Tuesday, November 20, 2012

ihp + Technique Tuesday

Welcome to i heart papers' November design team challenge! This month, we're teaming up with some of the girls from the Technique Tuesday team for a combined hop featuring Technique Tuesday's stamps and i {heart} papers' products.  You can browse the Technique Tuesday category of the ihp store here.

Technique Tuesday is committed to offering the most beautiful, high-quality, affordable clear stamps and paper crafting products and to sharing the art of stamping and our enthusiasm for paper crafting. Whether you prefer a simple style or an embellished look, are a beginner or have been crafting for years, our made-in-the-USA products will help you create beautiful scrapbook pages, personalized handmade cards, unique gifts, and one-of-a-kind home d├ęcor items.

i {heart} papers retails the industry's best paper crafting supplies from your favorite manufacturers while offering stellar customer service and super fast and FREE US shipping with any $60 order. (We also ship internationally.) We offer a 6 month Studio AE membership where members receive automatic delivery each month of their AE set, (free in the US, a $4 savings each month) plus a 15% coupon valid for all other IHP store orders during the subscription and occasional gifts or exclusive special offers. We also provide a publication incentive for our three private stamp lines, Mint Motif, The Petal Press and Chicken Girl. Visit our website and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and our blog for news, sales, coupons and more!

Celebrate Black Friday at i {heart} papers with a 20% store-wide coupon (excluding gift certificates and Studio AE memberships) using code: black20dt through Cyber Monday 11/26. And of course, always free US shipping with your $60 order! Happy Holidays from all of us at IHP!

My project for today features Technique Tuesday's set, The Moon!  Don't you think these are just the sweetest images?!

I've had this little printer's tray sitting around for a while now.  It *just so happened* to be out on my desk when my i {heart} papers box arrived, and I noticed that those little accent stamps would be *just the right size* to fill in the 2 x 2 sections of the tray.  At first I thought I would paint the tray white over blue and sand some of the edges to expose the underpainting, but I'm kind of glad that I stamped, colored and cut the images first.  It ended up that I really like the contrast of the original black against that pale blue designer paper.

All of the images were stamped on Copic blending paper, colored with Copic markers, fussy cut and adhered to the Fancy Pants Hopscotch designer paper.  I used warm gray markers to shade the background before adhering the colored and cut image. Mom's dress is paper-pieced from another print from the same designer paper pack, and shaded with Copic markers to add a little more dimension and depth.  There are Stickles highlights in her hair, as well as on the moon and stars.  i {stick} papers tape adheres the finished designs to the tray.

As hard as I tried to add more to this project, it just demanded to remain clean and simple!  I added a few rhinestone accents, and left it at that!  With the addition of some eyelet screws threaded with ribbon (maybe some light blue twill or faux suede...or yellow-orange satin!?), it could become a wall hanging instead of a table-top display, but for now (since I don't have any eyelet screws!) I'm leaving it as is.  I really love this color combo and that clean, uncluttered look.  That way, these sweet images simply demand your attention!

Our designers are sharing lots of inspiration using Technique Tuesday stamps and ihp products!

our Technique Tuesday guests:
the ihp design team:


  1. Super sweet Deb! I like the black for the frame! It makes the inside really stand out!

  2. This is seriously fabulous! I love it!! Beautiful, Deb!

  3. wow love this and that sentiment is beautifu too hugs sassyxxxx

  4. I love this!
    Deb, the colors are beautiful! ... and so is the entire project!

  5. This is gorgeous Deb!! And I agree, the contrast of the black tray really makes the images pop. Hope you and your family have a lovely Thanksgiving!

  6. This is just fabulous, Deb! The sweet images look perfect framed by the tray.