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!


Helen F. said...

Very cheery and bright birthday card, Alex. Love the colorful butterflies flying around your wonderful sentiment!

Lizzie R said...

I think this turned out wonderful! It totally caught my eye over that PTI MIM blog! Great colours! Great card! Thanks for sharing!

artful-notions said...

Love the results too! Bright and cheery, perfect birthday card.

MadeByKarla said...
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MadeByKarla said...

This is lovely! thanks for entering my candy :)

Linda said...

Oh wow Alex. This is really pretty. Great job with this technique.