Friday, January 25, 2013

Papertrey Ink January Blog Hop

 Hello there! Hope you are having a happy Friday. I am down to the wire with my entry for this months blog hop at Papertrey Ink. So here you go...... the challenge was to create a black background. 

This is what I came up with. Hope you like it.

So I happened to stop in at Michael's today, big mistake, and found this wonderful washi tape from Recollections.

The wheels started turning in my head and I knew I needed it along with lots of other goodies. Various brands of washi tape are now 40% and then you can use another 15% of coupon on all sale items so its a great deal. I got home and looked through my stamp stash and couldn't seem to find anything to go with this cute tape so I decided to improvise and create my own CLICK CLICK CLICK background paper in MS Word using a design concept that I saw Jennifer McGuire use this past week. I also created a catchy sentiment and then cut that out using PTI's Mat Stack 1 die. I thought it needed a little more color so I stamped a border from PTI's Mat Stack 1 Collection stamp set in Tuxedo Black by Memento. I cut out one of the small camera images on the tape and then used a strip of the coordinating tape to ground my sentiment and image.

 I thought it needed a little bling so I added a rhinestone on the camera lens. I did emboss the black paper with PTI's Diamond Impression Plate but unfortunately it didn't show up very well. Wishing for a new camera. :)  Thanks so much for hopping by.

Have a great weekend!

Paper: Whisper White, Black - SU
Stamps: Mat Stack 1 Collection - PTI
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento
Die: Mat Stack 1 - PTI
Impression Plate: Diamonds Impression Plate (side 2) - PTI
Other: Washi Tape-Recollections, Crystal Sticker-Mark Richards, Dimensionals-SU, Adhesive - Tombo


  1. Great card Laurie. the bling on the lens is perfect.

  2. This is just amazing. Thanks for all the information on how you made it. Now, I need to get to Michaels and buy more Washi Tape.

  3. Perfect! I love it. I hope I can find that Washi tomorrow!

  4. I think I need that washi. Too cute! That's a great background you created. A decent camera is on my wish list too!

  5. So CUTE! That washi tape is awesome and is perfectly placed with your sentiment and mini camera!

  6. Love your card! You did a great job incorporating all your elements. Thanks for sharing!

  7. LOVE this, Laurie!!! Every element of the design was so well thought-out and implemented!!! AMAZING work!


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