Sunday, January 1, 2012

Brown Polka Dots with Hearts and Stripes

Dots, hearts, and stripes. And a button. It just wasn't right without the button. My layout is this week's Sketch Challenge #102, from Operation Write Home's Stars and Stamps blog.

Card details:
  • I made my patterned paper with a Crafter's Workshop 6x6" circle grid template (a thin plastic stencil) and my Copic airbrush. The texture comes from a PaperTrey Ink (PTI) impression plate - linen.
  • Correction added Feb. 12, 2012: I made more patterned paper like this today, and by trial and error, I found that the Copic colors for the airbrushing are E09 (light amount for the lighter circles) and E29 (medium amount for the darker circles). Not E09 and E15 as originally posted.
  • The solid color card stock is Ellen Hutson golden brown, Paper Source papaya (light orange), and PTI Hawaiian shores (turquoise).
  • The dies are Spellbinders Nestabilities classic hearts (3 smallest sizes) and PTI Buttoned Up #2 (1/2").
  • The lines and heart are drawn with brown Micron pen.
  • I sewed the button with embroidery floss - white floss colored with R32 Copic marker - a good match in real life.
Created for Operation Write Home, "supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them." (121)

14 comments:

Jen said...

Love those hearts, and your background is really neat!

Margaret said...

Great background. Love the color combination.

MidnightCrafter said...

Kind of amazed by your background, airbnrushing is so fun! Looks great, I like how the heart and lines just pop!

Donna Hanley said...

Great card, your handmade paper is just fantastic. I keep trying to decide if I should get an airbrush system and after seeing what you have thought to do with it, I think I should. So I thank you, but my pocketbook does not. LOL The colors work so well together. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Great colors...love your background...the layers on the hearts! TFS!!!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

wowsers - made your own paper and it is gorgeous - great card thanks for supporting OWH

Barb Housner

Paula S. said...

Terrific work on the paper. It came out great and looks like it was fun to do. Nice combination with turquoise color too.

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Holy Smokes!!! Fabulous card and background paper... very talented to make your own. I also like the pop of turquoise here.

StampTramps said...

Awesome job on your background paper! You really put in the extra effort this week!

Shari B said...

Cool background paper and great color combo!

Carol L said...

I knew right away the background was hand-made, and I wondered how you did it! That airbrush system is really something and I just wish I could afford to invest in one! What a great looking card!!

Samantha said...

How neat that you made your own background design! Your card is so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Julie said...

Wow, your homemade patterned paper came out awesome! Love it! Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

Yolanda said...

So cool that you made that great paper!