Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Make It Monday #71

It's time for another Make It Monday over at {capture the moment} Nichole Heady's Blog for Papertrey Ink. :) The technique is bordered sentiments. You can hop on over to the blog and watch the video to get a better idea. :) Here is my take...

 I actually did two cards using this technique (you can keep scrolling for the second one) but I wasn't liking how the first one turned out. I didn't like how the black lines looked for my border. As I was scrolling through the other entries I spotted one that had embossed lines for the border. (I was in such a rush that I forgot to see whose it was, sorry.) I liked how clean that looked so I decided to try it for this second attempt and I like it much better! :) Thank you anonymous. (I am so mad I forgot to write down the blog so I could link it!)
 And a side view... I popped up the whole panel. :) I used Mini Mendhi Medallions and True Black-Aqua Mist-Summer Sunrise-Fine Linen for the ink. I also used Egg Plant from Tsukineko.
The sentiment is from the Movers and Shakers stamp set and is inked up with True Black.

Here was my first attempt...
 I like it, but I think the black lines sort of cut it off too abruptly...or something...I can't quite put my finger on it. :)
 Same products except instead of using Stamper's Select White for the base I originally used Summer Sunrise card stock. :)
Well, thanks for looking. I really like this technique and I'm hoping to use it a lot more in the future. I would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment if you wish. :)

10 comments:

  1. You did a great job! The embossed lines look really classy. I really like what you did with this stamp set. I have it but rarely use it and now I can breathe new life into it by using it with the multiple colors like you did. Never thought of that.

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  2. Love the variety of colors you used. I have this set and am always struggling to figure out new color combos to use with it. Great job! I also love the subtle embossing above and below the sentiment.

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  3. oh, so pretty!! i almost used this set for my card as well!! love that embossed border! it's perfect!

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  4. great cards. Nice color combinations.

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  5. Very, very pretty! Love this card:)

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  6. I think both of your cards came out lovely! Great color combinations too!

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  7. Honestly, I'm so late getting into this game. I love what you did, how you did it (both cards), and I learn so much from all of you. Your cards are just beautiful.

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  8. Beautiful Lauren! The medallions look fabulous! super colors and I love your choice of sentiment!

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  9. Wow...both of these cards are fabulous. Love the colors and they really make wonderful birthday cards.

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  10. Love your white on white card. fab colours for the stamping.

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