It's not always necessary to buy papers for your scrapbook pages. Just like with your card making, you can make your own papers. For this layout, an 8 x 8 by the way, I have used the paper that comes inside the sleeves of my scrapbook album and changed it.
For my custom made paper, a Tim Holtz technique. I scrunched up the paper from my album sleeve and then opened it up again. Then I rubbed Black Soot Distress Ink over the peaks of the paper. I spritzed this with water, allowed a couple of minutes for the water to move the Distress Ink a little and then pressed flat with my Encaustic Iron.
I did some splats with Peeled Paint and Old Paper Distress Stains. With the stamp in my hand, I randomly stamped the Creatie Expressions Kitten Treats Background using Black Soot Distress Ink. I inked around the edges with Old Paper Distress Ink.
I cut the border and a couple of corners out of Black Card using Sue's Scandinavian Border, Corner & Tag Die Set.
The journalling panel is cut from Sue's Auvergne Die Set and I inked through the die with Old Paper Distress Ink. I cut a mat out of Black Card using Sue's Provence Die Set.
I made the card up that I didn't get to demo in Tuesday's afternoon show so, I'm offering it up as a giveaway. Just leave a lovely comment on today's post and I'll draw a winner on Wednesday lunchtime.