Monday, May 25, 2015

To infinity and beyond

Papertrey May Blog Hop

Julian's #8 Card

Nichole challenged us to use rainbow colors, various shapes, 
splatters of color to create our card this month. Take a look
at the wonderful cards entered into this month's challenge at

We were given this photo for inspiration!

The inspiration photo is so fun - what to do with though? It reminded me of May flowers, movement, and a hint of the number 8. Aha! My oldest grandson turns 8 this week! So abandoning my dozen or more sets of Papertrey Ink floral sets I grabbed the PTI Triangle cover plate, the Tiny Triangles and Boy Basics: Out of this World stamp sets and set to work. It took a bit to figure out how many triangles with the rainbow color scheme could create an "8" and still let me stamp the rocket & sentiment inside the loops of the eight. I stamped the rocket a second time with Momento Black Ink, colored it with Copics and fussy cut parts to make the rocket stand out more, adding sparkly platinum Stickles for accent. The inside of the card uses Zappy Birthday stamp set to wish Julian a super day!

Stamps: PTI Tiny Triangles; Boy Basics: Out of this World
Die: PTI Triangle cover plate
Inks: Hero Arts Butter Bar, Orange, Pool, Navy, Red Royal, Soft Grape 
         & Distress Ink Mowed Lawn
Washi Tape

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Make It Monday #212Fussy Cutting

Graduation Card

Oh, oh, it's close to the end of May and I need some graduation cards. I pulled out a Tim Holtz stencil,  inked up an acrylic block with Distress Inks, mixed into each color some texturizing paste and applied it to a piece of watercolor paper. After drying I die cut two PTI Circle Scribble dies from textbook paper. I stamped on aqua card stock a PTI Wet Paint III sentiment with VersaMark ink, embossing with WOW white and fussy cut the "Congrats".  The panel was adhered to a kraft A2 card.

This is linked to:  Make It Monday #212 Fussy Cutting

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


Somehow I have more friends with May birthdays than any other month! So I have been building my stash up for the past few days. I often use a Papertrey Ink stamp set called Stylish Sentiments: Birthday containing a great assortment of birthday greetings. Looking at the collection I stamped a background composed of sentiments plus a few extra symbols. After mounting it on an orange note card, it needed a focal point which an orange vellum banner with "celebrate" provided.

The second card used a Papertrey Ink Feather Finery feather stamped with Versamark ink and embossed in white. Tim Holtz Distress Inks were sponged on the background and a PTI "Hugs" was die cut from silver card stock for the sentiment.  This piece was adhered to a woodgrain card stock panel and mounted on a purple A2 card.

I'm hooking this up to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Let's Get Sentimental