Today I wanted to share a card I created today that I think is probably one of my favorites of all the cards I’ve ever made. The funny thing is, when I started I had no intention of creating a valentine-type card, especially considering we’re gearing up for Christmas.

The striped background in the card above is all one layer created with a Direct To Paper (DTP) technique I call the Pulled Background technique.  In Club 52 (our year long online technique club) we’ve been looking at Direct To Paper Techiques using dye-based inks for the last three weeks.  This week, I created three variations of the Pulled Background Technique, which if you’re interested in seeing, I have posted on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog. This card is a step-stepped up verison.  It uses four different colors of ink: Pink Pirouette Classic ink, Pretty in Pink Classic ink, Melon Mambo Classic ink and Rose Red Classic ink.

If you’re a technique-lover, you’re welcome to join the club at anytime.  There’s more info about it HERE.  You can also get an over-all snapshot of what we’ve done so far HERE.