Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Papertrey October Blog Hop Challenge

Today is October 25 and time for another Blog Hop Challenge at Papertrey Ink. Can't let an opportunity like this pass, especially with this beautiful inspiration photo. So, I'm sneaking in a little crafty time before I start baking for our company. 

photograph from Vibeke Design

Here's my card and I'm pretty sure my aunt will appreciate this for her 91st birthday. 

Even though it's hard to see, I scored the Soft Stone card stock and swiped it back and forth with some Soft Stone ink and a paint brush to create the wood panel look. The leaves were ink blended, and the veins stamped. Added some glossy accents to the berries and popped up the acorns. Added the sentiment in Terracotta Tile, adhered to a Dark Chocolate layer, which is attached to a white card base. Hope to find time tonight to hop along admiring all the gorgeous projects showcased on Nichole's blog today.

Edited to Add: Also entering this in Simon Says Monday Challenge: Autumn

Thanks for stopping by, and I really do appreciate your comments. Happy Hopping!

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Soft Stone, Stamper's Select White and Dark Chocolate
Ink: Soft Stone, Kraft, Terracotta Tile, Canyon Clay, Harvest Gold, Dark Chocolate, Simply Chartreuse and Ripe Avocado
Stamps: Scripted, Leaf Prints and Give Thanks
Dies: Leaf Prints and Give Thanks
Other: MS Scoring Board, Sponge Dauber, Ink Blending Tools. Glossy Accents and SU Dimensionals

Sunday, October 23, 2016

PTI MIM #264: Die-Cut Stencil Shapes

Melissa shows us how to get more use out of our dies by using the actual die-cut as a stencil. Her video for this week's Papertrey Ink Make It Monday can be found here. Her cards are so typical of Melissa and absolutely gorgeous. I just had to give it a try during a small window of crafty time. Just got back from vacation and now getting ready for company this week. Here's my birthday card using Melissa's technique.

Thanks for stopping by, and I really do appreciate your comments.

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Kraft and Sheer Basics Vellum
Ink: Terracotta Tile and Dark Chocolate
Stamps: Ombre Sentiments: Birthday
Dies: Turning A New Leaf
Other: Sponge Dauber and SU Dimensionals

Friday, October 14, 2016

PTI Create Along With Us October 2016

After seeing Papertrey Ink's awesome October release and the DT's creations, I am totally inspired. You can see the details here on Nichole's blog. Very windy and wet here today so prayed all day we wouldn't lose power. In between packing for another vacation, I just had to squeeze in time to participate by creating a card based on the one below by Betsy.


Here's my snowflake card using Fancy Flakes, since I don't own What The Doodle: Snowflake...yet.

Thanks for stopping by, and I really do appreciate your comments. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White and Aqua Mist
Ink: VersaMark, Aqua Mist, Tropical Teal, Amethyst Allure, Winter Wisteria and Delicata Silvery Shimmer
Stamps: In The Meadow
Dies: Fancy Flakes and MFT Stitched Rectangles
Other: Canson Mixed Media Watercolor Paper, Ink Blending Tools, Water Mister and SU Dimensionals

Sunday, October 9, 2016

PTI MIM #263: Background Building With Frames

Amy Sheffer shared with us how to build a background using frame die-cuts for Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday. Didn't think I'd find time to attempt this technique as we had a busy week. We also drove to Richland, WA for the weekend to meet up with other relatives to watch two nephews (Senior & Sophomore) from Idaho participate in a Cross-Country Track Meet Saturday. The Senior finished second in his division so that was a very proud moment. Enough of my life...now on to my card.

Thanks for stopping by, and I really do appreciate your comments. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Clear Vellum and Sheer Basics Vellum
Ink: VersaMark, Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Canyon Clay, Terracotta Tile and Distress Mustard Seed
Stamps: Give Thanks
Dies: Take Three and Give Thanks
Other: Zing! Copper Metallic Embossing Powder, Copper Brads, Ink Blending Tools, Micro Glue Dots, and SU Dimensionals

Sunday, October 2, 2016

PTI MIM #262: Pumpkin Stamps 3 Ways

Nichole's famous last words when it comes to PTI's challenges is to just have fun. This week's Make It Monday by Ashley encourages us to use a pumpkin stamp in three ways. Last Monday I realized I don't own a pumpkin stamp so figured I couldn't play along. Well, I had to get a bit creative so it limited me to only make one card tonight, but I see now I'm not the only one. Hopefully our entries qualify.

For my pumpkin, I traced a cookie cutter from watercolor paper, fussy cut and then ink blended in Orange Zest. Used an H2O brush to add texture to the pumpkin. The stem was traced, cut a second time and stamped in Kraft using the striped stamp from Grunge Me. I also used my H2O brush to blend those lines a bit. With Ripe Avocado ink I colored a piece of white crochet thread before tying a bow around the pumpkin stem.

Black card stock pieces were cut with Jolly Holiday Dies for starry eyes, Birthday Style Die garland piece for the mouth and a 1/4 inch punch for the circular nose.   The sentiment from Scene It: Celebration was stamped on a Kraft Bubble Talk die cut using VersaFine Onyx Black ink. The Rustic Cream card base was ink blended in Ripe Avocado over the leafy stencil from the Garden Gate Kit. My pumpkin and sentiment bubble were popped up to finish this Fall birthday card.

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Rustic Cream, Kraft and Black
Ink: Orange Zest, Ripe Avocado, Kraft and VersaFine Onyx Black
Stamps: Scene It: Celebration and Grunge Me
Dies: Bubble Talk, Jolly Holiday and Birthday Style
Other: Garden Gate Stencil, Pumpkin Cookie Cutter, Ink Blending Tool, White Crochet Thread (dyed), Canon Mixed Media Paper, H20 Brush and SU Dimensionals