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Sunday, August 7, 2011

 


Here's a hasty photo of the card I made for a co-worker. She just finished her Master's degree in Library & Information Science, all while working 3 part-time jobs!

Card Recipe: All supplies by Papertrey Ink (unless otherwise noted).

Stamps: PTI Library Card, Just the Ticket
Paper: Pure Poppy CS, Kraft CS, Rustic Cream CS, Distressed Dots patterned paper
Ink: Pure Poppy, Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up)
Other: Library Card Pocket die, Eyelet Lace border die, Beautiful Blooms II die, Pure Poppy button
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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Make it Monday-coloring with white ink

 

I made this card for Papertrey Ink's (PTI) Make-It_Monday Challenge. Once again, I'm posting this on Sunday!
I thought this would be an easy card to make, but it was a bit difficult to color in small areas with white ink. I used Q-tips and make-up sponges to fill in the flowers with the white ink. I think I'll save this technique for larger areas, things like clouds or snowmen.


Card recipe: all supplies by PTI unless otherwise noted.

Stamp: YOF: Lily of the Valley, Botanical Silhouettes (sentiment)
Paper: Kraft
Ink: Fresh Snow
Other: Copic Markers
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Monday, July 25, 2011

Stamp-A-Faire challenge # 10

I made this card for PTI's Stamp-A-Faire. Challenge # 10 called for a focal image stamped on top of another stamped image.
I chose to use Impression Obsession's "Screen" for the background and PTI's Daydreamer for the focal point & sentiment.
It's a simple card but I like the way it turned out.



Card recipe:

Stamps: Daydreamer (Papertrey Ink), Screen (Impression Obsession)
Ink: Spring Moss (Papertrey Ink), Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Spring Moss, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Misc. tools: Paper chomper

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Cracked glass card-1st attempt


This week's Make It Monday challenge was to make something using the "cracked glass" technique. I used two new (to me) stamp sets, Four of A Kind (A limited edition set that was only given out at the CHA conference in 2010) and Label Basics. This was my first attempt. I dipped the whole image into clear Versamark ink, then into the Ultra-thick embossing powder (UTEE) and used my heat gun until it melted. I dipped it in the UTEE 4 times total, using the heat gun each time. I put the image into the freezer for a few minutes to allow it to harden up, then just bent the paper a little until it cracked. Afterwards, I rubbed a little distressed ink in using a makeup sponge to give it an aged look. I think I'll skip that step next time. It was a fun technique. I love the make It Monday challenges. I always learn something new. Here's the link to watch this week's MIM video.


Card Recipe: All items from Papertrey ink unless otherwise noted.


Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Vintage Cream
Stamp sets: Label Basics, Four of a Kind
Ink: Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist, Garden Green ink-Stampin Up, clear Versamark, Tim Holtz's Tea Die distress ink
Other: Sizzix Hello Friend Embossing Folder, UTEE, PTI Rectangular Labels die, heat gun



Denise's Paper Birdhouse

I participated in an embellishment swap in March and this is part of what my swap partner Denise
stampwithsass.blogspot.com/ sent me. isn't it gorgeous! She made it using some of my favorite colors-Aqua Mist & Spring Moss. It was filled with buttons in those colors too!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

easel card

Easel card

I made this card tonight in honor of PTI's May Blog hop. The theme was flowers!



Card Recipe: All materials Papertrey Ink (unless otherwise noted).Cardstock: Lemon Tart
Patterned Paper: Itty Bitty Box in Lemon Tart
Stamp set: Garden Variety
Ink: Pure Poppy, Stampin Up' Garden Green, Chocolate Chip & a blue ink (can't remember the name now)
Other: Garden Variety Die Cut, rub on butterflys

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Snowy Cottage card

snowy cottage card

I made this card at my stamp club retreat. The start to making all handmade Christmas Cards this year! There's just over 7 months left...