Saturday, May 20, 2017

Create Along With Us: May 2017

Because it was Papertrey Ink May Release, our challenge is to select a card as inspiration from all those created by the Design Team. There were so many beautiful and unique designs it was hard to choose. Because we're getting ready for vacation, I wanted something I could create in record time. Yah, right! That didn't happen because I don't have the Ivy & Bloom dies that Keeway used on her ink blended/watercolored card posted here. Had to really scramble because the substitution ideas in my head didn't work. Plan C to the rescue and no time to remake. Here's my card. 




The Paper Clippings: Thinking of You die cut was adhered using spray adhesive. After ink blending and waterbrushing Limeade Ice and Hawaiian Shores inks, I decided to silver emboss the "Thinking of You" portion only. That was a "duh" moment with the heat tool loosened the adhesive and didn't melt the powder very well. With some residual of EP and no time to start over, I die-cut that portion only from DCWV Silver Metallic paper. Because I couldn't line it up well enough to hide that, I outlined the silver letters using a gray SU marker. If I had the time, I would have started all over again but that's not going to happen. It is what it is, and that's a wrap.


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Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White and DCWV Metallic Stack
Ink: Limeade Ice and Hawaiian Shores
Stamps: None
Dies: Paper Clippings: Thinking of You
Other: Waterbrush, Ink Blending Tool and Spray Adhesive (Silver Embossing Powder and SU Going Gray Marker)


Saturday, May 13, 2017

PTI MIM #284: Background Stamping with Sentiment Stamps

Sure is a good thing that Papertrey Ink has a weekly Make It Monday Challenge with the chance to win a $25 gift certificate. This certainly motivates me to get in my stamp room to create at least one card that I need in the near future. Today I followed Melissa's video sharing how she uses sentiment stamps to create a background and then appropriately embellishes the card. It's that time of year to make graduation cards, and I always design them specifically for the graduate using their school colors. Here's what I created today for a cousin's granddaughter. 




Thanks for stopping by, and I really do appreciate your comments. 
Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there!


Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Spring Rain and Enchanted Evening
Ink: Spring Rain and Enchanted Evening
Stamps: Birthday Cheer, Celebrations and Stylish Sentiments: Birthday (EE stars)
Dies: Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical, For The Graduate and Modern Numbers
Other: Sizzix Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, SU Silver Embossing Powder & VersaMark Pen, Silver Glitter Paper (Joann's), Star Punch (stash) and Foam Tape

Saturday, May 6, 2017

PTI MIM #283: Watercolor Wash Backgrounds

Laurie Schmidlin shared her first video for Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday, and she did a fabulous job. Her tips and tricks for creating a watercolor wash background were very helpful. Others always made it sound and look so easy. However, I don't think I've watched anyone watercolor and explain in such great detail why and how they do it until Laurie's tutorial. Even though my results aren't anywhere near as good as others, I know I just need to practice and let the watercolors and water do the work. This is what I created earlier today using Emboss Resist with watercolors. A few black splatters with popped up stars and a sentiment flag finished my card. 
 




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Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black and VersaMark
Stamps: Celebrate Big and What The Doodle: Piece of Cake
Dies: Sketched Stars and Sketched Shapes
Other: "Cheap" Watercolors, Paintbrush, White Embossing Powder, WOS Shimmer, and SU Dimensionals

Sunday, April 30, 2017

PTI MIM #282: Stenciled Watercolor Backgrounds and SSS Monday Challenge

Betsy is up this week for Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday showing us how to use stencils for watercolored backgrounds. Her card is just gorgeous, and I love the colors she used. But, I had to be a bit different as I set out to make a card for my grandniece's 12th birthday. (Note to self: I need more stencils with designs that flow like Woodblock Prints.) This is what I created. 



I will also be entering this in Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: We've Got Your Number. 



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


Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Mint Julep, Hibiscus Burst, Hawaiian Shores and SU Summer Sun
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Hawaiian Shores, Mint Julep and Summer Sunrise
Stamps: None
Dies: Big Basics: Wish Big and Modern Numbers Die
Other: Cover Plate: Pretty Frame, Modern Background Stencils, Paintbrush, Spray Adhesive and SU Dimensionals

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Papertrey April Blog Hop Challenge 2017

Can you believe it's already the 25th of April, which means we're almost one-third of the way through 2017? It's time once again for another Blog Hop Challenge at Papertrey Ink using the image below. You can read all the details here

April Inspiration

print designed by the talented Megan Carter


Rather than use flowers like I usually do, I opted to layer Life Is Beautiful butterfly dies colored using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens.





