Monday, March 28, 2011

Make it Monday #8

Wow, I actually have my Make it Monday card finished on a Monday! This week's challenge is titled Ink Blending Techniques. Good thing I picked up a Tim Holtz Ink Applicator on Saturday, because it was just what I needed for this technique. I started by applying two shades of yellow ink (Barely Banana and So Saffron) to the center of my cardstock and then added 3 different shades of blue (Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze, and Night of Navy) around the outer edges. I did this so that when I adhered my car it would look like headlights shining into the darkness. For the grass, I used some Old Olive and Kiwi Kiss ink. Then, I cut a piece of Smokey Shadow for the road and used my white gel pen to add the dashed line. I die cut the car and colored it using my Copic Markers. I used PTI's For the Graduate set to add numbers to the license plate and adhered red jewels for taillights. Last, I cut out the car window and added a piece of a transparency sheet behind it. I wanted this card to look like a photograph, so I just adhered my main panel to a piece of white cardstock. Since it is supposed to look like a photo, I used Library Ledger to add a "date stamp" to the upper right hand corner. Want to know why I used 2005? Because I always forget to set the date on my camera so, every time I have a picture printed it is stamped 2005. Apparently 2005 is the default setting. Nice, huh? I hope you are enjoying your Monday! Thanks for stopping by.

PTI: Enjoy the Ride stamp set, Library Ledger stamp set, For the Graduate stamp set, car die, banner die, cardstock (white and smokey shadow), black ink, tea dye duo

Stampin Up: ink

Copics, white gel pen, ink applicator

Friday, March 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink March 2011 Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the hop! The challenge for PTI's March blog hop is to use embroidery floss in a fun and inventive way. I chose to do some stitching with the floss, and I also used it as an accent on the dress form. I went with a shabby chic look for this card-my first attempt at this style. I used a few elements from Button Boutique (big suprise :) for my focal peice and added the embellished dress form to finish it off. I paired my focal peice with some new paper from Pink Paislee's Daily Junque line. The patterned paper was actually the inspiration for my card. So, let me know what you think and enjoy the hop!

PTI: cardstock (black and cream), buttons, ink (black), dress form die, button card die, Button Boutique stamp set, Library Ledger stamp set, Fancy Flourishes stamp set, Tea Dye Duo

Pink Paislee: Daily Junque patterned paper

We R Memory Keepers: embroidery floss and Sew Easy tool

Daisy D's: rub-on borders (tape runner style)

Stampin Up: taupe cardstock

VersaMagic ink and adhesive pearls

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Make it Monday #7

This week's Make it Monday challenge is to use Copic markers to add color to non-neutral cardstock. I started on my card right away and made the card below. As soon as it was finished, I realized that I had used my Copics to shade white and kraft cardstock-both neutrals. I had gotten so excited about the design of my card that I completely ignored the challenge! (Scroll down for my second attempt)
Inside of card:

I decided to make another card and this time I followed the directions. I used my Scattered Showers umbrella and stamped it on Bermuda Bay cardstock (it looks darker in the photo than it actually is). I then used my Copics to shade and add contour to my umbrella. Notice I used the rectangle frame stamp from Button Boutique on both cards. I think it is my new favorite stamp!

I also made this card a window card so I could play along with the Papertrey Posse March challenge. The challenge is to make a window or frame card. I used the Button Card die to make the window and to cut the white piece inside of the card. It's the perfect size for this type of card! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to play along with both of these challenges!

Lawnscaping Challenge #6

Hello! I am back with another Lawnscaping Challenge. They currently have two challenges going on over at their blog, so head on over there and play along! Challenge #6 is called Color Splash. The idea is to go for a neutral focal point with a splash of color. I chose to use my Plus One set again and stamp that cute little oven. I colored the oven with some of my neutral Copic Markers and made the little "bun" or cupcake the splash of color. I paired my focal piece with some October Afternoon Modern Homemaker patterned paper. The piece I used has recipes on it so it goes perfectly with the oven. This was such a fun challenge! Here is what I came up with:

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Cute and Cuddly

The Lawnscaping Challenge blog is teaming up with Wee Memories to present a special co-challenge this week titled Cute and Cuddly. My new Lawn Fawn stamps just arrived a few days ago, so I couldn't wait to make a cute and cuddly card with my new Plus One set. Here is what I made:

I paper pieced the mobile and then added the tiny hearts and sentiments from the same set. The red banner strip is also stamped with hearts, but they don't show up very well in the photo. The patterned paper is October Afternoon's Thrift Shop. If you are interested in playing along with this challenge, check out the Lawnscaping blog for more info. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Make it Monday #6

This week's Make it Monday challenge is all about impression plate tricks. The idea was to use an impression plate to emboss only a portion of your cardstock. I went pretty simple with this one and used the woodgrain impression plate to emboss the bottom half of my kraft cardstock. I then covered the line made by the edge of the impression plate with some ivory ribbon. For my focal point, I used the rose again from PTI's Year of Flowers series. I had a hard time getting a good picture of this card! I took the first photo inside my photo tent,but the embossing on the bottom of the card didn't show up in any of the photos. So, I took my card outside to photograph it and the embossing does show up in that photo. The funny thing is that in real life, the leaves on my card aren't as bright and the rose isn't as dark as they are in the photos. Oh well, I hope you enjoy it anyway! Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Lawnscaping Challenge #5

This week's Lawnscaping challenge was to use a stamp in an unconventional way. Since the only two Lawn Fawn sets I own are Bannerific and Cozy Christmas, I was having a hard time coming up with an idea. I ended up taking a cue from Kary's card (guest designer for the Lawnscaping challenge) and making a flower using the banners from Bannerific. I started out by stamping a circle from PTI's Borders and Corners set. Then, I inked up one of the banners and stamped it repeatedly around the circle.

After that, I stamped the same banner several times on some Basic Grey PP and paper pieced the flower petals. I finished off the center of the flower with a die cut circle and a corduroy brad. I used more Basic Grey PP for the base of my card and added the scroll banner (also from Bannerific) with a PTI sentiment. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Make it Monday #5: Distressing Edges

I am loving the Make it Monday challenges. This week Lisa Johnson issued the challenge to use distressing. This is one of my favorite techniques. For this card I used the Year of Flowers: Roses stamp set. I stamped about six roses and then cut them out omitting certain petals each time. I wanted to have several layers in order to make a 3-D rose. I then used my copic markers to add depth and curled and distressed the petal edges with my fingernail. Yes, my fingernail-my favorite tool for distressing! I layered the rose pieces using regular adhesive as well as foam adhesive in certain spots. I also added a little distressing around the River Rock cardstock using my PTI tea dye duo-another favorite of mine! The beautiful patterned paper is Circa 1934 by Cosmo Cricket. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Make it Monday #4

Hello! Today I have another Make it Monday card to show you. The challenge for this week was to use fun foam! I used some white fun foam and die cut a few clouds and banner shapes using my PTI dies. I then covered the banner shapes with some patterned paper and strung them together on pink baker's twine (Martha Stewart). I finished my card with a Welcome Spring sentiment and a few pink rhinestones.

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