Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Michelle Perkett Challenge #56 - Make Your Own Background Paper!

Here it is Tuesday again, and the last day of November, where did the year go!  We've got another fabulous challenge for you at the MPS Challenge Blog.  All you have to do this week is create your own background paper, how easy is that!  Don't forget you must use an MPS image to qualify to win a digital image of your choice from Michelle's Etsy Store.  You can also buy Michelle's "Holly The Christmas Friendship Fairy" for 20% off until Friday, December 3rd, midnight (PST).

This is one of the "Snow Family" images that Michelle just released this month, and it's called "Snow Family Wishing".  I made my background paper with a dark blue card stock, and then stamped it with snowflakes, in a light blue ink and then again with white ink.  I used Martha Stewart glitter on the scarfs, hats, ear-muffs, and the stars.  The stars on the string were cut out with my Cricut cartridge, and then pop-dotted on the cardstock, and image.  The string is attached to the card base with silver brads. 

Other Challenges:
Totally PaperCrafts - Untraditional Christmas, no red or green.
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Challenge #24 Christmas with no red or green.
The Creative Cottage - Challenge #28 Untraditional Christmas, no red, green or gold.
Die Cut Dreams - Challenge #45 - use a Die Cut no Punches.  I used Cricut to cut the stars.

I hope to see your projects/cards this week at MPS challenge blog, and good luck ladies!  Have a great week, thanks for stopping by.



  1. Very beautiful. I love the star banner at the top.


  2. What a stunning card you made! I love your background!!!

  3. Wow nice card - love the stars....Thanks for joining in at TPC this week - Good Luck
    Sarah x Stressed Stamper

  4. Gorgeous card Marilyn! I love the colors and the stars!!
    Hugs, Tammy x

  5. Great card, I love the image and what you've done with the stars, thanks for joniing us at DCD Christmas Club.

  6. Beautiful card I love the fact you have taken the trouble to make your own background paper it looks fab thanks for joining us at DCD Christmas club
    hugs Sara x

  7. fabulous card love the stars and cute image. Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage, Tracy x

  8. Love how you've done the stars, thanks for joining us at the DCD Christmas Club this week, we're happy to have you!

  9. Just beautiful Marilyn, love the background and the glitter is fab :-)
    claire XX

  10. Marilyn, this is such a gorgeous card and your background is so beautiful! I love the colors and the pretty stars! Thanks for joining us for our Make your Own Background Paper Challenge this week!:)