Monday, January 6, 2014

Heart 2 Heart - New Beginnings

A new year means new beginnings, and in the case of this week's Heart 2 Heart Challenge, it means using a new product, a new technique, something new in your life or a new idea.  I am guest designing at Heart 2 Heart this month, and I had new product ready and waiting in the form of the My Creations - Laughing Lola paper, the Hexagon Irresistibles, and the Special Care stamp set which was the Stamp of the Month in December. 

I started by making my own pattern paper using the Special Care set and clear embossing powder on green cardstock.  I then sponged using Gypsy, Lagoon and Olive ink so the "Handle With Care" would show through.  I used a similar technique for the "Wash Away" label, except that I stamped/clear embossed on one of the Laughing Lola pattern papers and then inked with a darker color.  It's a great effect, as the pattern paper shoes in the letters.  It's a fairly new technique for me as I've not used this technique on pattern paper before. 

The Hexagon Irresistibles are great to have on hand, as they come embossed and can be inked for any project.  I used those same three colors to create the embellishment to the left of the tag.  I added some rhinestones and a piece of burlap (which was leftover from my Christmas tree trimming experience).

You can ee the pattern paper showing through in the letters.
It's always fun to use new treasures.  If you get the chance, come play along with us at Heart 2 Heart.

All supplies used are CTMH except burlap.  

1 comment:

  1. I love your background paper you made. Turned out awesome. You did an awesome job with the embossing. Thanks for sharing. can't wait to see what else you do.
    S`andra V. H2H Scrapbooking.