Saturday, April 25, 2015

Papertrey April Blog Hop Challenge

Here it is the 25th of April already, and that means it's time for another monthly blog hop challenge at  Papertrey Ink. Isn't that image below just gorgeous? I'd love to be invited for dinner to a table set like this ~ so very classy and on trend.


Blog hop inspiration

Navy paired with shades of pink made me think of pretty florals and two-step stamping using Rosie Posie. Since I don't own Maile's new Sentiment Split Curved Dies yet, I cut my split freehand. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White and SU Night of Navy
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado and VersaMark
Stamps: Rosie Posie, Rosie Posie Step 2 and Keep It Simple: Birthday
Dies: None
Other: White Embossing Powder and SU Dimensionals

Friday, April 24, 2015

PTI MIM #209: White On White Die Cuts With A Pop of Color

Lexi Daly showed us here and here how easily she made several cards using white die cuts on white card stock with just a "pop" of color for this week's Papertrey Ink Make It Monday. The biggest challenge for me was what dies would work the best and be a little different than the usual. I think this is the least amount of supplies I've ever used on a card, but it seemed to work. Different pops of color with a variety of sentiments would make a nice set of cards for gifting.

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White and Berry Sorbet
Ink: None
Stamps: None
Dies: Floral Flaps and Uncorked Words
Other: None

Saturday, April 11, 2015

PTI MIM #208: Ombre Stamping

Do I dare say ombre is quite fashionable these days? I've seen it in clothing, hair coloring, nail polishing and of course, card-making. Color starts darker and gradually lightens as shown by Laurie in her striking butterfly card in this week's Papertrey Ink Make It Monday video here. I think Laurie and Laura Bassen have been practicing blending colors a whole lot more than I have, and it shows in my card below. I need more ink colors that blend besides the aqua/teal palette so I can branch out a bit. The inspiration from this challenge will definitely help me find my favorites. On with my card.

My MISTI was a godsend in helping me line up this stamp from Lovely Layers. Each one was heat embossed using VersaMark ink and white embossing powder before I started blending my colors. This was my first attempt using a Mini Ink Blending Tool, and I plan to practice when time permits. A white Gelly Roll pen was used to add dots to my "thanks" swoosh die-cut. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Tropical Teal and Bitty Dot Hawaiian Shores
Ink: VersaMark, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores and Tropical Teal
Stamps: Lovely Layers
Dies: Swoosh
Other: White Embossing Powder, Mini Ink Blending Tool, SU Dimensionals, Rhinestone Stickers (Michael's) and White Gelly Roll Pen

Sunday, April 5, 2015

PTI MIM #207: Double Partial Die Cutting

Hope everyone had a fabulous Easter and praying Spring finally arrives as it's been a long winter for lots of people! I've been busy Spring cleaning and sorting through my craft room getting rid of stuff I've been hoarding and know I won't use. It's been stashed too long already…if you know what I mean.

The very talented and funny, Laura, showed us how to step things up a notch using her technique of "double partial" die-cutting. My first two attempts using Soft Stone card stockdid not work, but the third time (using GP white) was a charm after moving my cutting plate further away from my pencil line. Here's her fabulous video for this week's Papertrey Ink Make It Monday so you can see how easy she makes it look. Here's my card:

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Georgia Pacific White, Tropical Teal and Harvest Gold
Ink: New Leaf and Harvest Gold
Stamps: Lovely Layers and Keep It Simple: Thinking of You 
Dies: Lovely Layers, Mat Stack #6 and Sketched Shapes
Other: Button, Twine, Foam Tape, Glue Dot, Simple Stories Paper Pad and SU Spritzer with SU Taken with Teal Marker