Monday, August 13, 2012

Timeless Tuesday: Using Kraft Paper

Good Morning Flourishes Friends! This week's Timeless hostess is the lovely Cindy and she is challenging us to use our: Kraft Paper.

I created two items today with Flourishes "Bike Ride" that comes together as a set. The first item is a simple bookmark, keeping it flat so it can be used in a favorite book.

 I used Flourishes "Bike Ride" stamped onto a diecut piece of textured paper and barely colored in with my Copic Sketch BG000. For the sentiment I used Flourishes "Country Road" stamp set. I used a few punches for my borders and then I added twine to accent my card. So it's pretty but flat, so it can be used in a book.

I have been using Kraft paper for a little while now, after my local Micheal's finally started to stock it :) I love the rustic look it has. So it got me thinking about creating a card with all Kraft cardstock, which I have always wanted to try. I have seen others do it and I think it looks great, so I wanted to give it a try too.
What's interesting is that I meant the thread to stitch nice, clean, and tight, but for some unknown reason, my machines tension is off and it's loose. But I kinda like how it turned out on this card. 

I used the newest Flourishes release set called "Bike Ride" with the sentiment from "Flowers and Frames", another new set from the July release. I stamped them directly on Kraft cardstock, and then stitched around it with black thread. I embossed the matted background with Spellbinders Impressabilities "Flourish". I used some bling that I colored in with my BG02 Copic Marker, then I finished everything off with some wrinkled ribbon and a flower.
From the following Copic Sketch Collections:

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  1. Both are very the kraft paper, I think it "lends" a vintage look that I love!!

  2. Fabulous use of Kraft, Amanda. I love the stamps you used and such pretty embellishments x

  3. So sweet Amanda! Love that gorgeous bike image! Great use of kraft paper!

  4. Love these, Amanda! Love your hint of color on the white bike and isn't it amazing how switching out white for black makes for an incredibly different look? These are both beautiful!

  5. Such sweet and warm sentiments and images! Delightful~

  6. Amanda,
    How cute I have to get that set!

  7. Great projects Amanda, love what you did with the bike, totally awesome!

  8. Both projects are gorgeous! I love that you combined the Bike Ride set with Country Road for the bookmark....and oh my word, the card with the colored in bicycle and blue bling against the kraft is awesome looking!

  9. Oh Amanda, they are fabulous!! I love your use of kraft papers! Beautifully done as always!

  10. Both the tag and card are fabulous Amanda. I love my Kraft paper and could not imagine having to live without it. :)



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