Sunday, April 13, 2014

PTI MIM #159: No-Sew Quilted Cards

Sure glad there is a weekly Make It Monday here at PaperTrey Ink so I force myself to squeeze in some time in my stamping room. And yes, once again it is Sunday night, and I'm racing to beat the deadline for the challenge by Dawn McVey. We had such a beautiful weekend here in Western Washington that I felt compelled to do some yard work but would have preferred stamping. No doubt my body will remind me that I put it through torture the past two days. Without further adieu, here's my take on the challenge.

After cutting 1.5" squares of four different patterns, I followed Dawn's lead and left some white space when adhering them to the card base. Then I embossed the card with the Hexagon Cover Plate and finished it off heat embossing silver powder for my sentiment on vellum. The tiny star stickers cover up the vellum tape runner & glossy accents I used for adhering the vellum. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select, Vellum
Ink: VersaMark
Stamps: Boutique Borders: Thanks
Dies: Hexagon Cover Plate

Other: Martha Stewart Paper Pack, Zing Silver Embossing Powder, Vellum tape runner, Glossy Accents, Silver Star stickers (stash)

Sunday, April 6, 2014

PTI MIM #158: Stamping With Watercolor Mediums

Back from a much-needed vacation in sunny California and dealing with lots of personal matters following the death of my BIL, I was eager to get back in my stamping room. After watching Heather perform her magic using Gelatos and water brushing or misting her stamp, I decided I'd attempt this technique. Guess I'm so out of practice because my first one went in the trash. I'm still not thrilled with the second one, but I'm entering it anyway in this week's Papertrey Ink Make It Monday. Should have pulled out my watercolors because my pastel SU Watercolor Wonder Crayons didn't show up very well, but here it is anyway.

Below is a close-up of my watercolor experience using the misting technique. 

Also entering in this Wednesday's Simon Says Stamp challenge, because Simon Says Happy Birthday. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: White, SU Certainly Celery and Lavender Lace
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and SU Watercolor Wonder Crayons (pastels)
Stamps: Pretty Peonies and Big Birthday Wishes
Dies: Pretty Peonies and Linen/Canvas Impression Plate
Other: We R Corner Chomper, White Crochet Thread (Joann's) and SU Dimensionals