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Tuesday, 14 July 2015

No Design Papers

Happy Tuesday,

Only four more days to go - not that I'm counting!! Lol.

It's time for our next challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week Kim has challenged us to use 'NO DESIGN PAPERS'. Although I have enough design papers in my stash to last two lifetimes, I do really enjoy making my own backgrounds. Here's what I came up with for my DT inspiration ...

I began with a square of white card and applied three different colours of distress ink (Tumbled Glass, Evergreen Bough and Tea Dye) using my ink dusters. Then I splattered some water on it before adding some inked splodges using the same colours. Finally I passed it through one of my embossing folders and then dragged some Gathered Twigs distress ink over the embossing to highlight it.

I stamped the wording using black archival ink and distressed the edges to match. It is fastened on with twine threaded through the four eyelets. Hope you like it.

Hugz, Jan xx


  1. Fab background Jan, love the colours and texture


  2. I agree, great background. At least you have only 4 days left, my daughter has 2 weeks to go including a residential! :)

  3. Who needs papers when you have distress inks? (ok, I do. I am addicted to both, lol!) This is gorgeous. x

  4. Fabulous, an amazing result with your inks and embossing tricks. Thanks for the full description of how you achieved the background for the wonderful DT inspiration at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

  5. Wow, love this Jan, great texture x


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