Skip to main content

More Guide Lines

I thought I'd post a few more cards I made a while ago, using Guide Lines--a great background-building set. Depending on the combination or orientation of the little stamps, the results can be dramatically different from card to card. I usually don't like the lines to show, so I stamp the grid with Versamark. It shows up just enough for me to line things up, but almost disappears when it's done. I love this scrolly image...

For this first card, I stamped with white pigment ink onto brick red cardstock (from Michael's--it's too thin, but it's the perfect color. I've been searching high and low for a good brick red).

Here is the reverse...Michael's had a generic brick red inkpad to match the cardstock. It's not the best quality, but it's a great color. I also stamped and heat embossed the sentiment onto the ribbon (Mike's again).

Same thing in PTI's Berry Sorbet. The satin ribbon was a little trickier to emboss, but it turned out fine. I also used my trusty Stardust pen for the dots, to add a little bling. (click to enlarge) Here's a closeup of the ribbon:

Card #1
Paper: PTI White, Michael's brick red
Ink: SU White pigment, Versamark
Stamps: PTI Guide Lines, Flower Garden Sentiments, B&C Monogram Edition
Other: Offray organdy ribbon, eyelet, SU silver cord

Card #2
Paper: PTI White, Michael's brick red
Ink: Michael's brick red, Versamark
Stamps: PTI Guide Lines, Simple Little Things
Other: white embossing powder, Offray ribbon

Card #3
Paper: PTI White, Berry Sorbet
Ink: PTI Berry Sorbet, Versamark
Stamps: PTI Guide Lines, Versamark
Other: PTI Berry Sorbet satin ribbon, white embossing powder, Sakura Stardust pen-red
Posted by Picasa


  1. This is a beautiful shade of red! And I must have the red pen you did the dots with! They are perfect!

  2. I LOVE the guidelines set and while I've seen it and done it tone on tone for a subtle look, I didn't think to use VersaMark and not have the lines show at all! LOVE it!! I also forget to stamp on ribbon other than twill....its great to see the satin stamped too. Thanks!!!

  3. Your cards are wonderful. I have the guidelines set and now have some inspiration. Thanks for sharing!


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Birthday Card for My Sister

I made this birthday card for my sister, and I love how it turned out.  This large stamp is from Concord & 9th, called Hello, Lovely.  I colored it with Altenew's new markers, then added touches of a gold Wink of Stella marker.  I didn't want the sentiment to compete with the image, so I embossed it in gold on vellum.  Beautiful stamp!

Lil' Inker Designs Mini Release Blog Hop

Hello, friends!  So glad you're here, hopping with us.  (Go here to see the full blog hop order.)  I am excited to show you this brand new stamp from Lil' Inker Designs, which is part of their May Mini Release.  Leave comments on any of the blogs in this hop to enter to win one of the new stamp sets, the new cover plate, or the angel pets goodies!  Details on the Lil' Inker Designs Blog.

This stamp is called Never Regret Being Kind. (Keep hopping, and you'll see more!)

One of the things I love most about this hobby is that it is inherently kind.  So what could be better than a stamp that encourages even more kindness?  Such a great sentiment!

This stamp is easy to use as the focal point of a easy, in fact, that I made 4 right out of the gate!  Each one uses a different technique--this stamp is so versatile.

For my first, I heat embossed the sentiment in white on steel grey cardstock.  I then colored over the embossing with my Copics for a multicolored effect…

National Craft Month Celebration Blog Hop

Hello, friends!  I am honored to be a part of the National Craft Month Celebration Blog Hop with Right at Home Stamps.  Hopefully you've come from Linda's blog.

We are celebrating our hobby of papercrafting by bringing our community together and spending a day doing what we love.  Come hop with all of us, leave comments along the way, and you will be entered to win this awesome stamp set:

It's called "Make Something Beautiful", and it is being released today.  It's so fun to have a stamp set that is dedicated to our love of all things crafty--scrapbooking, painting, cardmaking, sewing, and any and all combinations of the above.  Here are two cards I've made with this set.  Those tools begged to be paper-pieced with some sparkly silver paper!

For this one I heat embossed the images in white on navy cardstock, as well as fussy cutting the tools out of the silver paper.  Then I used a Copic marker to shade the hearts and sentiment in red for a pop of color.