Thursday, January 2, 2014

Make It Monday #146 - Angled Backgrounds

Good Morning everyone and welcome to 2014! It's starting out a pretty cold one, a good time to stay indoors and craft. This week's Make It Monday challenge at Papertrey Ink is being hosted by Ashley. Check out her video tutorial here on how to use your scraps to create angled backgrounds. I chose to make my angled piece more of a focal point than a background.




I glued my scraps to a 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" piece of cardstock. After trimming the edges I adhered it to another piece of white CS just slightly larger. Using this piece as a guide I stamped my sentiment and stars onto my card base. I wrapped the center piece with baker's twine and a vellum star, popped it with 3D foam, added some pearls coloured with a copic and your done.

Supplies: Card size is 5" x 5"
Stamps - Stylish Sentiments: Birthday (PTI)
Paper - Neenal Solar White CS, Everyday Moments (Teresa Collins), Good Times (SU), vellum
Ink - Outdoor Denim (CTMH), YR07 Copic
Other - Seeing Stars Die (PTI), baker's twine (MayArts), pearls (CTMH), 3D foam

19 comments:

  1. gorgeous card... love how you made your angled piece the focal point of your card!

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  2. very striking use of your paper plus using the twine & vellum star highlights your "portrait" of angles! Very clever stamping of your HB + loving your colors!

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  3. Very nicely done! Love it....

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  4. Love your. Colors Connie. It looks kind of nautical, great design!

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  6. Love the colors and everything about this card!

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  7. Hi Connie, thanks for your sweet comment! I love your interpretation of this week's theme - creative twist on it. Fabulous card!

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  8. Beautiful Connie, neat and sweet! Love the perfect fit of HB all around your angled square!

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  9. what a fabulous card...I love how your patterned paper is in a square in the center of your card and finished off with a bit of twine..so fun for a birthday card!

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  10. Oh, this is so pretty! I love how you stamped around the angled patterned paper strips!

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  11. This is very pretty! I love the stamped border around your angled background!

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  12. Great birthday card. Love the angles on a smaller scale and also that this card looks masculine. Nice work!

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  13. LOVE your angled backgrounds. Very clever to keep them as a focal point in the middle. Great card"

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Thanks so much for your kind comments, they always make my day.