Friday, April 26, 2013


The challenge at Just Add Ink this week, courtesy of Nikki,  is to add a fun background to a card/scrapbook page that you make.

I love to create my own backgrounds by repeatedly stamping images on cardstock, then putting the whole panel through an embossing folder, to add texture.  I love greens, and leaves ... and I think that shows on this card!  I've kept the card simple, to showcase the main stamped panel.  After embossing the piece of card, I sponged River Rock ink over some of the raised design.

Stamps: French Foliage, Summer Solstice, Confetti, Perfect Punches
Card: Wild Wasabi, River Rock, Very Vanilla
Ink: Garden Green, Lucky Limeade, River Rock, Wild Wasabi stampin' pads
Other: Wild Wasabi 1/4" stitched grosgrain ribbon, Scallop Oval punch, sponge dauber, Vine Street embossing folder, glue dots
The rest of the Just Add Ink design team have come up with some fabulous fun backgrounds, so make sure you check them out.  We hope you'll play along with our challenge!


  1. Love the scattered leaves, so beautiful and fresh feeling in various shades of green. A gorgeous card, Christine!

  2. This is so pretty, and I love the touch of ribbon. You have inspired me to enter this week's challenge!

  3. Oh this is a beautiful card! What a great idea to stamp the leaves and then emboss some too!!!!

  4. I love this look Christine and that you have kept the leaf theme right through, it looks great! xxx

  5. This is so textural Christine! and very pretty in all the greens. Perfect embossing folder for it too :) xxx

  6. Love your background Christine and I am glad you kept the added embelishments discrete so as not to lose the effect of what you created, as it is beautiful.

  7. Loving all that green Christine - what a fab effect the collage stamping and embossing has on a card! LOVE it!