Thursday, January 24, 2013

Papertrey January Blog Hop Challenge/Moxie Fab Patterned Paper Challenge

I was inspired by a few challenges out there - Papertrey's Blog Hop to use black or grey cardstock and Moxie Fab's Make Your Own Patterned Paper.  I stamped a bunch of flowers from PTI's Pretty Peonies in Tuxedo Black ink from Memento.  Even though I'm not a Copic girl (gasp! :P), I do know it is a good ink that won't bleed.  Then I went to town using an aqua pen and a bunch of colours with some Shimmer Paints.  I wasn't careful and just had fun with the colours, not paying too much attention ...
I used my heat tool to fully dry the panel and then embossed using the Herringbone impression plate.  This added some great texture.  I mounted this to a light grey card base with foam dots and continued with my sentiment.
I love the look of white ink on dark cardstock and use this a lot.  However, I had a lot of trouble lining up the sentiment straight on the die cut so I ended up stamping and then die cutting, using a negative die cut to perfectly place the die cut.  This works really well and I keep negative die cuts in my cd sleeves along with the dies themselves for this very use.
It's hard to see the shimmer in the picture, but I promise it's there!

Since I went to town with the dry embossing on here to add some texture, I am adding this to the CASE study challenge on texture this week.  Check out the stunning creations by the DT over there: CASE study challenge #125

Supplies:
Paper: PTI Smokey Shadow, Staples white and grey
Stamps: PTI Pretty Peonies, Everyday Button Bits
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Color Box Frost White
Misc: PTI Double Ended Banners dies, Herringbone Impression Plate, Aqua Pen,  Shimmer Paints, foam dots

14 comments:

Leigh said...

Wow, this is amazing, Cara! I love how you stamped and coloured the background and then added the herringbone texture! That has been on my wishlist for a while... I'm thinking your card might just have pushed it into my cart!

Tracey McNeely said...

Cara love the houndstooth IP and the pretty flowers.

Joyce said...

Very pretty--your coloring is great, and the IP adds just that extra touch.

Jill Norwood said...

This is so beautiful! I love how you dry embossed after coloring! Gorgeous card!!!!

Marybeth said...

wow this is Beautiful! Love the embossing too.

Annheidel said...

Love the textured flowers!

Suzanne said...

I love your coloring - so pretty!

Jacquie Southas said...

I love the IP you used - adds such a neat texture to the flower images!

Cheryl said...

Love the texture and the colors, and that tip for die cutting is great!

Karen said...

lovely and textural...great job..

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Lots of great texture, reminds me of a grandma's pillow! Yummy :)
Thanks for joining us at CASE Study! Chupa xxx

Debby said...

Another great design! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study this week :)

Jean Martin said...

Wow! Beautiful! I never thought of doing this! What a great technique! Thanks for linking up to CASE Study Challenge! So glad you could join us! :)

Cath said...

Hey Cara! Thanks for linking this up to the Make Your Own Background Paper Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)