Thursday, April 27, 2017

Celebrate

Make It Monday #282: Stenciled Watercolor Backgrounds

Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge


Card Menu:
Stencil: Woodblock Prints  Stamps: Gran's Garden, Layered Banner Banter
Dies: Gran's Garden, Sentiment Splits: Curve Vertical   Inks: Distress Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, 
Salty Ocean, and Tumbled Glass; Hero Arts: Buttercup, Green Hills, Pool;  PTI: Saffron Spice
Paper: Saffron Spice cardstock and Staples White 120 lb. 

Linked to: capture the moment

Betsy used a Woodblock Prints stencil as her guide for a demo card in this week's MIM. 
I used a different stencil from the same set, several Distress Inks and a water brush to 
paint my design on a watercolor paper. After it dried, the panel was die cut and mounted
directly to a saffron spice card. The panel was embellished with several flowers from 
Gran's Garden. But wait, I can't waste the wet ink on top of my stencil!!  I took a piece 
of white card stock, laid it on the wet stencil and got a funky negative image as a result.
Two butterfly die-cuts were mounted with foam tape on top of a gold rectangle and
a simple sentiment add to make a second card!


Card Menu:
Stencil: PTI Woodblock Prints; PTI Stamps: Bold Bouquet (older anniversary set) & Butterfly Hope
Inks: Distress Salty Ocean, HA Buttercup & Pool; Dies: PTI Butterfly Hope, SSS Stitched Rectangles;
Paper: PTI New Leaf,  Staples White 120 lb & gold vellum from stash

Linked to: SSS: Anything Goes

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Three Spring Cards

Papertrey April Blog Hop Challenge



Our inspiration is from the art galleries of  Megan Carter 




Interpretation #1
simple stamping

PTI Stamps: Ruby Rose, Songbirds
Die: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles



Interpretation #2
die-cuts and embellishments

PTI Stamps: Brushed Blooms, Ruby Rose, Songbirds, Spring Woods
PTI Dies: Ruby Rose, Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical



Interpretation #3
abstract stamping

PTI Stamps: Butterfly Hope, Circle Scribbles, Spring Woods
Die: SSS Stitched Rectangles
This card is a bit smaller at 4" x 5"

I'm off to see three plays at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival today and tomorrow.
Can't wait to see all of the amazing cards the hop will reveal today!.

Linked to: PTI April Blog Hop

Sunday, April 23, 2017

BE brave, kind, happy, true, bold

Make It Monday: #281
Patterns Behind Die-Cut Windows




Oh, the possibilities in die-cutting a window and showing-off a patterned background.
My inspiration is from Dawn McVey on the recent MIM challenge. I made my window
with a circle die on the dotted paper. To make a flat card for easy mailing, I adhered the
panel directly to a yellow card rather than foam to make a window. Two wreath die-cuts,
 one yellow and the other dark bronze were glued together to frame the circle window.
A pattern of words and dots from the "Be" stamp set were stamped on the yellow card
 front. The inside sentiment is "Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful" from Choose Joy.


Stamps: PTI Be, Choose Joy (inside)
Dies: PTI Rustic Wreath, Spellbinders Standard Circles

Linked to: capture the moment


Saturday, April 8, 2017

some bunny loves you

PTI Make It Monday #280
Stamping Outside of the Box



Lexi's video at PTI's Make It Monday challenge inspired today's spring card.



Papertrey Stamps & Dies
Bunny Basket & Mat Stack 3

I stamped the bunny in Hero Arts Soft Lilac on pattern paper and added purple Stickles eyes. The grass is half of a circle, trimmed with Martha Stewart fringe scissors and decorated with green Stickles. I propped up the bunny ears with foam adhesive and placed the "basket" on a couple of scored lines. Thanks, Lexi, for a fun challenge!

Linked at: Make It Monday


Sunday, April 2, 2017

without a little rain

Make It Monday #279: 
Curved Sentiments



If I showed the mounted sentiment in a straight line, you would notice the curve more. 
I made this while watching my OR Ducks play a semi-final at the Big Four which we lost,
 barely, thus the rain.

 Make It Market: Sunshine & Rainbows stamps, die, paper & sequins
Noted: Scalloped A2 die (embossed edge)
Copic markers, Momento Tuxedo Black




Linked to: Make It Monday

Inspired by Ashley's card

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Love always, Love you

Make It Monday #278: Window Chipboard Sentiments
AAA Cards:  CAS Game #86-Diecuts
Simon Says Stamp: Layer It Up Monday Challenge




 Stephanie Gold  made her first MIM video for Papertrey Ink this week showing how to
create a die cut word sentiment which is glued on the inside of a card while showing 
on a decorated, stamped front. After three cards I said, "enough is enough" and took
photos. I used different word sentiments and stamp sets with each card which became
  less intricate than the last. Thanks, Stephanie for the challenge! Here's my humble card.



shut

                                    
open

Stamps: Bold Bouquet, Botanical Blocks, Mat Stack 3
Die: Wonderful Words: Love


Linking this to: Make It Monday ChallengeAAA Cards: CAS Game #86- DiecutsSSS Monday Challenge- Layer It Up (sentiment)

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Papertrey March Blog Hop

Happy Birthday





Nichole Heady's inspiration this month was from the art gallery of Victoria Johnson.  What a bounty of colors, patterns and spring floral images we were provided.  My first card is a direct reflection of Victoria's dark navy poster, a fun look and quite a bit busier than my usual style. I had planned to stamp the images in white and again in color but instead made many die cuts and played with the colors and design. PTI stamps and dies were used on my cards.  


  
    Inspiration #1                                                                                            Card #1                                                                                                  
   
                                                                           
                                                                                            Stamps: 
                                                                                            Botanical Blocks (sentiment), Brushed Blooms
                                                                                            Oopsie Daisy, Stylized Autumn
                                                                                            Dies: 
                                                                                            Brushed Blooms, Oopsie Daisy, Stylized Autumn
                                                                                            Tag Sale: Quilted (banner), Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical



More inspiration from Victoria Johnson



Card #2
    
       This card reflects a more CAS style with similar color tones, a yellow bird, and a floral cluster.  I made enough die cuts to create four thank you cards too! Note to self: when using dies, create an abundance and play!

                                                                        Stamps & Dies: 
                                                                        Oopsie Daisy, Songbirds, Stylized Autumn
                                                                        Other dies: 
                                                                        Noted: Scalloped A2; also a Marvy daisy punch


Linked to: PTI March Blog Hop