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Woodware Challenge – Backgrounds

This week we are looking at backgrounds over on the Woodware Blog, I got out my Rollagraphs.

DorothyI have used the Crackle Background rollagraph.


Here are the tools, and for those that don’t know about Rollagraphs here are the pieces.

Dorothy9The cartridges are available with Ancient Page ink which is an archival die ink, in lots of colours. You can also get an embossing ink cartridge, and un-inked cartridges, which you can ink with your favourite ink. This photo shows the cartridge in place.

Dorothy11Then pop in the wheel  of your choice.

Dorothy13remove the cover

Dorothy10push up the cartridge

Dorothy12and turn the wheel to ink the stamp.

The wonderful thing about using the rollagraph with an ink cartridge is that it inks as you stamp.

Dorothy6Start off the paper and roll, go off the edges, I have repeated the pattern three times.

Dorothy5I have rolled the crackled background in both directions.

Dorothy14then add some colour, with a stylus tip. I have used Purple Crafters Ink.

Then fill in with a complementary colour.


I have done two background pieces The one above is black ink


This one has been inked with Watermark and then embossed with clear powder, and then coloured. Remember to wipe off the ink when you have finished.

Dorothy3I have used the embossed section to layer.

Dorothy2The 18 has been raised on pads. The stamp is Francoise’s 18th Birthday.


The ribbon has been stamped with the Rollagraph too and the Crafters Jungle by rolling over the pad, and then shrivelled with my heat tool.

Dorothy4a simple happy birthday from the same stamp set for the inside.

The card is a 6 x 6 made from Pale Green pearl card.

Thank you for visiting today, the girls over on the Woodware Blog have and assortment of backgrounds to share.

1 thought on “Woodware Challenge – Backgrounds

  1. Really effective backgrounds you’ve created for this card. Great inspiration as I’ve recently bought and used both the 18th and 21st stamp sets. Thank you for the comment you left on my blog recently regarding the PSX Sailing Boat stamp. PSX were quality stamps. It made me smile as it was after attending one of your beginner stamping classes that I became hooked on stamping and card making and spent many happy hours browsing through the shop. Nine years later and I’m still learning new techniques and styles.
    Liz xx

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