Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Textured Background

You don't hear the phrase DTP (direct to paper) very much anymore, but that's what was used here. DTP essentially means take your ink pad and apply directly to paper (or as some folks here in the South might say, "mash it on the paper.")  The green panel has Versamark DTP'd on it, then clear EP applied and heated. It has a pretty cool texture. After applying the die-cut, I reheated, sprinkled some glittery white EP and reheated again.
Every flower on the die-cut has a tiny red gem in it.
Sentiment is from Hampton Arts.  All the pieces but the base are snippets.

This card is for these challenges:
Rudolph Challenge Oct. -- Christmas
ABC Christmas -- V is  for Vertical
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #304 -- use a sentiment
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra -- anything Christmas
Word Art Wednesday #254 -- anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday -- anything goes
Pixie's Snippet Playground #252 -- use snippets


  1. You are so brave to stamp direct to cardi am not always brave enough as I usually stamp unevenly
    Yours looks like you have a very steady hand.

    This is such a pretty card...I like the pop of the white embossed tree image against the green.

    Thanks for taking part in the October Rudolph Days Challenge.

  2. A beautiful card and great background too.

    Sue xx

  3. Super background Sandy and your Christmas tree is one of my fave dies! Great to see you in the Playground!


    Di xx

  4. Beautiful Card! love how you did the background.

  5. Hi Sandy, this is a lovely card - I enjoyed reading how you coloured the background - it looks gorgeous. Thank you for joining in the fun with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge.

  6. Lovely card!! Thanks for joining our challenge this week with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.
    Marilyn DT

  7. Lovely background and great contrast with the white die-cut, lovely card

  8. Love this idea, terrific card! Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Lisa

  9. How beautiful your tree looks against the green background
    Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph day Challenge!
    Rudolph Days Challenge DT
    Dr Sonia

  10. This is beautiful, Sandy. I really love the traditional green, and the lovely sentiment. I'm just blown away with your amazing talents, and can't thank you enough for sharing with us. It's such a blessing to have you play along, and I sincerely hope that you will join us again soon.
    Word Art Wednesday

  11. It is a beautiful and vibrant look! Really pretty, great job!

  12. 'Mash it to the paper' doesn't sound as technical as 'direct to paper.' I went to a workshop where DTP was just becoming a thing. The lady stamped an embossed an image and then used a sponge to DTP light brown dye ink. She went on and on and finally one other person asked what I was thinking: Why didn't you just emboss your image on tan paper to start with? I still don't understand why you'd do that for her design. I get why you did it for yours, so you could then heat emboss it and get the texture. Your background came out really cool and very vivid!

  13. Hi Sandy, a great card for your stash, love the crisp white against the green background... have a great weekend... Megan

  14. so simple and sweet!! love it :)
    Have come to visit from the October Rudolphs Day Challenge

  15. GORgeous! I LOve your design. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge.

  16. Wow - this is such a pretty card! :)
    Thanks for sharing it over at ABC Christmas Challenge!


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