Monday, May 7, 2012
Create your own Background paper (1)
Next I folded over a sheet of A4 card to make the A5 Card I was going to use as my base.
I then cut a piece of white card and cut it smaller then the A5 card so that it would sit nicely on the front of the card leaving a lovely white border around it. Cover this piece of card from top to bottom in Double sided tape. Removing the tapebacking and then lay the wavy paper pieces from the bottom upwards. I let the first piece hang over the bottom of the card and then continue to layer all the way up to the top of this card section. At this point the pieces fall over the sides of the card. This gives me the opportunity to play around with the lengths of wavy paper so that they all end up looking random and I get to choose the nicest cuts (waves) I have made. I just hold them above the card and move them from left to right and right to left until I like how it looks and then I place it on the double sided tape.
Once I have finished laying down all the pieces. I flip the piece of card over and cut off all the bits hanging over the edge so that it ends up as a nice straight edged piece. Pop 3D foam on the back and place onto your A5 card. Now just embellish with your greeting, decoupage etc.