Sunday, November 13, 2011

Bingo Markers!

After I made a few cards with the "Patti Splat" technique from Ranger, I wondered what else I could do with the bingo markers I'd just bought. Sure, I could drop $20 or more to actually play bingo, but what fun is that? I needed another crafty purpose.

I went to work making my own patterned papers with the bingo markers and turned them into these love-themed cards. I think this could be a great way for moms to get their children involved. Set out a few colors of bingo markers and help them think of good overall patterns. I did simple polka dots, plaid, squiggles, spirals, squares, and more of the splats. I know this technique isn't for everyone, but since I gravitate toward bright colors and bold prints, it's right up my alley. You don't see many vintage designs on this blog!

Notice, too, that I just got my Tim Holtz Craft Pick so there's a lot of faux stitching going on! :)

A note on the whale sticker: I bought a pack of these and another of dinos at a dollar store over the summer. Was I ever surprised to see them for $2.99 on my first ever trip to Hobby Lobby yesterday! It goes to show you just have to know where to look to get great stuff for a reasonable price!

Cards shipped to OWH (as of 10/20/11): 1642

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