Wednesday, April 25, 2018

PTI Blog Hop - April 2018



It's the 25th of the month ~ time for the  April 2018  Blog Hop  
at Papertrey Ink.  Take a look at this beautiful inspiration photo ~ there's a whole lotta loveliness to be inspired by here with these beautiful tea cups!




My Card ~ 
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Stamp:  Teacup is from vintage 1995 Stampin' Up set called        "Teacup & Pansies" I have acquired 3 of the 4 stamps in this set through garage sales and thrift stores, this pretty china cup has been used many many times for my cards over the years.

Dies:  PTI's Gran's Garden 
 (leaves~covering an "oops" that occurred after I finished the entire card~~these leaves somewhat resemble the Camellia sinensis, one of the plant varieties tea leaves are actually picked from 😊) 
and Birthday Cheer (I cut the 'Make a Wish' die to use just the 'wish'); Wonky Stitch Frame is from an online company and don't have a name

Cardstock:   PTI Stamper's Select White; Recollection's Ice Blue

Markers:  Spectrum Noir; Gold glitter pen

 

Saturday, April 21, 2018

PTI-Transformation Tuesday #5

Transformation Tuesday Challenge #5

I am joining in the Transformation Tuesday challenge over at PTI with Michelle Leone. You can see her video and gorgeous cards HERE.

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This is my do-over  card, which used the same Beautiful Butterflies die set as my original, but the colors are much more pastel for a Sympathy card the original was intended for.  I used the Butterfly EF instead of the Script EF, plus I didn't stamp on the butterfly die, I used a piece of scrap PP. 😊

I think I used watercolor paints for the background, then splattered something (?) to make those splotches on this original ~ Tim Holtz Distress Stains were used on the transformed card.

Original: 

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MIM #319

MAKE IT MONDAY
Graffiti Word Art

We can join Lexi Daly this week on MIM and learn how to create die cut word art inspired by street art. This technique is new to me and I just had to play along.  You can watch the video and see Lexi's fabulous card HERE.

My Card ~ 
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This was a fun card to make, I will definitely make more using Graffiti Word Art!  Thanks Lexi  😊

Stamps/Dies:  PTI's  'Embellishments' and 
'Wonderful Words: Hello'
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Embellishments:  Enamel glitter dots and Baker's Twine from Michael's
Cardstock:  PTI Stamper's Select White; Recollections Citrus pack

 

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Creative With Stamps



The Design Team for "Creative With Stamps"
has created another card to share with you Mid Month for our April Challenge~CAS+Sentiment.  PLUS this is our 2nd Anniversary!

You can check out the cards from my fabulous team mates and all of the entries from everyone so far  HERE.


Hope you will join in this month's challenge, you can enter up to 3 cards and be eligible to win some great prizes from our Fabulous Sponsors.  You have until the end of April to enter our Challenge #25.

Just a Note:  Be sure to read through the few "Rules/Guidelines" we have at CWS, post your cards and have FUN!   

My Card ~
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Stamps/Dies:  Peonies on Parade; Wish Big
I stamped and masked one of the flowers in this set to create a cascade, then added the sentiment die ~ can you see the heart-shaped bling dotting the i's 💖
Cardstock: White and Navy from Recollections
Coloring:  Spectrum Noir and Copic alcohol markers

Friday, April 13, 2018

MIM #318

MAKE IT MONDAY
Simple Stitched Stems

Joining Michelle Leone this week on MIM.  See her video and lovely card HERE.  You can learn how to easily add stitched stems to floral themed projects. 

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

MIM #317

MAKE IT MONDAY
Using Outline Images

I am joining  Stephanie Gold on MIM this week as she shows us how to use outline images to accent our projects.  You can watch her video HERE and see her beautiful card, plus learn this fun technique if you haven't played around with it yet.  

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Monday, April 2, 2018

PTI-Transformation Tuesday #4

Transformation Tuesday Challenge #4

I am joining in the Transformation Tuesday challenge over at PTI with Michele Leone. You can see her video and gorgeous cards HERE.

This is my do-over  card, which used the same Peonies on Parade stamps/die set as my original, but the colors on this are much more cheerful and I added some sequins (which I may have over done 😁)  instead of the silver thread.

 

Sorry for the photo~it was taken inside. 

 
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This is my original card, which was made for a masculine B-Day card at the time.

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