Sunday, 25 August 2019

Paper towel background

Hello everyone. I have had a few busy days crafting to create a few cards for some favourite challenges.

At CAS Mix Up, this month's challenge was to use paper towel. When I was trying to do some organising in the craft room, I found a few saturated paper towels from earlier projects. I first tried transferring some ink onto a card panel, but the colours were too soft to work as a background for my die cut wild flower frame, so I decided to use the paper towel instead. This has the added advantage of providing some texture as well. I sandwiched the paper towel between my flower frame and a square of white cardstock, trimmed off the paper towel and foam-mounted my panel onto a soft grey card to which I had added some score lines. To finish off, I stamped the sentiment in Versafine onyx black, applied a little shimmer to my black frame using a SN sparkle pen and adhered a few gems.

I'm playing at:

CAS Mix Up - Stamping, paper towel background +
die cutting, scoring, shimmer, gems


  1. This paper towel is the perfect background for your framed flower, Marianne! I love the added scoring to the card base! I certainly see beauty in this card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  2. Your paper towel panel background is so pretty, Marianne! The colors are soft and the texture of the paper towel is perfect to add some interest. The black flower silhouette pops beautifully. The horizontal score lines are a wonderful touch. Thank you so much for sharing this beauty with us at CAS Mix Up!
    Hideko xx

  3. What a pretty card and the black die cut pops against it. Thank you for joining in The CAS Mix Up challenge with your beautiful card x.

  4. Love the soft colours and texture from your paper towel background Marianne!! So pretty with the contrast of your beautiful black die-cut flower frame. The scoring adds a special detail! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  5. Your card is lovely, i like that background and silhouette flower. Sweet sentiment, too.
    Thank you for playing along with HLS August Anything Goes With Dies Challenge.
    Hope to see you again next month!

  6. The black makes for a sharp contrast with the hint of pastel colors, what a fatastic effect. Wonderful card!