Saturday, January 10, 2015

Creative Corners - Make It Monday #196

This weeks Make-It-Monday challenge was to create interesting corners on a card rather than applying a design to the center.  It seemed like a great opportunity to use the cute flower stamps that were the Papertrey Ink December Freebie.  For my background I cut out my Harlequin Die cover plate and then used it as a stencil.


The color inspiration palette was so pretty this month I also tried out a birthday card in the spirit of this theme.


My card was based on this great sketch below.

And here is the finished card.





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Saturday, January 3, 2015

Make-it-Monday: a la Carte

Since this week's Make-it-Monday at Papertrey Ink was a la Carte, I had a difficult time choosing what to create.  I have missed a number of the challenges and was intrigued by more than one of the videos.  I finally decided on #177 Using Cover Plate Negatives.  I had a great time with this because one card led to another and then another.  Here is my card using the cover plate negative technique.

I used my Stripes Diagonal Die and cut out it out of white cardstock; the negative shapes are on this first card.  That looked fine, but I then thought about using the positive cover plate that remained for another card.  I decided to try using it as a stencil.  Here is the result.
I used post-it tape to hold the cover plate positive shape to a piece of white cardstock and was able to blend some pink and orange ink to get a pretty background for this card.  When I finished this card I still had my positive shape from the cover plate, it was just blended with color.  Well I though I could use this too, so one more card came out of this project.



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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Stamped Borders - Make-It-Monday

This weeks Make-It-Monday project is stamped borders.  I used my new "Hello There" stamp set from Papertrey Ink to create the border for this card.  I added a die cut tag and "Wet Paint" hello friend for the greeting.


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Friday, December 19, 2014

Camouflaging Die Cuts

It's another Make-it-Monday challenge.  I loved this week's project since I have never done anything like it before. The raised sentiment is a beautiful idea.  I used my Papertrey Ink "thank you" die and my "In the Meadow"stamp set to create this card.


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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Stamping a Plaid Background

Here is another Papertrey Ink Make-it-Monday card, this time stamping a plaid background.  I didn't have any stripe stamps, so I improvised and used my Ombre Builders stamp set to create my plaid. The wavy lines actually made an interesting plaid design that I really like.  Here is my card.


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Monday, November 10, 2014

Stamping Ombre Backgrounds

It's another Make-it-Monday Challenge at Papertry Ink blog.   This time I have fun stamping an ombre background with leaves.  The stamp is from the Papertrey Ink Leaf Prints stamp set.  My sentiment is from the Papertrey Ink Fancy That set.


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Friday, November 7, 2014

Make It Monday - #187 Partial Die Cuts

Here is another Make It Monday technique from Papertrey Ink where I used my snowflake dies. I embossed by sentiment on vellum so that the pretty snowflakes would show through.  I used by my sentiment from the "Wreath for all Seasons" set to create this simple tag.

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