What is my favorite part of browsing blogs? Seeing someone use a tool in a whole new way! I read every comment that is left here on my blog and if a link is left I’ll often check the site out and return the favor. I love that it exposes me to brand new blogs. Well, the other day Travelingmama left a comment and when I visited her blog I was drawn to the last card in this post. She used her Mat Pack to make patterned paper. I was WOW’d, and I added it to my “To Try” list, but it was one of those things that was calling my name. So I pulled out my mat pack along with a few Stampin’ Write markers and went to work. I used Close to Cocoa, Really Rust, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive and simply colored in the largest circles. When I was done I went back and outlined each one in Basic Black with the smaller side of the marker. I also added a white dot in the center of each with my white gel pen. Now, this was time consuming for this size of a piece, but I have to say that the result is well worth the time involved. I did keep the rest of the card fairly simple so that I could show off my hand-made pattered paper. Thanks Tina for the new technique added to my favorite list.
stamps – Doodle This, Just Celebrate
paper – really rust, whisper white, not quite navy
ink – Stampin’ Write markers in Basic Black, Close to Cocoa, Really Rust, Old Olive and Not quite navy, Whisper White craft, Versamark
accessories – mat pack, signo gel pen, 5/8″ chocolate chip grosgrain, 3/16″ corner rounder, white and crystal clear ep, heat gun, mini glue dot, earth elements button, dimensional