Sunday, November 17, 2013

Hello ~ PTI MIM #140: Ink Pad Designs (Take 2)

Rather than waste my negative die-cut from Wonderful Words: Hello, I decided to make another card for Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday challenge of using ink pads to create designs. This one is pretty self-explanatory.

Edited to Add: Also entering this in Simon Says Monday Challenge Got Ink

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: White, Harvest Gold, Simply Chartreuse and Winter Wisteria
Ink: Simply Chartreuse, Winter Wisteria, Kraft, Harvest Gold and Hawaiian Shores
Stamps: None
Dies: Wonderful Words: Hello (negative die-cut)
Other: (Non-PTI) pinking shears, Offray ribbon, Zig Zag embossing folder, gem adhesives and SU Dimensionals

Cheery Sort of Day ~ PTI MIM #140: Ink Pad Designs

It's Sunday and after watching Ashley's video here I'm posting my first creation applying ink pads directly to paper to create a design for this week's Papertrey Ink Make It Monday challenge. PTI's ink pads have a unique shape to them so I stamped all five colors that I own to create my design. Dragging my ink pads against another piece of white cardstock, I then die-cut "hello" using Wonderful Words: Hello and ran it through my polka dot embossing folder. To complete my sentiment I stamped in Chocolate Chip ink, "Wishing you a cheery sort of day" from Hello Friend. After rounding the corners, I adhered it to kraft cardstock on a white card base and raised up "hello" using foam tape. To finish it off, I added three epoxy stickers.

Edited to Add: Also entering this in Simon Says Monday Challenge Got Ink

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: White & Kraft
Ink: Simply Chartreuse, Harvest Gold, Kraft, Hawaiian Shores & Winter Wisteria
Stamps: Hello Friend
Dies: Wonderful Words: Hello
Other: (non-PTI) Corner Chomper, foam tape, polka dot embossing folder & epoxy stickers

Sunday, November 10, 2013

'Tis The Season To Be Jolly ~ Make It Monday #139

Since I need to get started on some Christmas cards, I decided to try Dawn's technique again using border stamps to create a frame. To view Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday #139 video showcasing Stamped Square Frames, click here.

Starting with a white card base, I then stamped Boutique Borders: Birthday four times using Simply Chartreuse ink on a smaller piece of white cardstock and adhered it to a piece of Simply Chartreuse which I popped up on dimensionals. The red sequins are placed at the four corners where the borders intersect. Hopefully, I balanced my card by adding a bow of red/white twine just above my stamped sentiment, 'tis the season to be jolly.

Each "ho ho ho" was die cut twice using white cardstock and stamping one of the Half and Half patterns using SU Real Red ink. Each letter was backed by another die-cut in SU Real Red cardstock. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: White, Simply Chartreuse and SU Real Red
Ink: Simply Chartreuse and SU Real Red
Stamps: Boutique Borders: Birthday, Communique Curves and Half & Half
Dies: Block Alphabet
Other: Twinery Twine, sequins (Michaels) and SU Dimensionals

Friday, November 8, 2013

PTI Make It Monday #139: Stamped Square Frames

Thank goodness for Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday challenges or I'd never get any cards made. This week Dawn McVey showed us how to use decorative-border stamps to create focal point frames. My options were limited because the only appropriate stamp set in my stash is Boutique Borders: Birthday. The rest of the border sets are still on my wish list. Anyway, I paired that up with Lovely Layers stamps and dies popped up to fill my frame. Since I needed a "thinking of you" card, I felt the sentiment from Stampin' Up's Thoughts & Prayers looked better than any others. I'm sure my sister will appreciate this as she is a cardmaker too.

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Rustic Cream
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip and Groovy Guava
Stamps: Boutique Borders: Birthday, Lovely Layers and SU Thoughts & Prayers
Dies: Lovely Layers
Other: SU Dimensionals

Sunday, November 3, 2013

PTI MIM #138: Inlaid Die-Cuts (Take 3) Happy Birthday & SSS: Anything Goes

Here's one more attempt at Betsy's inlaid die-cuts technique as demonstrated in a video on Nichole Heady's blog for PTI's Make It Monday challenge. This birthday card was done without using any stamps ~ just die-cuts. And let me just add, that it was very time-consuming finding and adhering those little tiny pieces that matched the background patterned paper. It's my own fault though because I dumped them in my trash because I forgot I needed to keep them. Don't think I'll make that mistake again. Both "Happy" and "Birthday" are inlaid dies in case it's not easy to see in the photo.

I'm also entering this birthday card in the Simon Says Monday Challenge: Anything Goes

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Harvest Gold, White & SU retired DSP
Ink: None
Stamps: None
Dies: Pretty Peonies, Wonderful Words: Birthday & Heart Border
Other: Hawaiian Shores button, Twinery Twine & rhinestones

PTI MIM #138: Inlaid Die-Cuts (Take 2) Thinking of You & SSS: Anything Goes

Once again I tried Betsy's technique of Inlaid Die-Cuts as shown in her video here. Funny how one looks at their dies in a different light and feels the need to buy more. Great marketing scheme, don't you think? I die-cut a Limitless Layers: 2-1/4" Oval from PTI's Harvest Gold (HG) cardstock (saved for another card) and a second one from "Snippets" paper pad from American Crafts for my inlay. After embossing the HG with PTI's Linen/Canvas Impression Plate, I backed that with SU's Baroque Burgundy (BB) before adhering to my white card base. Another strip of "Snippets" and BB were added down the left side. To finish it off, I added a Harvest Gold button with white crochet thread bow, stamped my sentiment and rounded the corners.

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Harvest Gold, White, SU Baroque Burgundy & Snippets paper pad from AC
Ink: SU Baroque Burgundy 
Stamps: Botannical Silhouettes
Dies: Limitless Layers: 2-1/4" Ovals & Linen/Canvas Impression Plate
Other: HG button & white crochet thread