Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink July 2012 Blog Hop

It's July 25th, and that means it's time for the monthly Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!  It has been a VERY long time since I have played along and I'm so glad I made the time to get inky.  

The challenge this month is to use a floral set and the inspiration photo/colors below to create your project.  
My PTI cardstock variety pack came in very handy for this as Melon Berry and Berry Sorbet had never really been on my radar.  Guess what's going in my cart when I order next? ;)  I'm very pleased with this combination of colors and how my finished card came together.

I stamped the triple rose image from Life is Sweet (new favorite set!) with Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, and Berry Sorbet ink.  The leaves are stamped with Simply Chartreuse, I just stamped off the base of the leaves before stamping on my die cut so I would still be able to use the highlight stamp.  This set is so easy to use and creates the most delicious images.  LOVE!  I used the Cane Impression Plate on white to give texture to the background of my card and mounted it on a base of Melon Berry cardstock.  I used Mat Stack #4 and Layerz Mat Stack #4 to make an anchor for my sentiment and embellishment, cut from SS White and Bitty Dot Melon Berry.  I tied it all together (pun intended!) with some Harvest Gold satin ribbon.

I hope you like my card!  You can check out other entries in the blog hop by going to Nichole Heady's blog HERE.  Happy Wednesday!

Recipe (all products from Papertrey Ink unless noted):
Life is Sweet stamp set and coordinating dies; Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet, and Simply Chartreuse Premium Dye Ink; Cane impression plate; Mat Stack #4 and Layerz Mat Stack #4 dies; Harvest Gold satin ribbon; 2009 Bitty Dot Basics patterned paper pack (Melon Berry); Stamper's Select White and Melon Berry cardstock; Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

MIM #75: Take Two

Here I am again with another card for this week's MIM Challenge from Papertrey Ink.  I had so much fun with the first one, I decided to challenge myself again!

Here's what resulted from the rolls of the die:
    1. Vertical card
    2. Layout #4
    3. Happy Hexagons images
    4. TBF #7 sentiment
    5. Enchanted Evening/Hibiscus Burst/Raspberry Fizz/White color combo
    6. Button embellishment(s)

Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe (all products from Papertrey Ink):  Happy Hexagons stamp set and die; TBF #7 stamp set; Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Enchanted Evening ink pads and cardstock; Funky Town patterned paper; Enchanted Evening button.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

MIM #75: Vegas Style

Two weeks in a row, this is getting close to becoming a happy habit!  This week's Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink seemed like too much fun to miss, so I made time again to play along.

This week, Erin Lincoln brings us card making craps (dice people, dice).  To play along, you fill out the "worksheet" and roll the dice for each category to see what you'll be using on your project.  Here's what it looks like:

 My lucky die rolling skills gave me the following to work with:

  1. Vertical Layout
  2. Sketch 6
  3. Pretty Peonies stamps
  4. Think Big Favorites #16 sentiment
  5. Ripe Avocado/Winter Wisteria/Rustic White colors
  6. Tissue tape for embellishing

Here's what I came up with (I'm super excited about how it turned out!):

I stamped the smallest floral image using Versamark to create a tone on tone background on my Winter Wisteria card base.  I then die cut the larger floral and the oval frame from Rustic White.  I stamped the outline on the flower with Tuxedo Black and then stamped over with the solid images using Winter Wisteria for the flower and Ripe Avocado for the leaves.  The oval frame was stamped using Ripe Avocado, and then I added the sentiment from TBF #16, masking it so I could stamp "Birthday" in Tuxedo Black and "wishes" in Ripe Avocado ink.  I cut a rectangle of Rustic White and matted it with Ripe Avocado card stock and then added the piece of tissue tape as an anchor of the die cut frame.  The floral image was added using foam dots to give it depth.  I stayed fairly close to the sketch, but made it my own by adding the floral and extending the tissue tape to the top of the card.

Recipe (all PTI products except as noted):  
Winter Wisteria/Ripe Avocado/Rustic White cardstock; Versamark ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Ripe Avocado and Winter Wisteria ink; Pretty Peonies and Think Big Favorites #16 stamps; Pretty Peonies dies; 7 Gypsies paper tape.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you liked what you saw.  If you want to see more from this week's challenge, you can visit Nichole Heady's blog HERE.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday

I made time to play along with this week's installment of Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink. This week, the technique highlighted is stamping on texture. So I pulled out my impression plates and got busy!
Supplies (all PTI except as noted): Damask impression plate; Framed Out #4 stamp set and coordinating die; Background Basics: Postmarks stamp set; Rustic White and Scarlet Jewel cardstock; Soft Stone and Smokey Shadow ink; American Crafts ribbon; misc. paper flower.