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Monday, May 2, 2011

Creating Your Own Papers

Who always needs all those designer papers, especially when you have Creative Inspiration Paints?  Yes, I love paper like many people, but it is fun to create your own!

For this card I created all my own papers:

first stamped two swirls on the card stock and then used a cotton ball to sponge some different shades of brown Creative Inspiration Paints onto the cardstock.
I used "Tan", "Raw Sienna" and "Autumn Wheat". As you can see in the above picture I first dab the cotton ball on my scrap piece of paper before onto my good cardstock as I want to dab some of the paint off first so I don't get one huge glob of it in one spot.
I just love how it turned out:

Here's another close-up after the card was put all together:

The green embossed paper:
I used "Sage" and "Green Olive" for this piece.

Have a great week!



Creative Inspirations said...

Great idea Kendra!

Dawnll said...

Such a fun idea Kendra!
blessings to you, Dawn ll

Kassi said...

what a fun card! great job!

Holly said...

I love your shimmery papers! Such a great way to jazz up the background of your cards. :-)

BarbaraW said...

CI really makes backgrounds great!

Kirei na Kami said...

FABULOUS!!!! CI Paints totally ROCK; and you totally rocked this wonderful card!!! I so love that adorable moose:)


Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Kendra, this is a terrific card. Thank you for sharing how you created your bg.

Kianel said...

Terrific idea Kendra! love those backgrounds!
Love from France, Kianel.