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


  1. very cool effect with the leaves- love that!

  2. What a cool look!! I love how you did this and the final result!

  3. Soooo beautiful, totally looks like real leaves under glass!

  4. This looks amazing! Thanks for the description of how you achieved that look. I will definitely have to try it.

  5. This is really beautiful. Thanks for sharing that technique.

  6. Wow, this is so stunning. I love the effect you achieved. Will have to try it myself.