I hope you are enjoying a lovely and relaxing weekend. Hubby goes back to work and out of town tomorrow, so we are enjoying some quiet time with the paper and our Keurig this morning! :)
As you've seen, I've been trying to create some things that can be considered mixed media. I did get brave and cut up the 8.5 x 11 sheet of steampunk inspired goodness that I made last week. My first project is a masculine birthday card. It seems everyone struggles to come up with masculine stuff, so it's a bonus that the sheet I created kind of heads in that direction.
I tried to keep this card fairly flat so it could easily be mailed. The only dimension to speak of is the wrapped baker's twine and I popped up the key with some foam pop dots.
I bought this stamp set (and one other like it) from a neighbor who was cleaning out her craft stash. Since then, I've discovered that Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous has a whole line of these "blueprints" stamps. I really like them. I may have to invest in a few more. Darn.
Some of you may have noticed that I use mostly all Stampin' Up! products and colors. I used to be a demonstrator and I simply love their color line and products. I just wish they'd quit making changes to the color line so the stuff I have isn't discontinued. :(
Years ago, Stampin' Up! used to sell packs of mulberry papers that matched the color line. I've been hoarding it for YEARS! I broke out some that went with the "regals" theme and, in particular More Mustard, to use as a background for the key that I fussy cut. From a distance, it kind of looks like light radiating out from behind it. That was a cool accident!
|Boring, but functional, interior.|
What's next for the other pieces of the now famous 8.5 x 11 sheet? Hmmm.....that's a good question. I'm thinking maybe an altered small notebook/journal/smashbook/junk journal or whatever the heck you want to call it. I just discovered these "junk journals" and apparently I'm behind on that trend. Just like mixed media, everyone seems to have a different definition of what they are. Perhaps a topic for another blog post!
Thanks for looking at my blog. I appreciate all the wonderful comments everyone leaves. Happy Crafting!