Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Papertrey May Blog Hop Challenge

This month's hop is all about felt! I decided to make a 3-d flower embellishment out of felt. I present to you the most impractical card for mailing! I ended up using my FTL sketch from last week. It just worked well with the flower!

I thought the Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz, Dark Chocolate, and Kiwi Kiss made for a fun and fresh colour combination! I used Kiwi Kiss in place of Simply Chartreuse, since I don't have it yet, hopefully it's a decent substitute!

Supplies: Stamps: Signature Greetings, Background Basics: Tin Type Ink: Bermuda bay, Dark Chocolate Paper: Kiwi Kiss, White, Dark Chocolate, Hawaiian Shores Accessories, etc.: Large Scallops Die, Beautiful Blooms Die #1

I modified this post's instructions to work with the 6-sided die. I cut out 3 flowers and used those to make my felt flower. I am super impatient, so I used sticky strip to hold the pieces together. It's holding together quite well. In place of chartreuse felt, I broke the fibers of some Kiwi Kiss cardstock, cut that into 2 leaf shapes, added a center score line to each, then curled them a bit more for dimension.

Monday, May 24, 2010

A little bit of masking

Here's a birthday card I made a few weeks back. I really wanted dotted centers for each flower, so instead of tracking down stamps that may or may not have fit, I decided to do a bit of masking. I die cut 3 different sized circles into a few post-it notes, placed them over my die-cut, stamped flowers, then stamped a Polka Dot II basics background over each! It was quite easy!

Stamps: Beautiful Blooms II, Turning a New Leaf, Giga Guidelines
Ink: Green Galore, Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise
Paper: Raspberry Fizz, Green Galore, White
Accessories, etc.: Beautiful Blooms die #2

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Golden Hearts

This is a card I made back in April for a bridal shower. I made the bottom edges using one of the Labels die cut sets. I really like combining small images with the flourishes to make a unique background!

Stamps: Heart Prints, Mixed Messages, Fancy Flourishes
Ink: Gold
Paper: Gold, Vintage Cream
Accessories, etc.: Corner Rounder, Ribbon, Gold Cord, Labels 8

Friday, May 07, 2010

Masculine Birthday

This was one of those cards that came together when I started playing with some new stuff and some scraps on my desk. First I made the wood grain background on the chocolate cardstock. I noticed it was kind of an odd size, so I figured out a layout that would work with it. I really like the leaves in Masculine Motifs and thought they'd look nice with a bit of two-toned inking. I grabbed some craft Chocolate Chip and Terracotta Tile and stamped the one leaf. Finally I finished it off with a Kraft card base and a wood button. Perfectly masculine, right?

Stamps: Masculine Motifs, Background Basics: Woodgrain
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Chocolate Chip, Terracotta Tile
Paper: Kraft, Rustic Cream, Terracotta Tile, Chocolate Chip
Accessories, etc.: Wood button, twine

Saturday, May 01, 2010

New favorite colour?

I finally picked up some of the newest PTI colour, Hawaiian Shores. It's gorgeous! I just kept stamping random stuff with it, and thought it would look really pretty with yellow and green. Lemon Tart and Spring Moss went quite nicely with it. I stamped a background with this cute floral image from Round & Round and added a few leaves. It's quite a quick card, but I can definitely see myself using this colour combination in the future.

After that, I was playing around, making some more felt creations. I thought that Pure Poppy, New Leaf, and Hawaiian Shore would look cool together. I started out making the flower, then the rest of the card just kind of grew around it. Don't you love it when that happens?

Stamps: Round & Round, Masculine Motifs, Background Basics: Retro, Birthday Basics
Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Lemon Tart, Spring Moss, True Black
Paper: Hawaiian Shores, Spring Moss, White, Lemon Tart, Pure Poppy, True Black
Accessories, etc.: Corner Rounder, Buttons, thread, Big Shot die, felt, ribbon