Thursday, 30 January 2014

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #150: Window Screen Cards

Melissa Phillips is hosting this week's video so you know it's pretty! The challenge is to create a project using this window screen technique. And so I did.

I don't have many Cover Plates but I do own a Silhouette. However, after much playing and fussing around I ended up using my PTI Quatrefoil die for my screen. A very simple, almost severe, card but I kind of like it. It's pretty! Mind you, I find anything made with PTI Stamper's Select White cardstock gorgeous. It just feels so luxurious and substantial and worthy.

I cut a Lil Inkers Stitched Circle from my card front, stamped PTI Rosie Posie Step 2 (this idea is straight from Melissa - I would never have thought to use Step 2 on its own!) around it in Fresh Ink Blue Sage. Added a Webster's Pages button and resin heart and then a My Mind's Eye brad. My computer-generated sentiment (Clipper Script font, thanks so much to Kristii for the heads up on this one) was printed out on PTI Vellum and die cut with a Simons Says Stamp folded banner.

Easy, peasy, and I'll definitely try this technique again.

Saturday, 25 January 2014

January 2013 PTI Blog Hop

This month's challenge is a beauty - Pretty in Pink!

Could one ask for better inspiration than this mood board? I don't think so! I've made a few cards for the occasion using glitter and lace and glitter and flowers and, of course, pink. All supplies are PTI unless otherwise noted.

This card features Sweet Blush with Vintage Cream cardstock (love this combo). Card front was cut with Heart Prints and Limitless Layers: Heart Stitches dies. Then I printed out a sentiment on a MFT Sentiment Strip and added a few glittered hearts.

Sticking with the Valentine theme, this simple card combines a pink October Afternoon patterned paper frame (die cut with Heart Squared) and Soft Stone and Stamper's Select White cardstocks. Sentiments, from Live Love Life  and Wonderful Words: Love, were stamped in Dark Chocolate. A little Heart Prints cut, glittered with Martha Stewart White Gold (the most shiny stuff out there!), and a tiny piece of Parisian Lace Doily in the frame, dress things up.

This card uses a Kelly Purkey triangles die and Prima embellies that have been sitting in my stash for ages. The patterned paper used is also from Prima. A PTI Wonderful Words die cut from American Crafts Silver POW glitter paper (love this stuff; hoarding it like crazy) provides the sentiment. White Stamper's Select and Hibiscus Burst cardstocks.

Don't know why I'm including this one because it simply cannot be photographed and it looks awful here (BEIGE, said with scorn as in "mothers of the groom should always wear beige")! But in real life it's very sweet. The card front was cut with my Silhouette out of the very palest pink cardstock from Bazzill. The card base is Vintage Cream. The balloons, from Birthday Style, have been glittered with white Doodlebug and a piece of Doodle twine adds that je ne sais quoi. I also added random strips of Scor Tape on the background and glittered those up.

My last card features Lovely Layers in Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Berry Sorbet and Raspberry Fizz (cardstocks and inks). The patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye and the white background frame was cut from Stamper's Select White with a Simon Says Stamp chevron pattern die. The sentiment from TBF #6 was embossed on vellum with Zing powder in Blush.

Pink, glorious pink. Sigh. Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Papertrey Make It Monday #149: Glitter Embellishments Part 2

I did a second project for this week just because. But it's not for Valentine's, it's a birthday card. In French. One of the very many birthday cards that I need in a year so I made one with some glitter embellishments and multi-tasked. And in honour of Heather hosting this week's MIM video, I used a Kraft cardstock base!

All supplies PTI (still love Rosie Posie) except for:

Ink: Fresh Ink Sugar (along with PTI Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst and Berry Sorbet)
Die: Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangles
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon
Glitter: Tim Holtz Shabby Shutters Glitter

Papertrey Ink Challenge: Make It Monday #149: Glitter Embellishments

Up this week at Papertrey Ink's blog is a super fun and appropriate, seeing that Valentine's Day is fast approaching, challenge to make some glitter embellishments for your projects. Love glitter. Had to participate. This first project is a little Valentine Treat Box. I haven't decided yet what to put into them, but I think it will be gift cards to the movies. My grandsons (aged two to seven) all love going to the movies! Well, except for Léo who likes the thought of going but then is very impatient (and annoying) while we are actually there!

My glitter embellies are simply a couple of hearts, but I love them so.

All supplies are from PTI except for the washi tape (unknown), glitter (Doodlebug white and Art Institute red) and the handle die cut which I did with my Silhouette Cameo.