Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Serendipity backgrounds, ribbon and digital greetings!

When I was making the scrappy backgrounds I discovered some serendipity backgrounds which I had made previously so I trimmed out a couple from one of my sheets and made these two cards.
These serendipity backgrounds have a tissue paper overlay which makes them much more subtle than the regular ones.  I used the lattice embossing folder on them which makes them almost look like fabric!!  For the left hand card, I zig zag stitched all the way around with green thread and stamped all over it with a round foam stamp in three different colours.  I glued the background to the front of a yellow card, added two lengths of gros grain ribbon on the left hand side - yellow and green. I watercoloured the greeting (Mud Maven Designs) image and added faux stitching all the way around with a green marker.  I adhered the greeting to the front of my card over the ribbons.    I love this image greeting in that it mimics hand stitching which works very well for this card!!
For my second card I stitched the background to a yellow card front after I had added a piece of yellow printed ribbon.  Those polka dots are fun!  I watercoloured the greeting (Mud Maven Designs), layered in onto purple and used 3D foam tape to adhere it to my card front over the ribbon.  I added three little butterfly punchies in the same purple. Like that!!