I was on a roll!! Another paper scrap background!! These are so easy - just glue paper strips to a quarter sheet of white bond and trim to size!! In this case, I used blue strips and embossed the background with a gears embossing folder and used a black stamp pad to highlight the design. I added a white strip to the top and bottom and glued the whole thing to my blue card front. Next I assembled my accent - trimmed my train image and added two black strips which I die cut with my film strip die - one to each side. It needed to be a bit grungy to go with my gear background so I stippled the whole thing with black ink using my stipple stamp (SU). Needing to add a bit of texture I tied on a length of blue seam binding with a double knot. I am so used lining everything up so this time I put my image on at an angle and in doing so it gave me just the space I needed to add my greeting which I did using two black mini brads!!
Do you have a stash of paper scraps that need to be used up?? Cut as many strips as you can ( 3/4" is what I used) from the larger pieces and make a few backgrounds!!