Friday, July 19, 2013

McMahon Five Designs Flashback Release



The image I chose this week is not very old.  It made its debut a couple of months ago.  And I’ve been wanting to use the image for a while now.  So today I bring you my project using a digital image created by Draw Me A Daydream (DMAD) Designs by Ryan Krisher.  This digital set  is called Pa’s Paper from Pa’s Paper Digital Designs.


Pa's Paper Digital Stamp Set

DMAD - Pa's Paper Set - JPG


My Project

Most of us know how hard it is to make male cards but it really helps to have a cute image.  I used two basic colors tan and black.  I also tore tiny pieces of newspaper and glued it to a plain piece of cardstock using Glue N’ Seal by Inkssentials.  Then I used Vintage Photo distress ink to give it an aged look.  I used the colored image from the set but I wanted to do something I haven’t done before.  I used my Silhouette Portrait to do a Print and Cut to get the narrow white border around the image.  It only took me two tries and I got it right.  Then I took black card stock and made another cut to border the image.  I call it beginners luck!  The sentiments on the Front and Inside of the card are from the set too.  Added some black diamond stickles and called it done!





Supplies Used:  Neenah Environment Desert Storm Card Stock; Neenah Classic Linen Black Card Stock.  Inkssentials Glue N’ Seal; Black Diamond Stickles; Tombow Mono Permanent Adhesive; and Distress Ink Pad Vintage Photo by Tim Holtz (Ranger).


If you have time visit the  McMahon Five Designs Blog to see more projects using flashback images.  And leave a little love too.  Thank you for stopping by my blog and I hope I was able to inspire you a little. 



  1. WOW Fran I love this card - the newspaper pieces are a fabulous background!! Great work with your cutter too, getting the two edges so well done.

  2. Oh my gosh, this card is just so darn cute!!!!!! I love it!!! I can't believe the detail you put into the base paper! Outstanding!
    Thanks for sharing,

  3. Adorable Fran! I can't believe you used regular newspaper on it. It looks awesome.

  4. Oh my word! I am so in love with this!! Darling, darling sentiment too!

  5. So cute, Fran! Love the colors and the papers are great! And I love the stickles! Great fun!



  6. Great job, Fran.. I absolutely love your background using newspaper! What a great idea.


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