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.

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

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)


  1. I think your card turned out pretty. I understand the rush of getting a card done under the gun. Hope you enjoy your vacation. Hope you are going somewhere fun!!!

  2. Wonderful idea to use the Paper Clippings die--beautiful card!`

    1. Hurrah for the win--enjoy shopping, Kathy!

  3. Even rushed, your card is pretty with those two water brushed colors! And congrats on your win....I can't believe you won AGAIN!!! You have a lucky streak going.

  4. Hi Kathy! Saw your beautiful card in the winner's post on PTI, and just had to come by and wish you 'happy shopping'. What a wonderful way to start the week!


  6. Yay Kathy!!! Congrats for winning!!!

  7. Congratulations on your win, Kathy!! Pretty card!!

  8. Nice job recreating Keeway's card, Kathy~it turned out beautifully!
    I am happy to hear I am not the only one who's "mind-cards" never look the same out of my head ;-)

  9. PS: I just checked to see who won the Create Along challenge. It was you! CONGRATULATIONS :-)

  10. Love how the colours look spray-painted on! I think this turned out beautifully! And did I read correctly that you've won this week's GC? Congrats!! And I hope you're enjoying your vacation.

  11. Your card is gorgeous, and I was so happy to see that you were the winner this week. Congratulations.