It's time for Papertrey Ink's monthly blog hop. I really liked the gingham tablecloths in their inspiration photo, and the flowers, so those are the things I concentrated on for my card.
I'm so late in posting this! (And it looks like supper is going to be late....again...because I've been busy in the garden, and now a little crafting at the last minute!)
It's been a long time since I had time to make a card for a Make it Monday, and I'm sad that I've missed quite a few good challenges. However, this week I had some time, and also stepped out of my comfort zone to do some stitching. Michelle has challenged us to stitch some stems, but I went a little further and put some French knots in the center of my flowers. That was a lot more difficult than the stems, as the knots wanted to pull the centers right out of the card stock! But I persevered, and put some Multi-Mat Medium on those knots so they won't come undone. I stamps I used are PTI's Flower Favourites and Keep it Simple:Mother. This will be going to my mother, who is 92. She likes bold colours, so I kept that in mind with the inks.
Well..... This is my first entry in the Merry Monday challenges, after meaning to do this for almost 2 years! Marcia has inspired me to participate, and here I am.
So one Christmas card down, about 30 to go :)
I used WPlus9's Woodland Wreath stamp set and dies to create this card, and PTI inks.
I embellished with some gold Stickles and some Glossy Accents on the bows and poinsettias, in order to make them stand out a little more. I think I like the size of this smaller, 4 1/4" square card!
A quick post to enter this card I made for my youngest granddaughter for Easter. I chose to go with the colours, and Easter theme, for this month's blog hop.
I went with the green grass, as branches in my wreath. I also picked up on the pink eggs and turquoise accents, with a little yellow. My granddaughter loves pink, so I added extra in the flowers and mat.
Stamps: Twig Wreath, Embellished Elegance, K I S. Easter
Laurie Schmidlin has us framing our sentiments (or images) for this week's Make It Monday. I used "Pen and Ink" for my sentiment--which is framed using dies from the A2 die set--and Bitty Bouquets for the flower embellishments. A few Lucy's Jewels and some Stickles for the flower centers, and it's done.
Today's challenge is all about stripes. I went with a retro design, masculine card, using PTI's stripes coverplate, as well as some of their Smokey Shadow striped paper. The sentiment is one of the Think Big series.
We're having a lovely sunny day, today, so took advantage of it for this photo. Thanks for looking!
Today's challenge is all about colour. I am drawn to Heather Nichol's style, with her use of kraft, yet I hardly ever create a card with kraft. So today I'm changing that. I Cased her card, as well as the colours she's used to make mine.
First, here's the colours I used, as well as a look at Heather's card. (I hope it's not too blurry to read!)
And here is my card, using Flower Favourites. It's been a fun anniversary, and thanks for looking!
PTI has challenged us to use dies only for a card. I used the Garden Garland dies, as well as a sentiment from Graceful Greetings. I did have to stamp the sentiment onto the die cut to make it more legible. Hope that still counts as "dies only"! I finished off the flowers with Wink of Stella pen, and black enamel drops or jewels.
Today's challenge is all about stamps that are being retired. I used "Cutting Garden" for my card.
I Googled this stamp set for inspiration and noticed one card, in particular. I especially liked the colours. Here it is.
So I grabbed the inks that I thought had been used, and proceeded to Case (sort of "copy", cough, cough) that card. It wasn't till I was almost finished that I noticed the papers used as a background for the photo. they are papers I often use as a background. What great minds, I'm thinking! Well, turns out, the card was mine! Sheesh. Losing it, I tell ya...
Here's my Case (aka "Copy"). I think I like my original, better! The stamping was less watery.
I used "Especially You", and embossed the flower in gold powder. I then watercoloured it with my tube paints. I stenciled on a soft background in Distress Oxide ink. (Man, that stuffs glides on so easily!) This card is going to my mother, who turns 92 next week!