Thursday, October 31, 2013

Make it Monday #138 - Inlaid Die Cuts, Post #2

I had a crafting marathon this afternoon, and made 3 Christmas cards! I used my new stamps, "Stained Glass", as well as "In the Meadow", which I just ordered after having it on my wish list for the past year. I think I'll have fun with this set :)

After this photo was taken, I added even more Stickles onto the tree. Now, I'm wishing I'd put something on the bottom of the card to ground the inlaid die cut...Darn. But the good news is, see what I'm learning by watching the PTI design team?!? (You'll have to imagine the light gray Copic shadows that I'm going to put underneath the horse and sleigh...)
 I used PTI's Sunshine impression plate on the next two cards--one side of the impression plate for each card--and Copics to colour the focal image, as well as some gold and clear Zig Wink of Stella pen for some glittering. There is also a little Glossy Accents on the halo of baby Jesus, and on the star above his head.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Make it Monday #138: Inlaid Die Cuts

Betsy's challenge this week is to use inlaid die cuts, which is always great when you have to mail a card. I've used PTI's "Beautiful Butterflies" stamps and dies, as well as "Boutique Borders" to make this card for our great-niece, who is turning 12 next week. I got my inspiration from one of Maile Belle's cards, seen here. One butterfly has some design paper in the negative space, and some rhinestones to embellish it. There is a butterfly stamped on the inside, as well as on the envelope, which you can see peeking out from behind the card.
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Papertrey October 2013 Blog Hop Challenge

It's blog hop time, and the focus on this month's blog is "Tags". Fun and useful, too!  Now, I have my first 5 tags made for Christmas :) The first 3 tags are for adults, and the next two are for my granddaughters. Here they all are. I look forward to seeing what everyone else makes, as I'm sure to get lots of inspiration from this blog hop!

And here are the tags, individually. All stamps and materials are PTI, except the the snowman, which is Gina K, but even it has been paper-pieced with PTI Pure Poppy patterned paper. Wish you could see the flocking on his hat.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Make it Monday, #136 - Layered Emboss Resist

For this week's Make it Monday, Nichole demonstrated how to layer stamps with a clear, embossed image, then sponge ink over top (ie. the resist). I wanted to make a card for my brother, who had a serious stroke 7 months ago, and will finally be coming home from rehab next week. Inside will say, "Welcome Home!", along with a personal message. I am so happy and relieved that he is well enough to come home!

I am loving PTI's Meadow Greens--such great ferns!They make wonderful "guy" cards. The sentiment is from Mini-Blooms. The background is done with Hero Arts Canvas background stamp.
Thanks for looking, and for your comments!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Make it Monday, #134 - Repeat + Lift

Nichole Heady, at Papertrey Ink, showed us how to create a background stamp for our coordinating dies by stamping, lifting and repeating the stamp. This gives an interesting shadow effect to the die cut. Since I'm beginning my Christmas card production, I chose the Joy mini stamp to create my card, as well as a sentiment from Peaceful Pinecones, but CASE'd Nicole's layout. I used Spring Moss ink for the top half of the stamp, and Simply Chartreuse Ink for the bottom half, to add some interest. I added the small Holly Jolly leaves to embellish the "o", and then some red rhinestones from my stash for the holly berries.
All materials are PTI.
Thanks for looking!