Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Make It Monday #74 Stamping on Texture

 Heather Nichols has put together a fabulous tutorial for you today about stamping on texture.  By throwing this easy technique into your bag of tricks you can reinvent all of the images in your stamp collection!  

My project this week was doubly inspired.  First by Heather's tutorial and secondly by this picture from Nichole's post today introducing more of the stamps and dies to be released on July 15th.


I was already thinking that my favorite background texture is woodgrain, and the floral design on the picture above made me think of the Stitches and Swirls stamp set.  After running a small piece of card stock through my Big Shot using the impression plate, I applied Classic Kraft ink to the texture with a brayer as Heather had done in her tutorial.  This was adhered to the left side.  I stamped the invitation on the right along with a small image from Stitches and Swirls to move the eye from the image on the left to the information on the right. Finally, I added the ribbon and bow, rounded the corners and it was finished.  Pretty simple!

I like the combination of Sweet Blush, Kraft, and Dark Chocolate for the "Meet Julia" party I had in mind as I made this invitation.  I have some friends who are hoping to adopt a little girl so I want to be ready to host a shower when she arrives!

You will find the usual supplies list at the end of the post.  Please leave a comment; it really makes my day to hear from you!

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Supplies:  All Papertrey Ink unless noted
Card stock:  Sweet Blush
Ink:  Dark Chocolate, Classic Kraft
Stamps:  Stitches and Swirls, By Invitation
Ribbon:  Sweet Blush satin 
Other:  Woodgrain Impression Plate,  Copic Markers YG91, R11

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Make It Monday #73: Stamping on Patterned Paper

Hello All!  Happy Saturday night.  I hope the weekend is going well for you.  My husband is on call and won't be home for another 30 minutes so I am making this a quick show and tell for this week's  MIM.  Ashley Cannon Newell has done one of her excellent tutorials showing her creativity with stamping on patterned paper. Check it out!

Here's my card

I am in love with all of the Pattern Packs being released at Papertrey Ink.  I chose the gingham check from the Fine Linen collection for the background.  I  stamped it with Turning a New Leaf in Ripe Avocado ink and finished this simple card with my favorite Fillable Frame #10 using a sentiment from the new We Go Together set.  What do you think about the little pink flowers?  These were made with an old EK Success punch that I have had for so long I don't remember where or why I have it.  But, I find that I frequently use it on a variety of projects.  To my surprise, however, I discovered that a small 5-petal flower in Beautiful Blooms II is the perfect stamp for it!   I also added a little Flower Soft in sunshine yellow to the the centers.  They remind me of the little crabapple blossoms in the early spring. One of the things I love most about paper crafting is that I have license to make any flower my little brain can imagine so here are my crabapple blossoms on a Carolina Jessamine vine climbing on a lattice in July!  LOL!
The card base is Fine Linen card stock and the mat is in Ripe Avocado.

Stay cool, girlfriends, it's hot out there!

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