Wednesday 29 July 2015

Background Check - Day 3

Hello Friends,

I really enjoyed the video lessons today in the classroom, over at On-line Card Classes.  After two days of being reminded of techniques, I hadn't used in a while, today was all about making cards out of the backgrounds we'd made.

I have so many cards to make with the backgrounds I have ready but so far, I've only had time to make two cards.

I hadn't actually shown the backgrounds, they were just simple water-coloured ones, and to be honest, I wasn't all that taken with them until I saw what Kristina did with hers today.  I loved the idea, take a look....

....we made frames! In the top picture I simply stuck the "bird on branch" die-cut and frame on top of the water-coloured piece, which was okay but I didn't like seeing the join between the frame and the branch on the left side, so for the second card, I inlaid the bird and branch into the water-coloured piece and stuck the frame over for a neater finish.

I used deckled edge and straight rectangle Nestabilities to make the frames.

This is the sort of card you could make a ton of quite quickly, I love it!

Hope to see you soon with some more cards, made using some of the other backgrounds and great ideas I've learned today.

Happy crafting and thanks for popping by.

Carole x


  1. Super duper cards! Great backgrounds xx

  2. These are beautiful! Enjoy the class.

  3. I love the frames that you did! what a beautiful card!

  4. I really liked the brown frames that you used -- it was a nice change from the white I usually use. The watercolor backgrounds you made are lovely.

  5. I love the brown frames that you used and also the delicate watercolor backgrounds you made. Beautiful cards!