Saturday, October 24, 2015

PTI MIM #227: Focal Clusters

It was Lexi's turn for Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday. She showed us one of her favorite stamping layout techniques, which she named "focal clusters." This challenge looked so intriguing that I just had to find time to try it…and it's not even Sunday night. Here's what I came up with and now I have one more Christmas card ready in advance of the big rush.




It's hard to see the silver shimmer and WOS shimmer in this photo, but trust me when I say it's more beautiful up close and personal. Otherwise, my cluster is pretty self explanatory.

I'm stalking my mail carrier while waiting for my PTI box of goodies to arrive today so I can then get started on my Blog Hop card. In the meantime, I'm hoping to find time for commenting on other blog posts since I'm a bit behind.


Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Pure Poppy and American Crafts Dots and Stripes Paper Pad
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Tropical Teal, Pure Poppy and Delicata Silvery Shimmer
Stamps: In The Meadow and Jolly Holiday
Dies: None
Other: Wink of Stella Shimmer (on the sledder)

10 comments:

  1. Good to know we may share a cell when committing that Federal Offense, stalking one's mail carrier! lol Love your card, the colors are perfect and I love the silver--bet it shimmers nicely irl!

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  2. pretty christmas cluster - i love the touches of silver! thanks for playing make it monday!!

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  3. This is cute and festive! I hope your package comes soon! I am in Canada so I still have lots more waiting!

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  4. Cute, cute card Kathy, and I love the way your side panel and Christmas tree balance each other out with the stripes! Hope your package came...lots of fun stuff in this release!! :0)

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  5. This is so cute! Love the happy colours that you used.

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  6. What a lovely Christmas card scene your created, Kathy. Love the silhouette sledder and pretty tree. Hope your package arrived :-)

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  7. What a cute card, Kathy! I love the sparkle that WOS creates but it is hard to capture in a photo. Beautifully done on your focal cluster!!

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  8. Darling cluster stamping Kathy! What a fun set you chose to use. Hope you enjoy your new stamps, I was out of town and never ordered ....thats a first for me;)

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  9. hahaha, I totally feel you on the stalking! I love when a PTI box arrives! Yay for a wonderful Christmas card done~ (that sledder is one of my favorite Christmas images)

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  10. I love your cluster! The snowflakes are so fun with the sledder and tree! I love the stripes on the left side, too!

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