray.
For the card panel, cut 4.5 x 6 inch from a tan cardstock. Mist with water, and then lightly spray with Distress Mermaid Lagoon. Mist again to spread color and dilute it. Dab off excess with a paper towel.
Stamp the panel with a script stamp randomly. Ink edges with Versamark ink, sprinkle with gold embossing powder, remove excess and melt with a heating tool.
Assembling the Card Layers
Apply E-Z Runner® Ultra Strong Refillable Dispenser to the back corners of the background panel. This is a strong adhesive and will hold corners well, especially good for this background as it often curls.
Use E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Dispenser to apply to the edges between the corners and the center area. Secure over the script panel.
Apply a line of E-Z Runner® Ultra Strong Refillable Dispenser to the center of the panel and place the seam binding over it. Wrap its ends to the back and press in place into the adhesive. Adhere the entire piece on the card front.
Die-cutting two flowers and two leaf stems from heavy white cardstock or watercolor paper. Paint with watercolors. Allow to dry or heat dry with a heating tool.
Die-cut a small tag shape from cream cardstock and stamp a phrase with black ink. Add a wash of watercolor around the edges.
Place small Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix to the back of the flowers. Cut in half to fit some leaves.
Stack two large Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix and place on to the back of the tag.
Wrap a small piece of twine around seam binding and tie a knot. Add a drop of Dual Tip Glue Pen to secure the knot. Trim twine ends.
Tie a small bow of twine to the tag. Add a drop of Dual Tip Glue Pen to the bow.
How would you use this unique background technique? I think it would be a great technique to cover a small notebook or journal.
Thanks for Visiting!
Creative Time: 60 Minutes
Skill Level: Advanced
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
- Adhesive Sheets 4×6 inch
- E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Dispenser
- E-Z Runner® Ultra Strong Refillable Dispenser
- Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix
HomeHobby by 3L®
Prima Marketing The Classics Watercolors; Ranger – Distress Sprays (Antique Linen, Wild Honey, Mermaid Lagoon, Hickory Smoke), Distress Archival Ground Espresso Ink, Gold Embossing Powder; Sizzix Tim Holtz Wildflower Stems 2; Stampers Anonymous The Poinsettia Stamps (script); Taylored Expressions – Many Minis-Holiday Stamps, Mini Tags Dies; Tsukineko – Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark; Kraft Tissue Paper; Cardstock – Tan, White (heavy and regular), Cream; Twine; Seam Binding
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