PTI’s 2016 Stamp-a-faire

PTI’s 2016 Stamp-a-faire

Hello! I’m here to share a few of the cards I made for Papertrey Ink’s Stamp-a-faire. Though I wasn’t able to really set aside a whole day to participate in the event (maybe next year) I did have a lot of fun. The design team shared so many beautiful creations and wonderful videos. This is always such an awesome event!!

Here’s my first card for the Floral Impressionism challenge with Melissa Phillips.

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I used Altenew’s Painted Flowers for the flowers. I stamped and embossed them as Melissa showed in her video then watercolored over them. I then stamped and embossed some gold dots and a sentiment from PTI’s Communique Curves Sentiments set.

Next up is my card for the Masterpiece Inspiration challenge.

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I was inspired by the Degas’ ballerinas and Heather’s beautiful card. I used PTI’s Snow Flurries set to create the large flowers and I used the Embroidered Blooms set to create the smaller flowers, the leaves, and the sentiment.

The next challenge I participated in was Mastering Drips & Splatters with Lizze Jones.

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This one was a lot of fun, messy but still fun. I really liked using the yarn, it made great marks. The sentiment is from PTI’s Perfect Pairing.

The final challenge I participated in was Color Blocking with Lexi Daly.

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This was another really fun one, it might have been my favorite! I used the balloon animal from Avery Elle’s Party Animal set and a sentiment from PTI’s Inside & Out: Birthday I set. And that’s it! I hope you enjoyed!

Waffle Flower’s July Challenge and My Copic Secret

Waffle Flower’s July Challenge and My Copic Secret

Hello everyone!! I’m so excited to share with you this card I made for Waffle Flower’s July Challenge! I made this card using the super adorable Little Mermaids set from Waffle Flower’s Summer release. I’m just in love with this set and I couldn’t wait to try it out on this challenge!

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Isn’t this inspiration photo and color scheme wonderful! I thought it would be just perfect for an ocean/mermaid scene! And here’s what I came up with!

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Okay, now I’m going to get really real with you all. I only have 24 copic markers! No typos, twenty-four, that’s all. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love my copics but until I win the lottery my copic collection will just have to grow very, very slowly. (If you are curious I actually have this set, but when I got it I only paid $67.00, that’s $2.80 a marker!)

Since I don’t have a wide variety of colors I have to be a little creative when I use them. So for those adorable monkeys I stamped them twice, once on white cardstock and another time on a creamy/tan cardstock. I did this so the base color for the monkey portion of the mermaid was cream/tan and I knew that when I colored over this cream/tan paper it would darken up my tan markers (E21, E00) to the shade that I really wanted (I did use a little E37 to darken just a bit). I then colored the mermaid tails in a typical fashion using YG03, YG06, and G00. After I colored the tail sections on white cardstock and the monkey portions on the cream/tan cardstock, I fussy cut them out and then just cut off the monkey portion on the white cardstock leaving the tail to glue on the cream/tan image. I also stamped the shell and starfish on pink cardstock and used YR02, R20, and RV02 to color them. The cute little fish were just stamped on white cardstock and colored in with Y00, Y08, and YR02.

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After I fussy cut all my images out and went around the edges with a black marker, I blended WF’s Daydreaming ink on a 5″x 7″ panel of white cardstock and glued the panel down on my card base. When the panel was completely dry, I stamped my sentiment in embossing ink and embossed it in pink. I actually created the sentiment by cutting up the “you are fintastic!” sentiment and adding “have a” and “day”. I then cut out two strips of white cardstock and mounted them on white craft foam and added them to the sides of my card. I also added foam tape to the starfish and mermaids and added them to the my card along with my little gold fishes. Lastly, I stamped some bubbles in Daydreaming around some of the images. I hope you enjoyed and were inspired to play along!

 

 

Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #14

Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #14

Hello crafters!! I have a card today for the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge Blog’s newest challenge!

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So went down the left and chose embossing, shaker card, and paper piecing. Here’s what I created.

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I have never attempted paper piecing before with pattern paper. I do it often with solid colored cardstock when I’m copic coloring to stretch my collection of markers, so I thought this time I would challenge myself and incorporate pattern paper. I have quite an extensive pattern paper collection because I just love pattern paper, but I can’t seem to use it. I really struggle incorporating it into my designs. I hope some of you can relate.

First, I cut a star out of a panel of pattern paper and two panels of black cardstock using my cricut. I then glued the pattern paper to one of the black panels and set it aside. Next, I created my sentiment using Waffle Flower’s Sketchy Alpha set and Sketchy Numbers set.  I stamped “Chloe’s” and “1” on pattern paper in versafine black onyx ink then fussy cut each character out. I then used one of my star cut panels as a guide to center my letters and then glue them down on my black card base. Next I stamped “st” next to the 1 and embossed it in white. I also stamped and white embossed “birthday” on strip of pattern paper. I then glued white cardstock to the back of the strip and trimmed the edges.

