This card was assembled today as I have tried to put in my spring mini order and a customer order.
I am so frustrated that I made my own decorative paper (insired by basicgray paper style sort of)
and cut out the flippen flowers without the punch.
In the end it is not my favorite card but hey it took
my mind off of the problems at the SU site
I have added instructions.
Try it see what you can come up with.
Thank You for your kind remarks on my home made paper.
I kept reading about basicgray paper and had never seen it. So I found a friend and went on a road trip to a very well stocked scrap store an hour away to see what this was…..Hey all I could think of is gray paper and thought this must be some special paper…LOL
So I walk into the store and my mouth dropped and my heart started racing…..can you believe that paper!!!!!!! I am a paper nut. I did not buy one sheet because I need my cash for various cash SU promotions. I knew one day I would own a sheet when the funds were available.
Now I want the new SU paper in the mini BAD and I have been putting off placing that order until this month so my order would get me the HA set. I could not get my order through so I decided that I would make my own paper and use SU colours and try and make it sort of look like the basic grey paper.
I will attempt to explain how I did this.
1. White paper
2. Reinkers in the colours you want
3. Dollar store cheap stiff bristled paint brush
4. sand paper
5. paper towel
Place a couple of small drops of the reinker on the end of your DRY brush
Brush this across your paper continue to brush until you have a streaky look. You do not want to make the whole page a solid colour
I did this horizontally and vertically.
Wipe your brush off on towel do not clean with water.
Add your next colour do the same adding colour and more streaks.
Continue this with as many colours that you want.
Choose the stamps you want to use and stamp down some images.
I did do some more streaking after this.
Once you have decided that it is to your liking take sand paper and start roughing up the paper to get the look you want.
I believe you could get different looking paper with the craft reinkers because they do not dry as quickly as the others. You could blend them and get a whole new look.
Date: Monday, April 3, 2006 GMT Views: 2217
Stamps: looks like spring
Paper: saffron, WW
Ink: artichoke, celery, ballet blue, pumpkin, regfal rose.....then the reinkers of these