Friday, July 31, 2015

Papertrey Ink Make-It-Monday: Texture Kissing

I had a great time trying out my various background stamps with this week's Make it Monday challenge at Papertrey Ink - Texture Kissing.  You can check out the post here.  After a few attempts  with a different stamps I found a combination I really liked.  I used by PTI Bloomers flower with an older background stamp I have had for many many years.  My leaves and sentiment are from the PTI Daydreamer stamp set.

I created a second card that was just a slight variation of this design because I wanted to experiment with the color blue.
For this card I used the same PTI Bloomers stamp but got out my PTI Embellished Elegance stamp set to create the leaves.  The sentiment is  from the PTI Scripted stamp set which is quickly becoming one of my favorites. The frame for both cards is the PTI Shaker Shapes: Circle die.


Saturday, July 25, 2015

Papertrey July Blog Hop Challenge

This month's blog hop challenge allowed us to explore all our butterfly products.  I wanted to do something similar to the vintage look in the challenge photo.  What a lovely display of butterflies.

I decided to stick with pink and a neutral color, so kraft paper entered my project.
I stamped the background leaves with PTI Kraft ink using the large leaves from the PTI Meadow Greens stamp set, then added Raspberry Fizz and black dots along with dew drops I created with Glossy Accents.  The Butterfly was cut using from white card stock then I blended on PTI Raspberry Fizz ink.  The small leaves I stamped with the same color using the smallest leaf stamp in my PTI Garden Gild Mini Kit.    The sentiment if from the PTI Meadow Greens stamp set.

Products used:
Papertrey Ink Life is Beautiful die collection and stamp set
Papertrey Ink Meadow Greens Stamp Set
Paptertry Ink Garden Guild Mini Kit
Papertrey Ink Raspberry Fizz ink pad
Papertrey Ink Kraft ink pad
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink pad
Ranger Glossy Accents


Monday, July 6, 2015

Creating your own custom borders

This week's Make-it-Monday at Papertrey Ink had us making our own custom borders with stamped images.  I decided on using my sketched shapes stamp set and kept the border simple.  I used some greens, blues and a bit of yellow to set the tone.  The dots I added just for fun. I always pull these dots stamps out of the Life is Beautiful stamp set when I get the urge to add dots to a card.  They probably get used as much (or more) than the butterflies in that set.

Products Used:
Papertrey Ink Sketched Shapes Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink Life is Beautiful Stamp Set


Monday, June 29, 2015

Adding Color to Cover Plates

I fell in love with the Garden Gild Mini Kit and this weeks Make-it-Monday lets me use the gorgeous cover plate from that kit.  I decided to use a foam dauber to add ink color to my cover plate die.  Then to spice up the background, I added some color to the center of my card base so that my sentiment could sit in a colorful spot.

Products used:
Papertrey Ink Garden Gild Mini Kit
Papertrey Ink Graceful Greetings Stamp Set


Saturday, June 27, 2015

Bringing the Inside Out - Papertrey Ink Make-it-Monday

It has been a long time since I did anything like this with cards, to the Papertrey Ink Make-it-Monday this week was a nice reminder.  At first I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with this challenge so to begin with I followed Danielle's example.  Her card was lovely and it gave me an excuse to use the PTI Garden Gild mini kit which I find hard to put down. 

After this card a ventured  a bit with some other colors and shapes.  Below I took the small butterfly from the Life is Beautiful stamp set and used it to scatter shapes on the front of my card. Then I used a pearl pen to add some texture to the inside.
 The last card was a softer look with really very little stamping.  All these cards were quick and simple.  The scripted dies are sure to become some of my favorites.

Products Used:
Papertrey Ink Garden Gild Mini Kit
Papertrey Ink Life is Beautiful Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink Bitty Bouquets Stamp Set and dies
Papertrey Ink Scripted Stamp Set and dies


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Papertrey June Blog Hop Challenge

This month's blog hop had such a cute inspiration picture.  These shoes are precious.  The stripes and bright pop of color were what caught my attention.  I could not decide if the stripes in this picture were a dark grey or a blue, but either would make a lovely card. 

With this inspiration I made a couple of cards for a friend who has just found out she has cancer.  My heart goes out to her and I want her to know she is daily in my thoughts and prayers. 
The new Keep it Simple: Praying for you sentiments were perfect for the card above.

I added a grey ink pad to my supplies since I am discovering the value of neutral colors.  This one is Memento London Fog.  I used the PTI Stripes Diagonal die cut as a stencil to add the background grey stripes.

Products Used:
PTI Ombre Builders Stamp Set
PTI Brushed Blooms Stamp Set and dies
PTI Keep it Simple:Praying for you Stamp Set 
PTI Stripes Diagonal Die
PTI Big Hugs stamp Set and Dies
PTI Bloomers Stamp Set and Dies
PTI Meadow Greens Stamp Set


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Stamping with Neutrals

This Make-it_Monday challenge had us stamping with neutral colors.  I just love the example card that Dawn McVey provided.  It certainly made me want to purchase a grey stamp pad which is a color I have never owned.  Here is her lovely card.

I had to settle for stamping in PTI Classic Kraft ink for my neutral background.  I used the Enclosed Star stamp set and began stamping at the center top and worked my way across the card in rows.  I want two toned flowers so I stamped my roses first in a bright pink and then used a sponge dauber to add Rasberry Fizz to the edges.  Here is my finished card.
Products Used:
Papertrey Ink Rosie Posie Stamp set and dies
Papertrey Ink Enclosed Star Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink Little Labels Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink Classic Kraft Dye Ink pad
Papertrey Ink Rasberry Fizz Dye Ink pad
Stampabilities Bright Pink Pigment Ink Pad
Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink Pad
Papertrey Ink Keep It Simple Frames
Stampin Up Leaf die


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