I love using patterned papers with my cards, so it really was a challenge to make a card this week for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - No Designer Papers. I wanted my card to have the depth & dimension pattern papers can give to a card. So first I ran a sheet of white card stock through my Big Shot using the Stampin Up Textured Impressions Stripes embossing folder. I layered that on some Rose Red card stock to match my stamped flowers. Using the Papertrey Ink Quilted Spring dies & stamps I die cut the quilted square, stamped it and placed it on a piece of white card stock that was stamped with a script background stamp from Indadinkado called Letter. The flowers were die cut & stamped with the same PTI set. The "happy birthday" was die cut using the dies from Penny Black called Celebrations. I die cut 3 sets and layered them together. Here is my card for this week's challenge.
Papertrey Ink has just released their new products for the September release, so they are having a create with us challenge. The idea is to take inspiration from the different projects the design team has come up with be it a technique or color combo - whatever really grabs you. For my card I took inspiration from a card that Maile Belles did. Click HERE to link up to Maile's card. What caught my eye was how she used the PTI Angle Horizontal Split Die and the stamped image. So with that in mind I did the same layout only using the PTI Curved Horizontal Die and the Harvest Berries Stamp set. The sentiment was from the Hero Arts stamp set called With Sympathy. I was able to curve it a bit when I stamped it.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
I didn't have a lot of room for the sentiment, which was computer generated plus the background is rather busy, so I added it to the inside of my card. The corners were done using a very old photo corner punch from Stampin Up.
I have two more really simple birthday cards. Both were made using the Papertrey Ink's Sentiment Splits Curve Vertical Dies and the coordinating sentiments stamps. For the first card I used both the upper & lower dies and used papers from My Minds Eye Moments paper collection. The second card I used only the top die and stamped the lower portion using stamps from Hot Off The Press called Stamped Stitches. I saw a somewhat similar card on the internet, but that was a while ago and I can't remember the site, so I can't link up to it. Both of these cards are so simple you can make them in minutes!
Here is another quick card using the Papertrey Ink Mighty Oak stamp set & coordinating cover plate. Using the cover plate I die cut the paper then stamped the tree trunk in the negative space. Using Walnut Distress Ink I went around the outside of the paper. The leaves were stamped using the different leaf designs in the stamp set. In gold embossing powder I added the Happy Birthday sentiment. It's hard to see and I think I might do something different next time. Also, I stamped it after I popped up all the leaves, so it was a little difficult to get the stamp exactly where I wanted it. Here is my card.
The inside was stamped using a sentiment from My Sentiments Exactly. The bird was from StampinUp called Young Vermillion.
Here is another simple card using Papertrey Ink products. The idea for this card came from Nicole Heady's blog from the November 2013 release. To see her card please click HERE. She always has such creative designs for all the PTI stamps & dies. For my card the back panel was stamped using the PTI stamp set Embroidered Blooms. The blue panel was die cut using the PTI Tipped Tops dies. I also used the Happy die cut from the set to make the negative cut. The "Birthday" was stamped using an old set from Stampin Up called Happiest Birthday Wishes. I thought it still needed a little something, so I added some gems.
The inside sentiment was from Print Works called Wishing You a Day.
Today's card was made for the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday challenge. Ashley Cannon Newell has a video showing her tips & tricks for masking sentiments. My card was made using the PTI Funky Florals as my background. I just used a square punch on a post-it to make my mask, then stamped it with the "Hello There" sentiment from the PTI stamp set Mini Blooms. I used Inkssentials Enamel Accents for the black dots around the sentiment. It's a little hard to see in the pic, but I used blue, pink & yellow Stickles on all the dots. In person it's really pops and almost looks like fireworks.
Today's card is a change of pace from my usual cards. I try to come up with my own designs or work off of a sketch from a challenge, but every now and then I see a fantastic card design that I want to recreate. And that is what today's card is about. I saw this card on the Do Stamping with Dawn blog. She is a Stampin Up Demonstrator that has many unique card designs that are easy to create, but look great. I went to a SU party several years ago and when I saw the Summer Silhouettes stamp set I had to have it. Well with everything it was put on the shelf and never used. When I saw Dawn's card I had to pull out this set and fell in love with all over again. To see Dawn's card click the link HERE. I changed up the sentiment, which was from the SU Sincere Salutations set. I just banded my ribbon instead of a bow and layered the stamp piece on Old Olive card stock. Here is my card.
Since this card was so easy to do I made several using different sentiments.
Today's card was made with The Bellariffic Friday Sketch #4 at the Stampingbella blog. This is first time I have inked up one of these stamps. I like the way my card turned out, but really I don't think you can go wrong with any of the Stamping Bella stamps. Here is the sketch for this week.