A daily papercrafting blog which features my handmade cards showcasing Creative Expression's products including my own line of cutting dies and embossing folders, Cosmic Shimmer, Ranger, Spellbinders and more which use various techniques and ideas to hopefully inspire the creativity in you.
Good Sunday morning all! I have just realised that I have hardly posted any cards using the Scattered Leaves Background, so I thought I would show you one today! I started by cutting it in white then adding a sticky adhesive sheet to the back of it. I pulled out the Gemstones gilding flakes and gilded the exposed sticky on the front of the die. I used a Rubit Scrubit pad to refine the flakes and remove the excess. I peeled the other side of the backing paper off and added a white piece of card to give the piece strength. I cut the background two more times, then used spray glue to adhere them to the the original to build up some height on it. I added Cosmic Lacquer to all the areas of the die cut, giving it a glossy look. I set it aside to dry overnight, then cut one more background and added it over the top. This last one hid any areas where I may have gotten the lacquer onto the die cut. I used the Double Pierced Noble Rectangle die to make a wide frame for the background. Next I stamped my sentiment and used the inner die to cut a white on white frame for it. I added mounting foam to the frame and seated it over the sentiment, then into the middle of the framed background. I completed the card with a white pierced mat and another white layer. The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x 7 3/4" in size.