Wednesday, August 15, 2018

PTI Create Along With Us

I have been inspired by all the PTI design team projects for this month's release. I needed to make a thank you card for a friend of mine and really liked this card by Heather and so am playing along with Create With Us this month.  Here is my card.

In place of the gourds I used leaves from the Leaf Prints set.  I have been playing around with alcohol inks and had a few of my trial pieces on my table so I cut them out and then embossed the leaf veins with gold embossing powder.  The orange leaf also has a bit of gold foil on it.

I die cut "friend" three times and adhered with glue and then used Nuvo gloss drops to dot the i.

Here's a close up.

That's it. Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Twig Wreath, Leaf Prints
Paper: Stamper's Select White, Kraft, Yupo
Ink: Cocoa Bean, Honey Nut, Versamark
Die: Leaf Prints; Wet Paint III
Other: Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink (red leaf: Flamingo, Watermelon, Cranberry), I didn't write down the green & orange leaf colors; gold foil; Nuvo Gloss Drops (Caramel Cream, Dark Walnut); gold embossing powder; twine

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Thinking of You

Jennifer McGuire recently posted a video on creative uses of embossing folders.  My daughter and I played with this technique and this is my card.

I added Perfect Pearls to the raised areas but you can't see it in the photo and even in real life it doesn't show up much.  I used Nuvo drops to dot the i's. Much easier than trying to glue the tiny little die cut and I love how close a color match it is :-)

Thanks for looking!

Stamps: NONE
Paper: White, Vintage Jadeite, Hawaiian Shores
Ink: Mint Julep, Versamark
Dies: Stitched Rectangles (SSS); Scallop Stackers: Large (pti); Big Basics: Thinking of You Die (pti)
Other: Perfect Pearls, Nuvo gloss drops ‘Caribbean Ocean’; Finial Press Embossing folder (SU ret)

Skinny Note Pads

I thought I would post these note pads that I made last May as gifts since Papertrey's Make It Live video this week used the same note pads but a different cover.

I used my Cinch and 3/8" coils to bind the top. I used some light weight cardboard that I had saved from who knows what for the covers. I then ran assorted dsp from Stampin'Up and Papertrey through my Xyron to apply adhesive to the back & applied the dsp to the covers. There are 2 note pads in each one applied with sticky tape adhesive. I tied on a pen using Baker's twine to complete the gift.

White cardboard backing: 2-1/2 x 8-1/2"
DSP: 2-1/2 x 8"

Thanks for looking!

Fun with the Colorblock Stencil

It's been a busy summer and I am now getting some time to play with some of my new stuff.

I needed a birthday card and so I adapted this card to a slightly different layout.  The corners use the new PTI Color Block Stencils with Distress Oxide ink. This ink is new to me and I got it because it looked like it really blended smoothly in the videos that I watched and I have to say that I really like how it looks. I added some Nuvo gloss drops, also new for me, and they are really fun to play with.  I hope you like my adaptation of Betsy's card :-)

Stamps: Vogue Vases, Simple Stems, In the Shadows
Paper: White
Ink: Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado, Fine Linen, Saffron Spice, Honey Nut (pti); Tim Holtz Distress Oxide in Worn Lipstick
Dies: Vogue Vases
Other: Nuvo gloss drops in Ivory Seashell; Color Block Stencil Collection (pti); foam tape

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