I'm joining along in this week's PTI Make It Monday Challenge - Lizzie Jones is showing us how Customize Patterned Paper - by adding colors or lines.
So I'm looking through all of my PTI patterned papers and I came upon this piece of red with a white grid-like pattern on it from the Nostalgic Notions Patterned Paper Collection. It already had a busy pattern on it but it was just red and white - I wondered what it would look like if I drew thin black lines diagonally from one top corner to the opposite bottom corner and then from the other top corner to the opposite corner - and here is how it came out! Pretty COOL huh?!
I used an S fine point Black PTT Artist Pen by Faber Castell with a ruler and just drew the lines - the white pattern helped me stay even - I didn't want to measure anything - I just eyeballed it so the spaces between the black lines aren't all the same - but I think it came out great - It made the paper look really masculine.
I cut the paper into two pieces - and then cut off a little more from the bigger piece to make a space for the sentiment. I die cut the thank you out of black cardstock and glued it to the top panel. The red panels are up on foam dots so the stamped sentiment (from Birthday Cheer) is recessed. Then I added 3 black rhinestones to draw the eye around the card.
I'll be looking at all of my patterned papers with a new eye from now on to see how I can make them pop in a new way!
We have until Monday 6 am EST Feb 22nd to enter the challenge - a random winner will get a $25 PTI gift Certificate!Stamps: Birthday Cheer - PTI
Paper: White, True Black, Nostalgic Notions Paper Collection - PTI
Ink: True Black - PTI
Accessories: Wonderful Words Thankyou die - PTI, black rhinestones - Kaiser, foam dots, PTT Black Artist Pen S - Faber Castell, Fine Tip Glue Pen - SU