Sunday, June 25, 2017

PTI MIM #288: Pantone Chip Inspired Cards

Rushing to beat the deadline for this week's Make It Monday with Lexi for Papertrey Ink. It was too darn hot (mid-high 90s) in Western Washington to even think about creating anything until this evening. That is very rare here so most of us don't have air conditioning so it can be unbearable. Earlier this week my DH had me helping him paint our two decks and main entryway, including umpteen spindles. So glad that's over with for a few more years!

Anyway, the challenge was to be inspired by Pantone ink chips for our design and layout. This will be a technique I'll keep in the back of my mind for future quick and simple cards. Thanks, Lexi, for sharing this with us. Here's my take on the challenge. 

Thanks for stopping by, and I really do appreciate your comments. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White and Bright Buttercup
Ink: Bright Buttercup, Green Parakeet, New Leaf and VersaFine Onyx Black
Stamps: Some Like It Hot and Signature Greetings
Dies: Some Like It Hot
Other: Foam Tape, MS Scoring Tool and Gelly Roll Glitter Pen

PTI Blog Hop Challenge June 2017

How can it be the 25th of June already? It seems like it was just Christmas! Anyway, it's time for another Blog Hop Challenge at Papertrey Ink. Here's the lovely inspirational piece provided on Nichole's blog. 

photo source Anthropologie

Because we had such a busy Saturday scheduled, my mind told me I needed to get this card made Friday night and ready to post for Saturday's blog hop. Apparently, I was skipping over the 24th...thinking Saturday was the 25th, and it was way past my bedtime when I finished. Without further ado, here's my card. 

I started with a Stamper's Select White card base and added a strip at the bottom to ground my vases. This strip was embossed using the Linen/Canvas Impression Plate and then blended with Soft Stone ink and a blending tool. The vases were also ink blended with Melon Berry and Pinefeather, respectively, to which I added Glossy Accents for a watery effect. The Bitty Bouquet die cuts were stamped using Melon Berry, Bright Buttercup and Simply Chartreuse. I paint splattered some Pinefeather ink on the card base before assembling the card. One flower stem and the Melon Berry vase are adhered using SU Dimensionals. And that's a wrap. 

Thanks for stopping by, and I really do appreciate your comments. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White
Ink: Soft Stone, Pinefeather, Melon Berry, Simply Chartreuse and Bright Buttercup
Stamps: Bitty Bouquets
Dies: Bitty Bouquets and Mega Gracious Vases
Other: Linen/Canvas Impression Plate, Blending Tool, Paintbrush, SU Dimensionals and Glossy Accents

Sunday, June 18, 2017

PTI Create Along With Us: June 2017

Oh my, another great release by Papertrey Ink and so much inspiration again this month! Our challenge the week of release time is to select a project that inspires us to create something similar in design, technique and/or color scheme using older products we already own. It's challenging in itself to decide on an inspiration piece because they are all glorious. This month I chose one by Wanda that you can see here.

She used the new Textile Impressions, but the only set I own with something similar is Sketched Shapes. Since I had no idea what design to use for a 60th wedding anniversary, I went with this. Isn't that something worth celebrating?

On the same day we celebrate a milestone anniversary, we have a Celebration of Life to attend. Another friend lost his battle to cancer. Anyway, based on Dawn's card below, I went with a similar design and a different color scheme.

Here's my sympathy card. I'm patiently waiting for this month's release order to get To The Point Edger Dies in my hot little hands. 

Thanks for stopping by, and I really do appreciate your comments. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White and New Leaf Bitty Dots
Ink: Bright Buttercup, New Leaf, Raspberry Fizz and VersaFine Onyx Black
Stamps: Sketched Shapes (arrows), Birthday Cheer (Happy), Wet Paint (Anniversary), Big Birthday Wishes (th) and Studio Calico Napa Valley (numbers)
Dies: Monthly Moments: Spiral Notebook
Other: Foam Tape, Baker's Twine and Adhesive Gem

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, New Leaf, Amethyst Allure, Enchanted Evening and New Leaf Bitty Dots
Ink: New Leaf, Amethyst Allure, Enchanted Evening and VersaMark
Stamps: Graden Grace and Inspired Prayer
Dies: Garden Grace and Edgers #3
Other: White Embossing Powder, SU Dimensionals and Shimmer Wink of Stella

