Welcome to day two of the Maya Road + Paper Crafter's Library Blog Swap! It's Julia here today with three cards to share with you featuring the same products that you'll be seeing all week. I always find it so inspiring to see how many different designers use the exact same product for such unique results.
The challenge was to use 10 assigned Maya Road products (check out the list by scrolling down to the previous couple posts) and the rules...
- You must use all 10 Maya Road products
- You can make a layout, 3 cards, or a minibook
- You cannot use any other Maya Road products
Doesn't sound too tricky does it? It's actually a little easier said than done. I have a crazy addiction for Maya Road and it was so hard to restrain myself from adding in extras.
Here's what I created...
I've used each product at least once in the card trio and you'll find that I've used many of them in more than one card design. My favorite was the Butterfly Stamp set and you'll find that I've used it on each of the designs. Why? Well...I love stamping and with the myriad of techniques that you can stamp with, a stamp set is one of the best crafting investments I can think of. Think almost endless possibilities.
This first card uses the smallest of the butterfly stamps on a little kraft tag. Maya Road has a variety of sweet little tags that make a great place to stamp an accent or a sentiment.
Chipboard is another one of those staple products that I just can't get enough of. An easy way to add color and texture to plain chipboard is to cover it with a crackle paint finish.
The Zipper Trims can be used to add texture and interest to a design. They can be stapled on, stitched or adhered with a strong adhesive.
My second card design uses the larger butterfly images stamped onto a manila tag in different colors of ink. Sometimes simple stamping is all you need.
The tag on this card is also stamped. Stamping on canvas is as simple as stamping on paper. I like to test my ink on a scrap of canvas first to make sure I'll get a crisp and clean impression.
To get a more soft and shabby look to the beautiful Apple Mums, they were inked with a white ink stain. The zipper trim makes some abstract leaves by folding the trim in half and then stapling.
For my final design, I've used another simple stamping technique. Heat embossing is easy and adds dimension and shine to your stamping. If you emboss clear embossing powder over a clear embossing or watermark ink you end up with a beautiful tone on tone effect. As you can see the kraft looks beautiful embossed and the stamping will be a lovely warm brown.
Since I first saw the sweet little Metal Vintage Trinket Love Hangers, I've been dying to hang tags from them. The stamped and embossed tags are each tied with twine.
The Paper Crafts Library team has been busy creating for this blog swap as well. Visit the Paper Crafter's Library girls to see their take on this challenge!
Don't forget that you still have a chance to win our giveaway! Make sure to go read the details on this post.