Papertry Ink October 2015 Blog Hop Challenge

So here I am on a Sunday night thinking to craft or not to craft. Its been a few days of interesting events. I lost my voice Thursday and Friday which made me realize just how much I like talking. Saturday was a morning of learning how to take tyres off a car with a rattle gun (not that I was actually entrusted with one… just a causal observer then enlisted to hoist tyres into the back of a car). Then childminding duties for friends on Sunday morning, a strange turn for someone with only a fur child. 

Anyway, as you can tell from this post, I caved in and made a card.

Here is my take on the PTI November challenge:

I steered clear of the Christmassy vibe of the picture as I don’t really make cards for that. I used The Sweet Life set, one of my favourite sets. To frame the stamps and leaves, I die cut a big circle from lined note paper, which gave a bit of visual texture. I could (and probably should) have put in some extra green leaves, but hey, less is more. 

Anyway, looking forward to seeing what everyone is making!


Lawn Fawn’s Monster Mash

Its been a pretty hectic work week and cardmaking has been the furtherest thing on my horizon.  That being said, I really wanted to get this idea thats been brewing in my head into reality so I decided to put aside my yucky paperwork this glorious Sunday afternoon and concentrated on a bit of cardmaking fun.  

First I took a 4-bar blue card and masked the 4 edges with post-it strips. I then blended Squeezed Lemon and Salty Ocean Distress Inks into the card, spritzing the finshed background with some White Perfect Pearls before letting it dry.

I used the Lawn Fawn Snowy Backdrop die to cut a panel of white cardstock to fit over my blended colours. I love the way the sparkly stars and dots just twinkle their way through the white.  

Next, I took the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside border and cut out a curved “moon” from white cardstock. I also cut out 3 ovals from post-its to mask the “craters” before blending the cardstock with Tsukineko Momento Gray Flannel ink. I then spritzed it with White Perfect Pearls and set aside to dry. 
While it was drying, I die cut my monsters, stamped them in Tsukineko Brilliance Graphite Black ink and coloured them in with copics BG11, BG32, YG23 and YG25. The bow and hat were coloured in B32, B16 and BV04.

Once my moon was dry, I peeled off my craters and sprtized it again Perfect Pearls but this time in Pearl. This gave it a creamy moonshine type of glow rather than just a brilliant white. The picture below shows the 2 different colours which I think give the moon its depth.  

I took the rain stamp from the Lawn Fawn Hello Baby set to create a dashed background on white cardstock using Tsukineko Versacolor Cement ink. I then stamped the sentiment on in Graphite Black before cutting it all down to size. 

I mounted my moon, monsters and sentiment on 3d foam for some dimension. The card seemed a little off balance so I added a little silver button to finish off the card.

What have you been creating with this gorgeous set?

Its a Mini Card!

Who ever said good things come in small packages forgot to mention just how cute they can be! This weeks’s Papertrey Ink’s Make It Monday focuses on stripes. I love stripes, right after flowers and polka dots so was a project right up my alley.

I searched through my entire stash for some sort of linear PTI stamp and the only one I came up with was the Ombre Builders. Since the stamp is very short, I decided to make a small card to go with a (tiny) birthday gift I’d be giving later today. I paired the stripes with the Mini Blooms set, which is just about my favourite set of all PTI sets. The card measures 6cm x 6cm and I totally squealed in happiness when I finished. I used Tuskineko Versacolor Inks in Charcoal, Lagoon, Lapis Lazuli, Camellia and Magenta and they came together nicely.

So here is the card:


More mini cards will be made!

Hey Hey, World Card Day Take 2 – Simon Says Stamps Scream for Ice Cream

Its a beautiful day out there, with beautiful sun and a balmy breeze. It just made me crave some yummy ice cream. 

So I’ve decided to create a 4-bar card using Simon Says Stamps’ We Scream for Ice Cream set for the ice cream and Papertrey Ink’s Sweet As Can Be set for the sentiment. 

I’ve used Tsukineko VersaColor inks in Petal Pink, Marigold and Hyacinth for my ice cream scoops, Magenta for the heart, Opera Pink for the sprinkles and Lime for the little wedge of lime. The cone and sentiments were stamped with Brilliance ink in Coffee Bean, Rocket Red and Graphite Black. 

I hope everyone is having a sweet cardmaking day!