Saturday, November 21, 2015

Motif Building

This week's Papertrey Ink Make-it-Monday challenge had me looking more closely at all my stamp sets and thinking about shapes in a different way.  I had not tried to build a motif before so I had fun trying to put something together that resembled a motif design.  I ended up using three different stamp sets and kept myself to a Christmas theme.  I added to my stamped design little red pearl drops for the ornaments on the trees.  Here is my card.

Products Used:
Papertrey Ink In the Meadow Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink Winter Hills Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink Mat Stack 1 Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink Christmas Cheer Stamp Set
Viva Perlen-Pen Red


Saturday, September 19, 2015

Papertrey Ink Create Along with Us: September 2015

I really liked all the designer samples that had white or neutral and another predominant darker color.  With that in mind I thought about creating a winter scene and this is what I came up with. 

My slope the deer are standing on is white pigment ink blended on the the paper.  I heat set my slope and embossed the sentiment.  I added a bit of glitter to a few branches in the trees to make them sparkle a little but my photo really doesn't show that addition.

Products Used:
Papertrey Ink Cover Plate:  In the Woods
Papertrey Ink Stamp Set & Dies:  In the Meadow
Papertrey Ink Classic Kraft Dye Ink
Stampabilities White Pigment Ink


Sunday, August 30, 2015

SAF 2015: Runway Inspiration Challenge

I think this was my favorite challenge today because I loved the inspiration photos.  It was hard to decide which one to choose.  Finally I picked this one.

I actually made this card twice because I got carried away with the flowers and in the end did not like the first result.  So here is a paired down version with just enough flowers to have a pop of color.


SAF 2015: Pins & Needles Challenge

I do enjoy to look of stitching on a card and I like the idea of stamps that mimic this look.  Unfortunately, I don't have any.  Often I just use a white pen and drawn perfect short lines.  Today I got out my 20 year old sewing machine and fiddled with it until I could get a couple of rows of metallic silver thread to sew through cardstock.  My first attempt to sew around a circle was a disaster.  So, here is a simple bit a stitching.


SAF 2015: Mix & Match Challenge

I rarely used multiple pattern papers on a card so Betsy's video was very helpful today.  I think it will be easier for me to get a better result now that I understand the basics.  Here is my card.


Saturday, August 29, 2015

SAF 2015: Patterns Challenge

It was difficult to choose a pattern for this challenge because I liked so many of the designs.  Needless to say I will have wonderful inspiration for future cards.  I chose Ashley's pretty card because I have the dies to make this card but have rarely used them.  This was a good opportunity to get them out again.


SAF 2015:Threads Challenge

This is the first time I have ever put thread nested on a card.  I can't say why I have not tried it because I love the look. After putting this card together I am sure I will use it again. Here is my take on Laura Bassen's wonderful card.


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