Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Animal Parade - Background Card

Hi to you all, thank you for stopping by to read.  Today I'm sharing my final card for this May release by Mama Elephant.  This card once again features 'Animal Parade'.

I die cut a panel of Strathmore Bristol Smooth using the Cloud Nine Creative Cuts which gives the cute wonky stitched edge.  I stamped the sentiment in the centre and then stamped the imagines of the animals I wanted using black archival ink.  I delicately watercolour painted them.

I applied this panel to the card base with a layer of craft foam sandwiched in between which makes the card feel really substantial and in fact cards using craft foam survive the rigours of the mail system so much better!

I then lay the card flat and using different coloured Nuvo Drops I applied dimensional dots for juggling balls over the sweet penguin and set it aside to dry for a couple of hours.

I'm a big fan of these background cards, I love the wallpaper affect and I hope you enjoyed it too.  Thanks for stopping by to read.  Until the next time .....

Nicky x


  1. Loved your background that you created. Such a cute card.

    I also noticed that little box in the corner. How and where do you find them, please. Thanks so much. They look really handy.

    1. Thank you Beverly! This sequin storage system is THE BEST! Hope this link works or you can copy paste it isn't your browser.

  2. This is one of my all time favorite cards, and I like a lot of cards!!! I will try to replicate this, but I know it won't be your card... (insert sad face)

    1. I believe I saw your card on Instagram Betsy - I think you did GREAT!