Thursday, June 2, 2011

June Creative Consultant Blog Hop

It's that time again... another month! It's June and summer is a-comin' in! :)

If you've come from Sarah Callahan's blog - Welcome! If you've come here another way, I highly suggest you head over to Samantha Kania's blog to start at the beginning of the hop.

For this month's A Muse Studio Creative Consultant Blog Hop, the challenge was to create our own patterned paper. I showed you a card a little while back where I did this by stamping randomly all over a piece of cardstock, so I thought I'd do something a little different for this challenge. And, with Father's Day coming up, I wanted to make a masculine card.


I used my scoring board to score a line at every 1/2 inch on the diagonal of my cardstock, and then I flipped it around and scored the other way to create the lattice pattern. Then I took my sanding block and lightly sanded off the top layer of where the cardstock is raised from the scoring.


 You can also achieve a similar look by sanding over cardstock you've embossed using texture plates or embossing folders. A Muse Studio cardstock is so awesome for techniques like this because it has a white core. If you don't want the sanded areas to be white, you can always sponge ink over them or use a marker to color just those areas. (Jennifer McGuire did a really great video on this.)

Next on the hop is Kari Bell's blog. Go on ahead and check it out! I'll catch up with you soon; I can't wait to see what everyone else has made! :)

All the supplies used on this card project are from A Muse Studio, and can be purchased through my webstore at www.amusestudio.com/annakeyes.
- solid cardstock in Grass, Orange, Kraft, Sugar
- lawnmower and sentiment stamps from "Hey, Man"
- zig-zag border stamp from "Mad for Plaids"
- pigment ink in Grass
- Memento Tuxedo Black ink
- sanding block
- other: Copic markers, scoring board and stylus, dimensional adhesive

Enjoy the rest of your week!

21 comments:

  1. Great card! love the background you made!

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  2. Love the lattice background!

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  3. Perfect for a man or as a thank you to the boy you might hire to cut your grass.

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  4. This is a perfect masuline card! I love the way you used the zig zag stamp as a background.

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  5. Great masculine card! I wouldn't have thought to use the zig zag as grass, very creative!!

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  6. awesome! love your different take on the DP. :)

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  7. So cute! Love the scored and sanded background.

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  8. Very creative DP!! I love that lawn mower image!

    I am now a follower of your blog. So very nice to meet you. Stop by my blog sometime and say hello!

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  9. adorable card! The zig zag is perfect under the mower!

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  10. ANNA!!!! This is RIGHT ON! Wonderful inspiration :)

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  11. love the double layer of grass & the embossing by scoring is brilliant!!

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  12. Great minds think alike. Love that lattice technique don't you? What an adorable card. So cute! "_

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  13. Love all the ideas we get from the blog hop....love using the zigzag stamp for grass! I would have never thought of it and it works perfectly. Great card!

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  14. LOVE the lattice and LOVE this image. HOW Cute, Fun, and Giggly perfect!!!

    have a blessed day
    Heather

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  15. Great technique! It really adds to the card.

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  16. Great masculine card--I like how you scored and sanded the background.

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  17. Terrific technique! And adorable card, by the way. Can't wait to put it to use. Thanks for sharing.

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