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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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Papertrey April Blog Hop Challenge

I loved the color combination in this month's blog hop challenge.  Dark blue, pinks and white with touches of green and yellow are so beautiful together.


I had to put a bunch of flowers on my card with this lovely color combination.

Products used:
Papertrey Ink:  Big Hugs Die and Stamp set
Papertrey Ink: Bitty Bouquets Stamp step
Papertrey Ink: Rasberry Fiz stamp pad
Stampabilities: Lime Green stamp pad

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White on White with a Pop of Color

This week's Make-it-Monday had me experimenting with various die cuts.  My final choice for this White on White with a Pop of Color challenge was one of my newest dies.  I used my bitty bouquets die and stamps.  Here is my project.

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Ombre Stamping

The Papertrey Ink Ombre Stamping challenge for this week's Make-It-Monday gave me a change to mix some pretty purples together for a Thank you card.  I used a sponge dauber to apply my inks to the small Life is Beautiful butterfly stamp.  I then die cut the butterflies and then added a simple background.  A few rhinestone sparkles finished my card.


Products Used:
Papertrey Ink Life is Beautiful Stamp Set and Dies
Papertrey Ink Swoosh Stamp Set
Sampabilities Lavender Pigment Ink
ColorBox Boysenberry Pigment Ink
Stampin'Up Elegant Eggplant Dye Ink

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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Double Partial Die Cutting

This week's Papertrey Ink Make-it-Monday was something I had never tried.  I loved the idea, but found that my Big Shot doesn't really apply equal cutting pressure any more so I had to make multiple attempts to get the right result.  In the end I followed Laura's lovely example and had success.  You can catch the video here.


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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Confetti Cluster Stamping

This weeks Make-it-Monday at Papertrey Ink had me looking through all my stamp sets for tiny shapes that I could use for confetti stamping.  In the end I used 5 different stamp steps to create the star on the card below.  I have to admit it was fun!

Stamp Sets Used:
Papertrey Ink Wreath for all Seasons
Papertrey Ink Sketched Shapes
Papertrey Ink Fancy That
Papertrey Ink Confetti Garland Borders
Papertrey Ink O'Tannenbaum

For the Sentiment: Papertrey Ink Wet Paint III


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