December 14, 2015

Houndstooth Background

Hi Everybody,

This pretty background is created with the new Houndstooth  Card Creator from Spellbinders.

It is in two parts giving you a complete cutting frame that can be used separately to make the base.

Cut it twice and  Create a Hinged Card and you are ready to go.

I used the  Letterpress Technique with Black Soot Distress Ink on the patterned piece and this is the result.

I added in some  Feathers  and this would be extremely well suited to any male cards that you have to make.
I dressed this one up with flowers from   Wild Orchid Crafts  and a black pearl flourish from  Want2Scrap

The sentiment has been cut with  Lacey Circles  which is a really old Spellbinders die but it is one I use time and time again

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Two beautiful cards Christina ,the second one really caught my eye with the pop of red ,really lovely .
    Elaine H X

  2. Two great cards & a very useful background especially for men's cards.


  3. Wow! Oh! Wow! Christina,
    Today's cards are absolutely stunning, love them.
    Have a good day
    Patricia X

  4. Christina I do love your ideas of cards for men, thanks Ann

  5. just loooove the miss you card. the other one is nice too. hugs to you Christina.xx

  6. Great card, love the background, looks to be very versatile. The black and red flower is absolutely stunning. X

  7. Love this background as it's really versatile for masculine cards. Your cards really showcase that versatility and are very pretty.

  8. Morning Christina,
    Two lovely cards. A great background die, love it.

  9. Love that die- another on wish list. especially like the rose one xx

  10. Hi Christina
    Love the cards - looks like this die would be a good one to have. Will have to go on my wish list
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  11. Hi Christina, two beautiful cards today put together beautifully.
    Kind regards Anne Owens xx

  12. Good Morning Christina :) Very nice cards this morning and I love your baked beads! Enjoy your day. Big Hugs.

  13. Both cards are lovely, but I especially enjoyed the rose with the grey background. This looks like one for the Wish List. Santa is bringing a new Platinum to our house, so hopefully you will be showing us some tips and tricks of using it. I really enjoy your videos, and truly appreciate all of the time and effort it takes you to make them. Thank you!


  14. Both card with the same background are beautiful...tfs
    well done Christina

  15. Beautiful cards and a gorgeous background die!

  16. Love the red and black. Really stands out.

  17. Both cards are amazing, great to see how they can be used for both sexes....thank you Christina...luv Ursula xx

  18. Love the Houndstooth background and the second card. Not sure about the feathers (for me)??

  19. Good Evening, Christina,
    What a cool die! The cards are amazing and I love the blue feathers on the first one. The deep red flowers really pop against the background on the second card...I really must place an order with WOC in the new year, especially for some of the teeny tiny bells, if they still have stock after Christmas, as they are too cute aren't they. They have some really beautiful colours to chose from don't they and I can't wait to start building up a nice supply next year :)
    Bejay x

  20. Hi Christina, two really lovely cards, not seen that die before, must check it out.
    Regards Liz.

  21. Wow! Two beautiful cards Christina. Love both of them.


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