Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Ink It Up with Heidi Shafer -- Papertrey Ink's Garden Gate Kit

Today, I've joined again with
Heidi Shafer of Mapleberry Musings for Ink It Up.

Ink it Up is a challenge where, on the second and fourth Wednesday 
of each month, Heidi and I share cards that we've made with new stamp sets
that we haven't used yet.

Today, I'm sharing three cards that I made using my 

For my first card, I used the garden gate die.

I blended ink onto my background and layered the garden gate diecut overtop.
I stamped the gate finials at the top with versafine onyx black ink 
and stamped the wisteria onto its coordinating diecut using four shades of ink
(green parakeet, new leaf, hibiscus burst and raspberry fizz).

I diecut the sign using the die from the kit and one of the pre-printed sheets.

Here, I used a Tim Holtz woodgrain stencil to add grey ink to a piece of soft stone
cardstock before diecutting it with the lattice die from the kit.
I adhered this to a piece of cardstock, onto which I blended ink.

I diecut the two pre-printed bleeding hearts and the sign,
using the papers that came with the kit.

For my last card, I wanted to use one of the stencils that came in the kit.

I used my Clarity stencil brushes and green parakeet and new leaf inks.
I blended more new leaf ink onto a piece of white cardstock and diecut
it using one of my PTI Keep It Simple dies.
I diecut it again from white cardstock and stamped the sentiment 
from PTI's KIS: Birthday stamp set.

I diecut the wisteria from one of the pre-printed sheets.
A trio of buttons finishes it off.

Don't forget to hop over to Heidi's blog to see what
she created for this Ink It Up.

Thanks for looking!


Karen B. said...

Such a serene feeling these cards five. Just lovely.

Sheri Gilson said...

Beautiful cards, Leigh! Love the garden fence backdrops!

merryf said...

Stunning cards! Absolutely beautiful!

Patti said...

Beautiful Leigh. I love the soft and minimal coloring you applied : )


Mona Pendleton said...

All are so beautiful Leigh! You make me wish I bought that kit! Thanks for the enabling!

Diana K said...

Beautiful work, Leigh! I love all the soft ink blending that you did. I have not had any luck at all with the Clarity stencil brushes :( and have gone back to sponging. Maybe I have a deficient gene, ha!

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous cards Leigh and your work is always most inspiring!!
Thank You~

Joyce said...

Such pretty cards, Leigh.

Annheidel said...

Your set of cards are so pretty!

cm said...

WOW! An array of gorgeous cards featuring elements from the kit combined with your eye for design! The last one really catches my eye; love the stencilling...a simple touch with mega impact!

Bobby said...

I got that kit and haven't had a chance to make anything yet. Your cards are so lovely, Leigh, and you've inspired me to get it out and start inking.

Charlene said...

Stunning cards! LOVE all of them :-)

Nora N. said...

Oh what lovely cards!! I think the last one is my favorite. I LOVE that green!!

Kay Miller said...

Leigh these are just beautiful! You've done an amazing job with the Garden Gate kit!

Lisa said...

They are all lovely Leigh!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Omgoodness, what beautiful cards, Leigh! Really love this sweet set, and love all the different ways you've used it here! <3