Thursday, September 4, 2014

Sweet Treat Card

I combined two challenges for this card, Cure For The Monday Blues challenge and PTI Make It Monday #178.

For the PTI challenge, we have to create an easel card. For the Cure For The Monday Blues, we have to create a card based on the following inspiration photo.

So, here is my card.


When I saw the inspiration picture, I immediately thought of creating a card with dessert images. I also took the colors from the inspiration photo. To make it even more fun, I created a shaker card.

I started by creating the base easel card. I die cut PTI Soft Stone base card using Spellbinders Nestabilities Label 22.

To create the shaker part, I die cut a piece of DCWV pink glitter cardstock with PTI Slider Frame die. Also, I used the same die, with the help of a handmade shim, to create an opening on the base card. 
I die cut a piece of double-sided foam adhesive that I got from PTI Shakers and Sprinkles kit. 

I adhered a square piece of transparency to the front part of the foam adhesive and then adhered the frame die cut on top of it. I flipped the foam adhesive, put some sprinkles on top of the transparency and then adhered the second piece of the transparency, sealing the sprinkles inside. The sprinkles are from PTI Shakers and Sprinkles kit as well. I adhered the shaker to the front of the card.

I stamped the "Thank you" sentiment from Ruby Rose stamp set on the inside of the card with Versamark ink and embossed it with gold embossing powder from PTI.

To embellish the card, I used Cleary Besotted's Tasty Treats stamp and die sets to create the cupcake and the little macarons. I added some gold Stickles to add sparkles to the die cut pieces.

I also added scalloped ribbons, embellished with some liquid pearls to the card. I got the idea from the border of the pink cake stand in the inspiration photo.

- PTI Slider Frame die
- PTI Ruby Rose stamp set
- PTI Shakers and Sprinkles kit
- Clearly Besotted Tasty Treats stamp and die sets
- Spellbinders Nestabilities Label 22
- PTI Soft Stone cardstock, DCWV cardstock
- Stampin' Up ink pads (Coastal Cabana, Red Riding Hood)
- Mama Elephant Bubble Gum ink pad
- Gold stickles, Gold embossing powder, Versamark ink pad
- AC ribbon

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