For the card today, I wanted to show you how you can combine three different backgrounds to create your own designer paper. You can choose the colors and designs you want to get a look that you like. Here is a close up of today's "paper." It uses three of the light/medium/dark IO ink colors that are meant to coordinate together. I chose Fog, Shadow, and Taupe.
First, I started with Fog ink and stamped the Cover a Card Distressed Denim design on top of white cardstock. The mottled design is a favorite of mine when building a patterned paper to use as a light base layer to build upon:
Scribble Checkerboard Cover a Card and some Shadow ink:
Flourishes Cover a Card with Taupe ink.
I encourage you to try making your own backgrounds. IO has over 250 background designs, so the possibilities are practically limitless!
Impression Obsession Items used:
Cover a Card Distressed Denim
Scribble Checkerboard Cover a Card
Flourishes Cover a Card
I encourage you to visit the other designers for more background inspiration!
What a great way to create personalized backgrounds! tfs
Wow, such a detailed background! Love how you use mottled, lines, and curves to all come together - and it's beautiful! I'm going to have to look at my background stamps differently now, I can tell!
Good call on not throwing out those scraps. I know I keep scraps of alcohol ink papers until they are itty bitty! Will have to do the same for water color/brusho paper as well, from my "experiments". Never know when they will be just the right thing.
Thanks for sharing your techniques, and your beautiful card!
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