Card Making

Create Your Own Background

This week’s Wednesday challenge over at Simon Says Stamp is to create your own background. Lucky for me I have been creating some rustic, country, white washed farmhouse backgrounds to use with SSS August card kit.


For this card I took the modern flower background stamp and rusticized it (is it a word ?) by heat embossing white detail embossing powder onto white cardstock, heat setting it, then I took the Iced Spruce distress ink pad directly to the card stock and swiped downward, next I took Broken China and swiped that down the cardstock. I let it air dry overnight (just because I was tired and had to go to bed). Using a scoreboard I added the score lines. GinaK has some wonderful videos on this technique.

In the morning when I looked at the card background, I thought of a barn door, so I took some very thick gray twine from my stash and made an X – glued it down and that was that. I adhered my already colored (copics) focal point and adhered it with foam squares. I stamped the sentiment directly on the card when OOPS! it smeared. So I found some gray cardstock, stamped the sentiment and tore around the edges (keeping with rustic theme).

In addition to the Wednesday challenge over at SSS I will also be entering the challenge over at Live Love Cards (members only) which is monochromatic.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.


1 thought on “Create Your Own Background”

  1. Your card is soooo beautiful! LOVE how you created your background and the wonderful country look you achieved! Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! /Karin

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