Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sentimental Sundays #195 - Make Your Own Background sponsored by Oak Pond Creations

Hello! Welcome to another Sunday and a new Sentimental Sundays challenge!

This week's Sponsor is:

It's my turn to host the challenge and I chose a hands on based theme...

This week's challenge is:
Make Your Own Background Paper 
(plus a sentiment)

Sometimes I have a day or two, even a week or more where Life just seems to be tough all over and I have to fight tooth and nail just to get a bit of happy! (Fortunately, I have more happy in my Life than not!)  I can't be the only one that needs a friend on those days, so when I saw the simple image, Boxing Gloves, from Oak Pond Creations, I knew it was going to be some kind of encouragement card.

Just as Life can be messy, I decided to add a little messy to my card using sprays. A simple image and some fun fonts complete my card.

To make the background, I simply dipped a paintbrush (the cheap kind - as in came in my kid's watercolor set!) into a bottle of glimmer mist and ran the brush along the top edge of my background cardstock. I repeated this until it began to drip. (If you want lighter colors use water when you repeat instead.)

If you want the looks of drips (versus run off) make sure to hit the wet drips with your heat tool before it runs off the paper!

I wanted to pop up the panel with the gloves, but I wanted it to look as if the drips had run over this panel, too. This was so easy! Lay the panel on top, hold in place with your finger and paint your drip lines to match the one below. See? Easy!

After I hit the panel with the heat tool, I tapped the brush to add some dots & splatter. Dry again.

Adhere the panels, a couple of clipped brads and done!

Okay, I'm going to stop here and enjoy my CAS card! lol

Inky hugs,


  1. Angi I just love the clean and simple feel of this card. Great sentiment and excellent artistic touches here. I'm glad to be hosting such a fun challenge at Sentimental Sundays. Hugs and happy crafting! -Kim

  2. Love the effect you created! Great sentiment too :)

    Victoria x

  3. Fabulous CAS card Angi! Love it!

    Sandy S


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