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


Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White and SU Going Gray
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade and Delicata Silvery Shimmer
Stamps: Big Birthday Wishes and Mini Kit: Color Pop Florals
Dies: Life Is Beautiful, Wonderful Words: Birthday and Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical
Other: Ink Blending Tool, Zigs, WOS Shimmer, Waterbrush and Rhinestones

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Happy Birthday Butterfly

Just finishing in time for the approaching deadline of Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Splash It On. Anyway one can incorporate water into a project qualifies for this challenge. I did some brown and white watercolored splatters on my yellow card base. I think this one qualifies for a masculine birthday card, which can be a bit more difficult than the usual floral creations. The brown rectangle, popped up using foam tape, is woodgrain embossed with an oval cut out of the center. A vellum butterfly adorns the corner of the frame, to which I added four yellow Nuvo drops to hide my foam tape. Here's my card.




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


Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Harvest Gold, Dark Chocolate and Vellum
Ink: Dark Chocolate
Stamps: Sketched Shapes
Dies: Woodgrain Impression Plate and Oval Nestabilities
Other: Paintbrush, Watercolors, Foam Tape and Nuvo Crystal Drops


PTI MIM #291: Patterns Behind Die-Cut Windows

This week it's Dawn McVey with Make It Monday for Papertrey Ink. She shared with us how she adds patterns behind die-cut windows so I just had to give it a try. If you want more details on how to play along, head over to Nichole's blog. You can view Dawn's gorgeous card on either website. Since I don't yet own Gran's Garden, here's what I came up with for a thank-you card. My SU Basic Gray card base is a bit smaller than the usual size so the Garden Grace floral spray could hang over the edges and still fit in an A2 envelope. 




Since I heat embossed the popped up Garden Grace die-cut, I should have watercolored them or used my Zigs rather than stamping over the embossing powder. I'll try that next time. Using Green Parakeet, I ink blended the "thanks" die-cut which is four layers thick. Added three sequins to finish it off with a little bit of bling. And there you have it for today.



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



Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Hibiscus Burst and SU Basic Gray
Ink: Green Parakeet, Lovely Lady, Raspberry Fizz and VersaMark
Stamps: Garden Grace
Dies: Garden Grace, Cover Plate: Pretty Frame and Wet Paint Cuts
Other: Garden Gate Stencil, White Pigment Ink (Joann's), Sponge, Ink Blending Tool, White Embossing Powder, SU Dimensionals and Sequins (stash)


Sunday, April 16, 2017

PTI Create Along With Us Challenge: April 2017

It's been a busy Holy Week plus we celebrated a BIG milestone birthday in my honor. Where does the time go? Seems like it was just Christmas and now it's Easter Sunday already. The ham is in the oven and smelling delicious. 

Create Along With Us at Papertrey Ink means we select a project that inspired us and create our own. With so much lovely inspiration from all the designers, it's challenging just to choose one. Being short on time, I picked what I thought would go fairly quickly and loved the colors Nichole used. Without further ado, here's what I created.




Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Soft Stone and Stamper's Select White
Ink: Harvest Gold, Bright Buttercup, Summer Sunrise, Smokey Shadow and Soft Stone
Stamps: Give Thanks and Painted Petals
Dies: None
Other: Black Fine Tip Sharpie


I chose the wrong sentiment on this second card with the itty bitty dots over the i's. Those tiny pieces cut from each color were challenging to adhere to each other even with my handy dandy, pick-up tool. My inspiration came from Keeway here.




Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Blueberry Sky, Hawaiian Shores and Green Parakeet
Ink: Blueberry Sky, Hawaiian Shores and Green Parakeet
Stamps: None
Dies: Scripted
Other: Garden Gate Stencils, Ink Blending Tool, Spray Adhesive, WOS and Paintbrush (for splatters)


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





Friday, April 7, 2017

PTI MIM #280: Stamping Outside of the Box

Today has been a windy one here in Western Washington. Great excuse to make my way to my stamping room at least so I could enter this week's Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge. Check out the details and video here by Lexi. She shares several great examples on her blog so let's get right to it before we lose our power. My "box" was made using Modern Background Stencils and Enchanted Evening ink. 





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Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Enchanted Evening and SU Old Olive
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Ripe Avocado, Bright Buttercup, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Enchanted Evening and VersaFine Onyx Black
Stamps: Swan'sational and Some Like It Hot
Dies: Swan'sational, Some Like It Hot and Graceful Greetings
Other: Modern Background Stencils, SU Going Gray Marker and SU Dimensionals

Sunday, April 2, 2017

PTI MIM #279: Curved Sentiments

Well, my company is gone and so I hit my stamping room. This week's Make It Monday Challenge for Papertrey Ink is spearheaded by Ashley. She shared a video showing how she curves a straight sentiment to fit around a stamped image or on a die-cut.  Her wedding card is just delightful and so colorful. I came up with a Thinking of You card shown below, which I often need at the ready. 




