Monday, October 3, 2011

Cards with Prints

One of the hottest and fasted growing trends in scrapbooking these days is using paper with print on it.  Now, I'm not talking animal prints or patten paper.  What I mean is those papers that have sheet music, dictionary pages, or words all over them.  Adding some print paper to a project can do things like create a vintage feel, or even using a dictionary page that has the meaning of a one-word for some journaling that describes exactly the message you want to convey.  So maybe you don't have any these papers lying around, no problem...we have the perfect solutions...
*Go to your local library, hit a yard sale and ask if they have any books.  I was able to pick up at my local library for 25 cents an old dictionary that they were looking to get off their shelf (remember though, if it's not acid free and you use it with your pictures to buy some archival safe spray at your local craft store).
*Use a print stamp and create your own background paper
*This is my favorite idea (and I'll share on Wednesday the layout I made making my own).  Out there in our Internet world there are programs that allow you to play with words and randomly arranges them for you and creates "word clouds".  In this case I am talking about Wordle.  I love this and play with it quite frequently.  It's a great way to add journaling (especially for those "all about me" pages).

Moving on, let's take a look at today cards (and a altered project) using some print paper...

Practical Scrapper Carolina

Practical Scrapper Teresa

Practical Scrapper Christa

Now here's a beautiful altered frame from Irit Shalom that she created using some music print paper.  Absolutely stunning!

Practical Scrapper Aymee

Practical Scrapper Teresa

Thanks for stopping in today, and remember we have our voting going on until October 6th for our card contest.  3 votes per day up through the 6th.  The response has been AMAZING so far and I cannot wait to see who are top 20 will be on the 7th!


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Kristie Maynard said...

Love, love, love this 'technique' I have an old book in my supplies that I keep just for this purpose.
Can't wait to see what you've done with Wordle, I love using it too.

CraftyLoops said...

Wow, these are beautiful creations. Lee xx