Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #114

Good afternoon fellow crafters! I do not go in to work today until later, so I have been spending the morning doing a little cleaning and crafting. I wanted to try out the technique that Dawn McVey is showing this week for the Papertrey Ink Make it Monday Tutorial. This week the tutorial is on Ink blowing with your reinkers.

There are a ton of birthdays for my family in April and May. My mom, my older sister, and my youngest sister all have birthdays in May in addition to Mother's Day! So the end of April/Early May is usually a busy crafting time for me! I really need to start on all my Mother's Day cards, but decided to get the birthday cards out of the way first.

So for this challenge, I have made a birthday card out of a Kraft Cardstock base.

As I have never tried this ink blowing technique before, I did practice several times on other pieces of white cardstock with lots of different reinkers. I just didn't like the way all the colors were mixing into each other when I tried to blow them off the card. I decided to just go with just one reinker, in a Sunny Yellow color. I may have put drops that were too big onto the cardstock, because I got big, fat ink-blown yellow all over the place. I wanted to draw the attention away from all the yellow, so I used Papertrey Ink's Beautiful Butterflies stamp set along with some Stampin' Up Regals ink pads to stamp some butterflies onto the cardstock. I also used some Crumb Cake ink to stamp the smaller butterflies. I also used Papertrey Ink's Happy Harlequin Stamp set (for the stamped dots) and the Framed Out #6 Stamp set (for the tiny flower). The sentiment is from Stylish Sentiments: Birthdays, which I stamped onto a 2½" circle die cut and adhered onto the front of the card.

I love the way the card came out, just have to decide now who to give it to! Hope you all have a fantastic last day of April, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Papertrey Ink April 2013 Blog Hop

Good morning fellow crafters! I hope you all are having a fabulous week so far! I have tons of errands to run this morning before I head off to work in the afternoon, so I wanted to share with you real quick my project for this month's blog hop for Papertrey Ink over at Nichole's blog!

The challenge is to create a tilted project, so I sharing my super simple, colorful Thank you tag set using the Papertrey Ink Fillable Frames dies and the Framed Out #1 stamp set. The ink colors I used are from Stampin' Up: Gable Green, Pixie Pink, Orchid Opulence, Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange, and Taken with Teal. I created 12 tags, one of each die, and 2 of each color. The polka dots are stamped from My Favorite Things Lollipop Treats stamp set.

That's all for today, I am going to check out all the other amazing projects being submitted and then head out to start my errands. Have a great day, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #111

Good afternoon fellow crafters! I hope you all are having a fantastic day considering it is almost Friday! I have to be at work in less than 2 hours, so I need to make this a very quick post. Just wanted to share with you my card for this weeks Make it Monday challenge over at Nichole Heady's blog. This week the tutorial is from Heather and the challenge is to use water-coloring on embossed images.

This challenge was a little bit frustrating for me because the color of my flower just wasn't turning out the way I wanted it to, but I stuck with it and finished my card anyways. I cased Heather's card but I love the white embossing she did on the Kraft cardstock, and I just had to give it a try.

I added some water to Stampin' Up's Garden Green and Not Quite Navy inks to color in my flower and leaf. The stamped flowers and leaf are from Hero Arts Sew Me Flower Jewel stamp set. I used Papertrey Ink's Boutique Borders: Birthday Stamp Set and matching die for the Birthday saying. I used Inkadinkados Linen White embossing powder along with a Craft Smart White pigment ink pad.

I like the card, but I am thinking of playing around with more colors on Kraft cardstock to see if I can get the color to "pop" a little bit more. Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #110

Good evening fellow crafters! I hope everyone had a great Easter Weekend. It felt very weird celebrating Easter in March! Can you believe it is already April? All this time flying by is making me nervous, pretty soon the kids will be out for summer vacation, and then before we know it, another year will be gone. It is insane. I sure hope everyone has had a great start to their week so far! It has been a while since I last posted any projects, so today I wanted to share something I made for Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday Challenge.

This week the video tutorial is from Dawn McVey, and the challenge is to make a project using Collage Elements. I love this idea, such a great way to create a card without having to use too many embellishments. I made a Birthday Card Set.

I started off by using Stampin' Up's In-Colors for 2011-2013. I used all 5 colors of cardstock for my card bases: Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, and Pool Party. I layered all of my collage elements onto a piece of Kraft cardstock. I used Hero Arts Solid Dots Pattern cling stamp for my background and stamped that in Crumb Cake ink. I then used a script cling stamp from Recollections and stamped that in Chocolate chip ink. I used Papertrey Ink's Beautiful Butterflies Stamp set to stamp all the butterflies using the 5 ink colors to match the cardstock. I used the PTI Wonderful Words birthday stamp set and die to create the "birthday" for the front of the card, which I also stamped with the in-color inks. The "Happy" on the front of the card is from the PTI Stylish Sentiments: Birthday Stamp set and is stamped in Chocolate Chip ink. The inside of each card includes a sentiment from the same birthday stamp set and is stamped in a matching ink color.

I love creating Card sets, I think this one came out very nice, I love the butterflies. Hopefully I get to participate again this week if I am able to find more time! Thanks for stopping by, have a great night!