Saturday, October 25, 2014

Papertrey October Blog Hop Challenge

Nichole and crew are so good to us they provided great Holiday Color Recipes to choose from for  this month's Blog Hop challenge and to help jumpstart our holiday projects. I selected this combination of non-traditional colors:


Since I'm sure there will be lots of other blog hop entries to see, let's get right to my card. It's pretty self-explanatory.

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Soft Stone
Ink: Smokey Shadow, Blueberry Sky, Hawaiian Shores and New Leaf
Stamps: Watercolor Wonder, In The Meadow and Signature Christmas
Dies: Fancy Flakes
Other: New Leaf Bitty Dot paper and foam tape

Sunday, October 19, 2014

PTI MIM #184: Gold-Dipped Die Cuts (Card #2)

Danielle made such a great video and shared a fun technique that I had to attempt this a second time for Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday challenge before the deadline. Besides, I also needed a birthday card for a sweet niece that I need to mail tomorrow. Hope she likes it as much as I do.

Starting with a card base of SU Mellow Moss, I stamped Background Basics: Super Stripes six times using VersaMark ink. Die cut a Fabulous Frame from Rustic Cream and gold embossed the birthday sentiment from Boutique Borders: Birthday. After adhering that to my card base, I added SU dimensionals to my leaves to give more dimension. My Leaf Print dies were cut from some Fall paper in my stash and tipped with gold embossing. Finished it off with a matching button laced with gold elastic cord and tied into a bow. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Rustic Cream and SU Mellow Moss
Ink: VersaMark
Stamps: Boutique Borders: Birthday and Background Basics: Super Stripes
Dies: Leaf Prints and Fabulous Frames
Other: Zing! Metallic Gold Embossing Powder, patterned from (from stash), SU gold elastic cord, and SU Dimensionals 

PTI MIM #184: Gold-Dipped Die Cuts

Loved Danielle's video showing how fun it is to "dip" die cuts into gold embossing powder, or any color for that matter. It's this week's Papertrey Ink Make It Monday, and wouldn't you know I waited until the last day again. Because it was such a beautiful day in Western Washington and hit a record high of 72 degrees, I just couldn't resist yard work. Hence, I didn't make it to my card room until late tonight. Progress was made, however, and I love the results. See my first card below, and my second one will be in another post.

Sometimes the embossing looks green on the tips of the snowflake, but it's actually gold on Sweet Blush card stock. Once I die cut the Fancy Flakes middle-size die from my card base, I cut two more in white to make it thicker and raised up when placing it back in the die opening. The sentiment from Stylish Sentiments: Holiday was also embossed in gold. To finish it off, I added a white pearl to the center of the star, which is also three layers of card stock raised up. Yeah, one holiday card completed!

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Sweet Blush and Stamper's Select White
Ink: VersaMark
Stamps: Stylish Sentiments: Holiday
Dies: Fancy Flakes
Other: Zing! Metallic Gold Embossing Powder and SU white pearl

Sunday, October 12, 2014

PTI MIM #183: Dry Embossing Over Heat Embossing

Because I've been vacationing a week at a time the last three months, I really haven't been crafting or visiting a whole lot of blogs. However, I managed to follow Nichole's blog to keep up with the sneak peeks and now I'm back home for Release Week. So, why not rush once again to meet another deadline for the latest Make It MondayDawn is showing us the technique of dry embossing over heat embossing. (By the way, if you've never been to Mackinac Island, I highly recommend it.) Without further delay, here's my card.

It's difficult to see here but I used another idea of Dawn's on this card. The top piece of Rustic Cream card stock stamped & embossed using Leaf Prints was dry embossed using PTI's Woodgrain Impression Plate before adhering with SU dimensionals. Before adhering to the Rustic Cream piece with the stamped sentiment, I glued on a thin strip of SU Baroque Burgundy card stock. Think this fits the bill for a masculine birthday card? I do…and that's all that really matters, right. 

Edited to add: Since the theme at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is O, I'm including this card because of the orange leaves. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Rustic Cream, SU Always Artichoke and SU Baroque Burgundy
Ink: SU Always Artichoke, SU Baroque Burgundy and SU Pumpkin Pie
Stamps: Stylish Sentiments: Birthday and Leaf Prints
Other: Woodgrain Impression Plate, SU Dimensionals and Clear Embossing Powder (Joann's)