Thursday, August 7, 2014

PTI'S Make it Monday #175 - die cut borders

Over at Papertrey,  this week's challenge is die cut borders.  I am not enamored worth my first creation,  but I will share anyways.
 I used the Fanciful Feather dies along the edges and used the rock and roll technique on the feathers with some Fresh inks.
 I stamped the large feather using Versamark and added pewter Perfect Pearls.  This is my new purchase - PTI's linen vellum. Love it!!
I finished off the card with a gold glitter Wet Paint die cut.  I will definitely be trying this technique again - hopefully creating a better card!☺

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Papertrey Ink - Make it Monday: vellum overlay

This week's Make it Monday over at Papertrey Ink is all about vellum overlays.  I made a super simple card using some vellum and my new stamp sets ...
The fabulous Danielle Flanders made a great video all about this technique.  Here is my humble contribution to the linkup:
I used Vintage Cream ink with the Wet Paint stamp set on the vellum and the Ombre Builder on the Kraft card base.
Super simple but the perfect fit for the recipient! :)

AEI♥U Challenge #10–Gold! #2

I just love this AEIU challenge which is all about gold ... yum!  I recently got this gorgeous sentiment set from Avery Elle called Oh Happy Day.  I just love the font used.  I stamped it in VersaMark over top of a Fresh Ink Provincial Gray woodgrain stamped background from Heidi Swapp.
I added some Zing Gold Glitter embossing powder and added the flower and leaves from the same sentiment set.  Hard to capture the gold embossing but here's a closeup nonetheless:

AEI♥U Challenge #10–Gold! #1

The AEIU challenge is all about gold and I thought I would use this sentiment stamp I have from them with some ikat designs.
I repeatedly stamped one of the ikat designs using some Versamark and then heat embossed using Zing Gold Glitter embossing powder - this stuff is so fun and blingy!
I added a simple sentiment from Oh Happy Day using my go to black ink - Versafine Onyx Black.  It does such a good job of a true black with impeccable coverage.
Here you can see some of the shine and bling from this embossing powder ... I like the look of it on a Kraft card base ...

What a fun challenge! :-) So glad to take part ...

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Ombre Builder + Fabulous Block Die + sequins = a shaker card

 I was so excited to try out my new release products and got right to it.  I took the Ombre Builder set and stamped it repeatedly using Fresh inks (sicilian blue, steel blue, sky blue, turquoise, pool and navy) slightly overlapping them.  I then cut the Fabulous Block die and used some thick white cardstock (110lb Recollections).
I decided I wanted to make a shaker card so cut the block die using some white foam and then cut out the inside with an Xacto knife.  I added some clear acetate and used my faithful Tombo Mono Multi glue trapping some cupped irridescent and flat silver sequins.  I just love shaker cards!
Have you made any shaker cards lately?  Please feel free to share your creations ...

Sunday, June 1, 2014

PTI Make it Monday: Debossing Stamped Messages

This week, over at Papertrey Ink, it's all about debossed stamped images.  I made two cards using this method.  The first one is for a forum friend, Karen, who has gone through a tough time lately.  I wanted to make her a card to let her know we are thinking about her ...
I stamped and debossed the butterflies from Happy Trail and then added vellum die cuts and used my Wink of Stella pen for some shimmer.  I stamped a sentiment from Lovely Layers and that's it!
Here you can see some of the shimmer and then Colorbox Frost White stamped images below, debossed.
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... I just love it!
My second take on this challenge used the Hello die and stamp:
 The stamp turns out to be larger than the die but I went with it anyhow ... :)
 Sentiment from Little Bitty Bird as well as the felt die cut.

