Saturday, February 13, 2016

Papertrey Ink's 9th Anniversary Celebration: Days 5 & 8

Today, I have a sampler to share that I created for the

I decided to use the same stamp set and dies 
to make my sample squares -- from the Garden Gild mini MIM kit.

And here's a breakdown of my techniques:

1. Masking.
2. Heat embossed with ink blending for the background.
3. Rock and Roll.
4. Heat embossed on watercolour paper, then wet and coloured with Zigs.
5. Stamping the colour and then going back and applying a darker ink 
to the edges with a blending tool  to the stamp and stamping again.
6. Heat embossed and then smooshed.
7. Ink the stamps and then spritz with water before stamping.
8. Creating a stencil with the dies and then blending ink overtop.
9. Colouring the stamps with Zigs and then spritz with water before stamping.

I also have a card to share for the Day 8: Colour Pop Fortune Teller.

Sage helped me put together the Fortune Teller and then figured out my colours:
Hawaiian Shores, Spring Rain and Blueberry Sky.

Now, I have to admit, while I love Hawaiian Shores, I very rarely use
Spring Rain or Blueberry Sky.
And I would have never thought to put them together.
Sage suggested that we try a different colour to start, but I figured this was all part of the challenge.
And I won't lie -- it was challenging.

I actually made two other cards, but I wasn't happy with either of them.

Here's what I ended up with...

I stamped my sentiment (from PTI's Phrases & Praises) onto a piece of Basic Grey patterned paper,
which I matted onto Hawaiian Shores cardstock.

Here's a close-up.
I'm actually pretty pleased with how it turned out!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Using Leftovers

I had a bunch of diecut hearts leftover from making this card that I shared yesterday,
and decided to make another card using them.

I inked up my panel using enchanted evening, tropical teal and Hawaiian shore inks.
I had a bunch of hearts leftover from using the two heart dies from Stamped Note Confetti Cuts,
so I adhered them to my card.

I stamped the arrow behind the one large heart and the sentiment (both from Crushin')
in enchanted evening ink.


Oh, and before you go....

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Reverse Confetti's Sketch For You To Try #33 & CAS(E) This Sketch #159

Today, I have two cards to share.
The first one is for this month's Sketch for You to Try at Reverse Confetti:

I couldn't resist using the S'more Love penguins from the January Release to make my card
-- they're just so cute!

Look, it's a penguin party!
I started my stamping the large "XOX" from Big Notes on my aqua mist panel in aqua mist ink.
Then, over that, at the top, I stamped the sentiment from Lovey Words Coordinates.
I diecut a Woodgrain Confetti Cuts panel from white cardstock to anchor my penguins.

I stamped the S'more Love stamped onto the S'more Love Confetti Cuts
and coloured them in with my Zig markers and by pressing ink on to my acrylic
block, adding water and using a paintbrush to apply the ink.

I diecut the Lovey Words Confetti Cuts from aqua mist cardstock
and inked it using a blending tool and hawaiian shores ink.

Want to play along with the February SFYTT
Click here for details.

The second card I have to share is one that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #159 designed by Michelle Williams:

Here's my card:

I inked up my panel using enchanted evening, tropical teal and Hawaiian shore inks.
I diecut a bunch of hearts using the two heart dies from Stamped Note Confetti Cuts
and adhered them to my card.

For the sentiment, I diecut the Lovey Words Confetti Cuts several times from
enchanted evening cardstock and stamp my Lovey Words Coordinates sentiment
in coordinating ink.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, February 18th to link up your card.


Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Papertrey Ink's 9th Anniversary Celebration Challenges, Day 2 & 3

Today, I have two cards to share for Papertrey Ink's 9th Anniversary Celebration Challenges.

The first one is for the Day 2: Dress Up Inspiration Challenge.
I bought this skirt last year at Old Navy and thought it would inspire a fun card:

I decided to pair my PTI Phrases and Praises stamp set with the sweet birds from Wee Folk.

