Cards

Geometric Thank You Card

Just popping in to share a quick post today of a one-layer thank you card. For this, I used a new favorite stamp set: Sohcahtoa from Altenew. I have a thing for triangles, so this set really does it for me!

Sohcahtoa thank you card

I wanted to keep the card really graphic, so I kept with a black and white theme – stamping my images with VersaFine Onyx Black ink in a random (but visually pleasing!) pattern. I then added a sentiment, embossed in white on black cardstock.

Sohcahtoa thank you card

As a finishing touch, I used my Pico Embellisher in Tuxedo Black to add some dots here and there.

Sohcahtoa thank you cardI made a few of these in other colors, but so far I like the black and white best. I’ll keep experimenting, though!

Sohcahtoa thank you card

kimberly

Nails

Midweek Manicure // Divine Dotwork

Divine Dotwork Scratch Nail Wraps

More nail wraps! This time, I added a little embellishment by attaching some gold nail studs. These are the Divine Dotwork wraps from Scratch, designed by a tattoo artist. I love them – I’m kind of a sucker for black and white nail art.

Black and White Nail Wraps

After applying the wraps, I added a variety of gold nail studs (from born pretty store), on each nail. I painted both thumb nails gold (using the color Savoy by Julep) and kept them free of studs.

Divine Dotwork Mani

Nails

Midweek Manicure // Black and White

Sometimes, if I’m in need of some inspiration, I’ll do a search on instagram for #nails. Lots of great images always come back! I found a photo of some great black and white nail art and knew I wanted to try it (you can see the original image here).

black and white geo maniI used:

  • Essie Marshmallow
  • Milani Black striper polish

After two coats of Marshmallow, I painted patterns in black on my ring and thumb of my left hand, and on my index and ring fingers on my left hand. Then I instagramed it :)

#nails on instagram

black and white nail art

I’d love to see some of the nail art YOU do, or some of the inspiration you find! Share images on the MixedMethod facebook page or tag me in your photos (@mixedmethod) on instagram!

kimberly

DIY

DIY Scrapbook Paper Wall Art

Sometimes I get so excited about a DIY project that I forget to take an adequate amount of pictures of the process to share with you guys. I need to try and be better about that. Anywayyyy, after seeing a similar project on Pinterest, I set out to create some wall art for the big empty wall in our kitchen and I want to share with you how it turned out!

Scrapbook Paper Wall Art

For this project I used:

  • 9 sheets of 12″x 12″ scrapbook paper
  • 9 12″ x 12″ squares of masonite (you could also use foam board of plywood)
  • modge podge (I used matte, not glossy)
  • paintbrush
  • command velcro strips (to mount the squares onto the wall)

I bought a long board of masonite at Home Depot on the cheap. I made sure I had enough for D to cut it into a satisfactory amount of 12 x 12 inch squares which he kindly did for me at home. Any excuse to play with his jigsaw. Then I painted a layer of modge podge on the masonite, put a piece of scrap book paper on top, and painted a layer of modge podge over the paper. The trick is being careful not to use too much, because that can create a whole mess of air bubbles and wavy paper issues.

Scrapbooked Masonite Squares

After they dried we measured out where we wanted them to go on the wall, and how far apart we wanted them spaced. We used velcro strips to hang them on the wall  so that If I want to, I can re-arranage them! I stuck with black and white for this, since those are the main colors in our kitchen, but I think using bright colored scrap book paper for this project would be really fun. I also think our wall is not yet complete, I might add something across the top of the squares.Don’t know what yet.

Keep Calm Scrapbook Paper

Scrapbook Paper Wall Decoration

What do you think?