Sunday, June 30, 2013

PTI Make It Monday #122: Polka Dot Texture with Copic Markers

Believe it or not, right after watching Heather Nichols do her magic using Copics for this week's Make It Monday I started this card but wasn't 100% happy with it. I was certainly hoping I'd find time to create another but realize today that isn't going to happen. Part of the issue is that I don't own any Copics and don't plan to indulge in them any time soon. So, my only other option was to try using my Stampin' Up markers but couldn't get the same results as Heather. Maybe I just need more practice. (wink) Anyway, I attempted to decorate the tree die-cut from PTI's In The Meadow and finished it off with a fussy-cut star from PTI's Star Prints.

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Harvest Gold & SU Sage Shadow
Ink: SU Real Red
Stamps: Signature Christmas & Star Prints
Dies: In The Meadow
Other: Red sequins, SU Markers: Sage Shadow, Brilliant Blue, Real Red, Summer Sun & Forest Foliage, SU Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Saturday, June 22, 2013

PTI Make It Monday #121: Colored Vellum Flowers

Believe it or not, it's only Saturday night and here I am posting my card for this week's Make It Monday. Betsy Veldman did a tutorial sharing all her tricks for making lovely colored vellum flowers. Even though I have plenty of floral stamps, my flower dies are limited so I leaned on my Beautiful Blooms II #1 dies. Would love to try this technique again when I can heat emboss with the proper floral die.

The larger size bloom was sponged with Hawaiian Shores ink and lined using a SU Certainly Celery Maker. The smaller bloom was sponged with Harvest Gold and lined using a SU Blender Pen and Hawaiian Shores ink. It's hard to see here but I also used a Q-Tip to edge the smaller bloom. The layers were adhered with Zots, and I doubled them up to give the flower even more dimension. For the center of the flower, I finished it off with a sequin that coordinates with Hawaiian Shores. My BIL's sister will be having open heart surgery soon so I hope "our prayers" will lift her spirits. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White and Harvest Gold
Ink: Hawaiian Shores and Harvest Gold
Stamps: Beautiful Butterflies
Dies: Beautiful Blooms II #1 and Filigree Border
Other: Rhinestone, Sponge Daubers, SU Certainly Celery Marker, Q-Tip, Blender Pen and Zots

Sunday, June 16, 2013

PTI Make It Monday #120: Overlapping Ombre

Yes, I need to make a new resolution. It's past my bedtime and here I am trying to create a card for Make It Monday where Nichole Heady shares a tutorial and challenges us to use overlapping ombre. Since I needed a baby girl card congratulating my DH's nephew & wife on the birth of Sophie last Tuesday, I decided to incorporate the ombre theme on my onesie card. I started by inking the first third using SU Pretty in Pink, second third in SU Regal Rose, and the final third in SU Red Rose to get the ombre effect. My sentiment from Signature Greetings was selectively inked to omit the word "bundle" so I could include "Sophie" using Block Alphabet dies.  Before I die-cut them, I ran my Stamper's Select white cardstock through the Big Shot using Sizzix Swiss Dots embossing folder. Lesson learned once again: die-cut the letters first and then dry emboss. However, I was afraid the letters were too delicate to emboss once I die cut them.

To create my onesie, I started with a 4-1/4" x 11" piece of PTI Stamper's Select White cardstock and folded it in half. Then I used a 1-3/8" punch to cut half a circle for the neckline and again for the leg openings. For the sleeves, I cut in about an inch and then at an angle to the leg opening. These were edged with scalloped circles cut in pieces. To finish off the sleeves, I used a scallop border punch. In lieu of buttons, I added a small, white pearl to the center of each black sequin. For the finishing touch, I sponged the white edges with black ink. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White
Ink: SU Pretty in Pink, SU Regal Rose, SU Rose Red and Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Signature Greetings
Dies: Block Alphabet
Other: Sponges, SU 1-3/8" punch, SU Scallop Circle Punch, SU Scallop Border Punch, black sequins (Neat & Tangled) and SU pearls

Sunday, June 9, 2013

PTI Make It Monday #119: Flagged Borders

You guessed it ~ it's Sunday night and here I am with another PTI Make It Monday which challenges us to create a project utilizing our take on the challenge. Thought I would kill two birds with one stone by designing a special graduation card incorporating a flagged border as demonstrated by our illustrious Dawn McVey. Of course, I had to use the school colors, which are navy and gold.

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: SU Night of Navy and White
Ink: SU Night of Navy and VersaMark
Stamps: Mat Stack #1, For The Graduate, Tag Its #4, Heart-2-Heart #5, Background Basics: Super Stripes
Dies: Mat Stack #1, Limitless Layers 1-3/4" Circles, Block Alphabet
Other: Zing Metallic Gold Embossing Powder, gold sequins (Joann) and SU Dimensionals

Sunday, June 2, 2013

PTI Make It Monday #118: Photo Postcards (Take #2)

Since I had so much fun with the first one, I decided to try another photo postcard for PTI's Make It Monday creating custom photocards by stamping on photo paper. Perhaps it's because I used Epson Glossy Photo Paper, but my Staz-On Black ink would not adhere to the photo paper. My second attempt worked using Memento Tuxedo Black for my sentiments on both postcards, but I had to very carefully pull my stamp press from the photo with hopes of not destroying it. Once again I was reminded that patience is a virtue. And since I love rainbows, I couldn't resist using the photo below with the ideal sentiment, "Like A Rainbow You Color My World." Hope you agree!

Cardstock: White
Ink: PTI Hawaiian Shores & Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: PTI Beautiful Butterflies & PTI Mat Stack #1 Collection
Other: Photo (Epson Glossy Photo Paper)

PTI Make It Monday #118: Photo Postcards

Well, here it is Sunday night again, and I'm just getting around to tackling Ashley Newell's technique of creating our own custom postcards by stamping on photo paper. Thinking this couldn't be too difficult because Ashley made it look so easy in her video tutorial, I procrastinated finding appropriate photos to print for PTI's MIM #118: Photo Postcards challenge. This postcard fits the category of cool (temperatare wise), so I'm a bit ahead of the season. Check this out:

Cardstock: White
Ink: SU Blissful Blue & Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: PTI In The Meadow & PTI Mat Stack #1 Collection
Other: Photo (Epson Glossy Photo Paper)