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

PTI MIM #287: Baby Wipe Inking

It's been years since I tried the technique of using reinkers with baby wipes. Now I know why. Not only did I have inky fingers but my first two attempts at trying to create stripes for a nice plaid background were a bust. Therefore, I followed Ashley's lead in this week's Papertrey Ink Make It Monday and created flowers using SU Mauve Mist Reinker. My colors are limited because I haven't bought any reinkers since first buying Stampin' Up inks years ago. Since I stamped the Splits using Delicata Silvery Shimmer Ink on vellum, I added a strip of Soft Stone card stock to help the Green Parakeet embossed sentiment show up a little better. Duh, as I'm typing this post I just realized I used a paper towel instead of a baby wipe. No wonder my stripes looked ridiculous! Hopefully, it still qualifies for the challenge because I don't have time to recreate another card. We're leaving town early in the morning for the weekend to attend our grandnephew's high school graduation, and I still have to pack. This is it.

Thanks for stopping by, and I really do appreciate your comments. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Soft Stone, Stamper's Select White and Clear Vellum
Ink: Green Parakeet, SU Mauve Mist Reinker, VersaMark, Delicata Silvery Shimmer
Stamps: Splits: Happy Birthday and Graceful Greetings (leaves)
Dies: Splits: Happy Birthday 
Other: Clear Embossing Powder and Zig Silver Metallic Marker

Friday, June 2, 2017

PTI MIM #286: Coordinating Card Pairs

Having been on vacation a week ago, I missed out on last week's challenge so I was eager to play today. Stephanie showed how she created two coordinating cards from one stamp set for this week's Make It Monday here on Nichole's blog. I cheated a little bit by using two sets because the sentiments in one just did not work for my coordinating designs. However, I used the same color scheme with mums and leaves on both. Here's what I created.

Coordinating Pair

One-Layer Thinking of You

Popped up the middle mum and leaves while the rest of the die-cuts are flat.

Thanks for stopping by, and I really do appreciate your comments. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, True Black and New Leaf
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Amethyst Allure, Bright Buttercup, New Leaf and VersaFine Onyx Black
Stamps: Mums The Word and Graceful Greetings
Dies: Mums The Word, Graceful Greetings, Fancy Foliage and Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical
Other: SU Dimensionals

Thursday, May 25, 2017

PTI Blog Hop Challenge May 2017

Not very often do I create my card early for the Blog Hop, but we'll be on vacation on the 25th so I'm ahead of the challenge. Nichole always comes up with such beautiful images to use as inspiration whether it's the design or the colors. This month is no exceeption. You can read more details here

print designed by the talented irtsya

Seeing blues, greens, peach, rose colors with flowers and leaves this is what I created for an anniversary card, which I don't send very often.

Thanks for stopping by, and I really do appreciate your comments. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Vintage Cream and Black
Ink: Blueberry Sky, Ocean Tides, Melon Berry, Autumn Rose, Scarlet Jewel and VersaFine Onyx Black
Stamps: Painted Petals, Floral Sketches, MIM Mini Kit: Lovely Laurels and Spruce & Sprigs
Dies: MFT Stitched Rectangles, Tag Sale: Quilted, Painted Petals, Floral Sketches and Spruce & Sprigs
Other: SU Dimensionals and Ink Blending Tool

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Create Along With Us: May 2017

Because it was Papertrey Ink May Release, our challenge is to select a card as inspiration from all those created by the Design Team. There were so many beautiful and unique designs it was hard to choose. Because we're getting ready for vacation, I wanted something I could create in record time. Yah, right! That didn't happen because I don't have the Ivy & Bloom dies that Keeway used on her ink blended/watercolored card posted here. Had to really scramble because the substitution ideas in my head didn't work. Plan C to the rescue and no time to remake. Here's my card. 

The Paper Clippings: Thinking of You die cut was adhered using spray adhesive. After ink blending and waterbrushing Limeade Ice and Hawaiian Shores inks, I decided to silver emboss the "Thinking of You" portion only. That was a "duh" moment with the heat tool loosened the adhesive and didn't melt the powder very well. With some residual of EP and no time to start over, I die-cut that portion only from DCWV Silver Metallic paper. Because I couldn't line it up well enough to hide that, I outlined the silver letters using a gray SU marker. If I had the time, I would have started all over again but that's not going to happen. It is what it is, and that's a wrap.

Thanks for stopping by, and I really do appreciate your comments. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White and DCWV Metallic Stack
Ink: Limeade Ice and Hawaiian Shores
Stamps: None
Dies: Paper Clippings: Thinking of You
Other: Waterbrush, Ink Blending Tool and Spray Adhesive (Silver Embossing Powder and SU Going Gray Marker)