Thursday, May 30, 2013

Simon Says…Anything Goes

This card was made just because I wanted to try something using the color combination of yellow and gray and mixing patterned papers. When I realized the gray or yellow ink would have been lost, I added the black layer behind the rounded squares to coordinate with the birthday sentiment. 

Cardstock: White, Black & SU So Saffron DSP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: PTI Communique Sentiments
Dies: Sizzlits Little Leaves & Embosslits Beautiful WIngs
Other: Rhinestones, Corner Rounder, & SU Dimensionals

Entering this in the Simon Says…Anything Goes Challenge

Happy 4th

Had good intentions of creating a card for CAS-ual Fridays last challenge using Red, White and Blue but I didn't post it in time. The patriotic colors brought to mind our next holiday, July 4, when we celebrate the birth of American independence. I added some score lines so the #4 would be grounded and used flowers for fireworks.

Cardstock: SU Brocade Blue, SU Night of Navy, SU Real Red & White
Ink: SU Brocade Blue, SU Night of Navy, SU Real Red & VersaMark
Stamps: PTI Big Birthday Wishes & PTI Botanical Silhouettes
Dies: PTI Pretty Peonies & Sizzix Stars #2
Other: White Embossing Powder, MS Scoring Board, Corner Rounder, & SU Dimensionals

Entering this in the Simon Says…Anything Goes Challenge

Monday, May 27, 2013

65th Birthday Gift

Just so happens I needed a gift idea for a dear friend's 65th birthday. She's always doing wonderful things for me so I wanted to do something special in honor of her BIG milestone. Hence, I came up with the idea of making my own box, lid and matching card. I'm entering this in the Gift Packaging Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.

It's hard to see the tab on the top of the box, but my instructions there suggested she pull on the tab and keep on pulling. Needless to say, she was shocked when bills kept coming out and the denominations were getting bigger. I had taped the bills together and wrapped them around an empty toilet paper roll with a dowel through the center and glued to two sides of the box so it wouldn't drop to the bottom. If I ever give this kind of gift again, I'll make the box shorter. She loved it and was so very thankful. I'm glad it was such a hit!

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Dark Chocolate, Aqua Mist, SU Ruby Red, Country Charm by diane kappa & White
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip and SU Ruby Red
Stamps: Birthday Style & Background Basics: Polka Dots II
Dies: Half and Half & By The Number
Other: Toilet paper roll, dowel, red sequins, SU Tab Punch & Dimensionals

Saturday, May 25, 2013

PTI May 2013 Blog Hop

The challenge this month for Papertrey Ink's Blog Hop is to use the coordinating colors of one of the Bouquet Builders to create a floral card. I chose the orange one mainly because I had substitutes for those PTI colors I don't own…yet:
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For something a little different I decided to use the Half and Half die upside down (is there really a right side up), and embossed my sentiment using white embossing powder. The Harvest Gold background texture is PTI's canvas/linen impression plate, and the flower center is the Swiss Dots Embossing Folder from Sizzix. A tiny clear rhinestone is attached to the orange sequin to finish it off. 

Edited to Add: Adding this to the Moxie Fab World challenge,  Tuesday Trigger: Scene in TangerineHere's the image source to encourage you to play along: 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Harvest Gold, Simply Chartreuse, SU Pumpkin Pie & White
Ink: Simply Chartreuse, Harvest Gold, SU Really Rust & VersaMark
Stamps: Half and Half, Square Prints & Polka Dot Basics II
Dies: Half and Half & Beautiful Blooms II #1
Other: Linen/Canvas Impression Plate, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, White Embossing Powder, orange sequin, clear rhinestone and SU Dimensionals

Sunday, May 19, 2013

PTI Make It Monday #116: Adding Texture to Stamps

Followed Betsy Veldman's lead from her PTI Make It Monday using a comb to add texture after inking stamps for a fun technique. Unfortunately, it doesn't show up that well in the picture but at least I made an attempt.

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Black and White
Ink: Harvest Gold, Simply Chartreuse, Winter Wisteria and Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Turning A New Leaf and Lovely Layers
Dies: Lovely Layers
Other: Comb for texturing, Black Recollection rhinestones and SU Dimensionals

Sunday, May 12, 2013

PTI Make It Monday #115: Beyond Paper with Impression Plates

Here I am posting at the last minute again for the PTI Make It Monday challenge, which is to emboss on something other than paper. So, like others I used aluminum foil and PTI's Cane/Linen Impression Plate to emboss a Mat Stack #6 diecut. To make the foil stronger, I backed it with cardstock before embossing it. My colors in this high school graduation card reflect the school colors of silver and navy blue. Heather Nichol's showed us how to do this technique using aluminum tape.

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Spring Rain, SU Night of Navy and White
Ink: VersaMark and SU Night of Navy
Stamps: For The Graduate and 2012 Birthday Tags (stars)
Dies: Mat Stack #6, Cloud Dies and Sizzix Go Go Boots Alphabet (2013)
Other: Aluminum Foil, Zing Silver Metallic Embossing Powder, SU Scallop Trim Border Punch, SU rhinestones and SU Dimensionals

Sunday, May 5, 2013

PTI Make It Monday #114: Blown Ink

Each week I tell myself I'm going to get this challenge done early in the week, and for whatever reason that never happens. So here I am racing to beat the clock once again. Dawn McVey showed us the blown ink technique using reinkers and a straw to create a unique design. Wish I had more time to play with this, because it was kind of fun even though out of my control. Please don't laugh when you see my card for PTI's MIM.

To soften the white edge, I sponged it using Memento London Fog. 

Cardstock: White and SU Mauve Mist (retired)
Ink: SU Reinkers Cameo Coral, So Saffron, Mauve Mist, Forest Foliage & Bliss Blue and Memento London Fog
Stamps: PTI Communique Sentiments
Other: Corner Rounder, Silver sequins (Joann's) and SU Dimensionals