Sunday, January 14, 2018

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday - Heat Embossed Stencil Backgrounds

My card today is for the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge - Heat Embossed Stencil Backgrounds.  I used a striped stencil with gold embossing powder.  I then die cut it using a rectangle die.  I also cut out the PTI Mix & Mat Flourishes die with white card stock.  Using the same rectangle die I cut out the interior of my flourish.  I added flowers from the PTI stamp & die set called Rosie Posie 1 & 2.  I added a die cut sentiment.

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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Use Pattern Paper

My card today is for the Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp using pattern paper.  The stamp set I used is from Taylored Expressions called "If Balloons Could Talk".  This is a super cute set with different facial expressions and sentiments.  It also includes the dies.  The paper I used is from the 6x6 American Crafts "Everyday" pad.  I added Glossy Accents to my balloons, so the pic has a bit of a glare on the balloons.

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Birthday Card Using MFT Fall Florals Stamps & Dies

I have another birthday card using the My Favorite Things Fall Florals stamps & dies.  I embossed the white panel using a stripe embossing folder.  Using pink card stock I die cut an oval using the MFT Stitched Ovals die.  I adhered my flowers and stamped my sentiment.  I used pop dots to add dimension on the oval and some of the flowers, but I didn't get to carried away since I am mailing this to my sister for her birthday later this month.

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Inlaid Die Cuts

Just a quick post today showing some cards I made using Memory Box dies.  I have examples of very simple designs to more intricate.  Here they are.

 This design was the most intricate.  I die cut the butterflies on white card stock and adhered it to a black piece of card stock.  Using the die cut with black card stock I adhered it in the opening on the white piece. Then I die cut a piece of pink & blue card stock and using my pik stick adhered the tiny pieces into the wings of the butterfly.  Doing it this way the card design has a smooth surface.  It's putzy, but I love the look.

I did the same thing here only the die cut was a lot simpler.

For this one I just inlaid the white die cut in the die cut opening done on the black card stock.  Very simple and you actually get two cards with the reverse color combo.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Papertrey Ink Create Along With Us - August 2017

Today's card is for the Papertrey Ink challenge Create Along With Us.  The inspiration for my card comes from a card done by Dawn McVey.  As soon as I saw this card I was drawn to the simple, but lovely design.  Here is the card Dawn created using the new PTI Sunflower Harvest stamp set.

For my card I used the Papertrey Ink Humming Along stamps & dies for the flowers.  The sentiment is from the PTI set Beautiful Berries and I used the To The Point Edgers dies to create the point.  The paper was actually some old paper I had from Stampin Up.  It was kraft colored with the clear embossed flourishes.  I used Distress Ink with a dauber to darken it up and bring out the embossing.  Here is my card.

 I layered two die cuts - slightly off centered to give it a decoupage look.  I fussy cut out just the center flower on a third die cut to finish it off.  Thanks for stopping by...

Monday, June 19, 2017

Art Impressions Challenge - Let's Distress

We are back from Florida and I have my stuff somewhat organized, so I am ready to start creating cards again.  For today's card I pulled out the Hot Java Mama clear set from Art Impressions.   The thing I like about the AI clear stamps is that they ink up nicely right out of the package.  I've used other stamps that the ink bubbles up on until the stamps have been used multiple times.  My stamped image today was the first time I used it and I only had to stamp it once and I was ready to color.   The sentiment is also from the same set.  All the papers were from the Basic Grey 6x6 pack Serendipity.  I also paper pieced the robe and added some Liquid Black Enamel Accents.  I am entering this card in the Art Impressions Blog Challenge - Let's Distress, so I used Antique Linen Distress Ink around my stamped image and sentiment for the challenge.  

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge

Today's card was inspired by the sketch over at the My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge.  Here is the sketch for this week's challenge.

For my card I used the MFT stamp & dies called Fall Florals.  The frame was die cut using the MFT Stitch Round Square Frame dies.  The paper was from American Crafts called My Girl and the sentiment was from a  the Tiddly Inks stamp Birthday Wishes.  Here is my card.

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