Saturday, October 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink October Blog Hop

Yea! I got a project done for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop! One tag down, 50 more to go... :)

This month's challenge was to choose a color inspiration. I chose the one below. Not only was I inspired by the color, but also by the stripes.

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First I stamped rows of stars from Around and About Sentiments in Pure Poppy (PTI), Fuschia (Fresh), Hawaiian Shores (PTI), and Basil (Fresh.) Then I die cut that using the Tag Sale 4 die. I also cut a second tag from vellum to layer on top.
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I put some Glossy Accents around the edge and sprinkled on some "snow" from my Tinsel and Tags kit. I added a bow die cut, also from the Tinsel and Tags kit, from Raspberry Fizz, and tied it on with some baker's twine.
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Thanks for dropping by and enjoy your hop!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

MIM #184 Dipped Die Cuts

Even though these balloons are not dipped in gold embossing powder like the MIM video, I still thought it was a pretty cool technique and I wanted to try it. So, I dipped some balloons in colored embossing powder. It's a fun look!



I used the balloon from PTI's Birthday Style. I used a curvy landscape die from Lawn Fawn and a sentiment from Paper Smooches. Embossing powder is from Zing. Cardstock is from PTI. Washi tape is at the top of the card.

You Totally Rock

I'm such a sucker for rainbows. I love them. They make me happy. And this new sentiment set Uplifters from Paper Smooches also makes me happy.

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I used the trio star stamp from Papertrey's Out On A Limb to stamp all over this cardstock in a variety of ink colors. Aren't they pretty together? And then I used Bazzill Card Shoppe in Whirlypop for my sentiment strip.

I had lots of stars in my dish of die cuts (extras and rejects from previous projects.) And these three I stacked together, added a little Wink of Stella to the top one (of course) and voila!

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Reverse Confetti - In A Big Way

I received this gorgeous In A Big Way Reverse Confetti sentiment set last month and I just love it!

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I blended some Distress inks on my background and then stamped on top of that in black. I added a candle and topped it with my Wink of Stella pen (yes, again) and then some Glossy Accents. I then scored some lines around the edges and popped it up with foam tape onto my card base. I used Papertrey Ink's Basic Background: Super Stripes and some WPlus9 white ink to stamp some stripes on my card base. The stripes added some punch to the card - it was so plain otherwise.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Joy tag with Phrase Play #8

When I was on my crafty retreat last month I got to borrow this fabulous Phrase Play #8 die and the coordinating stamp set. I love it! It's my favorite one and I'm going to have to buy it for myself.

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I cut the die from Raspberry Fizz cardstock and mounted it on Vintage Cream. I then trimmed around it (I looked in my stash for a mat that would fit or work and didn't have one so just used the good ol' trimmer. :) )

I added a bit of shimmer to the star with my Wink of Stella pen. Love that thing. My intent is to use this as a tag - punch a small hole in the top corner and thread it with some pretty baker's twine.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Mr. & Mrs.

I masked a heart with some scratch paper then filled it with some ornate scroll-y images. A simple Mr. & Mrs. over the top provided the sentiment. Then I put the whole thing through my Big Shot with an impression plate to add some texture.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Happy Fall Y'all

Just playing around a bit with making a wreath with some tiny leaves and other fall images.

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Monday, October 13, 2014


I wanted to try out some ink blending and a new Avery Elle stamp set called Look Up. This is the combo of that experiment. I wasn't sure where I was headed with it as I was making it, but I rather like it!

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Distress Inks: Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade.

I added some water drops for interest and then went over the feathers with my Wink of Stella pen to glitz it up a bit.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

A card made from scraps

I was tidying up my scraps yesterday and these four colors together spoke to me and said, "make a card!" And so I did. :)

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Colors: PTI Raspberry Fizz, Bazzill Card Shoppe Easter Grass, PTI Enchanted Evening, PTI Hawaiian Shores. Dies are PTI.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Cure for the Monday Blues #31

Just popping in to join Taheerah's Cure for the Monday Blues challenge #31. I loved how cheery and bright the inspiration photo was and the bedding inspired me right away to use Papertrey's Mehndi Medallion stamp set.

Here's the inspiration photo.

And here's my take on it...

I heat embossed the Mehndi Medallion in white all over the front of the card. Then I blended some Distress Ink (Mustard Seed) over it.

I add a thin strip of pink stripe paper along with a sentiment (Papertrey Think Big) and then inked the edges with some green ink.

Enjoy your day!