Thursday, September 30, 2010

Welcome Home Mike

Today is a day of celebration in my family!!  My brother-in-law is returning home to my sister and their five children after a year long deployment in Iraq.  I wish I could be there for his homecoming ceremony but they live several states away.  Here is a card I sent to welcome him home.

Stamps:  Main image -- Stampscapes:  Pines and Rocks, Cloud (cumulus), Gulls, Tag -- Round and Round (PTI), Lakeside Cove Lg. (Stampscapes)
Paper:  Ocean Tides, Vintage Cream (PTI), chocolate pp
Ink:  Sky Blue, tuxedo black (memento),  Garden Green (CTMH), Dark Chocolate (PTI)
Accessories:  Prismacolor pencils (shading boulders and water), Ribbon Tag (spellbinders), Rustic Twine (PTI), pop dots

Saturday, September 25, 2010

September PTI Blog Hop

This month's blog hop theme is to show a skill you have learned from fellow blogger / stamper.  I've learned so much from so many bloggers.  It was hard to choose what to showcase.  I decided to go with a technique I've been wanting to try since Taheerah shared a gorgeous evening invitation she made.  She shared it on the Papertrey forum so I don't have a link to show.  She impressed a border on the invitation using PTI's In Bloom impression plate and a modified Spellbinder's mat.  I've done a similar technique with Cuttlebug folders, but not with impression plates.

Here's my card using this technique:

Here are a few photos to show you how this was done:

1.  Cut an embossing mat to A2 size
2.  Cut a rectangle out of the middle

3.  Build the above "sandwich" to run through the Cuttlebug

This is what it looks like after impressing the border.  Sorry for the bad photo.

4.  Score inside border using Scor-Pal
What do you think?  Isn't it a cool technique?  Thanks to Taheerah (Little Miss T) for the idea and the inspiration.

***EDITED ***  Taheerah just got a video tutorial made for this embossing techinique.  You can view it HERE.

All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted.

Stamps:  In Bloom, Delightful Dahlia (sentiment)
Paper:  Vintage Cream, Terracotta Tile
Ink:  Vintage Cream
Accessories:  spellbinders embossing mat, In Bloom impression plate, vintage cream satin ribbon, Scor-Pal, rectangle Nestabilities, white embossing powder

Friday, September 17, 2010

Flourished Blooms

Hello everyone!  I'm finally getting around to posting again.  It's been too long since I've made a card, so right before I crawled into bed last night I made myself create a quick card.  This is a CASE of Maile Belles card here.  I've been wanting to make a card like this since she first posted it in March.

All supplies from Papertrey Ink except word window punch and corner rounder

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Happy Birthday Nadine

Here is a simple card I sent to Nadine for her birthday today.  I hope she has a wonderful day of celebration.  I'm so glad we got to meet and hang out at CHA in Chicago.  Nadine is just as sweet in person as she is on the PTI forum.  Much love and Aloha today on your special day Nadine!

Card details:
  • Stamped the Glads and sentiment in white dye ink onto black cs
  • Colored image with prismacolor pencils and gelly roll pens
  • Cut border on card base using the rickrack border die
  • Adhered layers
  • Mailed with enough time so she receives it by today (I hope)!

All supplies Papertrey Ink unless noted

Stamps:  Year of Flowers: Gladiolus, Fillable Frames #4
Paper:  New Leaf, True Black
Ink:  White (memories)
Accessories:  prismacolor pencils, Gold and Rose Star gelly roll pens, rickrack border die (PTI)