Tuesday, July 10, 2018

PTI MIM #328: Creating Shadow Backgrounds

This week it's Laurie Schmidlin's turn to host Make It Monday for Papertrey Ink. Details can be found here. She told us "it's a super easy technique" that she loves. Well, I didn't have a lot of time to ponder what stamps to use as I'm leaving town tomorrow for a week and didn't want to miss out on participating. Let's just say I'm not thrilled with my first one but do like the second one better. Why is it all the stamps I own never seem to fit the challenges presented? Anyone else feel that way? On with my cards. (I'm packed and ready to go so thought I'd try a totally different version of a "shadow" background using Americana ink for my third card.)





Supplies: (all PTI unless noted):
Cardstock: Soft Stone
Ink: Soft Stone, Tropical Teal and VersaFine Onyx Black
Stamps: What The Doodle: Feathers and Floral Sketches
Dies: What The Doodle: Feathers
Other: Black Watercolor (splatters), Black Sequins and Foam Tape

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Supplies: (all PTI unless noted):
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White
Ink: Lovely Lady, Autumn Rose, Scarlet Jewel, New Leaf and VersaFine Onyx Black
Stamps: Sentiment Staples: Birthday, Ways to Say: Birthday, Rosie Posie, Rosie Posie Step 2 and Gran's Garden
Dies: Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical, Rosie Posie and Gran's Garden
Other: Ink Blending Tool, Stencil Basics: Dots and White Foam

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Supplies: (all PTI unless noted):
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White
Ink: Americana, Orange Zest, Scarlet Jewel and VersaFine Onyx Black
Stamps: Painted Petals and Penned Elegance
Dies: Painted Petals
Other: SU Dimensionals and Gelly Roll Glitter Pen

Saturday, July 7, 2018

PTI MIM #327: Ombré Watercolor Backgrounds

This week we are blessed with Betsy as our host for Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday. She shared a fun technique to create ombré watercolor backgrounds. Her card set is gorgeous and love the color combinations she used. 



Since I wasn't thrilled with my first attempt trying to avoid using leaves, I still made two snowflake cards and one with leaves. This is what I did. Think this technique works best with solid stamps versus the line images of snowflakes. 





Snowflakes using Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening and Bliss Blue.




Supplies: (all PTI unless noted):
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White
Ink: Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening and VersaMark
Stamps: What The Doodle: Snowflakes and Stylish Sentiments: Holiday
Dies: None
Other: Canson Mixed Media, Paintbrush, SU Bliss Blue Marker and White Embossing Powder



Snowflakes using Amethyst Allure, Royal Velvet and Winter Wisteria.




Supplies: (all PTI unless noted):
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White
Ink: Amethyst Allure, Royal Velvet, Winter Wisteria and VersaMark
Stamps: What The Doodle: Snowflakes and Happiest of Holidays
Dies: None
Other: Canson Mixed Media, Paintbrush, White Embossing Powder and Corner Rounder



My third card is my favorite because of the richness using Americana, Dark Chocolate and Melon Berry for solid leaf images from Turning A New Leaf. 





Thank you for stopping by, and I really do appreciate your comments!

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted):
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White
Ink: Americana, Dark Chocolate, Melon Berry and VersaMark
Stamps: Turning A New Leaf and Penned Elegance
Dies: None
Other: Paintbrush, Zing! Copper Embossing Powder and DCWV Metallic Stack



  

Saturday, June 30, 2018

PTI MIM #326: Inchie Elements

Lexi Daly jumpstarted our mojo this week by hosting Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday and using "inchies" in her adorable card. Her video was awesome sharing tips on how to accomplish these elements. She inspired me to make three cards using inchie elements in different ways. Since I'm still in need of more graduation cards and sympathy cards, here's what I created. 





