The Friday Mashup gives us two challenges this week (a technique and a sketch) – and I’ve really mashed things up by accepting both challenges. Woo hoo! Before I share the technique and sketch, I am excited to share my project. Here it is:
The inspiration for today’s card comes from a (1) a technique (creating a Delft tile background) and (2) this sketch by Tara Bourgoin:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Creating Tile. Delft Tile refers to the beautiful blue and white Dutch tiles. So, I didn’t really create the Delft Tile look because I got a little heavy-handed with my sponging, but I really like the way it turned out. I scored 1″ squares on a piece of Sahara Sand and the started sponging with scrap paper to cover the scored lines. Part way through, I realized I could just punch a 1″ square on scrap paper and move along more quickly. Genius! (well, maybe more efficient). I sponged Soft Sky over the Sahara Sand and then lightly sponged some Wisteria Wonder over that to add a little umph.
- Color Combination. The pairing of Soft Sky and Blackberry Bliss was inspired by July’s Paper Pumpkin kit (I just loved them together). I opted for Sahara Sand as the alternative to white. If you like this combination as much as I do, feel free to copy the picture below or save it off for future reference:
- Circle Layers. I’m so happy to have the 2″ Circle punch in the 2014-2015 Annual Catalog. It allows me more options for layering circles without having to walk over to the Big Shot. I LOVE my big shot, but my punches and I are really tight. The layering of this sentiment (from the sentiment out) is 1-3/4″ Circle punch, 2″ Circle punch, 2-1/2″ Circle punch. I mimicked the differences in these layers on the borders around the central panel of the card.
Stamp Sets: Choose Happiness, And Many More Papers: Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White Inks: Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder, Blackberry Bliss Accessories: Simply Scored Scoring Plate, 1″ Square punch, 1-3/4″ Circle punch, 2″ Circle punch, 2-1/2″ Circle punch, Hexagon punch (for banner tips), Stampin’ Dimensionals
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