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!