Supplies: (all PTI unless noted):
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, True Black, and Black & White All Over 
Ink: VersaMark
Stamps: Keep It Simple: Graduation
Dies: Modern Numbers and Wet Paint Cuts III
Other: Zing! Gold Metallic Embossing Powder, Luxe Gold Adhesive Sheets, Gold Glitter Paper (stash) and Foam Tape

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Supplies: (all PTI unless noted):
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, True Black, Black & White All Over and Holly Leaf (Darice)
Ink: VersaMark
Stamps: Keep It Simple: Graduation
Dies: Modern Numbers and Wet Paint Cuts III
Other: Zing! Silver Metallic Embossing Powder, Silver Glitter Paper (stash) and Foam Tape

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Thank you for stopping by, and I really do appreciate your comments!

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted):
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White and Amethyst Allure + White Basics
Ink: Amethyst Allure, Hibiscus Burst, Blueberry Sky, New Leaf, Bright Buttercup, Americana and VersaFine Onyx Black
Stamps: Ruby Reprise, Tag-Its #4, Beautiful Butterflies, Rosie Posie, Peaceful Garden and Painted Petals
Dies: In The Meadow
Other: Ink Splatters w/Paintbrush and Foam Tape



Monday, June 25, 2018

Papertrey Ink June Blog Hop Challenge

This post is going to be short and sweet. I'm on the run but didn't want to miss the chance to participate in this month's Blog Hop at Papertrey Ink. Details can be found here




Isn't this just a wonderful array of summertime treats? Yes, please, I'll take one of each!




Thank you for stopping by, and I really do appreciate your comments!



Supplies: (all PTI unless noted):
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White and MIM Kit: Still Life Summer
Ink: Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Bright Buttercup, Amethyst Allure and Royal Velvet
Stamps: MIM Kit: Still Life Summer and Give Thanks
Dies: MIM Kit: Still Life Summer
Other: Ink Blending Tool, SU Blender Pen and SU Dimensionals


Friday, June 22, 2018

PTI MIM #325: Flowers in Reverse

This week's Papertrey Ink Make It Monday details hosted by Dawn can be found here. She shared a different twist to creating flowers by keeping them more neutral and adding color to the leaves and other card layers. Can’t wait till I have more time to check out my floral dies and try this technique again. TFS, Dawn!





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Supplies: (all PTI unless noted):
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, True Black, Berry Sorbet and Green Parakeet+White Basics
Ink: None
Stamps: None
Dies: Painted Petals, Beautiful Blooms II Dies #1, Button Stacks, Fancy Foliage Details, Swoosh, Mix & Mat: Postal and Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical
Other: Twinery Twine, Nuvo Crystal Drops and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Lt. Carmine

Sunday, June 17, 2018

PTI Create Along With Us Challenge: June 2018

June Release just this past week means it's time to Create Along With The DT. Papertrey Ink calls it a challenge because it really is trying to decide which one to mimic as your inspiration piece. This week I chose the floral wreath project from Melissa Bickford's Day 4 blog post. 



She used the new Botanical Bounty stamps and dies, which I don't own, so I improvised a bit. I varied my colors a bit and created this sympathy card. 



It's a beautiful day here in the Pacific Northwest so I'm sitting on our deck watching the lake activity while I type this blog post.



Thank you for stopping by, and I really do appreciate your comments!



Supplies: (all PTI unless noted):
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, New Leaf, Green Parakeet, Bright Buttercup, Royal Velvet, Hibiscus Burst and Raspberry Fizz
Stamps: Gran's Garden and Keep It Simple: Sympathy
Dies: Gran's Garden
Other: Rhinestones and SU Dimensionals




Sunday, June 10, 2018

PTI MIM #324: Lots O' Dots

What a week this was and the need for sympathy cards! I hate to even think about it as it makes me sad. Had great intentions to get this posted earlier, but my phone has been ringing all day long. Yesterday we lost a very dear friend of ours. Thursday and Friday were Memorial Services for two former coworkers. Since they say things happen in threes, this is it! 

Michelle challenged us to use dots in our project for this week's Papertrey Make It Monday. My mind isn't thinking straight so first stamp set I came across happened to be a butterfly. Being somewhat in a hurry, I kept it simple. That's OK because I loved Michelle's card. Without further ado, here's mine.






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Supplies: (all PTI unless noted):
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black and Aqua Mist
Stamps: Ever So Much
Dies: None
Other: Clear Embossing Powder, Nuvo Crystal Drops, and Ink Blending Tool