Saturday, June 16, 2018

PTI and Stamplorations

Two cards today--both using some of my newest goodies.  First is my entry for PTI CAWU.  I was inspired by one of Laurie's cards on Day 3 of the release.  My card uses her basic layout including 2 layers with the bottom corners rounded. 
All the stamps are from Gathered Garden and the inks are Melon Berry, Harvest Gold & Cocoa Bean.  The printed paper is Melon Berry Bitty Bit. I'm also entering Stamping Sensations.
Hope This Finds You Well by Laurie Schmidlin
Laurie's Card
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Next is my case of Jessica's card using Bloomtangled #1 coverplate for Stamplorations BD Link Up.  I just got that coverplate & boy do I love it!  It cuts beautifully, too. 
Instead of COPIC markers, I used my Zigs & a waterbrush--only adding color to one flower & 2 leaves which I pieced back into the negative spaces.  The whole thing is sprayed heavily with a glitter mist. 
I wanted to include a die cut word, but didn't want it to detract from the soft coloring.  Decided on white with Wink of Stella & Nuvo Glaze--just the look I wanted.  I'm also entering The 30 Day Coloring Challenge & WAW.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.  I'm behind, but will catch up with you soon.
Jessica's Card
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Paper Weaving

It's my day on the Precious Remembrance Shop Blog.  Can't remember the last time I did any paper weaving & discovered again how simple & fun it is! 
My card uses the new Little Things stamp set as well as Happy Art.  Love the beautiful shimmery Delicata inks & this time I used Sapphire Blue & Ruby Red. 
Hope you'll stop by the blog & don't forget to check out the great products in the PRS Shop.  Thanks for stopping by today.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Two Very Different Cards

I've been having fun making cards & ended up with 2 that are very different.  First up is my entry for PTI MIM Lots of Dots.
I used Twig Wreath stamps (purchased Aug 2015) with Soft Stone cardstock & these inks: New Leaf, Green Parakeet, Pale Peony & Delicata Silvery Shimmer.  My dots are Nuvo Drops Silver Moondust, Key Lime & Rosewater.
I added some tiny splatters with Distress Stain brushed pewter & tied on cord colored with a COPIC to match.  I'm also entering my one layer card at Retro Rubber & WAW.
Edited to add: Summery wreath, so I'm also entering SSS Work It Wednesday.
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Next is my first card using SSS Kaleidoscope Background colored with my new inexpensive gel pens to add the bright colors. 
SSS Painted Thanks die cut was backed with black fun foam.  The pens work great for making dots & even though it's a little streaky, I like the word (cut from black cardstock) colored with them. 
The panel was mounted to a slightly larger white card & a few clear sequins finish it off.  I'm entering SSS Flickr Challenge 99, ModSquad, SSS Monday & 30 Day Coloring Challenge.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
Modsquad Challenge

Friday, June 8, 2018

I Don't Color, But I Did!

Hard to find a card on my blog that's been colored--other than messy watercoloring with Zigs.  But yesterday I did a bit of coloring for my one layer Christmas card. 
PTI Botanical Blocks IV was heat embossed on a kraft card.  I used a new bright pink gel pen to color the dots & an old green gel pen for the leaves.  Debated a long time & finally thought of watercoloring the poinsettias with Distress Stain antiqued bronze--so beautiful & just what this card needed.  I'm entering the 30 Day Coloring Challenge, Time Out Challenges, CAS on Sunday, HLS Christmas & WAW.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by. 
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Monday, June 4, 2018

Transformed BD Card

Another last minute entry--this time for PTI Transformation Tuesday.  I'm having such fun picking cards to redo.  Some weeks I choose a card I didn't like, but this week I picked a card I like.
Old Card
I need a birthday card for a young female relative & wanted to use the hexagon coverplate for a more modern look.  It's been awhile since I made a smooshed Distress Ink background, so I picked 3 colors I think she'd like: fired brick, dusty concord & salty ocean. 
New Card
To be honest, the panel didn't thrill me.  Before starting over I put the die cut over the panel & really liked it--yah!  The panel was sprayed with silver Glitter Dust to make it a bit more festive.  The hexagon die cut was stacked 2 high.  I stamped the sentiment from Happy Hexagons on a scrap of the same watercolor paper, sponged lightly with salty ocean, matted it with black cardstock & attached it with foam tape.  My black Nuvo Drops plugged up, so instead I went back to black Pico Embellisher which worked great!  Just tied on some black cord to finish it up.  I'm also entering CAS-ual Fridays, HLS Watercolor challenge, SSS Monday & SSS Wednesday.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

Also entering Calling All Sistahs since they left me a comment on my IG post saying this would qualify.  I hadn't realized a BD sentiment was OK for the challenge.
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Thursday, May 31, 2018

50th Anniversary

PTI MIM Cascading Die Cuts provided just the inspiration I needed for a special 50th anniversary card.  I couldn't go home for Thanksgiving or Easter when I was in college.  It was too far to drive for just a week off & I didn't have money to fly.  My uncle, who I'd only met a couple times in my life, sent me a credit card to pay for gas & told me to come to their house anytime.  They also came to my graduation--a long drive with 3 kids including a baby!  I wanted a simple, elegant card, so decided to go with black, gold & cream. 
After planning out the design on scratch paper, I die cut the 3 Twig Leaf blossoms from a cream panel.  Then the leaves from Turning a New Leaf were stamped in Delicata Golden Glitz--gorgeous shimmer in real life.  The sentiment from Mat Stack 3 Collection was stamped in Brilliance Graphite Black & I added some black splatters.  After attaching the stamped panel to a black mat, the blossom die cuts were inked in Golden Glitz & stacked 2 high.  I used rolled glue dots to attach the blossoms over the negative spaces & added black gems.  So satisfying when a card turns out the way you imagined.  I'm also entering SSS Wednesday.  
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Thought you might like to see the latest rose bouquet I brought into the house.  They're a lot of work to keep up, but I do love the flowers!  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Triangle Medallion

It's my day on the PRS Blog & we're showcasing the newly released stamp set called Little Things.  It has fun images & wonderful sentiments.  I thought it'd be fun to make a medallion using one of the little images with 3 triangles. 
Using a stamp positioner made it really easy.  I left the stamp in place & simply turned my cardstock.  The stamp was repositioned for each color change.  Speaking of colors, I used some of my favorite inks--pearlescent Brilliance in Lavender, Sky Blue & Jade.  The circle sentiment from School Days was stamped in Brilliance Starlite Black, clear embossed & punched out.  I matted it with 2 more circles to give a little dimension & then glued it over a nest of silver thread. 
Decided not to add any embellishments, so it's pretty flat for mailing.  Lots of variations are possible by simply changing the position of the stamp, the colors & the sentiment.  
Can't believe it's almost June, although it has been feeling a lot like summer around here.  Actually, we need some of the rain Oregon is famous for.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
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