Sunday, November 29, 2015

PTI MIM #232: Layered Stamping On Kraft

Dawn showed us how to to get bright, fun colors when stamping on Kraft card stock in this week's Papertrey Ink Make It Monday. I'm sorry I didn't find time earlier in the week to try this technique because I definitely need practice. I left too much white showing, but otherwise I kind of like it.

Starting with a white card base and a layer of Scarlet Jewel, I added my Kraft using SU Dimensionals and Ticket Corner Punch. My images were first stamped in White ink, allowing time for the pigment ink to dry. Then I stamped the leaves in Ripe Avocado, the berry branch in Scarlet Jewel and the pine bough in Raspberry Fizz. The cluster of berries was stamped in Delicata Silvery Shimmer. The sentiment from Deck The Halls was stamped in Scarlet Jewel ink. My final step was flicking some white watercolor over the Kraft for a light, snowy effect. Yay! I have another Christmas card done. 

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Kraft, Scarlet Jewel and SS White
Ink: White Pigment (JoAnn), Ripe Avocado, Scarlet Jewel, Raspberry Fizz and Delicata Silvery Shimmer
Stamps: Spruce & Sprigs and Deck The Halls
Dies: None
Other: SU Dimensionals, Ticket Corner Punch, Paintbrush and White Watercolor

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Papertrey November 2015 Blog Hop Challenge

How did we get to the 25th of November already? Anyway, Nichole challenged us to create a project for this month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop using nontraditional colors for holiday, or non-holiday. This is such a gorgeous image ~ love the colors!

 Blog Hop Inspiration
photo source: Centsational Girl 

To create my card, I started with a Simply Chartreuse card base and a cut from Tipped Tops Dies for my image. I die cut the tree from In The Meadow and used the negative to blend some Simply Chartreuse ink for the tree shape. To decorate the tree, I die cut several circles (2 sizes) for ornaments from Sketched Shapes and stamped them using Delicata Silvery Shimmer. My star was cut from Holly Holiday using Silver Glitter Paper. A silver line was drawn around the edges before adhering it to the card base tied with a piece of silver twine. The Merry Christmas sentiment says it all, die cut from Silver Glitter Paper. 

Hopefully, I'll find time to hop and comment in the next few days. Thanks for visiting. 
Happy Thanksgiving!

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Simply Chartreuse, Stamper's Select White, Hawaiian Shores and Tropical Teal
Ink: Simply Chartreuse, Delicata Silvery Shimmer and Memento London Fog
Stamps: Sketched Shapes
Dies: Tipped Tops, Jolly Holiday, Sketched Shapes, In The Meadow and Wet Paint Holiday
Other: Blended Tool, Sponge, Silver Glittered Card Stock (Joann), Silver Twine and Silver Bic Marker

Sunday, November 22, 2015

PTI MIM #231: Motif Building

Yes, it's Sunday night and time for me to attempt another Papertrey Ink Make It Monday challenge. Betsy showed us here how to build larger motifs from smaller images. She makes everything look so easy. First of all, the only stamp set I found in my stash that would help me build a motif was Lovely Layers. Then I had to search my stash to see what smaller images I could use. After all, this is a challenge, right? Well, here's my card.

My apologies for not commenting yet on other blog posts. Having company sure is fun but changes one's routine. I hope to do better this week. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White
Ink: Summer Sun, Canyon Clay, Scarlet Jewel, Autumn Rose, Simply Chartreuse and VersaFine Onyx Black
Stamps: Lovely Layers, Bitty Bouquets and Beautiful Butterflies
Dies: None
Other: None

Monday, November 9, 2015

PTI MIM #230: Cover Plate Watercoloring

I know, I know, I can't believe it either. Today is only Monday, and I watched Ashley's video on Nichole's blog for this week's Papertrey Ink Make It Monday. It was all about using a cover plate with watercolors. Well, that was pretty easy since I only own the Hexagon one, but what to do with it was the real challenge at hand. Without any further excuses, here's my card.

I taped my Hexagon Cover Plate mask down pretty well with painter's tape and held it in places while I watercolored some of the hexagons in two colors. Then I misted the card with the mask still in place using Perfect Pearls Mist. Die cut Spruce and Sprigs, stamped with Scarlet Jewel and Ripe Avocado inks, and Peace from Wet Paint Holiday three times for dimension. The white card base was covered with a layer of Spring Rain and the watercolored piece was popped up using foam tape. It's definitely not on the same level as Ashley's, but I completed the challenge the best I could with supplies I had. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, and Spring Rain
Ink: Scarlet Jewel and Ripe Avocado
Stamps: Spruce and Sprigs 
Dies: Spruce and Sprigs, Wet Paint Holiday and Hexagon Cover Plate
Other: Paintbrush, Watercolors & paper, Perfect Pearls Mist, Silver Glitter Paper (Joann), SU Reinkers Bliss Blue & Forest Foliage and Foam Tape

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Glossy Berries for Christmas

Couldn't wait to ink up my new Papertrey Ink Spruce and Sprigs stamp set, along with some ink blending. The holly berries really pop once coated with Glossy Accents. Here's my card for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: So Glossy.

I created a mask using a circle die from my Nestabilities, and blended Berry Sorbet ink for the backdrop to my holly leaves and berries, coated with Glossy Accents. Using a paintbrush and my Aqua Mist ink pad, I splattered the white card base to coordinate with the Holiday Plaid card stock edge. My sentiment from Stylish Sentiments: Holiday was curved to somewhat surround the circle. This was adhered using Stampin' Up Dimensionals to raise it up from the card base. 

Simon Monday Challenge Blog

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, and Holiday Plaid
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy and Aqua Mist
Stamps: Spruce and Sprigs and Stylish Sentiments: Holiday
Dies: Circle Nestabilities (for masking)
Other: Paintbrush, Glossy Accents and SU Dimensionals

Sunday, November 1, 2015

PTI MIM #228: Pearlized Blending

Can you believe I owned a package of Perfect Pearls but never opened them? To be honest, I hadn't checked to even see how to use them. Thanks, Lizzie, for sharing your talents with us for this week's Papertrey Ink Make It Monday. Now I know how to add pearlized ink blending to my cards, as you'll see on today's card.

Lizzie's video was so detailed telling us step-by-step what supplies to use and how to achieve results. My card base is Stamper's Select White, which was masked using a die cut from Fabulous Frames so I could work the magic of pearlized ink blending. After stamping Fancy Flourishes using VersaMark ink and clear embossing those flourishes, I blended Spring Rain and Blueberry Sky. Smooshing my sponge into my VersaMark ink pad, I then very thoroughly dapped it over my inked area still leaving my mask in place. Once done with that, I sprinkled that area with Confetti White Perfect Pearls and worked it around with a paint brush. Using a dry paper towel, I then wiped off the excess. That was pretty magical as you can see the shine above. 

I die cut Fabulous Frames again in Soft Stone and Sheer Basics Vellum polka dots. My Simply Chartreuse trees are from Jolly Holiday and stamped using Pinfeather ink. "Joy" from Wet Paint Holiday was cut from glittered paper from Joann Fabric. The frame was popped up using SU dimensional. Eager to see what others have created using this technique. Happy November!

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Soft Stone, Simply Chartreuse and Sheer Basics Vellum
Ink: Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Pinefeather and VersaMark
Stamps: Fancy Flourishes and Jolly Holiday
Dies: Jolly Holiday, Fabulous Frames and Wet Paint Holiday
Other: Glittered Card Stock (Joann), Perfect Pearls Confetti White, Sponges, Clear Embossing Powder and SU Dimensionals