Friday, June 22, 2018

Redo of Love

I'm really enjoying the PTI Transformation Tuesday challenges.  This time I found a card in my stash I should never have posted. 
Original Card
The design in the hexagons doesn't show & I'm not happy with the watercoloring.  My new card also has an embossed geometric background (Cover Up: Diamonds), watercoloring, die cut Love & sentiment from Counting My Blessings. 
New Card
This time I smooshed the embossed panel with Distress Oxides Broken China, Worn Lipstick & Wilted Violet--drying between each color.  The word die cut was stacked 3 high & covered with Nuvo Crystal Glaze.  This time I stamped the sentiment in Vintage Cream & clear embossed on black.  The panel was matted with black & attached to a Vintage Cream card.  I like gray with pastels, but in this case the black is better to my eye.  The black dots are done with Pico Embellisher.  Now I have a card that will actually get mailed!  I'm also entering CAS(E) this Sketch, CropStop, SSS Wednesday & WAW.  Still way behind, but I'll catch up with you as soon as I can.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Verve and PTI

Slowly catching up after a week of camping.  Just before Julee announced that Verve was closing, I bought the beautiful Autumn Blessings stamp set & dies.  So glad I did! 
Before we left I made & mailed a simple card.  The sentiment was free with one of my previous orders--one I will use a lot now that I finally inked it up.  The images were colored with glitter glue & Nuvo drops.  I used a scrap of Aqua Mist cardstock for the mat.  Much prettier in real life with the shine & sparkle.
Edited to add:  Thinking this qualifies for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge since I added color to the images--just not with inks or markers.

Couldn't stop looking at Dawn's cards for this week's PTI MIM challenge.  They're gorgeous, unique & modern!  I knew it would be a challenge for me, but I did thoroughly enjoy making a summer BD card for a blogging friend.  The scarey thing was having dies from so many different sets out at one time, but think I managed to get them all back where they belong.
Decided to use Lexi's color combo of Harvest Gold, Green Parakeet & Hawaiian Shores.  I also used Aqua Mist for the little stamped leaves.  So great to have PTI cardstock that matches the inks & boy do I save every little piece which came in handy for the Harvest Gold die cut flower centers.  Still have a bit more of that little strip which I'll eventually use up.  At the last minute I added small PTI heavy weight vellum die cut blooms as the bottom layer of the small flowers.  Surprising how much that adds.  The stamps & dies are Turning a New Leaf, Friendly Flowers, Twig Wreath, Lovely Layers, Mat Stack 3 (cut off the word belated) and Mix & Mat: Flourishes.  I added 2 extra layers of cardstock to the panel & mounted the large flower with foam tape.  The embellishments are Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops which I used for dots & like glitter glue to the flower centers.  I'm also entering The Snippets Playground, SSS Wednesday & WAW.
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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.
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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.
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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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