I have been wanting to play along with Make It Monday at Nicole Heady's blog (Papertrey Ink) for a while. I was so excited to receive my first order from Papertrey Ink yesterday and started on a card first thing this morning. The Make It Monday challenge this week is to create a stamped collage on your card. I don't have a lot of PTI stamps yet but decided to give it a go with what I do have. So, here is my first effort.
I started out by randomly stamping the small flower center from Rosie Posie Step 2 in green and then filling in the centers using the small solid circle from Rosie Posie in second generation blue. Next I stamped the flower detail from Rosie Posie Step 2 and the hexagons from Rosie Posie in purple and half of the scroll from Boutique Borders: Birthday in blue. I took my heat gun to this to make sure the ink was really dry before heat embossing the sentiment with black embossing powder. I also heat embossed the striped square from Square Prints several times and punched them out with a 1 1/4" circle punch to create the border.
I chose to heat emboss the sentiment to make sure that it didn't get lost in the background and I like the shine that it adds to the card. A little bit of hemp and bitty sparkles and it's done!
Supplies - Standard A2 size
Paper - Pear, Gypsy CS (CTMH), Neena Solar White CS
Stamps - Think Big Favorites #24, Rosie Posie, Rosie Posie Step 2, Boutique Borders: Birthday, Square Prints
Ink - Pear, Gypsy, Dutch Blue (CTMH), Versa Mark, black embossing powder
Accessories - Bitty sparkles, black hemp (CTMH)
Other - 1 1/4" circle punch