DIY black & white Project Life cards

DIY black & white Project Life cards | momentstolivefor.com

Inspired by these beautiful black & white Project Life cards and postcards, I designed my own set of PL cards. Last year I was in a Project Life hype. I loved the possibilities to capture our everyday so simple and fast in a PL album. And even more than that, I liked the idea of creating my own PL cards. You can see my first set of PL cards here. At the end of the year I got lots of new stamps from Elise Blaha-Cripe (no longer available), Bananafishstudio and I lowe Scrap. I treasure these stamps. And they are perfect for Project Life. So I started to make this card set.

 

DIY black & white Project Life cards | momentstolivefor.com

DIY black & white Project Life cards | momentstolivefor.com

As basis for the cards, I cut 3×4 in white cards from simple card stock. Then I used the lovely stamps and stamped on white and black cardboard with StazOn White and Black ink pad. With two different hole punchers (1” and 2’’) and some manual cutting with scissors I cut the circles. For the different backgrounds I used my beloved black & white washi tapes and black & white ink pens. The last step was to cut the corners with my corner rounder of We R Memory Keepers. And that’s it. It took me only one evening to finish the entire set.

 

DIY black & white Project Life cards | momentstolivefor.com

DIY black & white Project Life cards | momentstolivefor.com

DIY black & white Project Life cards | momentstolivefor.com

DIY black & white Project Life cards | momentstolivefor.com

DIY black & white Project Life cards | momentstolivefor.com

DIY black & white Project Life cards | momentstolivefor.com

I hope you are inspired to make your own set.

DIY black & white Project Life cards | momentstolivefor.com

DIY ‘i love photography’ – picture

DIY canvas 'I love photography' | momentstolivefor
Like I promised last week, here comes the tutorial for the second picture I made for my livingroom wall. It’s very simple, but takes more time because of the paint. So lets get started. πŸ™‚
DIY canvas 'I love photography' | momentstolivefor
DIY canvas 'I love photography' | momentstolivefor

You need a little canvas, some paint – I used varnish – in different colors, a stamp, washi tape that matches your chosen colors and some scrapbooking letters.

DIY canvas 'I love photography' | momentstolivefor
DIY canvas 'I love photography' | momentstolivefor
DIY canvas 'I love photography' | momentstolivefor

At first you paint a background with different colors. I used one color for each layer, let everything dry for at least half an hour and went to the next layer. I used black as the first one, so it wouldn’t pop up so much. The accents I set in gold and finally white. I had in mind, that I wanted to use the white area for stamping and writing, so I filled this part entirely.

DIY canvas 'I love photography' | momentstolivefor
DIY canvas 'I love photography' | momentstolivefor

Afterwards I stamped three cameras on the white area and painted two of them black and golden.

DIY canvas 'I love photography' | momentstolivefor

For the final effect I used one of my favorite washi tapes with matching colors to add some accents and those lovely letters from Bella Boulevard – Sophisticates. And that’s it. Easy, isn’t it? πŸ™‚

DIY canvas 'I love photography' | momentstolivefor
DIY canvas 'I love photography' | momentstolivefor
DIY canvas 'I love photography' | momentstolivefor

If you feel inspired by this, I would be very interested in what you came up with. So please send me an email or leave a comment with a link to your picture. πŸ™‚
You find the mini-tutorial for the other picture here.

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