Saturday, June 30, 2018

PTI Challenges

Hurrah--the Oregon State Beavers won the College World Series!  We don't usually watch baseball, but hubby was glad I wanted to this time.

I understand why people & companies like Instagram--so much faster.  However, for me, it's not a way to build relationships like blogging does.  Of course, that means I have to take the time to write up my posts & read yours!  Today I'm showing you a couple of PTI cards I thoroughly enjoyed making.
First is my entry for MIM--Inchie Elements.  I loved Lexi's layout, so that's what I used. 
My intention was to make a Christmas card, but then I realized I needed a 4th of July card for my sister & her hubby.  No problem--I still used Snowflake Flurries, but made them fireworks by stamping in Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy & VersaMagic Night Sky.  Still have my punches, so pulled out the 1 inch square & used foam tape to attach them.
The star is made by layering 2 Small Sketched Stars die cuts inked with the blue, covered in Wink of Stella & Nuvo Glaze.  I inked just the word happy from a very old A Muse stamp & hand wrote the 4th--nerve wracking!  A bit more sparkle comes from blue Stickles & I used PTI Dark Indigo cardstock for the mat.  I'm also entering SSS Wednesday.
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My favorite new challenge is Transformation Tuesday.  PTI keeps forgetting to announce the winner when they say they will, so keeps hope alive a bit longer--haha!  No luck, so far, but I love my redos, so all is not lost.  This time I picked a recent card which I really like, but wanted to use the stamps for a totally different look.
I even kept the same layout for my new card.  This time I silver heat embossed the poinsettias & sentiment from Botanical Blocks IV onto PTI Royal Velvet cardstock. 

I again used the white gel pen for the dots, but the centers are covered in JudiKins tiny silver beads.  I used Diamond Glaze & they truly do not come off after it dries. 
A mixture of silver Wink of Stella, Perfect Pearls & water was used to do the painting & splatters.  Hard to see, but I used my score board to make a frame.  I'm also entering AAA Cards & SSS Wednesday.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Create it Wednesday~Coffee Time

It's my day on the PRS Blog.  Hard to believe, but I actually used some of my patterned paper stash! 
The coffee cup from Coffee Love was heat embossed & fussy cut.  I did the same thing again only with the cup's top on a coordinating paper & attached it in place.  Wouldn't a mocha taste even better served in such a pretty cup?!  The card front was stamped with the large triangle image from Little Things in Delicata Shimmery Silver.  I colored the open triangles with Wink of Stella--so pretty in real life.  A Zig was used for the tiny black splatters & I rounded the corners.  Love the Mini White Doily as a mat & luckily the Rose Quartz & Seaside buttons matched the floral paper.  There are fun circle sentiments in Little Things, so I heat embossed one, punched it out & added it to the cup with foam tape.  Always good to have a note card ready to send a friend.  I'm entering ModSquad, SSS Monday, SSS WednesdayTime Out.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
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Monday, June 25, 2018

Papertrey Ink June Blog Hop Challenge...Plus

It's PTI Blog Hop day--yah!  The inspiration is bright, fun & summery.  I was immediately drawn to the rainbow popsicles--especially the ones with a dark purple section. 
They made me think of a background panel, so I pulled out PTI inks Plum Pudding, Royal Velvet, Blueberry Sky, New Leaf, Bright Buttercup & Orange Zest along with Memento Love Letter.  Since popsicles are icy, I splattered the blended panel with drops of Perfect Pearls.  Wonderful Words: Hello was die cut 3 times & the top layer was heavily brushed with WOS & covered with Nuvo Glaze. 
All the shimmer & shine is so pretty in real life.  I'm also entering CAS-ual Fridays & SSS Wednesday.

The Plus in my post title is because I'm also sharing my entry for the WCMC9 Sparkle & Shine challenge. 
I saw the square die cut on my table, so started with that.  My friends are so sweet to send me lots of die cuts, including C&9 Floral & Flutter.  I attached 2 together & then covered a 3rd one with gold WOS.  That didn't provide enough sparkle since it's a delicate image.  I pressed on VersaMark & used a gold glitter embossing powder which gave plenty of beautiful sparkle. 
The top butterfly is attached to the white ones only in the center & the wings are gently lifted up.  I kept it simple with stickers for a sentiment, a black mat & a single gold sequin.  I'm also entering AAA Cards, Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge & HLS AGWD.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

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.
Edited to add: Also entering Stamplorations Anything Goes with Stamplorations.
Jessica's Card
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