Saturday, June 25, 2016


Papertrey June Blog Hop Challenge

Nichole selected a print from artist  Yellena James for this month's inspiration.

Isn't this beautiful?
I floated a few floral shapes over a stenciled background.

Card Menu:
Papertrey Ink Stamps: Circle Scribbles, Cutting Garden, Meadow Greens, Spruce & Sprigs, Swoosh
Inks: a variety of Distress inks; Hero Arts Pool, Soft Pool, Soft Purple shadow inks
Paper: Water color 110 lb and mint green Paper Source
Stencil background: Woodblock Prints stencil

Linking this to : PTI June Blog Hop

Friday, June 24, 2016

There is Sunshine

Make It Monday #253

Reverse Stenciling

Today's card was made with my new Make It Market
Mini Kit: Sunshine & Rainbows from Papertrey Ink.
If you view Betsy's video, you'll see how to do this technique.

As you can see from my photo, we have a sunny June day!

The word "sunshine" was die cut out of the stenciled panel, 
backed with bright yellow card stock before mounting the 
panel on a light orange card base.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Happy for you

Create Along with Us June 2016

I really enjoyed this month's release at Papertrey Ink especially the Woodblock Prints collection.
When I saw Amy Sheffer's "Thanks" card I immediately thought of the Irresistibly Ikat set.

Amy used stencils to create her background but mine was stamped. 

Card Menu:
Stamps: PTI Irresistibly Ikat, One Big Happy
Dies: PTI Tag Sale: Quilted, Tipped Tops; PTI Linen Impression Plate
Ink: Hero Arts Lime Green & Pool, Versafine Onyx Black
Misc: Silver DMC thread, Clear Wink of Stella, fun foam for mounting the quilted die

Linking to : Create Along with Us

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Enjoy This Special Day

This was a fun card to make after viewing Dawn McVey's video on making Gradient Watercolor Die Cuts. Using three Distress Inks, I watercolored a piece of watercolor paper. Next die cut a medium size feather and inlaid it on a woodgrain paper bookmark which was adhered to a chartreuse card with foam mounting tape. The sentiment was stamped directly on the feather and a vellum banner die cut. The bookmark was completed with a baker's twine bow. All products except for the twine and woodgrain paper are from Papertrey Ink.

Card Menu:
Stamps: PTI What the Doodle: Butterfly
Dies: PTI Basic Bookmark #2, Feather Finery, Tag Sale: Quilted 
Inks: Ranger Archival Black, Distress peacock feathers, tumbled glass, twisted citron

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