Saturday, July 29, 2017

PTI MIM #292: Color Blocking Three Ways

This week it was Laurie's turn to share a technique challenging us for Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday. Her examples show three different ways to apply color blocking to our projects. 

Why is it that even though I manage to enter these challenges, I never seem to have the right cards on hand for the occasion? Perhaps it's because I can't keep up with all the sympathy cards needed lately.   Sad but true. Therefore, I made two different cards using color blocking.

Card #1 (using card stock)

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Soft Stone, Spring Rain, Enchanted Evening, Comic Strip Patterned Paper Collection and Vellum
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black and Delicata Silvery Shimmer
Stamps: Beautiful Butterflies and Jolly Holiday
Dies: Life Is Beautiful
Other: Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss Black and Foam Tape

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Card #2 (using inks on acrylic block & misted)

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

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Amethyst Allure+White Basics and SU Elegant Eggplant
Ink: Bright Buttercup, Amethyst Allure, Royal Velvet and VersaMark
Stamps: Inspired: Prayer
Dies: Inspired: Prayer and Cover Plate: Pretty Frame
Other: White Embossing Powder, White Crochet Thread, Foam Tape, Water Mister, Ink Blending Tool, Silver Pen and Sequins

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Papertrey July 2017 Blog Hop Challenge

Most everyone who follows Nichole's blog knows that the 25th of every month is Papertrey Ink's Blog Hop Challenge. We always get such interesting images to inspire us, and this month's vignette is no exception. Look at the soft blues, grays and a touch of antique gold in this beauty. 

photo source Once Wed

Let's just say I incorporated some of what I saw and went with it. 
Linda E shared her response on the Forum when the question was posted, Where do you find inspiration? "Someone made a suggestion to me a long time ago to find something that I liked; it could be a card, a photo, fabric, a pillow, whatever. Study your object for a few minutes, then put it away. 

Without looking at your inspiration piece again, go make a card based on your observations. I use this suggestion quite a bit." 

This is what I created without staring at the image on my iPad like I usually do. 

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

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White
Ink: Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening, Limeade Ice and Simply Chartreuse
Stamps: Year of Psalms June and Turning A New Leaf
Dies: Mix & Mat: Pretty Brackets
Other: Ink Blending Brush, Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Zig Painty Pen, White SU Chiffon Ribbon and White Foam (Amazon)

Saturday, July 22, 2017

PTI MIM #291: Emboss Resist Shadow Sentiments

So, it's time once again for another Make It Monday Challenge at Papertrey Ink. This week Ashley showed us how to add dropped shadows on sentiments using the emboss resist technique. I actually created my card earlier in the week but didn't post, hoping I'd find time to try it again. (My white drop shadow turned a little pink from the Scarlet Jewel.) Making another one now isn't going to happen because my stamping room is a disaster. I usually put things away as I work, but just squeezing time to create what I needed was a bit of a struggle. My DH is mowing now so it's a perfect time for me to hide in that room and clean up my messes. I'm sure some of you can relate to this dilemma. Without further ado, here's my card.

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

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Berry Sorbet and Berry Sorbet Bitty Dots
Ink: VersaMark, Scarlet Jewel, Berry Sorbet, Bright Buttercup, New Leaf and Tropical Teal
Stamps: Wonderful Words: Birthday and Humming Along
Dies: Sketched Shapes, Button Stacks and Humming Along
Other: Ink Blending Tool, Clear &  White Embossing Powders, Foam Tape and Twinery Twine

Sunday, July 16, 2017

PTI Create Along With Us Challenge: July 2017

Since it was New Release time at Papertrey Ink, it's time again for another chance to create along with the team. The details can be found on Nichole's blog. The idea is to use any project posted by the designers as inspiration, whether it be colors, design or technique. There are always so many amazing creations it makes it challenging to pick one. I saw lots of rainbows this week and was especially inspired by the card below by Nichole. 

It was a busy week and then we had company from Friday until this morning. After they left, I was in a hurry to create a sympathy card for a cousin and his wife, whose mother just passed. We were invited to a family picnic at their house today. This is what I created by coloring with my Zigs on watercolor paper and then die-cutting Paper Clippings: Thinking of You. A little spray adhesive saves lots of times with detailed die-cuts. The background is Limeade Ice sponged on with an Ink Blending Tool, added three black rhinestones and the sentiment white embossed on a black strip of card stock. 

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

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White and Black
Ink: VersaMark and Limeade Ice
Stamps: Painted Petals
Dies: Paper Clippings: Thinking of You
Other: Canson Mixed Media Paper, Zig Clean Color Real Brushes, Ink Blending Tool, Spray Adhesive, Black Rhinestones and White Embossing Powder

Sunday, July 9, 2017

PTI MIM #290: Combining Stenciling and Masking

This past week was Betsy's turn to host Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday. She challenged us to create a one-layer effect combining stenciling and masking. Here's my creation that also fills the void of masculine birthday cards. 

I used Tag Sale: Quilted to make my own stencil and ink blended Hawaiian Shores. Splits: Happy Birthday design was stamped in Enchanted Evening and the sentiment in Americana. To keep it one-layer and on the masculine side, I added three white Nuvo Crystal Drops at the top of the tag. It really was a pretty quick and simple card and can see this in many other color combinations. Thanks, Betsy, for the inspiration and challenge!


Oops, I just realized I failed to mask on my first card to quickly raced off to my stamp room to recreate the above card using the same colors. Only difference is I masked using a Splits: Happy Birthday die-cut when inking my homemade stencil. Then I stamped the design and sentiment. Added three Americana dots using Harvest Berries and covered those with glossy accents. Here's what this one looks like.

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

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White
Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Enchanted Evening and Americana
Stamps: Splits: Happy Birthday and Harvest Berries (dots)
Dies: Tag Sale: Quilted (used for my stencil) and Splits: Happy Birthday
Other: Ink Blending Tool and Nuvo Crystal Drops (white)

Sunday, July 2, 2017

PTI MIM #289: Building Wreaths With Small Images

Lizzie is hosting this week's Make It Monday Challenge for Papertrey Ink. For details and to watch her video, check it out here. The idea is to create a wreath using small flowers, leaves and accents. To begin mine, using a pencil I lightly traced a heart die from Limitless Layers: 2-1/4" Hearts. And then the stamping started using multiple stamp sets, ink colors and some ink splatters. This is what I created for the upcoming anniversary of my dear sister and BIL. 

Hope my Canadian friends had a great day yesterday celebrating Canada Day and to those in the good old USA, have a safe and Happy 4th of July!

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

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Ocean Tides and DCWV The Basics Stack (Joann's)
Ink: VersaMark, Bright Buttercup, Enchanted Evening, Scarlet Jewel, Amethyst Allure, Winter Wisteria, Ocean Tides and VersaFine Onyx Black
Stamps: Garden Grace, Peaceful Garden, Iconic Images, Painted Petals, Graceful Greetings, Bitty Bouquets and Humming Along
Dies: Humming Along
Other: American Craft Glitter Adhesive, Foam Tape, White Acrylic Paint, Paintbrush and Gelly Roll Glitter Pen