Easy Card Background

Looking for an easy card background technique? Look no further. Add a fun focal image and embellishments and no one will know how easy this card is to put together.

You’ll first need to select four colored papers and cut two of each color into 2.5″x3.75″ rectangles. Once you do that, cut the first set diagonally from the top left corner to the bottom right corner and the second set from the top right to the bottom left corners as shown below.

I only chose one patterned paper and the rest are solid cardstock. The colors used are Red Pepper, Granny Smith Green, Wedding Cake White and Black Licorice. Since these were solid cardstock, each piece was given a new look by using a different large background stamp & ink to them. This really gave the cardstock a fun updo!

Next, you’ll want to arrange each triangle into 4 four piece backgrounds.

Once I arranged them, I realized I wanted these to look more festive so I switched the black & white pieces to Blast Off Blue.

I used Cougar Smooth White Cardstock to stamp and color the focal point images. The images were colored using watercolor pencils and a water brush. This cardstock is not “technically” watercolor paper, but it’s such a great heavy cardstock that there was minimal warpage once the coloring was complete.

I kept the images flat by placing them under a large acrylic block while working on the card background. If you look very closely, not only was watercolor pencils used but also a white pen and gold glitter marker.

With a few extra embellishments, this easy background card is done!

It’s so easy to change the look of these cards by just adding different embellishments or none at all & keep it simple. There are so many options and having an assortment of colored cardstock makes this a perfect design for all occasions.

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