Thursday, August 24, 2017

Autumn Blessings Z-Fold Card

Card makers often get into a rut with the dimensions of the cards they make with 4.25 x 5.5" being the default size. It was exciting to see Ashley's card  and video for this week's Make It Monday challenge. Her directions for creating the basic shape and adding embellishments to personalize it were clear and precise. It was so much fun and would be a good format for birthdays. My card uses PTI's Quilted: Autumn and Stylized Autumn stamp & die sets. The middle outer fold has a panel of PTI gingham pattern paper and the last fold a Tim Holtz stencil adds texture and color. All the die cuts extend over the top edge and are backed with a matching kraft card stock die cut for neatness.

Linked to: Make It Monday #295
                    Time Out Challenge #90 (no speed- took me a couple, hours)

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Together & Love

Nichole Heady's card on the August Release Day 1 hooked me immediately. I love wreaths!

I made two anniversary cards, mine and a dear friends, using Nichole's card for
inspiration. The lines were scored around the wreath and sentiment but two different
 dies created the wreaths. The first card uses the smallest feather from Feather Finery 
and the second card a sprig die from Spruce & Sprigs. 

Card #1 for Roger & Karen

PTI stamps: Feather Finery, Quilted: Spring
PTI die: Feather Finery, Memory Box Classic Numbers

Card #2 for my honey, Jim who birds all over the globe

PTI stamp: Quilted: Spring 
PTI dies: Feather Finery, Spruce & Sprigs

Linking this to: August Create Along with Us

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sending Prayers

Make It Monday #294:
Monochrome Color Pop

This week's Papertrey Ink MIM challenge featured ideas from Stephanie Gold!
Her technique of monochrome design creates serene cards which helped me out
today as I needed cards for a lovely 100 year-old lady friend's memorial service.
This card will be given to her oldest daughter and family. I die cut the panel with
the oval from the Noted Scalloped die set as it reminded me of a vintage cameo.

PTI Stamps: Beautiful Butterflies & Fresh Bouquet
PTI Dies: Noted: Scalloped A2
Inks: PTI Classic Kraft, Soft Stone; Hero Arts Soft Sand; Momento Angel Pink

I made a card for another daughter using a previously stamped panel.

Stamps: Altenew Beautiful Day, PTI Spring Woods
Die: SSS Stitched Rectangles