Friday, April 2, 2010

Faux Designer Paper and Grungy Flowers




Hello TJ friends! Kathie McGuire here with a Saturday project for you! For this card, I’ve used the Faux Designer Paper Technique from Dec 2008/Jan 2009 TJ newsletter. My background got a little “busy”, but that’s the great thing about TJ techniques. There just isn’t a wrong way to do them!

I stamped various images (borrowed stamps, so I apologize for being unable to list stamp credits) with dye based inks on glossy cardstock to create my Faux Designer Paper. The large fringed flower is a Sizzix die cut. Now I know Martha Stewart has some multi blade scissors for making lots of cuts in one snip, but I confess. I bought mine BEFORE MS came out with hers……..from my Avon lady! The scissors were intended for shredding but come on, what Technique Junkie would actually use them for their intended purpose??

The grunge rose is the ever-popular Tim Holtz technique that I seem to be using a lot these days. They are fast and easy to make and (I think) are the perfect thing to plop on top of a fabulous Technique Junkie background. The punches are various punches in my stash; the swirls are from Sizzix. The bling is from the Dollar Store! And lastly, I added some decorative stitching with my little Janome Sewing Machine. Cardmaking has never been more fun!!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project and thanks for stopping by today!

~Kathie

11 comments:

Cathy Y said...

What a fantastic card! I've never heard of scissors with multiple blades, by the way.

Evelyn S. said...

Wow, Kathie! It's another gem of a creation!

pezadoodle said...

great card - i LOVE your background and the flowers are super!

Carole Miller said...

Love the card and that background is great. I have a pair of those sissors so guess I'll have to give that a try. I tried to use them for shredding and got blisters on my fingers. Thanks for new ideas.

Carole Miller

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card - love your FDP!!!!

leenda said...

Most EXCELLENT artwork Kathie!!

stamps&cars said...

Very classy!

mlecuyer said...

Love how you did this grungy flower - I am fascinated by the grundiness techniques but a little nervous about trying it on my own - yet - learning and reading more about it and seeing projects likes yours inspires me that much more. Thanks for sharing. mary l

Beth Norman said...

This is gorgeous. I love the business. Awesome job with the technique.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fantastic card- I love the flower and the background is outstanding!

Beth said...

Oh Kathie I am drooling all over my laptop, absolutely gorgeous.