Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #115

Good evening fellow crafters! Hope you all are having a wonderful evening! Today is my mom's birthday, we just got back from having dinner at her house. The girls got to go swimming with their cousins for a few hours, and are now getting ready for bed. They were of course upset that we had to leave early because it is a school night, but they are exhausted and so I now have a few minutes to share what I made earlier today for this week's Make it Monday challenge for Papertrey Ink.

The challenge this month is to create a project by using Embossing or Impression Plates on something other than paper. My original idea was to use foil, but I was not happy with the result at all. The foil kept tearing and I couldn't find any patterned paper that looked good together with the foil. So after going through all my supplies and stashes, I found my collection of paint chip samples, and I thought that would be perfect. I picked out 6 different samples that each had different shades of the same color. I wanted to create another card set, this time with an ombre effect. I used Stampin' Up's Mini Curly Label punch to get 4 different punches of 5 shades of color from each paint sample. I then adhered these to a White cardstock mat and ran them through my Big Shot with the Medium Polka Dots embossing folder from the Paper Studio.





I adhered all the pieces onto a Kraft Cardstock base. I used Stampin' Up ink pads in Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Orchid Opulence, Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie, and Daffodil Delight. Using Papertrey Ink's Wonderful Words Hello Stamp set and die, I created the "hello" for the front of each card in a matching color. I did the same for the butterfly using the Papertrey Ink Pretty Peonies Stamp Set and butterfly die. I added a rhinestone to each butterfly and popped it up on the card with dimensionals.


















After I was finished, for some reason the cards reminded me of some Legos! I do like the way the set came out though, I love how easy it is to create an Ombre effect with paint chip samples! My favorite card out of the set is definitely the blue one, I love how bright and vibrant the blue hues are with the Kraft cardstock!

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful night!

11 comments:

Charlene said...

Super idea! Off to the paint store. LOL

Sandra H said...

What a great idea x

Helen F. said...

Alex, this is a fabulous card set! What a great use for the hundreds (not kidding) of paint chips I have in a shoe box :)

artful-notions said...

I love Legos, (plenty of grandchildren), so this is a delightful outcome! Very ombré-esque, totally fun set!

Joan Bardee said...

love the way these came out

Luanne said...

Totally awesome! Love these!

Carolanne said...

These are fabulous! What a great idea!

A Crafty Person said...

Fun cards. I think this was a very clever idea!!

Marilyn in Michigan said...

What a cute idea!

Joyce said...

These are very striking.

Sadie said...

What a great idea! These are so pretty. You're right they remind me of lego too :)