Friday, November 2, 2018

Papertrey Ink: Make It Monday #341 Painted Brushstroke Backgrounds

In this week’s Make It Monday over at Papertrey Ink, Dawn McVey shows us how to make brushstroke backgrounds. Here’s her finished product:

It’s a pretty simple technique that creates an interesting background. I’ve never tried this technique before, so I was excited to take a stab at it. It was an awful lot of fun and something that I will definitely revisit.  Here are my creations:

I’ve been on a Christmas card making frenzy, so I decided to make two different cards, although they are quite similar. The first version has a darker brown fawn with a huge floral, greenery crown.  The second card has a lighter, Kraft colored fawn with a crown made from last year’s Make It Market Wonderland Kit. I didn't have an assortment of acrylic paint on hand.  I had white, green, blue, and tan.  To create different shades of blue, I mixed the colors of paint I had until I got the desired colors I wanted.  I added gold pearl embellishments to finish off the cards. I love how distinct the brushstrokes stand out and how simple these were to make.  Thanks for stopping in and have a great day!


Sunday, September 23, 2018

Papertrey Ink: Make It Monday #336 Faux Gilded Leaves

Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday this week is by Laurie Schmidlin. This week, Laurie shows us how to make gilded leaves with embossing powders.  Below is my version of the Faux Gilded Leaves:

It's been a while since I've been able to blog.  I always have every intention to blog more often, but life always gets in the way.  Most of the time, I find myself fortunate just to have enough time to run to my craft room and get some stamping done. I'm delighted to share this card with you today.  I used Laurie's technique but also added some Mica Flakes on my gilded leaves to give them some dimension.  I love this time of the year and the excitement of the upcoming holidays.

The background was created with the Text & Texture: Leaves Stamp Set. It is definitely quickly becoming one of my favorite background stamps, and I am sure it will be versatile to use year round.  The faux gilded leaves were made with Leaf Prints Stamp Set and Leaf Prints Die Collection. I used Altenew rose gold, antique gold, and copper crisp embossing powders and some Stampendous Mica Flakes on the leaves.  I added a translucent maple leaf note on top of the gilded leaves. This came in my Hero Arts kit for this month. I also made some leaf accents from Build a Flower: Rose Stamp Set and added images from Seasonal Borders: Autumn Stamp Set & Stencil.  The sentiment was from Fall Elegance stamp set; unfortunately, this set is a retired Papertrey Ink set and no longer available. I love how this card turned out.

Thanks for stopping in!

Card Supplies:
Text & Texture: Leaves Stamp Set
Leaf Prints Stamp Set
Leaf Prints Die Collection
Rose Gold Embossing Powder
Antique Gold Embossing Powder
Copper Crisp Embossing Powder
Stampendous Mica Flakes
Build a Flower: Rose Stamp Set
Seasonal Borders: Autumn Stamp Set & Stencil
Hero Arts Kit