Saturday, March 16, 2013

Scrappy Backgrounds on Cards

I spent the better part of one day this week working on these card backgrounds. I made 20 card backgrounds according to directions I found via a pin that happened to lead me back to Operation Write Home's blog

I'll let you read the detailed instructions, but it comes down to cutting the scraps into 1/4 inch strips and gluing them down with a triangle shape in one corner, butting the rest of the background up against it. Then you run the background through an embossing machine because it creates texture and helps hold the background together a little better. 

This card I decorated keeping in mind the Use It Tuesday challenge to use a die cut, punch or cut out. This gets two of those. The heart had been die cut on my Cameo a few months back and I'd used the negative and thrown this into the scrap pile. The red frame was cut out from Echo Park's For the Record. While not all the teeny scraps are hoarded (aka been in my stash a long time!) this card was made entirely of leftover bits and pieces.

While I was playing around with scraps I pulled out some other older stickers and made these boy cards too. Still have lots of backgrounds so you'll be seeing more from where these came from soon enough.

Sadly, I still have lots of scraps...


  1. Wow! These backgrounds are wonderful. I'm sure they are very satisfying since the cards look like they go together well and you are using up scraps. I can't wait to see what you do with the rest.

  2. What an awesome use of scraps! I am not sure I've pulled off an 'all scraps' project quite as well as you did! VERY NICE!

  3. Love the background on this Jessica! Thanks for playing along with us at UIT!

  4. Wow. Great background. I think I might have to try that. Thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday this week!!


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