Monday, 5 January 2015

Backgrounds and a Card

Hello Friends,

I hope you are all off to a great start for this new year. I look forward to many positive things this year.

The Saturday Paper a la Mode challenge at The Outlawz has a really fun challenge this week. You are to make your own background for a card creation. They have given loads of inspiration, with each team member doing a different technique. They explain the techniques as well, so you can try them out. I couldn't wait to get started.

I did three backgrounds using the embossing folder technique demonstrated by TO Design team co-leader, Debbie.
Finished Piece
Embossing folders used
Finished piece
Embossing folders used

Finished piece
Embossing folders used

Here is the technique:
1) First ink up the top side of one embossing folder, insert a piece of white cardstock and run it through your machine. Clean up your folder with a baby wipe and paper towel. Then run the embossed piece through your machine again just to flatten it out. I laid my folder on top of the embossed piece.

2) Choose a different embossing folder, insert your cardstock from Step 1 and run it through your machine. Lightly sponge ink in a contrasting colour over the raised parts of your embossing.

Here is a card I made with one of my backgrounds:

 This card is for my nephew, who doesn't know our side of the family very well, due to a divorce when he was just a baby. I made a pocket inside the card and inserted a colorized photo of my father (his grandfather) from his days serving in WWII. I wrote  a bit of historical information on the back.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will try out this technique or some of the other background techniques shown on the Saturday Paper a la Mode page at The Outlawz this week.

Hugs & smiles,

Saturday Paper a la Mode at The Outlawz - Make your own background
Little Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes (new challenge blog)
ABC Challenge - A is for Anything goes
Cards Galore Encore - Anything goes
Sisters of Craft - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes (optional twist)
Simon Says Monday Challenge - New & Old (new technique, old folders)
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes


Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful work, and I love the idea of putting the photo and information inside! Hugs, Valerie

NanaConnie said...

Teresa, what a fabulous technique! Love all the backgrounds but especially the one you used for this card. OK, now I have to put on my DT hat and say, "Thanks for entering our "Anything Goes" challenge at Through the Craft Room Door this week. Good luck and please come play again in the next challenge which starts tomorrow."
NanaConnie DT

Merlina Hadi said...

I love your embossing techniques,and the result is very beautiful.
Thanks for joining us at Sisters of Craft, and good luck.


Penny said...

Really beautiful backgrounds, Teresa. Love the one you used on your card! And that added timepiece looks fab on the background. How nice to personalize this with your dad's photo! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Jac said...

Great technique definitely one to give a go, fantaśtic card and great way to pass on a bit of family history, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

Andrea Norris said...

Love the look you've got it's fantastic! Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge
Andrea x

Chasing the Dream said...

Wow, this is amazing, love the texture makes this beauty pop. Nicely done
Blessings Hugs

Jacquie said...

Beautiful creation, love the background and the idea of the photograph inside is fabulous.

Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends for our first Challenge.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Chana said...

Hi, Teresa,

Love this design! Thanks for sharing your technique! Very nicely crafted, indeed! Thanks for sharing this wonderful creatioin with us here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana Malkah, Owner

Koren Wiskman said...

What a sweet card. Great job. Thanks for playing with us at 613 Ave. Create.

Desire Fourie said...

Stunning embossing, Teresa andcI love your nephews card, its so personal with the photo.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Meihsia Liu said...

Such a beautiful card. The background you created is awesome. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Jo Ann said...

This card is full of wonderful art. Love how you mix a lot of techniques and the thoughtful dedication you place inside. We are delighted you joined our Challenge last week at 613 Avenue Create. If you have not visited this week, please do so because we have lots of fun happening with our 2nd Annual Block Party where there are lots of prizes to be won from the Challenge and the DT Trivia. Hope you join the party. God bless always!


Lin said...

What a fabulous idea with the photo of your father. I am sure this card will be treasured.

Thanks for sharing with us


Karon said...

Love the combination of folders - what an amazing idea! TFS

Daria said...

Very nice card! What a smart idea with the folders, I have to try this! Thank you for joining the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes January Challenge! Hope to see you again! Good luck!


Denise Goeldner said...

Wonderful techniques shown, great cards. Thanks so much for joining us for our first challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck and hope to see you for C#2
~ Denise ~
Owner {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}
{Denise's Patch of Creativity}

Angela Hoynes said...

I think I understand :) I am still waiting for my raspberry plate so I can try this.

Angela Hoynes said...

My raspberry plate arrived so I tried this method today, will be posting the results this week xx

Angela Hoynes said...

Just re read your post and I didn't do it quite the same so I will have anther go tomorrow!