Friday, October 12, 2012

Irresistable Kraft Paper

How many of you have a pad of Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Stash Kraft Resist paper and have never done anything with it? I suspect there are quite a few as a Google search for images using this paper comes up pretty lean. Here is the pad I own:
I used a sheet of the ledger style paper to create my own feature sheet of paper for a coffee and tea themed card. The paper has numbers and lines that resist inks, providing a bit of a ghostly effect that I found impossible to capture in a photo.

I used Distress Stains and Distress Inks to colour swaths of the paper in a vertical fashion. I overstamped with a lot of stamps in the theme (I have quite a collection). Most of the stamps are from Oxford Impressions and Stampington & Company. I used a Stampington leaf stamp, embossing in gold, to provide another layer of interest to the card. 

Four brads and a navy border were all it seemed to want to finish this 9 X 4 inch card. It's a thank you card for a man, so I resisted (ha!) the urge to pretty it up. I have plenty of this customized paper left over to make a few other cards, and looked forward to working with the other sheets in the pack.

I am entering this in the Crafts and Me Challenge of Anything Goes.


Deborah Frings said...

This is wonderful. Love the colours you've added to the paper and the gorgeous stamps too. I think the touch of gold and brads are the perfect accents. Lovely card.

mab822 said...

Wow, wonderful. Love the vibrant colors;I had no idea that the colors would looks so great on the kraft paper. Thanks for the demo.

Janet L. said...

I, too, have this paper pad and am enjoying seeing how you used it. Great job!!