Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Papertrey Ink - Make It Monday #31: Creating Backgrounds With Non-background Stamps

I feel like I am on a roll with 2 posts & challenge entries in less than a week! This week's PTI Make It Monday challenge involves stamping a background using stamps not intended for that purpose. For this challenge, I pulled out my Library Card stamp to create the background for my card. I stitched over the patterned paper & cardstock along the top, stamped my sentiment, and then popped my Copic-colored pencil up on foam adhesive for added dimension. The black stitching you see along the very top of the card is actually faux-stitching that I drew with a black marker. I also took a tip from Nichole Heady and stamped my background on both the card front as well as the card back.

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Supplies (all PTI unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Library Card, Happy Trails
Ink: True Black, Versamark, Copic markers
Paper: The Paper Studio (cardstock), Autumn Leaves (patterned paper)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Papertrey Ink - Make it Monday #30: Colored Pencils

Here I was shuffling around ideas on how to execute the next craft project for my MOPS group. We'll be making LunchBox Notes and I thought how neat it would be to use PTI's Fruit Fusion stamp sets and have fun coloring with Copic markers. The problem: Copic markers are expensive and out of our budget. Who would have guessed that PTI's Make it Monday challenge would have provided a fun & economical solution for me! Thanks, PTI!

Anywho - here's my take on the MIM challenge:

I used PTI's Frog Hop mini stamp and die sets. I colored a sky/water background in addition to the lilypad and froggie himself.

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