Friday, January 25, 2013

More Love in 2013 ~ Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

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Good morning!  Welcome to my January Papertrey Ink Bog Hop post.  When I first saw the challenge (use a black background) I got a little frustrated.  I could make another chalkboard card like THIS one I loved making, but I thought there might be a lot of them on the Hop and I wanted to do something “different.”  My EUREKA moment came when I was looking through a pile of my 2013 Mantra prints I made with WORDLE (an online program that takes the words you type the most and makes them bigger and arranges them in various layouts).  I made several versions of what I’m focusing on this year, More Love.  Here’s the original idea for my 2013 Mantra (I’m not a resolution gal)…

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And here’s the WORDLE version I had printed last week…eek!  A black background!  I scanned a few other versions below to show you what the program does.  If you keep clicking the Random button, it produces a different look for your words.  I typed in More Love about 5 times and the other words once so More Love would stand out.

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I’ve got one of these posters in my studio and one at work to help remind me to add More Love somehow in my day.  So I die cut the main words and then found some of the various smaller words in my stamp collection (a little fun and frustrating at the same time)  Yes, a few stamps had surgery during the making of this card!  I stamped the words in white craft and then embossed with white powder so they would stand out.  Thanks for stopping by and sharing my thought process!  I always feel MORE LOVE when you visit :)

 

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what’s in it?

stamps: various stamps by Verve, PTI, Cloud 9, My Favourite Things

ink: su craft white

paper: pti black, hawaiian shores, su tempting turquoise, basic grey, kiwi kiss

accessories: pti block alphabet dies, button, white embossing powder, Twinery bakers twine, washi tape, stitching,

41 comments:

Lynn said...

I love how you took us through your process for creating this card. The end result is absolute incredible. Each time I look at I read a new sentiment. Perfection and the sentiment shines through! Love your mantra :)!

Caryn said...

Love everything about it Maureen!

Caryn xxx

Rhonda said...

What great inspiration Maureen. Love this.

Leigh said...

This is fabulous, Maureen! I love it!

Wida said...

It looks just like the inspiration. Don't you love it when you have the supplies to make what you see? that means you are a professional card maker ;)

Suzanne said...

Maureen, I love this card, you drew your inspiration perfectly! The stitching is so "you" and I love the black layered on the the gray. Cute washi tape!!

Crafty Kate said...

Great card Maureen! I love the sentiment!

Karen said...

Great card, and super creative!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I am with Lynn, fun to read the process... (I shared some on mine too)

Keva Phipps said...

I love your color choice and the layout is really cool.

Cheryl said...

What a fun card! I love the emphasis on the text--and the reason behind it.

Marisa said...

What a fun program!! Thanks for the link. Love how it inspired your card. Well done :)

Sara Mac said...

Maureen this card is incredible. I love the wordle connection. My girls love wordle and create things with it all the time. Love your idea here.

Lindsey said...

Truly incredible!

artful-notions said...

Definitely feeling the love here. Thank you for sharing the process!

Tracey McNeely said...

Maureen your card is as beautiful as it is fun. Love that you shared your process, the card is fab! What a great tool for you to use in your classroom.

Tamika said...

That's awesome positiveness and I love the card!

sanketi said...

oh what a lovely card!

victoria h said...

wordle is fun - your card is gr8.

KayM said...

What a striking card! Love the words!!

Veronica Z said...

I love your card, and your blog post! Thank you for sharing your thoughts, and creativity with us!

Paula Laird said...

This is fabulous! Love the card and the sentiment and reasons behind it. I'm going to check out wordle now!

bjmartin said...

Thanks for sharing your thought process Maureen! I love the result!

Angela Branon said...

What a great sentiment and great jumping off point for a card.

natashakara said...

This is fantastic! I LOVE the wordle inspiration, so clever :)

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE how you stamped the words on your card and showed us how you came up with that. My word for the year is more ... that encompasses a lot! FABULOUS card, maureen!

Jill Norwood said...

Wow! Love your New Year's mantra for 2013! Thanks for sharing your process for making the word art and your beautiful card! A very inspirational post and card!
:)Jill

Joyce said...

Great mantra and great card. Love the idea of a word collage, with all your most important words.

Jenny said...

I love how you arranged the sentiments and the stitching around the side. Very pretty card!

Hugs,

Jenny

Annheidel said...

Neat card! I love the cutout colorful letters.

Michelle said...

Maureen, this is just so wonderful on so many levels! Great card, and great words. :-)

Kara said...

awesome!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun! I always forget about Wordle -- thanks for reminding me I have it! :)

Vickie Z said...

Totally fun and totally unique take on the challenge!!

Helen F. said...

LOVE your card and the "process" you used, Maureen! Fabulous creation :)

Karen C. said...

Your card is a real inspiration piece. I love the use of blue on black. It really gives a clean modern look to the card.

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the balance and colors on your card - what fun to hunt through your stamps and mix the size and fonts on the smaller words!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

I love it! I love the whole idea... and the colours look gorgeous on the black. I thought the very same thing about the chalkboards... you did awesome doing something different!

Tasnim said...

Wow the idea for this card is so cool! Love the colors on your card!

Tonya Jastad said...

Great card! I love the "making of" story of the card too! TFS

maria f. said...

Cool. Thanks for sharing.

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