10/5/10

2-fer Tuesday

Today I have 2 very similar cards to share with you and some Big Ideas as well. Let's get right to it.

I bought this gorgeous paper from Emma's Paperie a couple of weeks ago and when I got the new wreath stamp set from Papertrey Ink, I knew I had to pair them up:


I kept the layout fairly simple by cutting the bottom edge of the DP for interest and allowing the image to do the rest of the work.

Then, as I was looking at the finished project, I had an idea. I could create a background similar to the gorgeous patterned paper with a few stamp sets (thus saving this paper for another project at a later date). So I grabbed the PTI sets Embellishments and Text Style and this is what I came up with:


Here's the Big Ideas I incorporated into this background:

* I first stamped the swirl images by adding 4 different swirl stamps to my acrylic block, inking them all together with a honey gold ink and stamping them at one time on my paper. Repeat as necessary to fill the space.

* Since the swirls on my DP have more than 1 color to them, I used a Copic marker in a rusty orange color and outlined various sections of each stamped swirl. I then used a tan/beige Copic to add color around the outside of some of the swirls.

* Finally I overstamped the entire piece with the Text Style stamps to replicate the text on the DP.

My wreath was added on top a looped piece of ribbon and two buttons were added to finish up my card. A similar card and all created by me!

I hope you enjoyed this 2-fer today. I'm posting about my teen years over at Ridiculous Lab later today - hope you'll join me!

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5 comments:

JazzyH said...

I love the colors you used.

Krista said...

awesome way to recreate that paper. love it! and love the wreaths!

Kay said...

Oh sweetie, I love your stamped background even more than the patterned paper- it's gorgeous!

BethieJ said...

MARY I LOVE them both.. that PP you made is STUNNING!! it looks so close to the other you would never guess it wasnt in the line! FABULOUS!!!!
Have a GREAT day!

Stephanie said...

These are gorgeous! I love the colors you used!