At first, I thought I'd just pull the colours from the skirt and stamp the birds in different colours, 
but I decided to stamp them in black and colour them in with my Zigs, to match the skirt.
I added a few flourishes from Wee Folk as well.

On the side, I stamped some of the larger flourishes from Wee Folk in berry sorbet,
onto a piece of berry sorbet cardstock, for a soft tone-on-tone effect.

My second card is for the Day 3: Grab & Craft Challenge.

Now, when I had first gone looking in my closet to try and figure out which outfit/item of clothing would inspire me for the Day 2: Dress Up Inspiration Challenge,
I saw a scarf that I love, which has a white background and yellow, black and grey flowers.
But then, I remembered the skirt and chose that instead.

I decided to still use the scarf for my inspiration to make a card, so I quickly 
grabbed my Brushed Blooms stamp set, some ink and cardstock,
and white embossing powder and made my card:

I was super happy with how it tuned out!
I used some Stormy Seas ink and cardstock.

The sentiment is from Bloomers, which was sitting out on my craft table.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

PTI 9th Anniversary Celebration, MFT Wednesday Sketch & Fusion

Today, I have a couple of cards to share.... for a couple of challenges.

First up is a card that I made for the current Fusion Challenge {Paper Hearts},
where I used the sketch:

using this colour combination by Kay Miller:

Here's my card:

I stamped my flowers (from Papertrey Ink's Bloomers) onto their coordinating diecuts
in summer sunrise/orange zest & lovely lady (which I substituted for sweet blush)/raspberry fizz.
I stamped the leaves (from Wplus9's Spring Blooms) in limeade ice.

I cut a strip of Crate Paper patterned paper for the side of my card,
on which I stamped my sentiment from KIS: Birthday.

where I was inspired by this card by Kay Miller:

I love how Kay inked part of the word diecut like that -- it's so pretty!
I decided to do the same thing on my card, but on a KIS: Frame instead,
using this week's MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge:

Here's my card:

I  stamped my sentiment, using PTI's Phrases and Praises stamp set.
The flowers (MFT's Fall Florals) were stamped onto coordinating diecuts 
in the colour combos that Maile Belles shared 

Here's a close up:

I actually diecut the frame three times: once from white cardstock, which I inked with aqua mist
and my blending tool, and twice from aqua mist cardstock, which I stacked together 
to add a little dimension and stability to my frame.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, February 08, 2016

Reverse Confetti February New Release Blog Hop

Hey there, 'Fetti Fans!
Welcome to the Reverse Confetti February New Release Blog Hop!

We have tons of inspiration for you to see using all of the new Reverse Confetti 
stamp sets & dies, which are available to purchase today!

For my blog hop project, I made a card and a couple of coordinating journaling cards
using the new The Lord's Strength stamp set and Swirlies Confetti Cuts.

Here's my card:

I started by diecutting the Swirlies Confetti Cuts from pure poppy and aqua mist cardstock,
as well as from some post-it notes.
I used the post-it notes to create some stencils to apply some ink to my card front
using a Tim Holtz blending tool.
Then, I created another stencil using the larger leaf die from Fresh 'n Fruity Confetti Cuts
and applied some teal ink to my card to add some leaves.

I stamped the sentiment from The Lord's Strength and did a little masking/selective inking
 to switch the "ME" to "YOU", which I grabbed from the sentiment
"May the Lord be gracious and give you peace." 

I love the sentiment both ways!
Since the One Little Word I chose for myself this year is "strong",
I made a little bookmark for myself to remind me of this truth.

I used the same techniques!

And because I thought it might be fun to make a book mark to give away...

I diecut both of these using the large journaling card die from Documented Confetti Cuts.



Here's the complete list of everyone participating in today's hop:

Reverse Confetti blog
Fetti Friend--Yana Smakula 
Heather Pulvirenti
Lisa Henke
Kay Miller
Leigh Penner -- me!

Thanks for looking!