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

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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

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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



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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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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Cool Condensation Effects

I got introduced to Glossy Accents this week when I decided I had to try the Papertrey Ink Make-it-Monday challenge, "Cool Condensation Effects."  I definitely need to keep practicing with this medium, but the effect was great and I believe there are a bunch of possibilities with this product.  I kept my card simple and tried for the "dew on the flower" effect.


Products used:
Papertrey Ink Brushed Blooms Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink Wet Paint III Stamp  Set and dies
Stampabilities Lavender, Light Green, Lime Green Pigment Ink
ColorBox Violet Pigment Ink
Ranger Glossy Accents


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Monday, May 25, 2015

Papertrey May Blog Hop Challenge

This month's Papertrey Blog Hop Challenge asked us to use a rainbow of cheerful colors and, of course, get creative.  Our inspiration was this photo.

I do love to see rainbow colors in a design, but I don't often find myself actually producing a card with the whole spectrum of hues.  Therefore I purposely did one card with that goal.  Then found myself creating a second card with a limited range of colors.
And here is my second card just for fun.
 Products Used
Papertrey Ink Harlequin Die
Papertrey Ink Little Labels stamp set
Papertrey Ink Background Basics:Super Stripes

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Using Vellum to Soften Patterns

I had to find my stash of vellum to participate in this week's Make-it-Monday challenge.  I used to add it to scrapbook pages and loved making flowers with it, but today it covers the majority of my card.  I used the Papertrey Ink Graceful Greetings and Bitty Bouquets stamp sets to add my sentiment and a touch of flowers.


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