Wednesday, April 19, 2017

February Craftmad Card Swap - create a background

Time to catch up on some cards I have made for the Craftmad Swaps.  I really enjoyed getting messy for these cards.  This card evolved from the Bee image which I had coloured about a year ago.  To create the background I started with gloss card then added drips of the two Copic ink refills that I have until they covered the gloss card stock.  I then dug out some bubble wrap and inked it up and stamped it on to the yellow background, finished with a spritz of gold ink which you can't really see in the photo.  Found a strip on yellow vellum to put behind the image so that I didn't lose sight of all the background.

This card I used three stampin up coloured ink pads and inked up the end of a pen then proceeded to stamp dots on the card stock.  I machine stitched around the edge and die cut a flower and leaf from matching coloured card stock.

A closer view of my inked up pen.

Thanks for passing on by.


  1. Two beauties Merry, the first is such fun and the colours of the second a beautiful combo.

    Thanks so much for your visits and I can only apologies I can only get 'out and about' now and then, have to listed to the body a bit more unfortunately.

    B x

    1. Never a need to apologise Brenda I totally understand. For you its your body not letting you spend the time where you want for me its my current stage of life and working and travelling which stops me from commenting often. However, I do love hearing from you and I do love seeing all your wonderful work.

  2. Great job Merry, it's always so good to make something from scratch I think....lovely....xx

  3. Two gorgeous cars and backgrounds Merry..Loz

  4. Interesting, fun backgrounds Merry! I love that little bee image too. :)

  5. Two great backgrounds made with hardly any supplies needed. Glad I managed to play along again in March. Hugs Mrs A.

  6. Two excellent backgrounds, much more adventurous than mine.

  7. Two excellent backgrounds, much more adventurous than mine.


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