Welcome to the DownUnder Direct Inspiration blog. Here you will find lots of fantastic projects using the wonderful range of products from DownUnder Direct. The DownUnder Direct range includes Bazzill Basics Paper, JustRite Stamps, Spellbinders, Swarovski Crystals and BLING-abilities. You will also find our latest edition - the wonderful pre cut and scored card blanks from Le Crystelle. Card blanks are now available for retail purchase only. To view the complete range visit www.lecrystelle.com.au

16 October 2012
Welcome to Tutorial Tuesday. Today we have a tutorial from Beck demonstrating how to enhance the background on plain cardstock.

Products Used: 

Bazzill Cardstock: 

9-960D Kraft Cardstock 
10-1001E Bazzill White 
1-135E Berrylicious
 304192 Quilted Chevron Green Gingham 
304195 GardenTrellis-LedgerPink 
304191 MarketDots-Stitches 

LF-015 Decorative Grand Circles One 
S5-128 Fancy Framed Tags Two 
S5-058 - Ironwork Accents

 Just Rite Stamps: 
CL-03695 Elegant Fronds Background Stamp 
Other Products: 

TCW Window Screen Assorted lace Hessian 
Twiddleybitz Chipboard flourish 
Tim Holtz Distress Marker – Aged Mahogony 
Tim Holtz Distress ink – Aged Mahogony & Victorian Velvet 
Helmar Acid Free Glue 
Helmar 450 Quick Dry 
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots 


Step One:

Take a mask or stencil and rub over it with some distress ink onto the plain cardstock 

Step Two:

Remove the mask or stencil to reveal the pattern added to the cardstock

Step Three:

Take your Just Rite stamp and add some ink to it in a circular motion, cleaning any of the sharp edges with a baby wipe

Step Four:

Randomly stamp the background with the stamp in a slightly darker colour to the masked pattern

Tutorial created by Design Team member-BECK


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