Thursday, March 6, 2014

Make It Monday: following the rules

Here is my last entry for the MIM Papertrey Ink challenge this week.  I followed the rules to a T this time, with only one layer over the card base like Erin did.  I used lots of textured stamps including a very very very old Stampin' UP! Sale-A-Bration set that had a textured block and watercolored like flowers, so right off the bat I have two forms of texture.  I stamped the block in limeade ice and the flower in Hibiscus burst and simply chartreuse.  Then I used text style background basics in fine linen ink for just a bit more subtle texture behind everything.  I am so excited how this turned out.  I used a Think Big Favorites set for the sentiment (it was one of the early ones) in Baked Brown Sugar (SU!).  I used Rustic White card stock for my card base and the layer.

A few things I had thought to do to add more texture was to stamp the flower image again in versa mark ink over the colored images and emboss with clear embossing powder, but I sort of forgot as I finished stamping.  The other texture element I thought of adding was with the rustic burlap impression plate, but again, in my haste I forgot.  Honestly, I think the heat embossing could have been nice to add some real raised texture, but I think the impression plate texture might have been just a tad over the top and been too busy.  All in all I am happy with the card even without those two elements.

And I also used a sketch featured in this month's PTI newsletter, where they went back to old design team cards and made a sketch handout for us.  Fun.  It was the sketch with the rectangle panels on it.  If I can figure out a way to put the sketch in this post, I will.


Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So beautiful!

Marcia HIll said...

Lovely, lovely card! At first glance it is so simple, but there is so much depth with your backgrounds that it is just perfect!! Great job! :0)

the primitive country bug said...

This is such a pretty card! Great use of texture without adding bulk!!