Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Birthday cards with hand decorated paper backgrounds

I needed some cards for my monthly card exchange so I decided to use hand decorated background papers for them and to keep it simple I also used the same sketch.
For the left hand card, I used a background I created using inks in blue, yellow and pink.  I watercoloured a laser printed floral digital image (Anji Antics) using similar colours.  I added navy ribbon to the trimmed background paper gluing the ends to the back and adhered it to a blue card front.  I added a layered laser printed greeting over the ribbon that features a pink back layer and a greeting sponged with orange-yellow.
For the middle card, I used a double embossed back ground that I created by painting a colour printed piece of yellow cardstock with dark red acrylic paint, embossing it and sanding the raised areas. After flattening the cardstock I ran it through a different embossing folder and sanded it again.  Gives a very textured background which I love.  I used a digital cup image from Anji Antics which I printed and watercoloured and used ribbon and a layered greeting like in the last card.
The right hand card features an acrylic paint/saran wrap background which is so easy to do and always creates great backgrounds.  I added a gardening image from Beccy's Place  which I printed and watercoloured.  I added ribbon and a greeting like on the other two cards.
So two of the cards are off to my exchange partners and the other has been added to my stash!!