Thursday, June 30, 2011

Made My Own Background Paper (and destroyed a book!)

Hi friends. Today I found a book under my bed that I started, hated, and never finished. I've been wanting to use book pages for new layouts...

Here is my first ever attempt. I ripped a book page out, stamped it with a few different stamps, added the purple lace, stamped the LOVE ribbons on extra book paper, dabbed them with ink, added the bow.

TIP: After stamping tags with black ink, you can quickly "color" them by dabbing them with ink pads. I used ColorBox Pigment Brush Pad.

This was a lot of fun and I still have 300 more pages to work with. :)

PS-- don't read the words too carefully... they are a bit inappropriate! Ooops! :)

I'd like to join the fun in these challenges:

Totally Gorjuss - ribbon and lace
Karen's Doodles - Perfect Purples
Creative Craft Challenges - make your own backing paper
Shopping Our Stash - recycle something (book paper)
The Stamping Boutique - no designer paper
Top Tip Tuesday - T is for... tearing, tags
Stamp With Fun - lilac and cream
Dream Valley Challenges - ribbon
House of Gilli - ribbons and bows
Craft Your Days Away - vintage
Cheerful Stamp Pad - favorite background
The Paper Shelter - anything goes
Anything Goes Challenge - D is for... double tags


Michele said...

cool use of your old book! good luck with the rest of those pages... thanks for joining the "favorite background" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad!

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous idea for a card, love it. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the Challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Lisa M said...

LOL..sounds like you had a blast! Great tip and beautiful card. Loved the comment about 300 more pages to use. Hahaha
Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for the "T" challenge.
Happy stamping..
Lisa xx

Craftyanny said...

it's all about having fun and trying new things.
Thanks for joining us on Karen's Doodles this week
Anne x

sandra's crafty corner said...

fantastic hun thanks for joinig us at creative craft challenges and good luck
hugs sandra ccc dt

Julia Aston said...

What a great use for a book you no longer need! love the lace and pretty colors on this!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Your custom stamped BG looks fabulous and love the beautiful bow!

Flutterby Trina said...

beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Tip Top Tuesday and our 'anything with T' challenge! Good luck x

Collette said...

'S okay to deconstruct a book as long as it's not a classic, lol. Some were made to be unmade. This is very pretty - Love the look of recycled pages. Thanks for sharing with us at The Stamping Boutique.

Gaynor said...

what a great idea, this is really nice, thanks for sharing with us at CYDA and good luck, Gaynor DT xx

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us this week at TPS…..


Miranda said...

that's the best thing you can do with horrble books, turn them into something new and nice
great card
thanks for joining the stamping boutique challenge this week

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Fabulous card love the colours thank you for joining in at Anything goes

Caroljenks said...

Gorgeous - Love to use an old book like this. Thanks for the Top Tip for colouring stamped tags too ;)

Thanks for joining in with our 'T is for...' challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday this week :)

Carol x

Leslie Hanna said...

Way to use your stuff! And you PLAYED with it - stamping and schmearing. Sounds like you had FUN, too, which is the whole point, am I right? :)

Thanks for joining us this week at Shopping Our Stash!

Kelly Schelske said...

Great job trying something new! Thanks for joining us at Karen's Doodles this week!

Anonymous said...

Fun project I love using old books too! Thanks for playing along with us on the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this week, hugs Samantha

Jack said...

What a brilliant way to use up a book that you can't read (I've got several of those!). Great idea. Thanks for joining our challenge at Dream Valley. xx

PetraB said...

This looks great, you did a fantastic job with the book page. Thank you for joining the Cheerful Stamp Pad Challenge.

Katy said...

You did a fab job with this!

Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes!


Cheryl Valadez said...

What a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining the challenge this week at The Paper Shelter! Hugz, Cheryl

Judy Rozema said...

You did a great job with the book page! Thank you for joining us for "T is for..." at Top Tip Tuesday!

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

This is a great card - great use of the book page.

Thank you for joining us this fortnight at Craft Your Days Away.


Vicki Romaine said...

You did a good job on the background. Thanks for joining My Favorite Background at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

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