Welcome to the January Technique Blog Hop
We’re kicking off our second year with our a year-long series of monthly blog hops focusing on techniques for card makers. Each month we’ll feature a different technique, card fold or product. We’ve assembled a team of ten card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll get a great variety of cards and ideas.
This month we’re featuring the shaving cream technique. No, we’re not demonstrating how to get a close shave; we’re making our own marbelized patterned paper!
Our sponsor this month is:
We really love feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop today. One winner will be chosen from all comments on the hop as of February 4th and will receive one Sending Love Designer Series 6×6 Paper Stack and Ribbon Combo (winner will be announced on February hop). And if you become a follower of my blog, you will be entered in a card bundle give-away when I reach 100 e-mail followers. Don’t worry if you subscribe via NetWorked Blogs or Bloglovin’, you’re included in the drawing, too.
You should have arrived here from Theresa’s blog. If you’re visiting here first, you might want to start at the beginning so you don’t miss a thing and increase your chances to win by commenting on each blog.
Now, to my projects:
First, I used four colors of marbelized paper and borrowed a technique we visited last year; inlaid die cuts
Next up, I combined three colors to create this piece and cut it to a smaller panel. I was tempted to add a bit of bling to that one corner, but I took the advice of my friend and fellow blogger, Claudia, when she said, “let the paper speak for itself”.
Here I combined two colors to make the panels I used on this card. I paired it with white to “dilute” the intensity of the color. This was SO not what I pictured in my mind’s eye and way too busy for my taste; but I wanted to share it with you nonetheless because my mistakes are part of the learning process.
And last, a card using a panel I made by just dropping dots of color and not mixing it. I just placed my die cut in an area I liked.
As with last year, I will do a follow-up Technique Tuesday post(s), giving you more detail about the cards I made in the hop. So stay tuned if you’d like to know more.
Next up is my talented (and entertaining) friend, Lisa. We’ll see you next month with a new technique. I can’t tell you what it is; it’s a secret 😉
Here’s our line-up in case you get lost:
- Theresa – http://scrapsbygracie.blogspot.com/2017/01/January2017TechHop.html
- Kim – http://katydidcards.com/january-technique-blog-hop-shaving-cream
- Lisa – http://lisaslittlerascals.blogspot.com/2017/01/a-year-of-card-techniques-january.html
- Claudia – http://claudiahenderson.blogspot.com/2017/01/a-year-of-card-techniques-january-blog20.html
- Wilma – http://stampintotheoldies.blogspot.com/2017/01/JanuaryTechnique.html
- Sandy – http://stampintotheoldies.blogspot.com/2017/01/JanuaryTechnique.html
- Jodie – http://stampin-jodie.blogspot.com/2017/01/a-year-of-card-techniques-january-hop.html