My Mat Stack #3 die-cut is backed with white foam to pop it up, and on the top portion I used an Ink Blending Tool with Blueberry Sky ink. The center bouquet is popped up using SU Dimensionals and the other two adhered directly to the Mat Stack die-cut. The stems are tucked behind the "almost" Scarlet Jewel Glitter Paper from Joann's. To add to the Kraft layer adhered to the Stamper's Select White card base, I splattered watered-down white acrylic paint. That's all for now, and I'm looking forward to seeing what others have created for this challenge. Thanks for the reminder, Ashley, as I often forget to curve my sentiments. 


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



Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Kraft and Glitter Paper (Joann's)
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Scarlet Jewel, Summer Sunrise, Autumn Rose, Melon Berry, Amethyst Allure and Blueberry Sky
Stamps: Bitty Bouquets and Keep It Simple: Thinking of You
Dies: Bitty Bouquets and Mat Stack #3
Other: White Foam, SU Dimensionals, White Acrylic Paint, Paintbrush and Ink Blending Tool


Saturday, March 25, 2017

PTI MIM #278: Window Chipboard Sentiments

Stephanie is sharing her very first Papertrey Make It Monday Video for this week's challenge. The first challenge I saw was what word die to use that would allow the card to open and close properly without tearing the paper. My choice of "happy" from Pretty Peonies wasn't the best decision but I went with it anyway. I really like my card but the little pieces won't withstand opening and closing too many times. Without further ado, here's my card. I'll show it open as well as the inside. If you look closely or enlarge the photo, you can see I also added some splatters. Thanks, Heather, for the reminder!







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Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Black, New Leaf, Hibiscus Burst and SU Going Gray
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, VersaFine Onyx Black and VersaMark
Stamps: Make It Market Mini Kit: Color Pop Florals and Painted Petals
Dies: Make It Market Mini Kit: Color Pop Florals, Fancy Foliage Details, Pretty Peonies and Nestabilities Classic Ovals: Large
Other: White Embossing Powder and Foam Tape









Papertrey March Blog Hop Challenge

Well, it's the 25th of the month and that means it's time once again for Papertrey's March Blog Hop Challenge. You can find the details here on Nichole's blog. Look at the beautiful and colorful images she provided this month for us to use creating a project. 


prints designed by the talented Victoria Johnson


Each one is so beautiful it was tough for me to decide which one to use. I went with the one on the lower right. Here's what I created using the Make It Market Mini Kit: Color Pop Florals. 




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



Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Hawaiian Shores, Hibiscus Burst and Enchanted Evening
Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, VersaMark and White Pigment Ink (Joann's)
Stamps: Make It Market Mini Kit: Color Pop Florals and Bitty Bouquet (sentiment)
Dies: None
Other: MIM Mini Kit: Color Pop Floral Stencils, SU Ticket Corner Punch, White Embossing Powder, SU Not Quite Navy Marker (dots in small flowers), Sponge for edging sentiment, Sponge Daubers, Ink Blending Tools and SU Dimensionals


Sunday, March 12, 2017

PTI 10th Anniversary Challenge: Favorite Florals

It's Release Day #3 at Papertrey Ink and so many beautiful new products and gorgeous cards showcasing the release. Nichole challenged us to create a new project using our all-time favorite floral set. There have been so many delightful floral sets released that it's difficult to choose a favorite. I opted to go with the hibiscus from Some Like It Hot for another thank you card, and I'm using some more of my new Pre-Anniversary Sale paper. Here's my card. 





Thank you for stopping by, and I really do appreciate your comments!


Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Simply Chartreuse and Amethyst Allure + White Basics
Ink: Amethyst Allure, Royal Velvet, Bright Buttercup and Simply Chartreuse
Stamps: Some Like It Hot & Hero Arts Acts of Kindness
Dies: Some Like It Hot
Other: Garden Gate Stencil and SU Dimensionals

PTI MIM 277: Nail Polish Marbling

Lizzie is the gracious host of this week's Make It Monday Challenge for Papertrey Ink. On her blog, she shared lots of tips for attempting this technique. You can get other details on Nichole's blog. 

