Saturday, 6 April 2013

More card making delights

Yes I have been busy again card making, I have found a good tip for all you card makers, I was looking at all the backing papers that you can buy when I had the idea of using wallpaper so I took a trip to the DIY shop and got lots and lots of wallpaper samples and I was amazed at what I came away with, I have now got a stash of all different colours and patterns for free.
Here is a few cards that I created this week.

The pink backing is a wallpaper sample. The tatting pattern is called Quantiesque Snowflake by Jon Yusoff.

This tatting design is called Rose Window by Jon Yusoff.

This card I made entirely from wallpaper samples, I made the oval frame by covering and sticking it to a backing then I cut out the roses and leaves from the wallpaper and used them like decoupage. The roses in the foreground were brought forward by by placing sticky pads behind.

These next two cards are what I made using my own designs.


  1. Oh Susan! Your cards are so beautiful! I love the second one especially! Great work!

  2. You are so resourceful! Yes, wallpaper can be great for a quiet background or fuzzy cut to make a paper Broderie Perse card.
    Have fun!

  3. what a great ides Susan and the wallpaper has worked so very well on your wonderfully tatted cards.

  4. Thank you to everyone,I am having fun,I am now trying the quilling technique.

  5. Your cards look terrific Susan and what a great idea to use wallpaper. Your tatting is fabulous as well!

  6. Very pretty and such a great idea to use wallpaper! BTW - I love your Blog header!

  7. Hi Susan,
    I was searching for ideas on how to decorate gift boxes with tatting and came across your blog. I had a wonderful time browsing through your lovely work and was pleasantly surprised at seeing what you have made with my tatting patterns.

    Oh, and I have some ideas now on how to do up the gift boxes.Thank you so much for sharing your lovely work.