Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Easter Crocus

Spring has sprung over at Poppystamps and here's a little peek at my card.

Please hop over to the blog here to see my project!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

More Papertrey Ink Challenges

I have cards for two different Papertrey Ink Challenges today. They've had a lot of great challenges to celebrate their 9th Anniversary, I just wish I had time to play in all of them!

My first card is for the Sample Square Challenge which is to create a card that features nine 1-1/2" squares, each altered in a different way, using a variety of techniques. A had a lot of fun making this card and I had so many ideas but I ran out of squares! I used Turning A New Leaf stamps and dies.

My techniques are:

  • texture kissing with an Impression Plate
  • gold embossing on alcohol ink background
  • white embossing on water coloured background
  • emboss resist
  • pearlized ink blending
  • water coloured die cut
  • stamp kissing
  • felt embellishment on water coloured and splattered background
  • gold embossing on ombre background
The next card is for the Saturday Snail Mail Challenge, which is to make a thank you card for PTI's warehouse staff. These are the hard worker bees behind the scene!

I made a floral background with Vintage Linens and added a vellum layer. The Wonderful Words Thank You was layered 3 times and adhered to some messy silver thread.

Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

PTI Anniversary

I made a card for Papertrey Ink's 9th Anniversary Celebration. For the day 1 challenge I was inspired by Amy Sheffer's color scheme.

I thought this colour combo would make a great masculine card.

I used the confetti border image from PTI's Good Times set and stamped it diagonally in the corners with the Tropical Teal and filled the design in a bit with the single dot in Mint Julep and Smokey Shadow.

For the sentiment I coloured white card stock with Smokey Shadow and Stormy Sea ink to create an ombre look and I finished off with a couple of balloons and some silver thread.

Thanks for visiting! For more info on the challenge please stop by here.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Penguin Valentine

Here's a peek at my card that is up on the Poppystamps blog. It may or may not involve a couple of cute penguins for Valentine's.

Please stop by here for the full reveal!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Crazy In Love

There's a new challenge starting today over at Poppystamps and this month we're Crazy In Love! We want to see your interpretation on this theme and you have all month long to play.

I decided to make my card masculine. That means no pink, glitter or lace and such.

I inked up my background with Distress Inks in Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Lucky Clover and Peacock Feathers and gave it one spritz with Perfect Pearls and a few flicks of water.

I die cut the new Shimmering Heart Border 4 times and adhered it to a white panel. Then I took all the hearts that were die cut from the background and added them back in throughout the design.

The sentiment is from the Be Mine Penguin stamp set and it was white embossed on black card stock and layered onto vellum. I finished off with one red heart.

I hope to see your projects over at Poppystamps and don't forget that the winner will receive a die from the new release!

Thanks for stopping by today!