Technique Tuesday #36

Hi everyone!

Welcome to this weeks Technique Tuesday. In these posts I share a technique that can be applied to many forms of paper crafting ~ card making, scrapbooking, albums and tags. I alternate Technique Tuesday and Tuesday’s Tip just to change things up a bit.


Today I want to share how to create a fun and colorful background just perfect for birthday cards 🙂


You will need: assorted colors of card stock, copy paper {for layering the card stock}, adhesive, embossing folder, die cutting machine {for the embossing}.




Since I wanted the embossed background piece to be just a tiny bit smaller than the card front, I cut the copy paper to 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″. This will allow for a 1/8″ border around the background panel on a A2 size card. The card stock strips were cut to 1 1/16″ x 4 1/4″ {the little bit of extra length gets cut off}.

The adhesive can be applied to either the card stock strips or to the copy paper. Either way works fine. It doesn’t matter if you start with the top or the bottom strip ~ just be sure to get it very straight. Continue placing the remaining strips right up against each other with no gaps or overlay. Turn over and trip the excess card stock ends.




Place the layered panel in the embossing folder and run it through the die cutting machine. It’s now ready to turn into a card!





I hope you enjoyed this weeks technique. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.




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See you next Tuesday!


The Country Touch




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