Thursday, July 25, 2013

Papertrey Ink July Blog Hop Challenge #2

Well, I just HAD to do one more card.  I told you this could be addicting!  Here is the color inspiration that I chose this time around:

Here is my card:

There a couple little tricks that I learned while making this card.  The negative flower images and the stamped sentiment needs to be done BEFORE putting into your embossing folder.  Its pretty obvious that it would be difficult to stamp over "bumps", but not-so-obvious about when to die cut the negative flowers.    I found out by accident that if you emboss the background first and then cut out the negative flowers, some of the bumps flatten, leaving a much less flattering look.

Also, AFTER taking this photo, I thought that the black centers of the flowers need a "little something", so I colored them with some clear Wink of Stella.  It gave it a little glittery POOF and colored me Happy!

Supplies Used:  Papertrey Ink:  Beautiful Blooms II and coordinating flower dies,  Scarlet Jewel, Aqua Mist, Summer Sunrise, Pure Poppy and New Leaf inks, Simon Says Stamp: For The Record stamp set and a Cuttlebug Embossing folder

Enjoy your day!  See you next time!

MY FIRST Papertrey Ink July Blog Hop Challenge

I can't believe this is my first challenge EVER.  I can already tell that I will soon be addicted!  This was so much fun!  The theme of this challenge is The Fruits of Summer.  Here is the color palette that I chose:

And here is my card:

I just love this color combination and I'm not sure that I would have come up with putting these colors together on my own.  Two different shades of green and 2 different shades of pink.....  I love the look of these colors against the black, it sure gives it a nice POP!

The squares were punched using a 1.25" punch, then I just rounded one of the corners.  The sentiment on the bottom is embossed in white and I just so happened to have the perfect ribbon to match!  Don't you just love when that happens?

The card went together pretty quickly once I had an idea of how I wanted the card to look.  I tried to use as many PTI products as I could and I used quite a few!

As always, thanks for stopping by!  (I might just go make another card for the challenge!)

Supplies used:   Papertrey Ink - Around and About Sentiments, Think Big Favorites #13, Beautiful Blooms II with coordinating flower die and Hibiscus Burst ink

Sunday, July 14, 2013

With Sympathy

Happy Sunday, everyone!  It's such a gorgeous day today, but since I am still dealing with a broken foot and still on crutches, I figured I would spend some time playing in my craft room.  I found out this morning that a friend of mine just lost her dad, so I needed a quick card.  This one went together pretty quickly since I just wanted something simple.

I used the Tri Square die from Simon Says Stamp on the front of the card.  I placed some Neena white cardstock on the inside (tacked it down with some washi tape) and lightly traced the squares for the flower placement.  I removed the white cardstock, stamped the flower images, colored them with copics and then erased the pencil lines.  Easy peasy.

I added the twine, but it still needed "a little something" so I just added a strip of washi tape along the top.  I think it worked... kept it simple, yet fill that void that bothered me so!  The sentiment on the bottom is from a Hero Arts set called Remember.

The flowers are from a company called Anita's.   I must have bought them at a rubber stamp show, I can't remember.   Also, the "With Sympathy" is stamped a little crooked and it REALLY bothers me, but it's going to have to do.  That is so un-me.... usually I would rip it up and start over, but I am really trying to not being so picky.  Go me!

Have a great week!  As always, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Baby Oh Baby!

Since hexagons are all the rage right now, I figured I may as well jump on the bandwagon too!   I bought the coverplate hexagon die and hexagon stamp set from Papertrey Ink a few months ago and have been burning it up!  The design options, color choices, patterns, oh my!  So many ideas, so little time!

The baby stamp that I used is from Stampin' Up from the Cause For Celebration set.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Thank you!

Hi all.  Since all its been doing here lately is rain, I have just been crafting and pinning away!  I saw a card similar to today's card on Pinterest and quickly fell in love with its simplicity.  I made a couple changes/additions, but its pretty darn similar.   Why fix what isn't broken, right?   (you can see it here: My inspiration)    I have been in Papertrey Flower Fusion heaven these days.  I just can't seem to put these sets away!  They are so versatile!   I used Flower Fusion #5 for this card.

Please pardon the shadows in my photos.  I have a broken foot and I am on crutches, so  I had to make due and take my pictures with my cell phone!

And here is the inside:

As always, thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!