Below are two cards where I have made my own background paper, using two of the close-up photos I took in the forest last weekend.
How about some reindeer lichen paper?
Embellished with a stamped fir twig and a ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Both the reindeer and the twig are colored in with Distress inks on a water pen.
The reindeer stamp is from Magenta.
The fir twig is from Nature's Print Shop rubberstamp set #04 Pines Fir Yew.
Close-up of twigs against the evening sky. A very easy card to make!
I printed the photo out on regular copy paper, stamped a leaf three times directly on the paper, and colored them with color pencils.
Thinging of you stamp from A country welcome.
Leaf stamp from Nature's Print Shop, rubberstamp set #01 Love Those Leaves.
Taking close-up photos is a walk in the park if you have a camera. But if you're a cat, getting close to birds isn't easy at all!
Opel Susanna tries her infamous staring method (if I sit still and stare long enough, chances are one of them burdies will fly right into my mouth).
If you make your own paper out of photos, I would love to hear about it!