Sunday, 29 September 2013

Papertrey Ink MIM #133: Creating a Flocked Look with Dimensional Paste

OMG! Let's just say I'm very happy that I use silicon mats for inking and stamping and doing dirty work on in my craft room. Dimensional paste is messy, at least my homemade version is. I loved Danielle Flander's beautiful cards and she really inspired me to try this technique.

I came up with my own version of paste, using equal parts of gesso, gloss medium and acrylic paint with some flour thrown in to thicken things up and so that it would dry more quickly. This worked really well. For my first attempt I used a stencil that I made with my Silhouette machine but I ended up not liking the design and I just couldn't come up with a card idea for it. This afternoon I decided to whip up a new batch of paste and used my PTI Quatrefoil Cover Plate and came up with this card:

I wanted a very exotic look, using in your face colours. I have been lucky enough to travel to India a few times and I love the people, the colours and the assault on all of your senses there. It's a photographer's paradise and a very special place that I love. This card reminds me of all that.

I coloured my embossing paste with some pink acrylic paint and used it on a Raspberry Fizz A2 sized mat. When it was dry, I close trimmed all of the edges and then selectively trimmed out some of the quatrefoils. Then I adhered it to a Berry Sorbet card base, added a strip of Simply Chartreuse cardstock, a Rosie Posie with some leaves and the sentiment. And there you have it.

Thanks Danielle for a fun challenge! This one was extra challenging for me.


Cardstock: PTI White, Simply Chartreuse, Raspberry Fizz, Berry Sorbet
Ink: PTI Ripe Avocado, Harvest Gold, Orange Zest; Versafine Onyx Black
Stamps: PTI Rosie Posie; Wplus9 Fresh Cut Florals
Dies: PTI Quatrefoil Cover Plate Die

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Papertrey September 2013 Blog Hop

The challenge this month for PTI's blog hop is to create a wreath on the front of a card.

I played around with the idea for a while and realized that I don't have much in the way of wreaths in my stash. So I went for clean and simple, using Framed Out #9 (from Papertrey), both the stamps and dies. I embossed the white wreath that I had die cut with white embossing powder and then inked over it with Spring Moss, using my Tim Holtz sponge tool. I like this design and cut out a few more mats and wreaths to do other colour combos for the upcoming holidays. I also think it would make a cute gift tag.


Cardstock:  PTI Stamper's Select White, Vintage Cream (for the bow)
Stamps: PTI Framed Out #9, Bells & Boughs
Dies: PTI Framed Out #9, Bells & Boughs; Spellbinders circle die
Ink: PTI Spring Moss, Pure Poppy
Tools: Tim Holtz sponge applicator; Zing embossing powder

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Second Take on Papertrey MIM #132

Back with the second card that I did for Make It Monday. I realize that it too is almost identical to Dawn's card, but that's because I loved hers so much that I wanted to actually own a couple that resembled hers! So there. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. This time I used Papertrey's Chevron border die for my cuts:

I've learned with this card just how hard it is to photograph Smokey Shadow cardstock; it always looks black in natural daylight. But I really like this in real life. I used foam tape on every second die cut to add some dimension to the layers.


Cardstock: PTI Vintage Cream, Smokey Shadow
Ink: Versafine Smokey Grey
Stamp: PTI Mini Blooms
Patterned Papers: 7 Gypsies (again! loved their old Lille collection and I'm still hoarding it)
Tools: PTI Chevron Stripes Border Die Collection, 3M foam tape adhesive
Miscellaneous: Webster's Pages resin embellishment

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Papertrey Ink: MIM #132 - Layered Border Die Cuts

Loved this week's MIM video and the beautiful card(s) that Dawn created using layered border die cuts. I just knew that I was going to have to CASE it, and my first card is pretty much exactly hers! Just love the "fluffyness" of it.

I  made another card, using a different die cut,  but I just realized that my photo of it is really bad so I'll have to wait until tomorrow to take another pic and then post.


Cardstock: PTI Pure Poppy, Rustic White
Stamp: PTI Think Big Favourites #8
Die Cut: EK Success Border Punch
Ink: Versafine Smokey Grey
Glitter: Doodlebug White, 1/8" Scor-Tape
Decorative Brads: My Mind's Eye
Patterned Paper: 7 Gypsies