Friday, September 2, 2011

"Dance" Card by Becky Conley

Hello all! I'm so very happy to be here.

I'm really excited about being on this Design Team and this is my very first post for Sakura!
My generous box of goodies included many colors of the 3D Crystal Lacquer, including pearlescent colors which I used to make this groovy background paper for my "Dance" card.

Colored Pearl Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer: blue, fushia, copper & gold
textured wall paper
black cardstock
transparency film
black mini brads
Bling Flourish (Prima)
Straight edge tool, piercing tool
Computer: word document, printer
Font: Anke Calligraphic FP

Cut the textured wall paper slightly smaller than your card front.
Drizzle blobs of the colored Crystal Lacquer onto the wall paper and use the straight edge tool to spread it over the entire surface. The color will deposit into the lower areas and the high areas remain virtually clear. Let dry.

Create a word.doc file with graphic, lines, and font then print onto transparency film. When you have such a pretty background, why cover it up?
My document was 4x6", I cut the transparency film to size first, then printed.
You can use the image below for personal use.

Attach the transparency film over the groovy background using a small amount of glue behind the graphics, secure with a black mini brad in each corner.

Add bling flourishes as shown.

I love to make my own background papers and effects with mediums, SO MUCH MESSY FUN!

See this post on my blog: for a chance to win some of this textured wall paper so you can try this technique with YOUR Sakura Colored 3D Crystal Lacquer!


  1. Great idea to use the textured wall paper! Great card.

  2. That looks awesome Becky!!

  3. very cool...who would have thought that was wallpaper....

  4. Very cool!! or should I say "Groovy man!"

  5. Groovy and Beautiful Becky, great tutorial!

  6. Awesome! Thanks for the tips and technique! {{{hugs}} teamie!