Sunday, February 7, 2016

Papertrey Ink: Grab and Craft Challenge & SSS: Ray of Sunshine

The PTI Grab and Craft Challenge was perfect for me because I am notorious for stamping something or die cutting a sentiment and setting it aside because I often try out a new item I purchased without a real project in mind (sound like any of you).  My drafting table that I work at pretty much always has these odds and ends lying around.  The card I made today was totally fun because I had just got through playing with the Petite Places Home & Garden stamp set & dies and I had a few cute but very tiny pieces that would have probably gotten lost in the shuffle.  As it is I had lost the dot to the "i"in my sentiment and had to cut a new one.  Lucky I found a scrap of paper the same color.

When I got through with the card I realized it would also be a good fit for the SSS: Ray of Sunshine Challenge so I shared my card here too. 

Products Used:
Papertrey Ink Petite Places Home & Garden stamp set & dies
Papertrey Ink Hello Sunshine Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink Cover Plate: Blue Skies Die
Papertrey Ink: Sunshine Die


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Simon Says:Have a Heart

When I saw the SSS Have a Heart Challenge I had to try to create a card with a heart created from many small stamps.  I saw a card along these lines quite a while back but I just can't remember where or I would give credit to the person who inspired this attempt. It certainly was a design that stuck in my mind.  Here is my heart made of many little blooms from the Papertrey Ink Mini Blooms stamp set.  The sentiment is from the Papertrey Ink In Meadow Greens Stamp set. I added some very small outline dots using by Zig Markers.



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Friday, February 5, 2016

Design Team Favorites - Papertrey Ink Feb 2016

The Feb 2016 inspiration cards from Papertrey Ink were great and I had really like the colors from several but I decided to try a card with Kay Miller's color choices.  Her card really inspired me.

I love the new Bold Blossoms stamp set that Kay used and since I just purchased it I have to give that a try too. By the time I completed by card, I have actually pulled out 5 different stamp sets and used something from each one.  
I stamped by background with the a ray stamp from the PTI "Hello Sunshine" stamp set.  I then Stamped my flowers and leaves using the PTI Bold Blossoms stamp set and added a little more color to them using Copic Markers.  I also put a more detailed center to the flowers by using a stamp from the Bloomers stamp set. I had to stop myself as I was getting carried away.  Last I added by sentiment by pulling a stamp from PTI Bitty Bouquets and PTI Flower Favorites.



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Valentine Ombre Stamping

This weeks Papertrey Ink Make-it-Monday challenge has us using a Valentine ombre effect on our cards.  I decided to use ink blending to create my ombre look and sectioned my card in the five rows using Post-it-tape so I could blend multiple ink colors.  After I had the base done I stamped a few hearts and a sentiment from the PTI "Happy Hearts" stamp set.  Last I added a few droplets to the card using Ranger Glossy Accents.


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Friday, January 29, 2016

Case Sketch Challenge & SSS Wednesday:Anything Goes Challenge

I really admire some of the talented individuals who share such great ideas for those of us who just craft when time permits and don't always have time to experiment with design.  Kay Miller is certainly one of those amazing people and I followed a link on her blog to discover the "CASE the Sketch #157 Challenge."  As busy as my life is I will enjoy the inspiration from a good sketch.  Therefore, I gave this one a try and will certainly enjoy perusing the other sketches.


For my card I used Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock so I could to a watercolor background using a few of my Distress Markers.  I decided to flick a few ink drops after the background dried and then added by small bouquet and die cut sentiment.
I also submitted this card to the Simon Says Wednesday: Anything Goes Challenge.

Products Used:
Tim Holtz Distress Markers
Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock
Papertrey Ink Scripted Dies
Papertrey Ink Bitty Bouquets Stamp Set & Dies 

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SSS Challenge: Love is in the Air

The Monday Simon Says Stamp Challenge:Love is in the Air  is perfect for a Valentine Card so that is what I set out to create for my husband.  I stamped a background pattern and simply set that behind a heart cut from a Red foreground paper.  I stamped a couple more small hearts and outlined them with dark red dots using a Copic marker.  Then I added my sentiment.

Products Used:
Papertrey Ink Fancy That Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink Wet Paint Stamp Set and Dies
Papertrey Ink Confetti Garland Borders Stamp Set
Quickutz Nested Heart Dies
Ranger Classic Cherry Dye Ink
Hero Arts Black Dye Ink
Copic Sketch Marker Dark Red

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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: OMBRE

I love blending ink colors on a card background so when I read the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge I knew I would have to do something with ink blending.  I took five colors of ink, a purple, royal blue, cyan, turquoise and teal and blended theses colors from bottom to top.  That gave me a simple but colorful background for my die cut cover plate.  I added a few tiny black stars to finish the card.

Products Used:
Papertrey Ink Winter Floral Cover Plate Die
Papertrey Ink Graceful Greetings Stamp Set


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