Monday, August 31, 2015

thankyou nest of thread

    SAF 2015 Threads Challenge

I loved watching Laura's video on how she creates her 
thread nests and ombre color panels. She is so funny, isn't she? 
Recently I made an anniversary card here and the die cut stencil
looked so pretty with its golden spray spots that I kept it. I'm
sure glad because it looks amazing on the dark gray 
card stock it's mounted on. This card has no stamping -
just die cuts. Orange yarn from the stash forms a thread nest.
Entering this is PTI's Stamp-a-Faire Threads Challenge - here

Papertrey Ink dies: Wonderful Words: thank you and Modern Cross Cover Plate.
Ink: Hero Arts Butterbar-Orange Ombre Pad and Heidi Swapp Gold spray

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Autumn Thanks

   A last minute entry to this week's Make It Monday #222 challenge: 
  Die Cut Kissing where Betsy Veldman showed us a set of gorgeous 
  cards made with her "kissing" technique. Her video gives all the details 
  on Nichole Heady's blog  capture the moment   My card is much too 
  busy for my taste. The die cut rays should have been left off and I 
  would like it better.

                     Papertrey Ink Stamps: Layered Banner Banter, Leaf Prints,
                                                         Quilted: Autumn
                     PTI Dies: Keep It Simple, Quilted: Autumn, Scene It: Skyscapes
                     Hero Arts Inks: Unicorn White, Buttercup, Cup 'O Joe
                     Kraft cardstock, PTI vellum, misc. pattern paper

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Happy Anniversary

PTI Make It Monday #221

Together is a Beautiful Place to Be 

This week Ashley Newell demonstrated a masking technique for sentiments. You can see several of her ideas and talent here - Make It Monday challenge

I made a stencil with the Papertrey Ink Modern Cross cover plate and directly applied a Hero Arts Butter to Orange Ombre inkpad over the stencil with a white 4.25 x 5.5" panel underneath. Before the stencil was removed I sprayed Heidi Swapp Gold Shine over the orange ink (not easily seen here but trust me it shines). Removing my sentiment mask I stamped a sentiment from PTI Quilted: Spring in Distress Ink Hickory Smoke. The panel was adhered directly to a white A2 card with some gold colored polka dot strips on each side to frame the panel. But it needed something more...aha! Since it was going to be an anniversary card (#42) using two birds would be perfect for my bird-watching hubby. I die cut the smallest bird dies from PTI Songbirds from a gold metallic paper. Perfecto (at least in MHO)  Such fun - hope he likes it too!

Maybe you can see the golden gleam better on this shot!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Merry & Bright

Trying out a sketch at
CAS(E) this Sketch #135

I'm adding to my Christmas card pile hoping to be ready this December and not be under so much pressure. Dreamed up this poinsettia from the Lovely Layers set and it turned out pretty good! I made several dots of yellow Stickles on the center but didn't like them so squished them flat to add some glittery shine to the card. To keep my cards flat for mailing did not pop up the die cuts.  To mass produce this design, I will modify by die cutting out of green & red papers and eliminate one step of stamping.

Stamps: Papertrey Ink Lovely Layers & Rustic Wreath (sentiment)
Die: PTI Lovely Layers
Inks: Hero Arts - Meadow Greens, Pale Tomato, Royal Red mid-tone shadow
Washi tape and yellow Stickles 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

You Are My Sunshine

CAS(E) this Sketch #134

I seem to be needing more encouragement cards lately and thought to try a NBUS die from Papertrey Ink Scene It: Skyscapes Die Collection. I cut one each from two different yellow card stocks and adhered them to a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die cut from my pattern paper stash. Stamped an old Hero Arts sentiment on clear vellum and using vellum adhesive anchored it to the panel. Glued panel on another striped paper piece which was placed on a basic white A2 card. I'm linking this to Cas(e) this Sketch! and their current challenge.