Thursday, July 25, 2013

Papertrey Blog Hop July 2013

This month's Blog Hop challenge is to be inspired by the "Fruits of Summer" color schemes and use either a portion or all of the colors in a particular scheme. I chose this one...
I bought every color of ink from Papertrey right before they discontinued the formula and I cannot buy them all again in the new formula. So I substituted the Hero Arts colors Butterbar, Green Hills, Soft Cantaloupe and the Scattered Straw Distress Ink. I also added some Delicata Gold Ink. I used one of my favorite stamp sets Pretty Peonies and the Background Basics: Chevrons
Wow! Blogging twice in a week! I am on a roll! LOL Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Week 2 Day 5 Online Card Class

Using the Week 2 additional Color Combos, I made this card. I was very inspired by the way Kelly Rasmussen created her card! I never thought to stamp out all my sentiments and then play around with the arrangement! Pure genius! LOL! I used the 1st color combo... and used Hero Arts Mid Tone Shadow Inks. (Tide Pool, Pale Tomato, Orange Soda, and Green Hills) I used several sentiments from Papertrey Ink stamp sets. The only caution I might give you is to be careful not to use too many sets and not put them back right away! It took me forever to find which stamps went with which sets because I took so many out! After stamping, I went back and stamped many again and added clear embossing powder for some shine. I also added Glossy Accents on the stars and candles and added dimension with foam tape.
I had a lot of fun creating this card and plan to make many more in different combos and colors! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Week 2 Day 4 Online Card Class

Stretch Your Holiday Product Challenge..... I love getting more use out of my stamps so this challenge was a fun one for me! I used a Papertrey Ink stamp set called Vintage Ornaments Additions for this card. I used the cluster of three little stars to stamp a random pattern on my cream cardstock. I used the colors from this week also. I used Distress Inks in Shabby Shutters and Mowed Lawn. For the accent stars, I used Gathered Twigs ink and then covered them with Glossy Accents. The banners were cut with Double Ended Banner dies from Papertrey Ink.
I finished the card by adding a little stitching, foam tape under the banners and rounding the corners. That's it! Have a great day!

Testing, testing 123..

I have not posted anything since FEBUARY!!! I am dusting off the old blog because I am taking an Online Card Class and have been busy working on my "homework" and will share it here! First I would like to thank Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner for putting these classes together! They, along with all the guest teachers, are so inspiring and I have learned so much from all of them! This first card was made for the Pre Class Challenge #2. (The gallery is obviously closed now that we are on the third week but I thought I would share it here.)
I gathered up my camera stamps, and stamped them in black on the pattern paper. I stamped the sentiment on the frame and cut it out. Placed it on the card with foam tape. I also popped up one of the cameras and added a heart jewel. This next card was made with the color combination from week one. White, aqua blue, yellow, red, and orange. I used Hero Arts inks Tide Pool, Butterbar, Pale Tomato, and Orange Soda. I used this cute stamp set from Lawn Fawn with the Photo Finish Strips Die from Papertrey Ink. It gives the card some fun texture!
I am having so much fun in this class!