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


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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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