Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Parcel Paper Challenge.... Can You Create Using Parcel Paper?

I promised a little show and tell for my parcel paper backing. As you will have seen from my previous posts, on parcel paper in all its finery (hahaha!) I mentioned I would show you how I created some backing paper. I have then used the paper on a card that I created using my first sketch.... Yes I did say one of my sketches! I have a friend at work and her partner works for Serif, she very kindly gave me Digital Scrapbook Artist 2, I have had it for some time and I have played with it but, I had not worked out until now how I could use it with my blog. I then discovered the world of creating my own sketches. So I am going to make them as and when I need them.... How cool is that! Well I think it is anyway... waffling again...You are very welcome to use them and if you have time link them back to my blog I would appreciate that very much...Ok here goes I have added wording to each of the photographs to show just what I did with this paper, I have then added some other photographs of other things I have created for the card and box. Mark thought it was cool, then again he would say that.... bless him... The long and short of it is I created backing paper to use on a card and box.... If you double click of each of the photographs you will get a larger screen to view it and read the hints and tips. 
The backing paper I created for my card is kind of rough and ready, and I do think the card turned out ok, I am happy with it...and I have always loved the rough and ready look.... I love it when a card does not cost that much to create, apart from the time and that is alright as it is all about the enjoyment in being creative, that is after all when we have the most fun...I enjoyed using a PapertreyInk set that I have had for ages but have not used, I felt it lended its self perfectly to this way of creating backing paper, I am not sure if that is what the designer of this set had in mind but, it worked here... Just a quick tip with clear polymer rubber stamps, use an eraser on your stamps before use when they are new... Use a stiffish brush to get rid of any excess eraser left behind. You will get a much crisper image when you use them.
I also used another freebie, some corrugated card that came out of a set of bistro bowls, it is really worth while saving this stuff, you just never know when it will come in handy. I think that corrugate card gives great depth to cards, imagine it with floral papers, I have used it this way in one of my future posts and the contrast between the vintage floral look and the free corrugated card complement each other really well. You will see! Anyway I warn
you now there
 are a lot of photographs in this post but I wanted to make sure I covered it well. See what you think! There is a post for a glue less box (just like the one in my photograph) to put your beautifully designed cards into later this week; I hope that will come in handy for you.

If anyone decides to have a go and create using parcel paper, I would love to see what you've done, please leave a message and I will pop over to your blog and check out your amazing designs...


Parcel Paper, Corrugated Card, Binding Tape, Papertreyink Stamp Set, Stampin Up Ink Pad Old Olive, Lettuce Ranger Ink, Tonic Butterfly Punch, Unity Sentiment, Shrinkles, Stickles Star Dust.

I am having quite a few problems placing pictures on my posts, I am assuming that something has changed since I last used Blogger. If anybody has any tips on how to place photographs would you please please let me know..... It is sometimes taking me two hours just to place the photographs...



Suzilou said...

Wow Tina, what a fantastic idea with the parcel paper, and I absolutely adore the card you have made using it. Not been to your blog before, popped over from Rach's site as she mentioned you will be doing a tutorial soon on boxes, so thought I would give you a quick visit and am loving what you are doing over here so will definitely be popping back :) xx

6 wacky women said...

Hi Tina
It's so wonderful to see you back, I have missed your amazing creations!!!
Love your parcel paper tutorial...I am seriously going to give it a try. As always your card is just gorgeous, stunning detail!!

Karen x

Ila said...

Over the top Gorgeous Tina!!..I love how you use parcel paper...and your card is Beautiful!!..Hugs, Ila