Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Torn wallpaper cards, a nice one for my return to blogland!!

Hello, after nearly nine months of silence, I'm back. I was really busy in the run up to Christmas, and then I a spell of health issues, then a dead computer, then Windows 8 issues! However everything now seems sorted, and so here I am.

I thought I'd start easy. This card was born when I peeled a bit of wall paper off the bedroom wall expecting it to be a tiny bit, and it grew and grew and grew into what to me looked like a portal into another world (at the time I'd hurt my back and was on pretty heavy duty painkillers, that is my excuse and I am sticking to it!). Anyway this is what I came up with.

The premise is pretty simple, you create a scene and then rip a piece of paper and stick it over the edges of your picture. I used a 7 x 7 inch square card.

  • cut a 6 inch square of white card, and a piece of pearl paper also 6 inches square (it doesn't have to be pearl, I just like the look of it)
  • run the paper through an embossing folder (I used Sheena Douglass's water ripples because I thought it looked like anaglypter) this is a 7x5 folder so you will have bits at the sides that aren't embossed, that is fine because you will trimming them off
  • tear your piece of paper in half
  • now ink your piece of card in whatever style you fancy, because I was using Clarity's moon fairy stamp I wanted it to look like the northern lights, but I have to admit that it looks more like a rainbow
  • stamp your image and colour it in, I used Distress Inks, but Adirondac would do just as well, I used cut and dry foam to apply my ink, but if you wanted a softer colour use inking brushes 
  • place your ripped paper over the top so that your image shows through and stick it in place
  • trim off the excess paper from the around your card, at this point I stamped a spare pair of wings and layered them so that they protruded from the "wallpaper"
  • layer it up with a toning colour
  • add whatever embellishments you wish, and you are done.

Thank you for visiting the blog, its nice to be back. Hope you like the card, please feel free to comment if you wish.


  1. nice to see you back Moira - even if it is history!

  2. welcome back. lovely idea. might be pinching it xx

  3. Welcome back Moira. Love the idea and the card. I may have to try this technique xx

    1. Thank you Sue, you're welcome to give it a go.

  4. Welcome back Moira ...great card isn't it funny where ideas spring from xx

    1. Thanks Linda, you are right, another weird one popped into my mind this morning, watch this space!