Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Ours were wonderful, except for the various flu's and bugs that kept circulating amongst the cousins (and inevitably ended up with me)
So starting to feel better and wanting to get back into the swing of things.
Got a card here that I made for my hubby's caretaker. He crafted a beautiful wooden gift for my daughter when she was born and I wanted to send him a special thank you card. I've had this wooden paper from Michaels and was glad for the chance to use it!
Cardstock is PTI's fine linen, and Enchanted evening. Mat stack 1 die cut and stamp set, stamps and sentiment are from SU's trendy tree's. Limitless layers die cut was used as well. the wood needs a really strong adhesive or it starts to curl so I'd recommend using scor-tape
Thursday, December 16, 2010
This was an engagement card for some friends of ours. I draped the frame image from Mat stack 1 collection-my FAV image in that set by far!- on smokey shadow cardstock in black. I also stamped it on a shimmer white mat stack, and again on some harvest gold. Cut out the yellow and placed it inside the frame. Made the mat stack hang from a little embossed swirly to match their invite. Tied some lemon tart satin around the bottom ..and done!
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Made this shower card in colours to complement the invite. Its a 5X7 so I could fit that lovely frame inspired by Carly Robertson. In fact her card was the reason I ordered labels 9!! Lets ignore the fact that its crooked (never try to align things from behind!!) its handmade!
Put a faint stripe in my ribbon with a copic (BG000) and used exactly 5 of my paper flowers. I'll never deplete that stash if I tried !!
Love that shimmer !!!
Cardstock Bronze Stardream, Vintage Cream and Aqua Mist by PTI
Pattern Paper - Library Ledger collection PTI
Stamps Victorian Frippery by Waltzingmouse, Scattered Showers by PTI
Other - Ribbon PTI, Prima paper flowers, Victorian Lace border die PTI, Copic marker, half back pearls SU
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Thats how I feel about this dressform die-LOVE it!! If my stamp room was on fire it would be the first thing I grabbed on the way out!!
Made a card with this for my sister birthday and a fun colour combo of raspberry fizz and hawaian shores
Stamped a design from damask designs on the bottom in a pigment ink I picked up at Michaels for $1 !! Perfect match!!!
2 strips of score tape and some MS glitter, and a paper source ribbon that matches raspberry fizz. Die cut and stamped the dressform, and layered it on a shimmer white mat stack 1. Sentiment is communiqe curves sentiments.
This also works for the Moxie fab challenge all that glitters here
Monday, December 6, 2010
These binders are the mini binder boxes from Taylored Expressions meant to hold unmounted stamps. You can find them here
I bought the panels from them as well. I then adhered adhesice magnets sheets to the panels. Taylored Expressions do sell magnetic sheets, but I got mine at Walmart (Elmers brand)
They hold my nesties and PTI dies beautifully. Even the border dies.
It's such a great system, as they take up such little space, are all together and can't fall out as the binders are enclosed.
Hope that helps !
Friday, December 3, 2010
Die cut and stamped 3 of the large flowers from in bloom onto pure poppy card stock. Shaded a but with a red copic marker and cut out the layers. Did some copic shading on the leaves too.Stamped the frame from Framed on Fine Linen. Stamped sentiment. Attached to Dark chocolate base.
Seriously, this card could not have been any easier!! I made 3 more like it this week!
I cased Nicholes countdown post for framed where she did this with In Bloom. I already had the 3 flowers embossed and cut in my ready image box so the cards came together quickly- and happy that I'm using my odds and ends!
I am in sore need of a new heat gun though. Mine just blows all the embossing powder off the image. Cut the leaves freehand and sewed them on, used various thank you sentiments. All supplies are PTI.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
M brother got married in October and here are some cards I made for him (one from me and one from my sister)
Their colours were Black and silver, and I wanted the cards larger so I didn't have to fold monetary gifts into a A2 card. ALSO, I guess it just makes you feel more important to walk into a formal even with a larger card. My MIL request all her cards in 5X7 !!
First up is a scalloped creation from me. I loved the layer of silver frills on the bottom of this. PP is Making Memories wedding paper, and it's great with a teeny bit of sparkle.
Used labels 5 for the main image, and the sentiment from Big and Bold wishes from PTI (flourish is theirs as well) Tied off with some black satin ribbon.
Next up a card inspired by Regina Magnum at the stampin bean. She had this great layout and I thought it would be perfect with this paper. The panels are popped up on dimensionals, and there is a sentiment beside the row of rhinestones although hard to see (It says "And they lived happily ever after) from PTI"s Big and Bold wishes as well. Ribbon is SU gray taffeta.
Thanks for looking !!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Then after making this card, using WM stamps, Claire comes out with a sketch that it fits exactly. SO I'm going to link it up there !!
I wanted to make a card and was really inspired my Melissa J (Melissa's paperie, link on my left) Her cards are so soft and pretty, and she makes awesome use of her background stamps.
Started with a base of PTI blueberry sky, and a mat of Fine Linen. Stamped the lace stamp from Faux Fun onto my card stock diagonally in Marvy Matchable Salvia blue - a great match for Blueberry sky.
