Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Technique Tuesday April 14th...

Today is Tuesday and that means time for another fun technique... This is one of my favorite techniques. I have used it a few times on layouts etc.

We are going to make our own background paper, but you can do all kinds of things with this technique...

Items needed:
Chipboard pieces, die cut pieces or lace cardstock
White core cardstock such as DCWV, Core'dinations etc

First you are going to want to place your chipboard pieces into a pattern or however you like.

Take your piece of cardstock and place it over your chipboard pieces.

Holding down firmly on your cardstock start to sand on top of your cardstock
You will start to see your pattern showing up on your cardstock. The more you sand the more the white core will start to show your chipboard pieces that are placed under it.

When done brush off all the sanded cardstock and your cardstock will look very similar to the pattern you made with your chipboard pieces.

You can also do this with die cuts and even that awesome lace cardstock that cost $2 a sheet. This is a great way to get more out of that lace cardstock. It will NOT damage your lace cardstock, die cuts or chipboard.

I cut down my green piece of cardstock and used it as my "pattern paper" on my card.

This is my finished card.I hope you like the technique and will use it on your next project. Be sure to link me up so I can see how you used this technique...

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The Inkredible Crafter said...

I love this technique. Great idea!

Marie Levite said...

Fun stuff, your card came out great.