Well, that's it ... hope you had fun with this challenge; I know I did! :)

Sunday, May 25, 2014

PTI Blog Hop Colour Combo: Aqua + Melon hello

I just love the colour combination this month - so springy and uplifting!  I decided to use some of my beloved pearlescent embossing paste with a stencil.  I used an old thick paper folder to make a stencil with the Diagonal Stripes cover plate.  It's a great way to recycle and make a sturdy stencil using a cover plate.  I then smeared the pearlescent embossing paste all over the front of a card and let it dry while I did some watercolouring.
I took some watercolour paper and messily painted some inks mixed with my aqua pen - Hero Arts Soft Granite, Studio Calico Coral Bay and Jenni Bowlin Speckled Egg.  I cut the paper with the Hello die and stacked it with two white die cuts to make it a little more sturdy.  I added some Wink of Stella glitter using the pen and adhered it to the card front.

A very simple sparkly card!

Check out my crafty sale if you like:
http://cardsbycara.blogspot.ca/2013/06/crafty-sale.html
I also have some Project Life cards from the Midnight collection as well.

Supplies:
Paper: Recollections 110lb white, Canon watercolour paper
Inks: Hero Arts Soft Granite, Studio Calico Coral Bay, Jenni Bowlin Speckled Egg
Misc: PTI Diagonal Cover plate, Hello die, aqua pen

Saturday, May 24, 2014

PTI Blog Hop - Melon+Aqua: wishing you a fabulous day

I used the blog hop colour combination as a jumping off point for this card: 
I used one of the less used images from PTI's Leave it Be with one of my favourite new inks - Fresh Pool.  This is a gorgeous minty teal turquoise shade ... I did some generational stamping to add some depth trying to vary the heights as well.
I then added a sentiment from Fillable Frames and used Fresh Melon ink on the bottom of the card base to add a hint of this colour.  I popped up the card panel on foam dots and that's about it!

Check out my crafty sale if you like:
http://cardsbycara.blogspot.ca/2013/06/crafty-sale.html
I also have some Project Life cards from the Midnight collection as well.

Supplies:
Paper: Recollections 110lb white
Stamps: PTI Fillable Frames (sentiment), Leave it Be
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Fresh Pool and Melon
Misc: foam dots

PTI Blog Hop - Melon/Aqua: feathery shaker card


I used Papertrey's colour combination as a bit of inspiration for a shaker card.  I don't have adhesive foam so used three layers of adhesive cork - it worked really well, actually!
I stamped the feather image using Fresh peach ink and then added an Aqua Mist panel over top.  Lots and lots of shimmering clear sequins and that's it!  I was going to add a sentiment and/or use an impression plate on the Aqua Mist panel but kept it simple and added nothing else ...  In hindsight, I think a bit of dry embossing would've been quite nice but alas ... :)
It's actually quite nice to have some sentiment free cards on hand - you can stamp one to the inside to personalize or just keep it sentiment-less ...

Check out my crafty sale if you like:
http://cardsbycara.blogspot.ca/2013/06/crafty-sale.html
I also have some Project Life cards from the Midnight collection as well.

Supplies:
Paper: Recollections 110lb white, PTI Aqua Mist
Stamps: Feather Finery
Ink: Fresh Peach
Misc: Impress sparkling clear sequins, adhesive cork, PTI Feather Finery die, acetate

PTI Blog Hop - Aqua/Melon: with sympathy

This month's blog hop over at Papertrey Ink is all about this gorgeous colour combination:
I had to make a sympathy card earlier this week for a dear friend and decided to use these colours as my inspiration.
I used one of my beloved sets, Natural Beauties, to stamp the flowers with Fresh Pool ink all over the card panel.  I removed a section and used that space to stamp a Fillable Frames sentiment using Fresh Peach ink.
I covered the panels with lots and lots of foam dots and adhered it to the card base to add some dimension.
I quite like the look of the flowers without all the layers - the graphic is a little more airy and light ... Next time I do a card with a panel cut out, I will make sure to cut it lower (or higher) ... I didn't really mean to centre it but that's how it turned out ... alas! :)

Check out my crafty sale if you like:
http://cardsbycara.blogspot.ca/2013/06/crafty-sale.html
I also have some Project Life cards from the Midnight collection as well.

Supplies:
Paper: Recollections 110lb white
Stamps: PTI Natural Beauties, Fillable Frames
Ink: Fresh Pool and Peach
Misc: foam dots