Hi everyone!  Before I dive into today’s post I wanted to let you all know that I haven’t forgotten about the winners I was supposed to announce for the Letters From Santa give-away. I also have a couple of winners to announce for the Calendar and Note Pad Tin Kit.  I PROMISE I will announce those tomorrow. I’ve had a brutal week this week and just haven’t had the time.  So please stay tuned tomorrow for that announcement.

I also wanted to mention, that although we haven’t been posting a lot here on this blog, if you are looking for a daily dose of inspiration and some project ideas, you can visit our blog at www.papercrafterslibrary.com, because we do post projects just about every day.  Now, today’s post here, and today’s post there are the same, but we do have a Halloween and Harvest project we posted yesterday and the day before.

So, today I wanted to share with you all the techniques we are doing this week for Club 52 (which you can read about here) and Paper Crafter’s Library members. This week I’m finishing off our four weeks with Direct To Paper techniques (DTP) featuring dye-based inks, and then for the next number of weeks we are going to be exploring a bunch of awesome techniques using dye ink refills. 

This week’s technique is one that I call the Striated Background Technique.  Although you can use pretty much any brand of ink pad (as with the other DTP techniques we’ve explred so far) I did find that for this particular technique, my favorite was Stampin’ Up!’s ink pads, simply because of their size. They are the largest ink pads on the market and provided me with more surface area to work with.

So here is a snapshot of this week’s techniques:

I have a close up picture of both tags I created using the Basic Striated Technique:

And then here is a close up of the tags I created using the Surf and Sand Striated Background Technique:

As part of the videos for this week I also included a free bonus greeting download of the Fun in the Sun Greetings which I created, and in a video I show you how to create the sun embellishment.

I have to say, I am having so much fun creating for Club 52.  I’ve always loved techniques, but I find that these days, I’m becoming a real technique junkie!