I found some time to create yesterday. Hooray!!! And all I can say about yesterday, is thank goodness that making cards – for the most part – is something I can do during power outages. Really, though, thank goodness the power came back on before it got really cold.
I always like to try to participate with Papertrey’s weekly Make It Monday challenge, although this week’s technique is not one in which I am very strong. I think it’s because it seems to require a good design eye, and I feel like I am mostly fudging things, since I really have zippo design experience and know how. Especially for a technique like this one – sometimes it feels like I’m throwing things at the wall and hoping that they’ll stick! I might make cards, but I’m actually a wannabe well-designed-card maker. 😉
Anyhoo. Here is the first card I created using this multi-stamp background technique, pretty much imitating Nichole’s card:
The leaves from Turning A New Leaf were stamped using my new Spring Moss inkpad – fun! Also included are some Beautiful Blooms blossoms, and some small flower clusters from the Tag-Its #5 set. I ran that background panel through the Cuttlebug with my Linen Impression Plate for a little texture.
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The focal panel was made with my new Tag Sale #5 die, followed by some Limitless Layers circles, the top circle being stamped with the Tag-Its #3 frame, more flower blossoms, and a sentiment from Flower Fusion #4. The Tag Sale #5 die-cut is also impressed with the Cane Print Impression Plate.
Most of those products are ones that I have not used yet, so that made me happy to use them. I’ve been trying to make a point of using things I haven’t used yet, rather than just using the same old standbys over and over and over – in spite of how much I absolutely ADORE all my old standbys!! I spend good money on crafting supplies, and I really want to make use of as many of them as I can.
Thanks for stopping by today. 😉
Stamps: Beautiful Blooms II, Flower Fusion #4, Tag-Its #5, Tag-Its #3Turning A New Leaf (Papertrey Ink)
Paper/Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Scarlet Jewel, Sweet Blush, Spring Moss (PTI)
Inks: Spring Moss (PTI); Chestnut, Merlot, Rosebud, Dusty Plum (Colorbox); Tea Dye Distress Ink (Ranger)
Embellishments: Rhinestones (Kaisercraft)
Tools: Cane Print Impression Plate, Linen Impression Plate, Limitless Layers 1-3/4″ Dies, Tag Sale #5 Die (PTI)