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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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