Saturday, 16 March 2013

New Background Technique

Hi everyone,

I was wanting to make a card the other day but didn't have a patterned paper that I thought would suit the embellishments I wanted to use. So I made my own.
I must admit it was a bit of an experiment , but I think it turned out ok. Here is the card I made using the technique.

Now for how I did it. It really is very simple.
You will need a piece of Whisper White card stock, sponges, and Classic Stampin Pads in the colours of your choice. I used Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight.

Working on one colour at a time, all you do is press the sponge into the ink pad and then press onto the card stock.

Press harder for a darker pattern and lighter for a more subtle pattern. Experiment with creating paterns or just randomly sponge like I did.
I think makes a really funky and unique background.

Thanks for looking.


  1. awesome effect Narelle ... thanks for sharing and all the pics ... i usually cut my sponges into wedges but will have to get a pack just for this technique i think - good that they are cheap :)

  2. Stunning!!! Very easy but effective well done

  3. Great idea Narelle! Will definately be trying this soon.