Because it's been so busy with all the 10th Anniversary Festivities at PTI, I was going to skip this challenge. It's not that I don't like to try new techniques, but I just didn't think I had time so I didn't buy any new nail polish. Since I caught up with all the other challenges so far, I decided to attempt it. Well, let me just say that Insta-Dri polish pools up too quickly and doesn't "marble" well but I went with it anyway. It isn't pretty, wouldn't swirl and turned flakey but it qualifies for a chance at a $25 PTI gift certificate. No time for a redo. Sorry!




Thank you for stopping by, and I really do appreciate your comments!


Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Sweet Blush and SU Purely Pomegranate
Ink: Pale Peony
Stamps: None
Dies: Shaped Sayings: Birthday
Other: Studio Calico Here & There Collection Paper Pad, Makeup Brush (ink blended Pale Peony on die-cut), Spray Adhesive, Nail Polish (Cinna-Snap and Snappy Sorbet), Skewer and Water Container

PTI 10th Anniversary Challenge: Multiply

This is Day 2 of Papertrey Ink's March Release in conjunction with their 10th Anniversary. Nichole challenged us to create a project using multiple shapes, stamps or die cuts. Seems like I'm always in need of thank you cards. What a fun way to show appreciation with Zigs, smooshing and stars!





Thank you for stopping by, and I really do appreciate your comments!



Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White and Amethyst Allure
Ink: None
Stamps: None
Dies: Sketched Stars and Graceful Greetings
Other: Zig Clean Color Real Brushes (Persian Green, Violet & English Lavender), Water Mister, WOS Shimmer Brush and Silver Glitter Paper

PTI 10th Anniversary Challenge: Photo Finish

In addition to Product Designer and Design Team Contributor for Papertrey Ink, Heather is also the Traveler's Journal Ambassador. She showed us here on Nichole's blog how to create travel journals similar to a small scrapbook or notebook.  The options are endless, and when I have more time I'm going to try this.

For this challenge, we were to incorporate a photo into a project. Because I rarely print photos any more, I found one in my stamp room just waiting to be used. Besides that, I'm in need of thank you cards. This is it.




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


Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Soft Stone and Stamper's Select White
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
Stamps: Beautiful Butterflies
Dies: Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical and Wet Paint

PTI 10th Anniversary Challenge: Altered Envelope

Lexi, besides being a product designer for Papertrey Ink, she is now also the Planner Ambassador. As guest blogger on Nichole's blog, the challenge was to create a new card with a coordinating altered envelope. I couldn't help but think of a pretty tulip bouquet perfect for a sympathy card. Here's my card and matching envelope just waiting to be mailed Monday. 





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


Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White
Ink: New Leaf, Sweet Blush, Lovely Lady and Scarlet Jewel
Stamps: Tulip Time and Keep It Simple: Sympathy
Dies: None

PTI 10th Anniversary Challenge: Packaging Inspiration

Rebecca started off Papertrey Ink's 10th Anniversary festivities with her beautiful gift wrapping and packaging ideas. Her blog post was very interesting about her family history and fulfilling her dream of being a Packaging Ambassador for PTI. You can see her work monthly on the 6th but to get the challenge details go to Nichole's blog, which is to create a new packaging project. 

Because I didn't have any gifts to wrap, I opted to create a Pocket Card. It turned out better than I expected, and I even used some more new Pre-Anniversary Sale paper. The hoarding is over!





You can see the decorated pocket insert below just waiting for a personalized message. 




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


Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Hibiscus Burst and Hawaiian Shores
Ink: VersaMark
Stamps: Keep It Simple: Birthday
Dies: Make It Market Mini Kit: Color Pop Florals, Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical and Limitless Layers: 2-1/4" Ovals
Other: White Embossing Powder, Hooray Patterned Papers, White Crochet Thread, AC White Glitter Tape and 1/4"-Scor Tape






PTI 10th Anniversary Challenge: Stitching

Lizzie showed us her stitching talents creating the cutest travel Tic Tac Toe set out of felt. She now wears four hats for Papertrey Ink with her added responsibilities as the Stitching Ambassador. Yay, Lizzie! Since I'm not much of a sewer/stitcher, fortunately the challenge is to create a project using the stitching projects as inspiration. Whew, now I can participate! And guess what? I used some of my new PTI Pre-Anniversary Sale patterned papers. 





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


Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Pure Poppy and Black
Ink: VersaMark
Stamps: Swan'sational
Dies: Tipped Tops
Other: Black & White All Over and Comic Strip Patterned Papers, White Embossing Powder and SU Dimensionals

Sunday, March 5, 2017

PTI Make It Monday #276: Kraft & Colored Pencils

Felt like a kid in a candy store taking out my colored pencils to use in this week's Papertrey Ink Make It Monday challenge. Sharing her tutorial, Melissa combined Kraft card stock with colored pencils. Check out the beauties she created as she definitely has a real knack for card making. I like the concept but definitely need more line image stamps for coloring. Here's the design I decided on.




