Sunday, June 19, 2011

Imagination is Boundless!

Salutations! With a large cup of tea in hand I headed into my craft room and decided to make a card for Use It Tuesday Challenge Blog.  In this challenge your project needed to be made with an unused die, punch or cut-outs. I used Sizzix dies called Sizzlits Flower Set #3. I bought it a few months ago for $4 and have not used it.

I was uninspired by all the paper I have so I decided to create a composition board (a.k.a mood boards, motherboards) and I know it has many different names to make my own background. Its a 12" x 12" piece of watercolor paper that I added sprays, inks, stamps, and paint to in lots of different colors. This is what it looked like when I finished.

Pretty isn't it?  It was so much fun to make. I love using the templates from The Crafters Workshop on my card and mixed media projects. I use them with distress inks, sprays, paint, pan pastels, etc. I also used a few stamps too. I just gathered all my supplies and just started playing with all the inks, stamps and templates.  Then I cut it up for the card.   During the weeks I will show you more cards I made with this board. You should try it. It makes amazing backgrounds for cards, layouts or any project.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Go Create and Be Extraordinary!


  1. Love your card KarenLiz. The variety of colors in your background board came out great. Very creative. ;D

  2. That is so cool! Love the background. Thanks for playing at Use it Tuesday. I hope you'll come back next week too! - DT Heather

  3. All I have to say is STUNNING. I mean, that background is AMAZING! Thanks so much for playing with us at Use It Tuesday!!

  4. Just saw this post. Your board is wonderful. I love doing them too, but haven't in a while, guess I'll go play!!

  5. All I can say is wow. Totally love the background you created. Thanks for playing with us @ use it tuesday- Haven