Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Guest Designer Contest!
I'm thrilled to be the Guest Designer over at the uber talented Yvonne's blog Do More with Less. Yvonne is so inspiring- I love the layers and complexities she creates in her projects, her bold and well chosen color schemes and wow,the way she rocks the mists! Please mosey on over to Yvonne's blog for details about a little challenge I'm hosting for her and my readers! I'd love to see your new creations using the grid technique and am offering a prize of a $10 gift certificate to LimeLIGHT Papercrafts to one random participant! (LimeLIGHT Papercrafts is one of the best online crafty stores of mine, is owned by an awesome designer and super sweet lady, Mandy, whose blog can be found here. She offers a weekly sketch challenge that is one of my favorites.)
Here's a quick tutorial on how I create stamped background paper with a grid design.
Start with the basic tools and your favorite stamp that you'd like to use for a background. For this technique, I try to use one that it a bit smaller and not so busy as to be distracting. This card uses the cute Thanks Stamp included with a purchase from Lawn Fawn (which are available at LimeLIGHT Papercrafts)!
Measure your stamp. Transfer the width and height to the paper by creating a grid with light pencil lines. My spaces ended up being 1 1/4" x 3/4"
Stamp your image repeatedly within the squares.
Trim and adhere your card. This technique works especially well with a circular image and a single stamp color as well (as seen in my card here).
I would love to see what you come up using my version of the stamped grid background technique-please post to your blog and copy the link in the comments fields on Yvonne's blog!
Many Thanks to Yvonne for having me as a quest designer on her blog today!
Supplies Used: Cardstock: (White) Georgia Pacific (Bashful Blue) SU Stamps: (Thanks) Lawn Fawn Ink: (Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Bashful Blue Pigment) SU Other: (Rubons) Making Memories, Staples