Hello, everyone! It's been a while since we've had an E-Team Blog Hop! Have you missed us? We've sure missed sharing our fun creative experiences with you!
This month, our super-creative leader, Daisy, has given us the mission to travel back in time to one of the very first techniques any of us probably learned ….Faux Postage! It had been a long, long time for me!
Let's take care of the blog hop details first:
- Be sure to visit all the design team's blogs and leave comments along the way.
- Comments can be left beginning today, Friday, March 30, through Sunday, April 1st.
- Two random winners will be chosen from the E-Team blogs to each win a $25 eclectic Paperie gift voucher.
- Winners will be announced on Monday, April 2nd, on the eP blog.
To start on my project, I turned to the ultimate place for templates and tutorials: Splitcoaststampers. Here's the link to the Faux Postage tutorial. This is where I found the template to I wanted to use.
I printed the template on plain copy paper and taped an acrylic sheet that I pulled from some stamp set packaging over it with painters tape. I used my craft knife and ruler to cut closely around the dotted template lines.
The mask doesn't have to be perfectly cut by any means. Mine sure wasn't! Using the same 2 pieces of painters tape, I taped the acrylic mask over a piece of white cardstock on which I had printed the template again. Then I stamped my Orchid image from Flourishes.
I also stamped the image on a Post-It note, cut it out, and placed it on top of my main image. I wanted to color the background the easy way, by airbrushing with my Copic markers.
When the background was finished, I removed the Post-It note mask and the acrylic mask, which I taped directly onto the tutorial for future use.
Now my image is ready to color. Any blank spaces in between the flowers that couldn't be airbrushed were just filled in by coloring with my T3 Copic marker.
And here's the finished card.
After choosing the card base shape and the basic green layer, I just pulled out some scraps until I found the colors I liked with the image. I layered them randomly before placing the image layer on top. Then I finished the card with some May Arts ribbon and a scalloped circle sentiment layer.
Now it's time to move on to see the fabulous creations that the other E-Team members have prepared for you! Be ready to be WOWed!!
Starla wasn't able to play along this time, but please stop by to leave her some love anyway!
Thanks so much for taking time to drop in today. I love it when you visit, and when you leave comments! Have a great weekend!