Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Faux Brush Lettering

I'm playing along with Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday Challenge again this week. Amy is hosting and it's a doozy. She's showing us how to have fun with some of our larger, hand-lettered look sentiment stamps. Of course she makes it look so easy and delightful ...


But of course it wasn't. For me. (1) The largest sentiment stamp I own is Graceful Greetings. (2) I'm an older person. (3) I have very bad eyesight.



My stress levels were off the charts. I really should have made a video of myself doing it, just to give everyone a good laugh. There was a whole lot of shaking going on. I stamped said Graceful Greetings sentiment in Blueberry Sky,  masking off the flourish at the bottom of the stamp so I would have less work to do. I used two Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers (#034 and #038) to "embellish" the stamping, but I'm not sure it worked :)

By the end it was all I could do just to mount the sentiment panel on a card front. Done. I'll be busy for the rest of the week trying to come up with something for Papertrey's April Blog Hop. Have you seen the inspiration?!!!


22 comments:

  1. IMHO, this is an absolutely fabulous card! The sentiment takes front stage! Love it.

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  2. Such an elegant card! Great job on the technique and adding that textured centre layer/panel was a great choice!

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  3. This is a fabulous card! You did a great job brush lettering such a small font.

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  4. It's CAS and beautiful Diana! And I think for using such a small font, you did a fantastic job...I never would have known you were shaking the whole time if you hadn't said anything! And I hear you on the blog hop inspiration...this one's a doozey and will definitely require some extra thinking on my part!! :0)

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  5. You did an amazing job! It was much harder than I thought it would be.
    First of all, I don't have many wide fonts stamps. Also, going back to "improve" your work is a REALLY bad idea!
    Yours was awesome.

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  6. Let's see, #2 - check, #3 - check. That's why I used the biggest stamp I had - LOL! Yours looks amazing, and I'm so impressed you did it so well on the smaller scale! Thank you so much for giving it a try!!

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  7. You are too funny, I think the video would have been pretty funny too! You nailed it with this CAS gorgeous card, Diana!

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  8. i think your card is beautiful, diana!

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  9. CAS perfection, Diana! I was challenged by the size of the font on my card too. Yours came out great and I never would have guessed you to be shaking. It's perfect!!!

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  10. Dianna, you had me a wood-grain, and white/navy ... there are letters here? What? Wait... xx
    =] Michele

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  11. gorgeous Diana! A lot of word stamps have a distressed edge! Beautiful designing!

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  12. Oh, I never even thought of Gracefull Greetings for this technique -- I went with Wet Paint, but after reading about your trials, I think I made a good choice! LOL! Your card is lovely, Diana -- way to persevere!
    And I totally agree with the Blog Hop inspiration photo -- very difficult indeed! I finally came up with something, but I think it's a bit of a stretch.... ;)

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  13. Well I would say you achieved your goal perfectly as this looks exactly like brushed lettering to me!! : ) not only that I love the design and simplicity of your beautiful card! You go girl!!

    I'm a bit stumped on the inspiration for April's blog hop too! Can't wait to see what you come up with : )

    Patti

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  14. Beautiful CAS card Diana! I know what ya mean. I was a bit shaky myself and almost gave up.

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  15. Elegant card, Diana!! Love your choice of Blueberry Sky and white with woodgrain. You did a fantastic job!!

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  16. Well Diana, I think you did a great job even with being so stressed out! This would make a lovely set of thank you cards to make and give as a gift! (By the way, my Blog Hop card is done....lol)

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  17. I hear ya--for the same 3 reasons... So I didn't even try! (Actually, I just didn't have time.) And as for the blog hop? Yeeesh. Anyhooo, I love how your card turned out. I love the blue and simple layers of white. Classy!!

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  18. Be still my heart! What a wonderfully CASlicious design, Diana! I'm with you on all fronts and sometimes think I would go viral if I did a video of myself doing something intricate! You will notice, BTW, that I did not even ATTEMPT this challenge, so I give you great kudos for doing it and doing it brilliantly!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

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  19. P.S. (Can't bring myself to do this month's blog hop. It looks too much like the colored photos I saw from my colonoscopy! Yikes!!)

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  20. Laughed at your post and would have thoroughly enjoyed your video. In all seriousness, Diana, this is really a very classy card and your brushed lettering is a stand out. Great job and eager to see how everyone interprets the challenging April Blog Hop.

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  21. Diana, this is SO classy, elegant, and beautiful.
    Fabulous design.

    You crack me up. I would have enjoyed seeing that video.

    Have a lovely day!

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All comments are very much appreciated. Thanks so much for your encouragement.