Apr 25

Papertrey Ink April 2014 Blog Hop

Written by: iwona    23 Comments

Hi there, lovelies! Just popping in with a card I made for the Papertrey Ink April Blog Hop. The theme is embroidered patterns and boy oh boy, I’m seeing folk! You know what it means…

So granted that I needed to achieve an embroidered-like look using stamping, I decided to concentrate on texture and colours. First up, embroidered designs are raised due to the thickness of the thread, so I embossed my patterns instead to give them more body. Secondly, embroidery embraces colour so I reached for an upbeat palette and filled the embossed florals with Copic markers for an instant pop of colour.

I embossed on Soft Stone cardstock, using three different embossing powders. Red for the doily from Delightful Doilies, and white / platinum for the florals and sentiment from Fancy Folk Art respectively.

Aligning the four quarters of the large doily stamp is a bit tricky, especially when stamping with VersaMark which is almost invisible. Here’s the solution I found to be working.

1. I found a circle die of the same diameter as the thick line in the center of the stamp of my choice. I picked that line because it was the thickest in the stamp. The reason why is further below.

2. I used the outside edge of the die to draw a circle on the cardstock, the same edge I aligned with the stamp on the photo above.

3. I stamped the four quarters by aligning the line I picked in the stamp, with the one I drew. You’re gonna see where you’re stamping because VersaMark is transparent, so you can see the pencil line through your stamp. Once I embossed the design, the pencil line disappeared underneath. By picking the thickest line in the stamp, I increased my chances that it still happens even if I misalign the stamp a bit.

See you later! Hope it tickles 🙂

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23 thoughts on “Papertrey Ink April 2014 Blog Hop

  1. Wow! Wow! Wow! This is perfect! Love the colors, love the design and I am really digging the folk art look. Great job!

  2. Outstanding detail! I love the colors!!


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