Saturday, July 25, 2009

July PTI Blog Hop - Text Style

This month's blog hop is using text in different ways.  I came up with 2 cards this month so make sure you scroll all the way to the end to see the SMB (sock monkey bandit - lol)
I loved this idea and played around for several hours one Saturday trying to come up with a project. 
I used my Texture Plate with the font on it and ran it through my big shot (spritzing both sides of the paper to get a better impression).  Then dragged my PTI Vintage Cream ink pad lightly over it  I didn't worry if it got in the "in between" spaces - because that just makes it look old and distressed and I love old and distressed :o)

For the focal image I stamped the solid  and outline coffee cup from Warm Happiness and then masked and stamped Background Basics: Text Style.  Love how the cup just seems to float.  I distressed the edges the Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo - just using the Chai.

On the left of the card I used a background-making technique Nichole Heady showed in this post.  I just loved the look!  I made my striped background in latte colors to go with the coffee theme.  I wanted to stitch around the layer but my thread kept tangling so I just used my sewing machine as a "power piercer" and faux stitched it with my white gel pen.

And this month I have 2 cards ... a friend and I were talking at work how I threatened my stamping group with a "sock monkey card per month" for a whole year.  I personally love the sock monkey, but I realize not everyone does.  So anyway we talked ourselves into this whole revenge of the sock monkey storyline, with the SMB (sock monkey bandit) stealing all of Lisa's couches from the On My Couch set. 
Here were the headlines on that fateful day!
The mask was paper pieced and I punch holes for the eyes using a hand held circle punch.  The newspaper story is Background Basics: Text Style masked with strips of post it notes.  The "From the Archives" was printed on transparency window sheets using Copperplate Gothic font and then embossed to set the printer ink.  I aged the paper using Tim Holtz Distress ink in Antique Linen and Tea Dye.
Here is the whole card in all its zany-tastic-ness
Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy the rest of the hop!

{Coffee Card supplies - PTI unless noted}
Stamps: Warm Happiness, Background Basics: Text Style
Ink: Vintage Cream, Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo - Chai,  (SU!) Chocolate Chip
Paper: (PTI) Kraft, Vanilla, Melon Berry, Dark Chocolate, (SU!)Close to Cocoa, Soft Suede
Tools: Texture Plate Kit #4, Friend definition (SU!), big shot

{Sock Monkey Bandit supplies}

Stamps: (SU!) Sock Monkey, (PTI) On My Couch, Mod Squad, Background Basics: Text Style
Ink: (PTI)Vintage Cream, Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Antique Linen &  Tea Dye , Momento Tuxedo Blank, Copics, (SU!) Basic Gray
Paper: (PTI) Kraft, True Black, White

34 comments:

  1. Great job on the challenge! that monkey card is so funny!

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  2. Fantastic job on both - the monkey card made me laugh! :-)

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  3. Love both. Great stitching and the monkey is cute cute cute!!

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  4. Both of these are very cool!

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  5. Both cards are really cool! That sock monkey is too much fun!

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  6. Sock Monkey cracked me up!!! Thanks for the laugh! Great cards!

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  7. While they are both great, I just love the fun monkey card! It really made me laugh - kewl idea!!

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  8. Love all the stitching on your first card & adore your sock monkey! TFS

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  9. Wonderful cards! The monkey is hilarious.

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  10. these are both wonderful! >"<

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  11. LOVE that first card; great idea!!! Your sock monkey is just too cute!!!

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  12. Both are very creative, but I like cards that make me laugh and the sock monkey did that. TFS!

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  13. ROFL! Both of these are so creative but that sock monkey made me giggle!

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  14. LOL!!! Thanks so much for the giggle! I think that's my favorite sock monkey card EVER!! Such a perfect marriage of Stampin' Up! AND Papertrey Ink! :>:>:>

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  15. Great coffee card; love that set. And I've long been an admirer of the SU Sock Monkey. Clever card -- made me smile. Fun use of text in both of your card!

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  16. Loving the coffee card! Your sock monkey card gave me a good chuckle. Great job on both!
    Mindy

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  17. Ha ha! Both cards make me grin. The first one because I have a weakness for coffee cards, then the second one for obvious reasons :-)

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  18. Those are really cool!! Your Monkey card made me LOL!!

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  19. Love that stitching on the first one...and the monkey is so funny - very original.

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  20. Both cards are WONDERFUL!! Great job!

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  21. Love your background and text (especially the embossed one) on the first card, and the sock monkey is just too cute!

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  22. Love that texture plate. I had not seen that one before.

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  23. Great cards! Love how you used the text texture plate in the first one and the monkey one is just so funny!

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  24. Your coffee card is great and that sock monkey card is a SCREAM!

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  25. Too funny! That sock monkey is great, but I love the coffee cup, too!!

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  26. How fun! I love your style! Best wishes from Morocco!

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  27. Love your fun since of humor! Super fun and fresh use of text.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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