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I then constructed my shaker by sandwiching a piece of acetate between my patterned star panel and my remaining black star panel. I then adhered black craft foam to the backside of the panel, then added clear glitter and glued the panel to the card base. Lastly, I adhered by “birthday” strip to the front of my card and called it a day! I hope you enjoyed and are inspired to give this challenge a try!

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge, Tic Tac Toe

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge, Tic Tac Toe

Hello everyone! Sorry I’ve been MIA for the last week or so. We went on vacation and I’m still trying to recover.:) I’m so excited to share this card with you all today. This week at CAS-ual Fridays we are doing a tic-tac-toe themed challenge.

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Looks like fun huh!:) Okay so here’s what I came up with.

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So I went right down the middle; dimension, monochromatic, and shaped card.

Okay so I admit, I had a hard time pulling all these elements together on a card. But I actually like how it turned out! First, I stamped 8 posies from CFS’s Pretty Posies in embossing ink then embossed the images in white on water color paper. I then watercolored them using only one color from my new watercolored set which I talk a little more about in this post. After all the posies were painted and dry I fussy cut them all out. Next, I cut a circle card base using my cricut out of white cardstock and purple card stock.

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I then glued the white and purple card bases together and folded the card so that the exterior of the card was purple. Next, I stamped my sentiment from CFS’s Wallflower set in purple ink on the front of the card.I then took my white gel pen and added a shadow to the “thanks” and a line under the “everything”. I also stamped a sentiment on the inside of my card using CFS’s Thanks set.

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I then glued down 4 poises at the corners of the sentiment. Then adhered the other 4 posies using foam tape in the spaces between the glued flowers. Lastly, I adhered clear sequins randomly on the flowers. I hope you enjoyed and were inspired to give this challenge a try!

Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #13

Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #13

Hello crafters!! I am here to share my first card for the  Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge as a Design Team Member!! Yay!! I’m so excited to be apart of this awesome team and play along with this fantastic challenge! Seriously, if you haven’t checked out this challenge blog yet you really should. The challenges are centered around the tic-tac-toe game which is a really fun and you are sure to come up with a combo thats just right for you.  And if that were not enough, each challenge has a prize!!

Here’s the current challenge,TTT 13See what I mean, looks like fun huh!!

Here’s my creation.TTT13 2Okay, I went horizontally right through the middle: critters, border stamp, and die cut stencil. First I stamped, copic colored, and fussy cut a family of sea turtles from Waffle Flower’s Shellabrate set. I loved this set the moment I saw it, I thought hey thats my little family in turtle form!

Next, I cut a wave border strip out of cardstock using my cricut and used it as a stencil to create waves on a 5″x 7″ panel of white card stock. I did this by starting at the bottom of my panel and blending blue inks over the tops of the waves, keeping the ink mostly concentrated at the tops of the wave stencil and then blending it out. I repeated this process up to the top of the panel. I then stamped a thin strip of white card stock with a border stamp created by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps (Zigs & Zags) in blue ink. I then adhered that to the left edge of my stenciled wave panel.

TTT13 1Next, I die cut circles using WF’s Flower Circles from a 4 3/4″ x 7″ panel of white card stock. I then stamped my sentiment from the WF’s Shellabrate set in versafine black onxy ink and mounted the panel on craft foam. I then adhered this panel on the wave panel and then mounted this onto my card base. Lastly I glued my turtle family inside the circles and then stamped some bubbles in blue inside of the circles. I hope enjoyed my card! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge: Red, White, and Blue

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge: Red, White, and Blue

Hello everyone! I’m so excited to share with you today the card I made for the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge: #151! I have to admit that I’m not often jazzed about a red, white, and blue theme, but that is because I don’t normally send fourth of the July cards. But this year I have a reason too. One of my younger sisters has moved away and we won’t be able to see each other this 4th so I’ll surprise her with send her a card and maybe some other goodies.

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So for this card I was inspired by those Firecracker popsicles; you know the red, white, and blue ones. Can you tell?:)

First, I cut a star out of contact paper using my cricut. I then used the negative as a stencil. Contact paper works great as a stencil. It is not too sticky but sticky enough to stay on your paper, the cricut cuts it beautifully, and it is inexpensive!! I positioned the negative of the star on a 5″ x 7″ panel of white card stock and then blended red and blue inks over the stencil. However, I was careful to leave some white space between the red and blue. I repositioned the stencil two more times and blended my inks again.

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I then stamped the small, medium, and large bursts from CAS-ual Fridays’ Exclamations set in versafine black onyx ink and embossed them in clear. I stamped them inside of my blended stars. Lastly, I stamped my sentiment (“Wowzers” isn’t it awesome) in versafine black onyx ink, embossed it in clear, and then mounted my panel onto my card base. I really like how this card turned out and I hope you enjoyed it too!  And if you haven’t already please go to the CFS challenge blog and check out the other incredible creations and why not play along with us!