Sunday, December 21, 2014

PTI MIM #193: Camouflaging Die Cuts

Laura's technique of camouflaging die cuts was this week's challenge on Nichole's blog for Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday. Having only a little bit of time between baking and watching the Seahawks' game today, I managed to review her video and make my attempt. My blending obviously needs some practice, but here it is anyway. Sorry for the poor quality photo, but it's late at night.

I blended (I guess you'd call it that) Spring Rain, Winter Wisteria and Royal Velvet after masking off the top part of my white panel. Then I die cut the word "thanks" from Wet Paint Cuts Dies so I could stack three more under it so it would be raised up and stand out as the focal image. In the white space above I stamped small snowflakes from In The Meadow using Spring Rain and Winter Wisteria inks. Punching each side with a 1/2" circle punch provided the perfect place to wrap twine and tie in a bow. I used SU dimensionals to adhere this to the white card base. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: White
Ink: Spring Rain, Winter Wiseria and Royal Velvet
Stamps: In The Meadow
Dies: Wet Paint Cuts Die
Other: Twinery Twine, SU Dimensionals and 1/2" circle punch

Sunday, December 14, 2014

PTI MIM #192: Tab Closure Tri-fold Card

Well, I should have been mass producing more Christmas cards this afternoon, but instead I decided I really want/need to win a Papertrey Ink gift certificate. The release this month is incredible. I swear they keep increasing the number of new products every release. However, Betsy did such a beautiful job with her video tutorial explaining how to make a tri-fold card with a tab closure. Let me just say that I didn't find it as easy as she makes it look. Her card here is incredible. Next time I'd just use dimensionals and tuck in the tab closure. The exacto and I didn't get along too well…maybe I used too many layers of paper in my design. (wink) Without further ado, here it is.

I used coordinating papers from MME Winter Wonderland paper pad on an Ocean Tides card base as well as some SU Real Red to accent the designer paper. Merry Christmas from Stylish Sentiments: Holiday is stamped in Pure Poppy. 

You can see below my jagged cut using an exact for the slit (not pretty) but it works. 

Using Pure Poppy ink I stamped a sentiment from Stylish Sentiments: Holiday in the middle of the folds. 

Well, there you have it, and now I can say I tried. : )

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Ocean Tides and SU Real Red
Ink: Pure Poppy
Stamps: Stylish Sentiments: Holiday
Dies: Limitless Layers: 2-1/4" Ovals
Other: MME Winter Wonderland paper pad, corner rounder and exacto

Saturday, December 6, 2014

PTI MIM #191: Glittered Frames

Thank goodness for PTI Make It Monday challenges because it motivates me to create a card when time permits. It's not helping me mass produce my Christmas cards, but I couldn't resist busting out my glitter after watching Dawn's video to make glittered frames. It was fun but now I know why I seldom "glitterize" my cards. Love the look but it's all over the place, especially since my only silver glitter was pretty chunky. I've had it so long I paid $2.19 for a huge jar. Would you call that hoarding? Anyway, here's my card. This was a fluke so don't expect staging all the time. : )

I used a SU Going Gray card base to make it easier for writing inside the card. That's also the color you see under the raised up Fancy Flakes snowflake. Using a VersaMark pen, I edged the snowflake and then dipped it in silver metallic embossing powder, which is also what I used for the Happy Holidays sentiment. Didn't have 1/8" Score Tape so the 1/4" made the glittered frame a little too wide, but I had to go with it. The snowflake is raised up using SU dimensionals. Finishing the card, I added a rhinestone to the center of the flake. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Tropical Teal & SU Going Gray (card base)
Ink: VersaMark Pad and VersaMark Marker
Stamps: Signature Christmas
Dies: Fancy Flakes
Other: 1/4" Score Tape, SU dimensionals, Zing Silver Metallic Embossing Powder, Silver Glitter and Rhinestone (both from my stash)