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Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Scrunched paper background

The second card my ladies made last week was using a scrunched up paper technique.  You just screw up some printer paper really tight then open it up (but don't smooth it out too much).  Get one colour ink pad and smooth over the paper.  You will find that it only catches on the raised up bits.  Turn the paper 45degrees and smooth over with a contrasting colour.  Here we used pink and purple. This one should catch different raised up bits.  Just keep going until you have the desired effect.  Use this for any background as a change.

13 comments:

Kate M said...

That background id fabulous and love those butterflies!!
Kate
xx

lyn clark said...

Stunning chris and love the scrunched paper

Zoe said...

This is beautiful Chris, love the olours and the butterflies are so pretty xxx

jane stillman said...

A lovely card, love those butterflies

Celia Harrington said...

Beautiful love the butterflies xxxxxxx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the butterflies.xxx

Sylvia Anderson said...

Lovely card Sweetie x

Linda said...

Fantastic look background and loving the butterflies.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Dawn said...

This is lovely & soft. The background is really effective!
Hugs
Dawn xx

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

What an absolutely lovely card. I love the backing paper and will be trying this tomorrow :D
Very pretty
Love Lisa xxx

Barbara said...

I too love making my own scrunched papers Chris. Love the colours you've used on yours, and those butterflies are so pretty xx

Kathryn said...

Fabby x love doing background papers x those butterfly's are stunning xx

Debby said...

Fab card ...love the technique..thanks for sharing it ..really pretty card
Debby