Sunday, August 1, 2010

TGF 2 Year Anniversary Blog Hop :)

This is my very first blog hop :) I have hopped around others, but I have never actually been a part of one. The Greeting Farm is so kind as to let there customers be a part of their special celebration. I am so excited to be a part of all the fun!!! To start, please visit the TGF Blog as there is only ONE master list of participants. You can easily access the blog here:
Here is the card I created for the hop. Please scroll down for some additional info and photos :)
"Ur A Star":
Supplies Used:
Card: DCWV Textured
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
Stamps: All by The Greeting Farm - Paul (Roll Call Kit); Stars and Pattern Strips (Spotlight Kit)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Distress Inks Mustard Seed, Weathered Wood and Broken China (Ranger)
Chipboard: Star (Heidi Swapp); Grungeboard Letters (Tim Holtz)
Die Cuts: Star Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Other: Copic Markers (E29, E25, E31 for hair; E000, E00, E01, R20 for skin and cheeks; Y11, Y13, Y15, B12, B14, B16 for shirt and track suit); Pop Dots; Foam Blending Tool (Ranger); Edge Distressing Tool (Tonic); Sanding Tool (Tim Holtz)
How I added a pattern to my grungeboard letters:
Step 1 ink your stamp:
Step 2 was a little tricky since I was using a narrow patterned stamp (from the TGF Spotlight Kit). I had to ink 1 side at a time.

Final product: A raw grungeboard letter with an awesome even pattern :)
Card Background:
The background of the card was made by weaving 3/4" strips of paper together. Here is a close up pic:
I used 5 strips vertically and horizontally. I wove the vertical strips in and out of the horizontal ones.
You can tighten and straighten the strips as you go along. I added adhesive here and there to help secure.

Thank you so much for stopping by! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TGF!!! Hugs to all :)


{Sarah} said...

Very cool techniques!! =)

MiamiKel said...

How are ya, sweetie! I have missed stopping by (will correct that as soon as my crew are back in school!) This is darling! What a terrific technique - blessings!

Sammi @ Mad for Markers said...

This looks AWESOME! LOVE it!

Clare said...

Wow, the detail in this is AMAZING! I love those little letters, and the weaving technique is awesome!

Cassie_lu said...

fun card and I love how you did the letters

Sandra said...

Love this card!!!

So cool technique! Thanks for sharing!

Have a great week!

Maureen Merritt said...

Wow Pryn!! Awesome card. I love the patterns on the raw chipboard & how you weaved your pp!!

Kim Nath said...

Hey from a fellow Burgh'er (well north of Pgh anyway). Super cute card, I am trying to figure out how you did that without getting ink all over your fingers (which is what I would have done LOL).

montygonza said...

Wow love the Backgroud I thout it might have been Washi Tape :)

Fab Card Well done.

grandmalee said...

I just adore this card & I want to thank you for telling us how you did it! I'm loving all of your other postings & I can't believe that I haven't made it here before! Gorgeous stuff! Love the fur work with your copics!

the whimsical butterfly said...

I LOVE this! Wow! What amazing attention to detail stamping the chipboard w/ the journaling kit and your awesome coloring! I'm so sorry this was missed along the hop-it's adorable!!!

Theresa said...

Great card! I love that woven background and the stamped alphas - SO creative (as if we didn't know that about you already!)!!!

Rona said...

What a cool tutorial!! and Great card!

Melissa said...

hi dear I found an article in the sept 2010 scrap & stamp arts that compares papers for using with Copics I knew you had asked about it so I thought I would share :)

helloholley said...

Hey,I found you!!! ;)
I love your work and this card is very cool!!!! Thanks for the tutorial!!! ;)
Hope you have a HAPPY DAY!!!

Andrea6760 said...

Wow..You have alot of tips in one card and I love them all. I love the stamping tip on the chipboard letters and the weaved background paper is genius!! My brain is on overload on the ideas your work brings in my head. You are amazing!