Friday, March 25, 2016

Papertrey March Blog Hop Challenge

This month's Papertrey blog hop challenge uses the very unique artwork of Izziyana Shuhaimi as our inspiration.

I love the stitching in this art but I lack any any real stitching stamps or dies.  Therefore, I chose to go with a predominately grey background and add a pop of color.  My butterfly is heat embossed and then ink blended.
Products Used:
Papertrey Ink: What the Doodle: Butterfly Stamp Set and Die
Papertrey Ink: One Big Happy Stamp Set and Die Collection
Papertrey Ink: Twig Wreath Stamp Set


Ink Blending Over Heat Embossing

This week's Make-it-Monday at Papertrey Ink had us blending ink over a heat embossed image. As I have gotten better at ink blending I am finding I really enjoy it. What was so nice about Danielle's sample card it that it used a die I own in a new way.  I am always looking for new ways to use my templates and dies, so I was inspired by Danielle's use of the You've been Framed:Oval Die.   As a result I had to give her card design a try.

I experimented a bit with my Fancy That stamp set to create the card below.  With this card I got to do a lot more ink blending.
Products Used:
Papertrey Ink: You've Been Framed: Oval Die and Stamp set
Papertrey Ink: Bitty Bouquets Stamp Set and Dies
Papertrey Ink:  Inspired Savior Die and Mini Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink: Counting by Blessings Die and Stamp Set
Hero Arts: Manuscript Stamp
Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins


Monday, March 7, 2016

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

I love texture on cards so as I created the card below I immediately thought it would be another good entry for the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.  I really admire the design work of Kay Miller and the card below was inspired by her lovely work.

Products Used:
Paperytrey Ink Twig Wreath Stamp and Die Set
Papertrey Ink Scripted Dies


Sunday, March 6, 2016

CTS # 162 and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

I thought I would join in this week's  Case this Sketch Challenge with Sketch #162.  Here is the sketch.

My Card has some texture to background (dots embossing) and the top layer has a dry embossed rose design I applied by using a stencil from Tim Holtz in my Big Shot.  I tried to emphasize the rose embossing by lightly brushing a bit of pink ink over the top. My rose flowers, leaves and sentiment are from Paypertrey Ink.
With my texture elements I thought this would also be a good card to share with the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge. 

Products Used:
Papertrey Ink Graceful Greetings Stamp Set & Die
Papertre Ink Rosie Posie Stamp Set & Dies
Tim Holtz Rose Stencil


Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Ombre Stenciled Backgrounds

I have so much fun with ink blending that this week's Make-It-Monday at Papertrey Ink was right up my alley.  I have slowly been collecting stencils but have not yet purchased the new PTI stencil set, however they are on my wishlist.  Therefore, I used a Hero Arts stencil for this card.  I have used PTI Raspberry Fizz, PTI Berry Sorbet and Stampabilities Mustard ink for my blended background.

Products Used:
Papertrey Ink Keep It Simple Frames
Papertrey Ink: Little Labels Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink: Fab Flakes Stamp Set & dies
Papertrey Ink: Bold Blossoms Stamp Set & dies 
Hero Arts Stencil
Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins


Thursday, February 25, 2016

February 2016 Blog Hop Challenge

This month's Blog Hop Challenge at Papertrey Ink has the most beautiful color palette. Our inspiration photo is below. The pinks and greens with some touches of gold are lovely.

On this first card, which is my favorite, I decided to use my into the woods cover plate in a slightly different way.  I cut the cover plate into multiple pieces so I could place it down the long side of my card rather than it's normal orientation.  I ink blended my background and added pink and green paint splatters.  Last I added the pink bird from the PTI Winter Woods Stamp Set to go with the sentiment from the PTI Phrases and Praises Stamp Set.

On the next card I started our with the PTI You've Been Framed: Oval Die.  Then I ink blended my pink background with a Tim Holtz stencil to add the stripes.  I shaded the small flower with Copic Markers.  The green sprigs are just small pieces from the into the woods cover plate.  The small flower is from the PTI In Bloom Stamp Set and the sentiment if from the PTI Fancy That stamp set (I really like that font).
I wasn't through with ink blending or paint splatters which both are included in the background of this next card. I got out my PTI Bold Blooms Stamp set again (I can't seem to put it away) and the PTI Phrases and Praises Stamp Set for this card.  I recently purchased a Misti from My Sweet Petunia and that has really helped in stamping nice clean and clear sentiments.  It was a worthy investment.


Sunday, February 14, 2016

Papertrey Ink: Paper Crafting Alphabet Challenge

Today's challenge will be unique in that our card design is determined by an Alphabet of requirements.  I chose to go the easy route and used the first three letters of my first name.  Therefore my requirements are:

D = Add detail with a white pen or paper piercer
O = Incorporate some kind of Ombre effect
L = Lean your sentiment

How did I meet each of these design points? I added detail to my leaves using a white pen.  I used multiple colors blended on my background to satisfy the Ombre requirement and last I gave the lower portion of my card a good slant so that my sentiment placement had a nice lean.  To finish off the card I added a few colored sequins.  It was totally fun to get our my Fab Flakes stamp set and use them as my flowers.  I'll be using this set of stamps year round.

Products Used:
Papertrey Ink: Fab Flakes Stamp Set and Dies
Papertrey Ink: Turning a New Leaf Stamp Set and Dies
Papertrey Ink: One Big Happy Stamp and Die Collection
 SSS Sequins: Crystal Reflections-Cold Hands Warm Heart


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