Monday, January 25, 2010

January Blog Hop for Papertrey Ink

So tonight I am participating in the January Papertrey Ink Blog Hop! All of this fun in anticipation of the February Anniversary Release. Should be very exciting for all of us lovers of ALL THINGS PTI!!!! I wonder what amazingness they will have us swooning over in anticipation of this release?

Anyway this month's challenge was to finish the inside of the card as well. And include the envelope. So here is what I put together.

Unless otherwise noted ALL supplies are PTI. I started off with a base of raspberry fizz cardstock. I stamped the base layer with Heart Prints using Fresh Snow ink on the left. On the right side of the base I used Polka Dot Basics part deaux in Versamark ink. I made a tag using kraft cardstock and stamped hearts from Heart Prints in Fresh Snow and Raspberry Fizz, I also ran a bit of both colors around the edges of the tag to soften the look. I again used the polka dots on the left end of the tag in Raspberry Fizz. I thought the look was too harsh so I used the New Canvas Palette ink pad over the top to tone it down. I chose the New Canvas pad because of the texture of the pad. Using the Raspberry Fizz Mix paper pad I created another of Tim Holtz's roses. These things are so lovely. I used several different patterns to give the rose a bit of a different look than the first one I did (here) with only one pattern. In True Black I stamped the sentiment from Heart Prints on the edge of the tag. I finished off the tag with ribbon - Raspberry Fizz grossgrain and white, which I stapled on.

I did essentially the same thing to the interior of the card. For the sentiment I used Mega Mixed Messages and masked the Miss you stamp so I could pair the "you" with LOVE.

Now for the NON PTI supplies: Martha Stewart Carrara Marble glitter for the 2 white trips on the tag, SU! bright pink glitter (no name on the jar so I can't tell you exactly what color - only that it came in a glitter stack). SU! white taffeta ribbon, colored staples and SU! corner punch

Leave me some love and let me know what you think!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Two more pretty quick cards.

The penguins are from the Basic Grey Eskimo kisses line. Both the paper and the penguin rub-ons. I used scrap pieces to make the background piece. I added Smooches from the Handwritten Notes stamp set from Papertrey Ink in Ripe Avocado. Finished it up with Ripe Avocado satin ribbon and a little bling heart!

The second card is super simple. Not sure I like how it turned out but I am sure someone will. I stamped a flourish from Fancy Flourishes stamp set from PTI in Pure Poppy on Bitty Dot basics patterned paper. Finished it up with a sentiment from Star Prints and lots of little hearts and spots and Pure Poppy grossgrain ribbon.

Simple Valentine

Just a simple Valentine I made today. Nothing too inspiring but still pretty, I think.
Here is the interior of the card.

Supplies used: Papertrey Ink Basic White cardstock, linen cardstock, bitty dot basics in summer sunrise, Summer Sunrise, Ocean Tides, Pure Poppy and True Black ink. Heart Prints & Heart Prints Sentiments and colored stickles.


Valentine Swap

This is the card I made for the PTI Valentine Swap. All products used are papertrey ink except for the Cotton Candy stickles in the center of the heart and the copics used to color the image.

Supplies: Spring Rain cardstock, Raspberry Fizz Mix patterned paper, Bitty Box Basics patterned paper in Spring Rain, True Black, Spring Rain and Raspberry Fizz ink, Spring Rain satin ribbon and Tiny Treats Valentine stamp set.

No inspiration on this one. Just came to me rather quickly. I really enjoy this color combo. Going to try another I think.

Ciao for now!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Be Mine - challenges


This card was made for the CPS Sketch Challenge and the Caardvarks red Heart Challenge. Made the process almost easier by having to follow a color, theme and sketch. I even like how it turned out.

simple but cute

Supplies used: All PTI except the red bling and Copic marker. Black & White Basics patterned paper, True Black and Pure Poppy ink, Pure Poppy, True Black & White cardstock. Vintage labels and Heart Prints stamp set.

Raspberry Fizz Valentines with paper hearts

I had another custom order request. This time for Valentine Dinner invitations. I have not completed the inside of the card yet (still waiting for the basics like where and when) but this is what I have done for the outside. So far there has been no stamping but I still like how it has turned out!

I made a paper rose for the front based on tim holtz's directions. Had to change it a little since my flowers have 7 petals instead of his 6. However, I was still able to make it work. I like how pretty and layered they are.

close up of the rose

Supplies: Base layer - SU! Pixie Pink. Tattered Angels Iridescent Gold glitter mist. All other supplies PTI: Raspberry Fizz Mix patterned paper and satin ribbon and ink.

Grungy valentines

not sure why my computer keeps flipping the image upon uploading it to my blog. Sorry about any neck strain :O)

One of my first custom orders was for a friend's daughter. The daughter is 13 and loves BLACK. So I came up with this really cute 3x3 Valentine card for her. I think it turned out really cute.

Supplies used:

PTI: Black & White Basics patterned paper, True Black Ink, Tiny Treats Valentine stamp set, heart punches

Other supplies: SU! Lovely Lilac cardstock, black grossgrain, bright purple glitter
CTMH Vintage Valentine, Copic marker, UTEE

I punched the hearts from PTI patterned paper, used my COPIC marker to color in parts of the paper. After coloring I wadded up the hearts, distressed the edges a bit with and then I used Versamark and UTEE. I applied several coats of the UTEE to get a nice glossy crumpled heart. I used 1/2" glue dots to adhere the heart to the card. The base image was stamped with CTMH Vintage Valentine images and then layered with the other hearts.

Hope you enjoy these little darlings. I am thinking of translating it into a regular sized card.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

I've been a BUSY BEE

I have been stamping and crafting my heart out. I am hoping to have a display at our local craft center and needed to get plenty of cards ready for it. I am not ready yet but I am closer than I was. I have had a lot of fun but hope to get more done. Right now I am also currently working on a custom order of Valentine cards for a friend's daughter. I will post photos of those later (loving how they are turning out though) Here are a few of the things I have created. These cards were inspired by the tags I saw on Dawn McVey's website here

They are not a complete copy, I started by making the tag using my spellbinders labels and then paper pieced the pattern on the tags. I also used the Turning a New Leaf stamp set in Spring Moss. I like how they turned out and will be making some more like these but with other color combinations

I can't remember where I saw the pocket cards but it was such a cute idea that I CASEd this as well ~ again using multiple colors and a variety of stamp sets for the sentiments (though only one color is shown) I also used Papertrey Ink patterned paper for these cards.

These next two photos show cards inspired by Dawn McVey again - only this time it is the card on the cover here
I am loving these cards because I hadn't really used my Damask Designs stamp set, yet. This was a wondeful opportunity to do just that. I also liked the different colors I chose when recreating something similar to Dawn's card. I did use the same base stamp sets but chose different colors and different embellies so they weren't a total copy. And, in case you were wondering, I have been challenging myself to try and create 4 cards at a time. One for my private stash, 2 for my Art Center display and one for my Etsy store. Not sure if that is how it will all play out but I am at least trying to build up my stash.

These last two photos showcase cards I made using Friend's Til the End paper from Papertrey Ink and various stamp sets, inks etc all from PTI.

So...what do you think? Please leave a comment and let me know.

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