Monday, April 25, 2011

PTI April Blog Hop!

This month's blog hop is dedicated to all the boys and men in our lives! Now is your chance to create Father's Day projects, boy birthday cards and more to build up your stash! Focus on masculine color schemes, fresh pattern combinations, understated embellishments and unique uses of images you may already have in your stash!

I decided to make a technique based card. I'm sure there's an actual name for this technique, but I haven't actually watched any tutorials about it. I started off with a piece of
acetate. I scribbled various colours of Copic markers all over it. Then I spritzed alcohol on it to give it a speckled and blended look. I flipped it over and stamped some images from Leaf Prints on it with Stazon. I attached that to a piece of vanilla cardstock by using a large piece of Scor-Tape. Then everything else kind of fell into place.

  • Stamps: Leaf Prints, Masculine Motifs (Papertrey Ink)
  • Paper:Vanilla, Dark Chocolate
  • Ink: Stazon Timber Brown
  • Accessories, etc: Various Copics in the YR Family, Wood button, baker's twine, twill ribbon, acetate

Sunday, April 03, 2011

A more complex take on FTL134

So I was just playing around with new stuff, cutting out some dies and doing a bit of stamping, (basically putting together my own embellishments) when I decided I needed to actually make use of them. I tend to put together all sorts of embellishments, but then I end up leaving them in my completed folder for ages. I looked at what I had put together and realized that it would work nicely with my clean and simple fall to layout sketch this week!

Supplies (all supplies by Papertrey Ink):
  • Stamps: Love Lives Here, Textstyle I,
  • Ink: Scarlet Jewel, Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate
  • Paper: White, Dark Chocolate, Scarlet Jewel
  • Accessories, etc.: Love Lives Here dies