Beaded Background Technique "Death By Candy Corn"

By Jean Sunderman

Supply List:
  • Clear & opaque micro beads
  • Cardstock: Black, Purple and White
  • Patterned Paper
  • Black Ink
  • Embossing Powder
  • Stamps
  • O'So Sticky Tape Sheets
  • Transparency Film Sheets
  • 3-D Foam Tape
  • Sandpaper/Distress Tool
  • Shrink Plastic
  • Brads


This Beaded Background technique works well to soften bright colored papers. See above. The left side is patterned paper. The right side is the same paper with micro beads added.

Step 1:
Fold Black Cardstock creating a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card. Cut purple cardstock slightly smaller (5 1/4 x 4 1/8 ) Distress purple cardstock to create a worn look using a distress tool or sandpaper. Layer onto card.

Cut patterned paper, transparency and sticky sheet to approx. 3 3/4 x 5.

Step 2:
Place sticky sheet onto patterned paper. Peel back and add clear beads to cover everything except a small portion of the bottom. Cover that area in black beads.

Step 3:
Stamp on the transparency and emboss. Attach beaded pattern paper and transparency sheet with black brads. Layer onto a piece of black cardstock. Attach to card front. In some areas I used a dab of glue under images to hold transparency in place.

Step 4:
Stamp some of the designs again on regular cardstock. Emboss, cut out, color and layer with 3D tape on top of transparency.

Shrink a witch or another design on clear shrink plastic. Cut out and adhere to sky area.

© Suzanne Glazier of Pennywise Art Supplies