Sunday, January 10, 2016

PTI MIM #236: A La Carte

As the year 2015 ended and 2016 began, our challenge was to select one of 40 videos from last year's Papertrey Ink Make It Mondays. There were so many new techniques showcased it gets overwhelming. I tend to forget to incorporate them into my card making. This was a great reminder! Thanks, PTI, for all the inspiration and challenges to push me out of my comfort zone. The technique I used was from MIM #204: Watercolor Smooshing by Betsy Veldman. Here's my card:

Using a piece of clear acetate, I used three shades of pink, misted them and smooshed my watercolor paper. While it was drying, I die cut the word "love" three times from Stamper's Select White card stock and the two hearts from Silver Glitter Paper. When dry, I die cut the word "love" from the smoothed paper and staggered it a bit to show the layer of Raspberry Fizz card stock behind it. The smaller heart is raised up for dimension and so is the pink layer. Nearly impossible to see, I used the end of a paintbrush dipped in Delicata Silvery Shimmer ink to place dots over the image. To finish it off, I drew a border using a Zig Painty Metallic Pen (silver). 

Burned out from making 70 Christmas cards just in time to mail them out, I was a bit reluctant to enter my craft room. Christmas Day we left town for 10 days and enjoyed a fabulous family vacation. Needless to say, I am way behind in blog commenting. Happy New Year to my blogging friends!

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White and Raspberry Fizz
Ink: SU Pretty In Pink Marker, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz and Delicata Silvery Shimmer
Stamps: None
Dies: Bubble Talk and Wet Paint Cuts
Other: Zig Painty Metallic Pen, Silver Glitter Paper, Canson Mixed Media Paper, Paintbrush, Acetate and SU Dimensionals (all from my stash)


Skrater said...

What a beautiful card!!

Kay Miller said...

What a gorgeous card! Your use of the "smooshing" technique is wonderful! Thank you so much for the very nice comments on my blog :)

Leigh Penner said...

Very pretty!

Greta said...

That was one of my favorite MIM's & your card is just beautiful!