I am hosting with the seriously talented Barb Campbell at the Mod Squad Challenge Blog this week and she challenged me to make a background. I am also representing One Happy Cut where you will find dies from a lot of different companies at a great price, and their shipping is extremely reasonable The prize is a $15 dollar gift certificate to their store. Here is the card I did for the challenge.
I love texture and dimension in a card so I decided I wanted to use some molding paste(you know the supply you had to have but have not used) to create my background. It was so fun to work with and it creates both texture and dimension. I started with a Tim Holtz die and cut out a section of an 4 x5.25 card. Many die cuts can be used as a stencil also. For this card, I cut a Die-Versions Whispers bricks background and used it as a stencil to apply molding paste.
To get more texture I taped some tulle to a piece of card and placed it behind the Tim Holtz pattern.
If you look closely, you can see a little bit of tulle underneath the Tim Holtz die and in the flower arrangement of Susan's Garden's Dogwoods.
I cut a Sue Wilson's Canadian Collection Montreal in kraft card it in half and glued them together to get more dimension and put them on top of the brick pattern.
Frantic stampers fern die is used at the top and bottom of my floral arrangement of Susan's Gardens dogwoods and Wild Iris flowers.
I put that on a piece of grass green card stock and added a few Memory Box butterflies and I was done.