Create-a-Card – Die-Cut Distressed background

Posted by Wendy

As you may have noticed I get many of my ideas from Pinterest – I am slightly addicted to it.  The card for this week was taken from a card I saw on Pinterest – I altered the opening shape and die used but stayed pretty similar to Eileen’s card.

Here are the supplies I used:


  • Dies: Memory Box and Nestabilities
  • Silhouette Pick me up tool
  • Tim Holtz scissors
  • dimensional foam adhesive
  • double sided tape
  • white Uniball Pen
  • Distress Ink: Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord and Broken Glass
  • Martha Steward stamp mount
  • Archival Jet black ink
  • Neenah Solar White Cardstock
  • Bigshot (not shown)

And this old classic stamp set from Hero Arts – CL459 “Merry Christmas Trees”

create a card hero arts

Here are the two cards I made – pretty much identical except I adhered the die cut tree a little differently in each.




  • Cut a panel from white cardstock and apply distress ink with foam blending tool – overlapping colors
  • Use Uniball pen to add ‘stars’
  • Die cut the tree and the ‘frame’ with the wafer thin dies
  • Adhered frame to distressed panel with foam adhesive
  • stamp sentiment and cut from white scrap
  • adhere die cut tree
  • adhere entire panel to white card base

Love the look of this background and can’t wait to try it again in combination with some of my other dies.

Happy Stamping!


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