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


Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White and Kraft
Ink: VersaMark and Dark Chocolate
Stamps: Floral Sketches and Communique Sentiments
Dies: Tag Sale: Quilted
Other: DCWV Paper Pad, White Embossing Powder, SU Chocolate Chip Marker, Colored Pencils, White Crochet Thread and SU Dimensionals


Saturday, February 25, 2017

Papertrey February Blog Hop Challenge 2017

Another month is coming to an end, and it was a busy one with 10 days of activities at Papertrey Ink. Since we were on vacation for most of it, I was only able to participate in a few of the first challenges. Trying to get back into the swing of card making, I decided to squeeze in a card today for PTI's February Blog Hop Challenge instead of doing laundry. There's always tomorrow to catch up on household chores. Just look at the gorgeous image Nichole provided this month.



Knew as soon as I saw it that I would use the wreath from MIM Mini Kit: Lovely Laurels, but that was all. Besides that, my DH's aunt will be turning 99 on February 28. This is what I came up with inspired by the black, gold and pink color combination. I sure hope she likes it!




Thanks for stopping by, and I really do appreciate your comments. Due to being ill for two weeks and then on vacation for another 10 days, I'm way behind in commenting even though I've peeked at a few blogs. I'll make a real effort this week to get back to blog hopping and commenting. 


Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White (card base), Basic Black and Raspberry Fizz
Ink: VersaMark and VersaFine Onyx Black
Stamps: MIM Mini Kit: Lovely Laurels and Painted Petals
Dies: MIM Mini Kit: Lovely Laurels and Modern Numbers
Other: DCWV The Metallic Stack (gold 99), Zing! Gold Embossing Powder, Floral Sequins, Foam Tape and Gelly Roll Glitter Pen


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

PTI Celebrating the Past, Present and Future: 2010

Moving through the past 10 years at Papertrey Ink, we're looking back at 2010. A few of the sets showcased are: A Wreath for All Seasons, Year of Flowers Sweet Peas, Beautiful Blooms II, Take Three Summer and Love Lives Here. It's fun to see cards created seven years ago and also now using current trends. Because A Wreath for All Seasons has been on my wish list forever, I was inspired by this card by Maile.



I turned to my Make It Market Mini Kit: Lovely Laurels for my wreath and love the results. Thanks, Maile, for the inspiration!



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


Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Kraft and Rustic Cream
Ink: Summer Sunrise, Canyon Clay, Terracotta Tile and Dark Chocolate
Stamps: MIM Mini Kit: Lovely Laurels, Scripted and Harvest Berries
Dies: None
Other: Lifestyle Craft Zig Zag Embossing Folder, Orange Hemp Cord and Gelly Roll Glitter Pen

PTI Celebrating Past, Present and Future: 2009

Day 3 of PTI's 10th Anniversary Celebration includes cards from the past and present using sets introduced in 2009 by Papertrey Ink. Once again I don't own any of those either, which included Damask Designs, Fruitful, Giga Guidelines, On My Couch and Simple Valentine. This almost leads you to believe that my stamping supplies are very limited, but my husband says otherwise.

No way could I come close to this beautiful card by Laurie Schmidlin, but I pulled out my Lovely Layers set to give the technique a try.




Because I'm supposed to be packing for our trip tomorrow, I had to hurry and didn't have time to start over. Sorry, no time for re-do's. Remind me that I do not like Smokey Shadow ink (should have used black). I need a lighter gray. 




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


Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Basic Black, Raspberry Fizz and Silver Glitter Paper
Ink: VersaMark, Raspberry Fizz, Smokey Shadow and Delicata Silvery Shimmer
Stamps: Lovely Layers and Keep It Simple: Thinking of You
Dies: Button Stacks and Fancy Foliage Details
Other: Silver paint splatters and SU Dimensionals



PTI Celebrating the Past, Present and Future: 2008

As part of Papertrey Ink's 10th Anniversary, they are revisiting previously-released products from 2007-2016 over the next 10 days. Today we're celebrating 2008. I don't own any of the stamp sets mentioned on Nichole's blog but was definitely inspired by Keeway's card.




She did some offset stamping using solid and outline images and so did I for my sympathy card below. 






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


Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White
Ink: WInter Wisteria, Amethyst Allure, Lovely Lady, Autumn Rose, Harvest Gold, Bright Buttercup, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores and New Leaf
Stamps: Inspired: Prayer and Beautiful Blooms II
Dies: Inspired: Prayer
Other: Ink Blending Tool