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Meeting For Drinks In The City

Yup, those are my kind of drinks!

This week’s Crafty Creations challenge is to make our own background paper!  FUN!!  I decided to make a brick wall bg for this uptown girl, for an urban chic look.  I stamped the brick wall (Prima stamps) four times to fill my 4″ x 4″ square on glossy paper.  When the ink was dry, I sanded it vertically, then horizontally until there was no shine left.  It gives it a cool texture!  I sponged on some soft blue ink in various spots for some added depth, and sanded again both ways.

The stamp is from the Stamping Boutique and they are generously sponsoring us this week!  Have a look at the challenge blog for some fab ideas on making your own backgrounds!

Hope you’ll join us!! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is so CUTE. What a fun image… Very very cute. Lovin the new blog look! been painting the inside of the whole house, it needed color after 7 years. took a break to catch up on blogs today. Whohooo.. :0)


  2. fabulous card, Deena, I love everything about it, especially the background!
    hugs, Alina


  3. This is great Deena! I really like how you put a pearl on the end of each frame line and then another in the corner! Your brick background is amazing! Love the sanding on it!


  4. Claire says

    Great card Deena – super colour and I love the pearl details. Fab backing paper – great brick effect! Cheers Claire x


  5. Freida F says

    How clever! This wall is amazing, Deena! Love the pink frame around the image, and the pearls are perfect! Sooo adorable!



  6. Whoooooops….nearly left my comment on the wrong post!! lol Your wall is so cooooool Deena…..great effect with the blue tones….if only for that figure!! lol bx


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