Monday, April 28, 2014

Hip on Handwriting

Having just got some new Winnie and Walter stamps, the challenge at Moxie Fab World: Hip on Handwriting couldn't have come at a better time!  My own handwriting is atrocious and getting worse, so I was happy to be able to play with them.  I made 2 cards today.


supplies: Tim Holtz Doily stencil, worn lipstick and picked raspberry distress inks, Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, & the Happy and The Big, the Bold, and You, VersaFine Onyx Black ink, silver and irridescent sequins

What's really nice about these stamps that I didn't realize when I bought them is that the small words included along with the big handwritten ones allow you to make almost any sentiment that you can think of.    

Since this is a feminine card with the lacey background, I thought I'd make a masculine one to balance it out:


supplies:  Darice Simple Interlock embossing folder, watercolor paper, peacock feathers, salty ocean, and mowed lawn distress inks, The Big, the Bold, and the Happy, Versafine Onyx Black ink, MME black enamel dots

Thanks so much to Karen for pointing me in the direction of Audrie's tutorial, where she explains how to use an embossing folder as a kind of stencil to make your own backgrounds.  I had a fun time playing with some of my folders.  This result was my favorite.  Try it, it's really fun, and it's another use for all those embossing folders that you may not be using so much anymore!

14 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Both are so so pretty Lin! The technique is so cool!

adele holcomb said...

Love both of these, Lin! So of course I now "need" the TH stencil, and I'm off to check out the video you referred to. I have oodles of embossing folders and like and use them all, but would love to learn to use color with them too.

Barb said...

You and me both - my handwriting is atrocious too! Love these beautiful cards, Lin! Such pretty colors on each one and thanks for the link to the tutorial! ♥

Jackie said...

Those are so pretty! I love the look of the stenciling on the first one and the watercolor effect on the second one is gorgeous.

Lisa Elton said...

Another pair of pretty cards Lin!!

Marlena M. said...

I'm not a big fan of my handwriting either Lin. ;) Your cards are beautiful~gorgeous,soft effects

Virginia L. said...

Wowee, Lin! Both cards are AWESOME!! I love how you used the TH stencils, water-color and handwriting in them all! Beautifully done!!!

Barb Ghig said...

Honestly, you never cease to amaze me with your talent, Lin! Both cards are absolutely beautiful! Your backgrounds are so pretty, and I love that you created one for each gender!
Looks like you've enabled me to look into those lovely Winnie & Walter stamps!

LaVon HALL said...

Lin,
These are both so lovely! Thanks for sharing the link for the technique. I need to try this with my embossing folders!

Greta said...

Gonna check out the tutorial as I've been wishing I could use them that way. Your second card really grabbed my attention, even though pink is my favorite color. Fabulous cards, Lin!

Malika said...

Love both your card

Malika

Dawn T said...

Gorgeous backgrounds Lin. Been and checked out the tutorial. Awesome. I've ordered the Walter and Winnie sets and can't wait till they arrive. Going to try out the technique soon.

Karen Dunbrook said...

awesome cards mf...

judkajudi said...

Wonderful cards, Lin. I love it when the sentiment is the focal point. And I have to check out that embossing folder stencil thingy!!