Monday, May 25, 2015

Papertrey May 2015 Blog Hop Challenge

It's the 25th of May and time once again for another Blog Hop Challenge here at Papertrey Ink. Nichole always comes up with beautiful photos to inspire us to create, and the one below of scattered wooden blocks is no exception. More ideas ran through my head the past several days, but when it came time to create, I had a new vision.

Blog Hop Inspiration

Stripes, squares, ink splatters, rainbows, watercolors? So many options, so little time (in my personal life right now). As you can see, I went with squares in six different colors all lined up. I really like the results, but the biggest challenge for me sometimes is how and where to place the sentiment. The recipient, however, is not as critical as I am of myself. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White and SU Elegant Eggplant
Ink: Royal Velvet, Melon Berry, Harvest Gold, New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz and VersaMark
Stamps: Square Prints and Keep It Simple: Thinking of You
Dies: Square Prints and Sketched Shapes
Other: SU Dimensionals, SU MElon Mambo Embossing Powder, SU Stripes Embossing Folder and Micro Glue Dots

Sunday, May 24, 2015

PTI MIM #212: Fussy Cutting Tips

Ashley showed us fussy cutting tips here for those sentiments and images that don't have coordinating dies. That is this week's challenge for Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday Challenge. Since I'm needing a couple of high school graduation cards, I decided to incorporate this technique. Hope to find time to do this again once I have my stamp room back in order (packing it up so we're ready for our new flooring installation next week). Without further ado, here's my card.

I curved the sentiment from Celebrations and fussy cut it from Soft Stone card stock and then cut again from Black Tie glitter paper. It was definitely easier to draw pencil lines before cutting.

Now you see the complete card, which is pretty self-explanatory. 

Here's what I did with the inside using Scarlet Jewel ink and VersaMark. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Scarlet Jewel, Soft Stone and SU Going Gray
Ink: VersaMark, Versa Fine Onyx Black and Scarlet Ink (card interior)
Stamps: Celebrations and Signature Greetings & For the Graduate (card interior)
Dies: Modern Numbers and Celebrations
Other: (all non-PTI) SU Dimensionals, Silver Sequins, Black Gems, Silver Twine, Metallic Silver Embossing Powder, Black Tie Glitter Paper and Micro Glue Dots

Sunday, May 10, 2015

PTI MIM #211: Using Gelatos With Stamps

Melissa Phillips showed us how to use Gelatos with our stamps in this week's Make It Monday challenge at Papertrey Ink. Since I only have four Gelatos, I was a bit limited with the ink colors I could use. Here's what I created on Sunday evening (surprise, surprise).

To create my Bitty Bouquet, I first die-cut a circle using Nestabilities Large Standard Circles from Stamper's Select White Card Stock. After stamping everything and adding my gelatos, I attached it to my Berry Sorbet card base. Cutting another circle using Spring Rain and two dies (1/4" difference in diameter) to get just the ring, I glued that to my SS White stitched rectangle which was then adhered to the card base using SU Dimensionals. For even more dimension, I raised up my Winter Wisteria Bountiful Banner die-cut stamped in Tropical Teal ink curving the sentiment up a bit. I think I need more Gelatos so I can try this technique again. 

Hope everyone had a Happy Mother's Day! Sorry I haven't perused blogs yet and commented. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Berry Sorbet, Stamper's Select White, Spring Rain and Winter Wisteria
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Tropical Teal, Winter Wisteria and Spring Rain
Stamps: Bitty Bouquets and Keep It Simple: Thinking of You
Dies: Bountiful Banners, Nestabilities Large Standard Circles and MFT Stitched Rectangles
Other: SU Dimensionals, Silver & Black Sharpies and Metallic Gelatos (stash)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

PTI May Color Play Challenge

Lizzie shared here her beautiful color palette chosen for this month's Color Play. This image tells me Summer is just around the corner, and I sure hope so.

This is my first time playing along with Lizzie's challenge. Doesn't that pitcher of water look heavenly? As you'll see in my card, I had to substitute for Limeade Ice and Orange Zest. Besides the great color combo, I was inspired by Maile Belles Feather Friends Forever card. 

When I started stamping my background, I didn't intend to cut it with my Tipped Tops Dies. Then I thought I'd give it a try. It was a bit more challenging that I anticipated, but then Maile makes everything look so easy. Here's my Thinking of You card. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White and SU Pumpkin Pie (for Orange Zest)
Ink: Summer Sunrise, Canyon Clay (for Orange Zest), Hawaiian Shores, New Leaf (and also stamped off for Limeade Ice)
Stamps: Natural Beauties and Keep It Simple: Thinking of You
Dies: Tipped Tops
Other: Scotch Foam Tape

Saturday, May 2, 2015

PTI MIM #210: Using Vellum to Soften Patterns

Lizzie showed us here how to use vellum to soften those bright patterns from patterned paper or ones we've stamped ourselves. Heidi Swapp Pink Color Shine was staring me in the face asking to be put to use so I sprayed some Stamper's Select White card stock and let it dry. Using Royal Velvet ink, I randomly stamped two images from Reasons to Smile to be covered by vellum. Here's a closeup view:

My next layer is a Tipped Tops Die cut from vellum and adhered underneath the butterfly from Beautiful Butterflies. For cohesiveness to my theme of smiling, I die cut the word "Smile" from SU Elegant Eggplant using Block Alphabet dies and adhered the vellum behind the letters. Here you can see the card in full view. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Vellum and SU Elegant Eggplant
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Royal Velvet and Heidi Swapp Pink Color Shine
Stamps: Beautiful Butterflies and Reasons to Smile
Dies: Block Alphabet, Tipped Tops and Beautiful Butterflies Layers
Other: SU Elegant Eggplant Marker, Glue Dots, Sponge and Foam Tape