Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Papertrey June Blog Hop Challenge - A Touch of Gold Take Two

OK, so I had way too much fun creating this next card. My first submission for the Papertrey Ink's June Blog Hop Challenge was a little more traditional, you can view it here. I was playing around with my glue gun, embossing powder and re-inkers and came up with this.

*** I have replaced my original video tutorial with a link to a new tutorial that I created for Split Coast Stampers. You can view that video here***

 I used sketch #33 at CAS(E) this Sketch for my card design. To apply the glue to this panel, simply start to apply the glue to the paper and pull the glue gun down into the pattern that you want, dragging the glue with it. The glue in the bottom left corner was simply dropped onto the paper.

Supplies - Standard A2 size
Stamp - Botanical Silhouettes (PTI)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Re-inkers - Honey, New England Ivy, Twilight (CTMH)
Paper - White Daisy CS (CTMH), watercolour paper (90 lb)
Other - glue gun, gold Embossing Powder (CTMH), spray bottle, paint brush

Papertrey June Blog Hop Challenge - A Touch of Gold

Good morning everyone! Today I am participating in the June Blog Hop 
Challenge at Papertrey Ink. The challenge for this month's hop is to add a touch of gold to a paper crafted project. I used Freshly Made Sketch #91, however I missed their deadline.

I tend not to use a lot of glitter or shine on my cards, but I needed an Anniversary card so thought that would be the perfect opportunity to use 'a touch of gold'.

I heat embossed the frame image from Boutique Borders: Birthday in gold as well as the stamens on the flowers. I did not have any shiny gold cardstock, so I created my own by swiping the edge of a piece of white cardstock with my Versamark ink pad and embossing with the gold embossing powder. I had a few gold sequins that I was originally going to use on this card as well, but they didn't really match the embossed gold so I left them off. I actually like the card just fine without them.

Supplies: Standard A2 size
Stamps - Rosie Posie, Rosie Posie Step 2, Boutique Borders: Birthday (PTI), Happily Ever After (Flourishes)
Ink - Gypsy, Pansy Purple, Garden Green, New England Ivy, Gold EP (CTMH), Versa Mark
Paper - Neena Solar White CS, purlple CS (unknown)
Other - Rosie Posie Die Collection (PTI), 3D Foam

Monday, June 10, 2013

Make It Monday #120: Overlapping Ombre

The Make It Monday challenge at Papertrey Ink this week is to use overlapping ombre on your project. I chose one of the patterns from PTI's stamp set 'Square Prints' to use on my card along with five different ink colours ranging from yellow to brown.

Supplies - card size is 3 1/2" x 5 1/4"
Paper - Colonial White CS (CTMH), Brown & Gold CS (Bazzill)
Stamps - Square Prints, Botanical Silhouettes (PTI)
Ink - Buttercup, Creme Brulee, Goldrush, Autumn Terracotta, Cocoa (CTMH)
Accessories - Pearls (CTMH)

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Textures of Nature Challenge

Hello everyone. It has been a while since I have been able to post here. The past nine months have been a long haul with both my father and mother-in-law being ill and passing away. Even though I usually find comfort in my craft room, I needed to take a break from it and regroup. I am very happy to be back.

Next week is release week at Flourishes, and to kick it off they have offered a challenge 'Textures of Nature'. I looked through my stash for things with texture that brought nature to mind. I love the look of ruched satin ribbon - it makes me think of soft, satiny flower petals - so I pulled some 1" cream satin ribbon and ruched it (for instructions on ruching ribbon click here). I also pulled some textured leaf ribbon, a vine and leaf embossing folder and hemp.

Since June is a big wedding month, I decided to create a wedding card. I took a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Classic Ivory cardstock and embossed the top 2" with my embossing folder. Next I stamped the rest of the piece with a stamp from the Magnolia stamp set in second generation Desert Sand ink and then ran the piece through my cuttlebug with the largest die from the A2 Matting Basics A set. I stamped three extra images of the magnolia flower. I cut one out completely and used this to layer the individual leaves from the leaf ribbon. The second image I cut just the flower and the third image I cut just the center of the flower and then layered all three together, popping the center piece with 3D foam just under the top part and gluing the lower part down. I added my hemp, flower and sentiment and then popped the whole thing onto an A2 card base.

Paper-Classic Ivory CS (Flourishes)
Stamps - Magnolias, Tag Lines (Flourishes)
Ink - Desert Sand (CTMH), Copics E40, E41
Accessories - Leaf Ribbon (May Arts), 1" Satin ribbon (fabric store), Hemp, pearls (CTMH)
Other - Classic Hourglass die (Flourishes), A2 Matting Basics A (Spellbinders), Embossing Folder (Provocraft), 3D foam, needle & thread