Monday, 4 February 2019

Make Your Own Background for IAAS

Good morning.  My goodness it is cold - anyone would think it was winter!!!!! Fortunately most of the snow seems to have gone.

This time at IAAS the challenge is to make your own background.

My Card

7" x 5" base card
silver mirri card to mat
paper scraps/snippets
 Salzburg die -Austrian Collection Sue Wilson
sentiment stamp - Grand Sentiments JustRite
ribbon and pearls from stash

I saw a video tutorial on the herringbone technique and decided to try it to use up some of the pieces of papers I had been hoarding. It is very simple yet looks so effective.  Probably with darker papers etc it could be a good card for the men in our lives
Why not pop over to the blog to see the different backgrounds created by the rest of the DT.  We are a Just For Fun challenge but it could give you some ideas for your own projects.

Take care and keep warm.


Lia said...

Yes, indeed: it's cold!! Hardly any snow over here, but grey days with frost during the night and rain during the days. I hate this...!
Your card is very nice!!
Lia xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Great card, love your background, I'll have to see if I can find the tutorial as I have so many scraps.

Jackie T said...

Hi Christine this is a stunning card. I love the background you have created. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card and most pretty background Christine, love how you have used papers to make wonderful strips and your center piece is beautiful.x

Mrs A. said...

Most of our snow has now gone too but very cold still. Love your idea of using up your scrap papers like this though if I made even twenty cards up my scraps would like be in a big pile! Hugs Mrs A.

dutchess said...

What a fabulous background Christine...and a great use for scrap papers we are soooo bad us crafter ...I know I keep every scrap.
It’s a beautiful sunny day here,cold but snow at all and my snowdrops are out ....hugs xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Christine and just love your background


cuilliesocks said...

Such a very pretty card Christine, beautifully designed and lovely papers, Kate x x

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
what a very gorgeous card and I love the background you have created with your snippets.
Love all the fab colours used.
I have been wanting to try this technique for ages.
So glad your snow has gone.
We had a slight flurry overnight last week which went the following morning with a lot of rain.
Lots of crafty love and hugs. Jenny L.