Sunday, August 31, 2014

Butterfly Reflections Ink's Labor Day Challenge

Vanessa at Butterfly Reflections Ink hosts a challenge for this Labor Day weekend.

I created a card using the mood board posted on her blog.

Here is my card.

I used Avery Elle's Laurels, Winter Wreath sets as well as the Slide Frame die from PTI.

I started by stamping the flowers and leaves on a piece of white cardstock. I used Grafix frisket film for masking. Pinecones from Winter Wreath sets were embossed using some espresso embossing powder from Ranger. I then fussy cut around the image.

I used a piece of pattern paper from Echo Park to create the frame. All the elements were adhered on a piece of white woodgrain paper with some dimensional adhesive. The "Happy Holidays" sentiment is from a rub-on sheet I found in my stash.

For the base of the card, I used some Soft Stone cardstock from PTI.

- Avery Elle's Laurels, Winter Wreath sets
- PTI Slide Frame die
- Grafix frisket film
- Stampin' Up Whisper White cardstock, PTI Soft Stone cardstock
- Stampin' Up Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, More Mustard, Crushed Curry inkpads
- Versamark inkpad, Ranger Espresso embossing powder
- Kool Tak adhesive

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Dot Stamping

I created a card as an entry to Taheerah's Cure For The Monday Blues challenge.

The inspiration photo for this week's challenge is "Bed's Eye View"

I was inspired by the purple bouquet, the gold/copper lamp, the giant button on the bedside table as well as the square pillow at the bottom left corner of the photo.

The white pillow texture reminded me of dot painting somehow. So I tried to make my own version of dot painting. I used purple, white and gold colors for my card.


I used the rose stamps from PTI Rosie Posie set, the leaf stamps from Ruby Rose. The sentiment and tag image are from Avery Elle's Thanks a bunch set.

I first stamped the rose images using a light purple ink on die cuts created using the matching die set for PTI Rosie Posie set. Using a darker ink, I used a very small dot stamp from Mama Elephant's Water Bloom set to fill in the rose shape. I did the same thing with the leaves.

For the card base, I used an embossed card from DCWV. I adhered a piece of dark purple cardstock on the center. I colored the edges of the card as well as the edges of the dark purple square using Wink of Stella Gold marker.

I assembled the pieces using some dimensional adhesive and added some gold glitter die cuts made using PTI Circle Scribbles die. I added some chunky glitters to the flowers as well.

To finish the card, I added a bow, a purple button and the sentiment tag. 

- PTI Rosie Posie, Ruby Rose stamp sets
- PTI Circle Scribbles die
- Mama Elephant's Water Bloom set
- Avery Elle Thanks a Bunch
- PTI cardstock, DCWV Card base
- Wink of Stella Gold marker
- Stampin' Up and Amuse Ink pads
- DCWV Glitzy cardstock
- Wow! Glitter

Monday, August 25, 2014

PTI Stamp-a-Faire: The Aftermath

I will need to spend few of my evenings to rearrange my things : )

PTI Stamp-a-Faire: 1980's

My 1980's card :)

PTI Stamp-a-Faire: 1960's

Here is my card for the 1960's challenge. Description will be added soon :)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

PTI Stamp-a-Faire: 1940's

Here is a card I made based on the 1940's challenge.

I created a symmetrical pattern using stamps from various sets: PTI Ruby Rose, PTI Up Up and Away, Studio L2E's Labels and Tabs and Avery Elle's Oh Happy Day.

The sentiment is from PTI Stylish Sentiments: Birthday. I added a chevron bow as an embellishment.

- PTI Ruby Rose, PTI Up Up and Away
- Studio L2E's Labels and Tabs
- Avery Elle's Oh Happy Day
- Stampin' Up and Amuse Ink padds
- Spellbinders die
- Wink of Stella Gold
- May Arts Chevron ribbon

Sprinkles and Smiles

I combined two challenges to make this card, PTI Make It Monday #177 and Cure For The Monday Blues #27.

For the PTI challenge, we have to use cover plates negative. Also, here is the inspiration photo for Cure For The Monday Blues challenge.
Here is my card.

I used the negative parts that I got when making a die cut using PTI Triangles Cover Plate. I picked the bright colors based on the inspiration photo.

For the sentiment, I used a label maker to create parts of the phrase as well as a "Sprinkles" die cut from PTI Make It Market kit.

No stamping needed for this card, but a lot of paper piecing and gluing needed. : )

- PTI Triangles Cover Plate
- PTI Make IT Market: Shakers & Sprinkles
- Label maker
- PTI Cardstock