Striped Thanks

Hello everyone!  I’m here with Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #176: Backgrounds with Embossing Paste.  It’s been a while since I’ve played along with them.  So, I’m glad I had a chance to play today.

Laura Bassen showed us how to use our dies to create stencils so that we could make pretty backgrounds using embossing paste.

I’ve done this before so it was nice to do this technique again.

Here is my card:

Thanks {watercolor}2

Here is how I create my card:

1. I used Papertrey Ink’s Stripes Horizontal Cover Plate to create my stencil.  I just ran the cover plate through my big shot twice for some thickness.

2. One at a time I mixed my distress reinkers with Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste.  I mixed the paste and  Mustard Seed Distress Ink and spread my paste on the top of my stencil thick.  Then I mixed Peacock Feathers Distress Ink and spread it in the middle of the stencil, thick.  The last I mixed Picked Raspberry and spread it on the bottom of my stencil, thick.

3.  I lightly spread the paste upwards from the bottom to mix the colors going up.  Once I removed all of the excess paste, I removed my stencil to reveal the colorful stripes.

4. I set my card panel to the side and die cut my middle Papertrey Ink Circle Scribbles Die out of Stampin’ Up! Vellum.

5. Then I die cut Lawn Fawn Scripty Thanks out of Basic Black Cardstock.

6. I adhered the vellum scribble to my striped card panel with Glossy Accents.  I added my scripty thanks to the vellum scribble with Tombow Multipurpose Glue.

7. I rounded my corners with my We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper (which by the way broke today, I’m so sad, I have to buy another one.).

8. The “thanks” looked to plain so I added Glossy Accents for a little shine.

That’s how I created this card!!  Oh by the way, my card size is 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 scored at 5-1/2.  My card panel measures 4 x 5-1/4.

So what do you think?  Let me know.

 

Supplies used:

Stripes Horizontal Cover Plate PTD-0536Distress Ink Mustard SeedDistress Ink Peacock FeathersDistress Inks Picked RaspberryEmbossing PasteLF Scripty ThanksBasic BlackWhite Vellumglossy accentsTombow Multi-Purpose AdhesiveWe R Memory Keepers Corner Chomperranger craft sheet

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

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What is Texture?

Happy Friday everyone!!! Today couldn’t get here fast enough.  The week was dragging and cold.  To keep my cool, I joined Addicted to CAS Challenge this week.  Their code word is Texture. How interesting!!  How often do you get a card with texture on it.  Think about it.

So, the question is what is texture?

According to Webster, texture is the visual and especially tactile quality of a surface.  For example a rough texture.

Well that is interesting, who wants a card with a rough texture.  When you think of cards, you think pretty, smooth, subtle, funny, and bright.  So how does texture play apart on a greeting card.

I will show you, take a look at the card I came up with.

Life

Can you say texture?  Yes, you can!! Guess what, it is rough!!!  It’s a pretty rough card!!

Life side

You can see the thickness of this textured butterfly.

Life close up

I saw Laura Bassen create a card like this and I wanted to give it a try.

1. I die cut 4 butterflies from Papertrey Ink’s Life is Beautiful die cut to create a butterfly stencil.

2. I attached the stencil to my white cardstock.

3.  I mixed two distress inks colors with embossing paste.

4. I spread a thick coat of the color embossing paste over my heart stencil.

5. Once I was done applying the paste, I lifted the butterfly stencil and WALA!!

Have you notice that one of my butterfly antenna’s are missing.  I think that is the beauty of this card and that is why I use the sentiment “Life”!  Life isn’t perfect and sometimes neither are we.

I hope you like my card just as much as I like it.

BTH: My seven year old daughter made a card for this challenge as well, take a look here.

Supplies used:

Basic Black CSWhisper WhiteStrawberry SlushDaffodil Delight CSDistress Ink Mustard SeedDistress Inks Picked RaspberryLife is Beautiful DieLife is Beautiful Stamp SetWe R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

 

Please leave me a comment below and let me know what you think.

~Kymona