Here’s a mid-week Bonus Post to get your creativity going…. Today I want to share a quick and easy way to create background for your cards using embossing folders and distress inks.(Cropstop carries a large selection of both — stop by the store and check them out!) I learned a while back that “not every card has to be a masterpiece” – sometimes it’s nice to create simple and easy cards too!
Step Two: Lightly rub the lighter color across your piece of cardstock
Step Three: Emboss with your chosen embossing folder
Step Four: Lightly rub the darker ink across the embossing and wa-la you have a background piece for your card!
Variations: 1. You can use just one color if you like for a softer look 2. You can skip the first inking and ink only the embossed layer
I chose to keep my finished cards fairly simple to showcase the backgrounds better.
Supplies: White & Black Cardstock, Typewriter Alphabet Embossing Folder (The Paper Studio), Shaded Lilac and Seedless Preserves Distress Ink, Sizzix Thinlits Word Dies (Tim Holtz Alterations), Twine, Sequins.