Thursday, May 26, 2016

PTI MIM #250: Masked Backgrounds

Laurie showed us in a video how to mask a background for this week's Make It Monday Challenge at Papertrey Ink. I've done this before but often forget about all the different techniques out there to incorporate in card making. These are always great reminders even if I don't learn something new. Although, usually I learn at least some tips to accomplish the task easier. Here's my creation.

It's pretty easy to see here that after masking my Stamper's Select White card stock I used Winter Wisteria and Royal Velvet for ink blending. Peaceful Garden was stamped twice in VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed using Clear Embossing Powder. Stamped my sentiment also in black and popped up the masked image using Foam Tape. Done.

I'm also entering this here for Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes. 

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White
Ink: Winter Wisteria, Royal Velvet and VersaFine Onyx Black
Stamps: Peaceful Garden and Boutique Borders: Sympathy
Dies: None
Other: Ink Blending Tools, Clear Embossing Powder and Foam Tape

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Papertrey May Blog Hop Challenge

This month's blog hop challenge for Papertrey Ink is based off beautifully watercolored popsicles by Sarah Langtry from Just The Bee's Knees. What's your favorite flavor?

They look so tasty and very colorful. These got my creative juices flowing in a different way. I opted to stamp vs. watercolor for this birthday card of pastel balloons. (Not sure why the colors look so dark but maybe because it's overcast here.)

Also entering the Monday Challenge: Make A Wish at Simon Says Stamp.

Simon Monday Challenge Blog

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: SU Basic Gray, Stamper's Select White and Lovely Lady
Ink: Lovely Lady, Harvest Gold, Winter Wisteria, Mint Julep, Aqua Mist and Smokey Shadow
Stamps: Scene It: Celebration and Scribbled Sentiments
Dies: None
Other: EK Tools Edger Punch, Platinum Floss, Shimmer Gelly Roll Pen and SU Dimensionals

Sunday, May 22, 2016

PTI MIM $249: Make It With Money

This week it was Lexi Daly's turn to host Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday challenge. She shared several ways to incorporate money gifts into the design of our handmade cards. Since I needed a high school graduation card for a nice young man, I decided to run with it using his school colors. Here's what I came up with so I hope he likes it. Of course, there will also be more money or a gift card to go with this. (We're not just giving him $1, but I like how it lined up the #1 front and center.)

If you look closely under the Congratulations from Swoosh, you can see the numbers 2016 ink blended in gray using the negative die cuts. Congratulations and the Scene It: Celebration consist of three layers for thickness. I popped up the graduation hat using SU Dimensionals and used a removable glue dot to attach the dollar-bill diploma. I'm sure that might just come in handy some day for this high school graduate. : )

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White,True Black, Scarlet Jewel and Black & White All Over
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, Scarlet Jewel and Memento Fog
Stamps: For The Graduate, 
Dies: For The Graduate, Modern Numbers, Swoosh, Scene It: Celebration
Other: Sponge Dauber, SU Dimensionals, Maroon ribbon (stash)

Friday, May 13, 2016

PTI MIM #248: Ink Blending Through Die Cut Masks

Lizzie hosted this week's Make It Monday for Paperetrey Ink here. She shared tips on ink blending using our own die-cut masks. She used different size hearts for her beautiful card that you can see on Nichole's blog. I've been thinking all week about which dies to use when I could sneak off to my craft room. Since I need a birthday card for my sister-in-law next week, this was the perfect opportunity. Quick glance it appears several have entered the challenge already so I'll make this quick.

Using Clear Vellum to make my masks, I die cut two flower sizes using Beautiful Blooms II Dies #1. The larger flower was blended with Lovely Lady and the two smaller ones with Autumn Rose. The leaves were added using New Leaf ink with the Make It Market Mini Kit: Color Pop Florals stencil. My ink splatters were created using a black watercolor and paintbrush, and the black rhinestones added some extra bling. "Sending" from Wet Paint Cuts III was die cut in black and adhered directly to the white layer. "Birthday Wishes" from Painted Petals was stamped in black on white and popped up using SU Dimensionals. This was layered on True Black before adding to a white card base. That's it for me. I'll be out of town for the weekend so will comment after my return. Thanks for stopping by ~ appreciate your comments.

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White,True Black and Clear Vellum
Ink: Lovely Lady, Autumn Rose, New Leaf and VersaFine Onyx Black
Stamps: Painted Petals
Dies: Beautiful Blooms II Dies #1 and Wet Paint Cuts III
Other: (stash) Watercolor, Paintbrush, Ink Blending Tool, Dauber, PTI Make It Market Mini Kit: Color Pop Florals (leaf stencil) SU Dimensionals and Black Rhinestones

Sunday, May 8, 2016

PTI MIM #247: Watercolored Card Set

Melissa shared with us her beautiful set of three joyful cards using watercolor sheets from PTI. She showed us how she works her magic with color, mixing, blending and a water brush. You can see her video on Nichole's blog. Here's my set of two cards:

Both cards are pretty self-explanatory, including watercoloring, ink blending, splatters and sequins. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Bold Blossoms Watercolor Sheet, Winter Wisteria and Smokey Shadow Bitty Dot
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black and Winter Wisteria
Stamps: Scribbled Sentiments
Dies: None
Other: (stash) Water Brush, Zig Clean Color Real Brushes, SU Dimensionals and Sequins

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Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Bold Blossoms Watercolor Sheet, Bright Buttercup and New Leaf Bitty Dot
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, New Leaf, Bright Buttercup and Orange Zest
Stamps: Scribbled Sentiments
Dies: Edger #3
Other: (stash) Water Brush, Zig Clean Color Real Brushes, SU Dimensionals and Sequins

Hope all the women out there had a Happy Mother's Day! Thanks for any comments left on my blog. I apologize for not getting around to commenting on yours yet. My DH and I have been working on replacing steps to our deck, and yes, he's still recovering from his shoulder surgery just 10 weeks ago. Have a fabulous week!