Thursday, February 13, 2014

Something New!

I did some thinking - I know! That's dangerous! Right?

Well, I like things organized and tidy - and that includes my blogging. So, I've decided to do something with Thursdays on my blog (it's one day that I don't usually have any commitments like design team posts, etc.)

Thematically Thursday

What am I talking about? Thursday posts on my blog will fit a theme.

Each week of the month is a different theme:

WEEK 1 - Treasure Hunt Post

WEEK 2 - Try and/or Use Something New

WEEK 3 - Challenge Me (Participate in one or more challenge/s)

WEEK 4 - CASE Closed (CASE someone else's project)

WEEK 5 - Organize It (Show an organizational project/tip)

The exception to this will be on those rare occasions when I have a specific post I have to make on that Thursday - like a blog group commitment.

This is the second Thursday of February, so I tried a new technique. I've been seeing a few cards in the SCS gallery and on blogs where people had used masking tape for an unusual inking pattern. I wanted to give it a try, so I did.

To create the "sand" on the white cardstock behind the image, I used three different colors of AMuse Studio ink. I started with the medium color (Nutmeg) first. Using the sticky side of a strip of masking tape, I picked up the ink and transferred four lines of it onto the cardstock. Then I did the same with the lightest color (Latte) of ink, covering the same four lines. I wanted a bit more texture, so I took a darker ink (French Roast) and picked up just a little bit of it onto a strip of masking tape and added it to my "sand".

Here's a close up picture so you can get a better idea of what the masking technique looks like...

Isn't that fun! 
I love this technique!!!

If you'd like more information, check out the SCS Tutorial by clicking  here.

Here's the inside of my card:

This is my 48th card in the 100 Cards in 100 Days Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today for my first Thematically Thursday post!

Image/Sentiment: Our Daily Bread Happy Retirement
Ink: AMuse Studio, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black and Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Kraft and Staples White
Embellishment: Eyelet Outlet Brad


jimlynn said...

Like your idea of a "theme" day! Fun! And I love your wonderful card! Cute addition of the flip flops too.

kadie said...

What a super fun idea about a theme day on your blog! Love it!
And this card is really making me want to go to the beach (and I only wish I could retire!!). I got a wonderful rendition of this card for Kelly's beachy theme! Even more beautiful IRL!!

kiwimeskreations said...

Great technique, Jeanette with an awesome result - I will have to look at the tutorial and give this a go.
Love your card - just wish our retirement included some of those days :-)

Holly Young said...

What a fun idea you came up with Jeanette! I do love how you used the new technique. Makes great sand effect!

Holly Young said...

What a fun idea you came up with Jeanette! I do love how you used the new technique. Makes great sand effect!

Kristie W. said...

Very cool card! I really like what you did with the tape and ink!

Unknown said...

What a great idea Jeanette! I am going to have to find a day and play along (Not Thursday since I have DT commitments that day!) Love the "sand" on your card! Great job as always!
Hugs - Tina

Unknown said...

Jeanette, the technique goes perfect with the theme of the stamp!

:: BlueInks :: said...

You are always so creative in your sharing! I really like the technique. You did it well!

Today's Beautiful Moments - Tracey Fehr said...

Love that technique! It turned out great and the card is beautiful. Very cool idea to theme your Thursdays. I look forward to seeing what you're up to!

Unknown said...

What an interesting way to do the sand. Please take me to this beach right now. I wish to stay till the spring thaw! Wonderful card as usual!