Free Hand Your Own Background


anyone up for an icecream today?:)

I must be in the ”make a background phase”, as this is the first thing I think of when I start making my cards lately:)) And free hand my own background is something that I never thought I would be able to try but I took the shot and I sooo love the end result!

The background of today’s card is all ”drawn” and colored by hand. It was so easy to make that I can’t wait to try other shapes and color combos! I started by simply painting some circles onto a piece of watercolor cardstock, some bigger and some smaller. Once the color was dry, I took a permanent marker and draw the outlines of the circles. Nothing too neat! And just because I wanted a bit more craziness, I doubled the scribbled lines so they looked more dynamic.


Next I used some of my gelatos for a very soft and simple watercoloring onto the stamped images from the Altenew stamp set called Way Too Sweet

For a bit of sparkle I added  clear glitter on some of my icecream cones and mounted them all up onto a circle that I die cut from vellum.


The card is pretty simple to make and having a bunch of those backgrounds ready can help making a lot of cards. They are so fun to make and you can try many other shapes, like hearts, triangles, squares ecc

If you wish to see the creative process, you can watch it down below or HERE over at my YouTube channel.

Also, you can find all the supplies used at the end of the blog post. (***Affiliate links are used where possibile***)

Thank you all for stopping by! ♥


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