Saturday, March 31, 2018


Hi Everyone!  It's time again for this month's Totally Techniques Design Team to "wow" you with another technique.  This month was Annette's choice - Crinkled Background.

Here's a quick "how to":
1.  Spritz your cardstock with water.
2.  Screw up your cardstock, unfold and leave to dry.
3.  Rub an ink pad or sponge ink over the dry, crinkled cardstock.

This technique is very liberating if you are anything like me and don't normally crinkle anything!

It is really well suited to grunge or shabby chic type cards, which I don't normally do!  It was a little bit of a challenge for me!  But I am really happy with the outcome - gold, woodgrain, lace and crinkled card actually work beautifully together!  Hope you like it too.

Make sure you stop by all the designers in this hop and leave a little love.  Next up is the incredible Barbara Meyer!

Annette Elias - The Netherlands
Shannean Moncrieff - Australia
Zoe Tant - UK
Lynsay Mahon - Canada
Satomi Wellard - Japan
Nadine Weiner - Germany
Paula Dobson - New Zealand
Barbara Meyer - Austria
Kelly Acheson - USA

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  1. ooooh! I love the little bit of gold! What a beautiful card!

  2. Fab take on our challenge Paula. Love the vintage, shabby chic feel. So pretty . Thanks for being part of our hop. Zoe x

  3. Such a lovely project! You sho us that it is works great in many ways. The crinkled part makes your card extra special!

  4. Beautiful card! I love the combination with gold.

  5. What an effective way to use crinkled paper as a focal point! I only think of making background with crinkled paper but your card shows me that die cutting and using it a little is really effective for a beautiful design. Thank you for sharing.


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