Nichole Heady provided some serious glossy inspiration for this month!
I knew that I wanted to use the Button Stacks to make cute glossy embellishments, just like Nichole Heady did during release week. And I've been saving this October Afternoon patterned paper for quite a while and decided today was the day.
I used a Simon Says Stamp folded banner die and the PTI It's a Banner Day die for the sentiment. Cardstock: PTI Spring Moss, Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist, Lemon Tart, Simply Chartreuse and Melon Berry. UTEE tends to darken cardstock quite a bit. For the little buttons I used Glossy Accents instead and you can see how they are truer to colour. But I like the contrast in the stacks.
For my next card, I knew that I wanted to put UTEE on patterned paper and I wanted to use an arrow cover plate after seeing one of Betsy Veldman's cards during the March release (she made her own cover plate using PTI dies while I used a Silhouette cut file).
I used an October Afternoon striped paper and the paper under the section that is popped up has been glossified. It's hard to see this, even in the detail shots, because I lost my light while shooting the photos.
I used a sentiment from PTI Mini Blooms, and the card front was adhered to an Aqua Mist card base. A few enamel dots were scattered for some additional gloss.
The next card is my version of painting with UTEE. Oh yes. So exciting. I started by stamping some Cutting Garden and Circle Scribbles images with Versamark. I then used various American Crafts Zing coloured embossing powders (Rose, Butter, White, Blush and Grapefruit), and a PSX red powder, and used my heat gun to set them. Next, I stamped the images with Versamark again, but this time heat embossed with UTEE, to get some extra gloss happening. Then I stamped some of the leaf images from Cutting Garden with Spring Moss ink (the embossed images resisted the ink). Fun, but not thrilled with the results. I cut a framed rectangle (Lil Inker Stiched Rectangles dies) from my card front and popped it up over my image. A PTI Double-Ended Banner die cut is stamped with my sentiment (again, from Mini Blooms).
For my last card I used Glossy Accents, not UTEE. It's super simple, black and white and urban. The only glossy thing on it is the Tour Eiffel, which was die cut out of my card front, stamped and glossified, and then laid back into the cut. I used PTI Stamper's Select White cardstock; City Scene, City Scene Sentiments and Sketched Shapes stamp sets; Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Smokey Shadow and Fresh Ink Provincial Grey ink pads. This card looks much nicer in real life. Can't believe I'm posting it - it looks total dullsville here!
That's it for me. Now I'm going blog hopping!