Hi, friends! Like to add texture to your handmade cards? Teri here with a couple of cute and colorful Bonjour cards with backgrounds that pair flock with patterned paper.
This simple combination makes for some really fun backgrounds.
Making the Backgrounds for the Bonjour Cards
Start by cutting a piece of cardstock to fit on an A2 card. Cover the panel with strips of patterned paper. I played it simple by going with just three strips of paper. You may want to use more! It’s up to you.
Apply strips of adhesive where the paper pieces meet up. You can put the adhesive right on top of where the papers intersect or place the adhesive next to the intersections. Again, it’s up to you. Add a thick layer of flock to the exposed adhesive. Use your fingers to really burnish the flock onto it, making sure no sticky parts are exposed. Once your background suits your liking, mount it onto a card.
Decorate the Bonjour Cards with Stamps, Die-cuts, Embellishments and More
Decorate the card by stamping a sentiment and adding a few stamped images to it. I find it’s helpful to temporarily affix some of my images to my card and then stamp the sentiment onto it.
Permanently adhere your images to your card. Give some of the images extra pop and mount them onto the card with 3D Foam or die-cut their mats a couple of extra times and stack and adhere the extra mats under your stamped images.
Complete your card by adding a few adhesive hearts to it and covering them with the flock. Add some additional stamped hearts, if desired, and a few sequins.
Use These Techniques to Make Even More Cards
You can make a variety of cards using these techniques in the same cardmaking session!
Change up your background paper by arranging the patterned paper strips differently from the first.
You can also use different stamped images.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you are inspired to make a few cards of your own like these Bonjour cards that include flock in the background!
Creative Time: 60 Minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
- E-Z Runner® Petite Permanent Dots Refillable Dispenser
- Adhesive Dots Micro
- E-Z Runner® Refillable Dispensers in, Permanent Strips, Micro Permanent Strips and Dots Repositionable
- E-Z Runner® Hearts Refillable Dispenser
White Cardstock: Neenah Paper; Stamps and Dies: Sunny Studio (Paris Afternoon Stamps and Dies); Patterned Paper: Sunny Studio Stamps (All is Bright Paper Pack); Ink Pad: Ranger Ink; Markers: Copic; Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh; Flock: Stampendous