Die cut and stamped another BS piece (that blueberry sky in case your mind took it somewhere else!!!) and filled in the oval with some more Fine Linen. Decided I need to take some lessons on sponging, or invest in the ranger tool or SOMETHING to make my edges look soft and distressed. I wet this whole piece with my aqua painter after sponging to try and soften it up a bit. ANYWAYS.....sentiment is from WMS Say it with style, frame is from Vintage labels 4, Ribbon is PTI BS as well as SU's Very Vanilly grosgrain which is a good match for Fine linen (but not so much with Very Vanilla!!)
Added the pearls as it needed something. Not sure if this was the thing but they're there!
Thanks for looking !!!
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Working of files on my computer so these were taken in the car on the way to my cousins who had just had a baby girl a few months ago.
First up is a card that I made using some cute Martha Stewart Paper. It's textured and kinda reminded me of a quilt so I matted it on some vintage cream that I cut with my MS rotary cutter to make it look like a quilt.
Used Baby button nits for the rattle, and some PTI silk ribbon copic dyed.
Some Sweet Blush and Raspberry fizz finish it up.
Next is a soft little bear card with the curtest button tummy ! Coloured the bear with some copics onto Kraft to make it really soft. Corduroy brad for bear tummy, and mounted on a distressed (tea dye due) cream mat. The background is stamped with Background Basics Petal Power onto sweet blush.
Thanks for looking.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
A few posts down I made a discovery about distress inks combined with water based markers and was so smug about not needing a ton of colours. Well I got the ink applicator and a few more colors and I'm addicted!!!!!!!
However, I'll try this technique again with the markers and ink applicator and tell you how it goes.
This next card was made for mojo's sketch 165 .
Stamped the Knit image from in versamark and embossed with clear ep. Sponged broken china distress ink onto layer.
Sponged some more.
Stamped circle and punched with 1 3/4 punch. Stamped snowflake and added bling.
Had a hard time with the angle...but forced myself to do it so I had to compensate by straightening sentiment from PTI made of snow.
And I just had to ask....does anyone else do this ??? Faux knit layer, snowflake AND sentiment are all stamped on the back of the white paper that tells you what colour your PTI cardstock is. When I put my CS in the hanging folders I couldn't bring myself to throw them away and now I have plain white CS (that works great even in finicky punches) to last me a while !!!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
On top of my desk is a bin I have of already stamped background paper and miscellanea that I"ve left mid project. Got to use that !
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
My sister in law asked for a few personal thank you cards for the people that threw her a bridal shower - my mom being one of them I put a ton of effort into this card and LOVE the result.
First though, I want to show you something I discovered very accidentally. While sponging some distress ink onto my focal point, I was using a scrap piece of paper underneath that my son had coloured on with my SU markers- he's not allowed to touch the copics so these distract him !!!
The sponge with the distress ink started to pick up the ink underneath it. After ruining the first focal point, I scribbled with a marker that MATCHED my colour scheme and loved the results. Now I fell like I don't need to many of the distress colours- at this point all I would use them for is to sponge my edges. I'll just scribble with a SU (or any water based marker) and can use the ONE colour I have to pick it up - BTW, the colour I have is Tea Leaves.
This was taken a while ago, when still using my phone to photograph!
The paper is SU's newsprint DSP, and the ribbon is also SU. I made a custom spritz bottle of Rich Razzleberry and Tsuikineko's API in champagne to spray on the cream layer, the PP layer and the ribbon. Brad is a half pearl set into SU's build a brad. Stamp set it Big and bold wishes, with an accent from an SU set cant remember which !! Base card is Scarlett Jewel. Punches are both SU.
Thanks for looking.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
As much as I love this blue I dont think to pair it with cream cause it's so bright...but the pcture inspired me to try.
I used my new PTI set Framed, in a card inspired by Becky's countdown for the set.
Punched 2 heart with my EK success heart punches, broke down the fibers and pulled them apart to mimic the suede. Stamped the frame in PP ink, and then stamped a decorative element from Giga Guidelines of the side, in a stamped off once colour variation of Pacific Point.
Buttons are PTI.
Thanks for looking !!
Monday, August 30, 2010
Here's mine. It was a beautiful Giga Guidelines tutorial from either Debbie Olsen or Betsey Vekdman, and I loved the way she layered guidelines with other sets (in this case peaceful pointsetta)
I stamped the images on sweet blush with Fresh Snow, Sweet Blush and berry sorbet. Punched a strip of Berry Sorbet, even pulled out the sewing machine and sewed on a piece of sweet blush grosgrain.
Used some liquid pearls in the centre.
Thanks again Nichole. We are excited to continue on this fantastic journey that PTI has become !!!
Friday, August 20, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
I have the original shimmer chalks, and was a bit skeptical at how these were different but after seeing them being demonstrated I was sold !
I used copics, shimmer and clay chalks on the flower, and some paper from DCVW.
Popped up the flower and added some lavender moon grosgrain.
I got a close up of the shimmer and I'm super glad again that I bought these ! They blend BEAUTIFULLY, can be coloured over with copics...just super versatile.