Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day - CTD#378

Hello!  It's time for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge.  Lori is our hostess for this week who chose this fun Valentine inspiration photo and great color palette.

Before I get to my project for today, I'd like to welcome our new Color Throwdown design team member, Amy Rysary.  Welcome to the team, Amy!
I'd also like to welcome the talented Kay Miller as our February guest designer.
Along with the Color Throwdown Challenge, I'm jumping in and entering my card and gift bag into the Curtain Call Challenge as well. The card and gift bag that I created doesn't really have much stamping on it other than my sentiment banner because I chose to go with more die cut felt which was inspired by both this week's Color Throwdown Challenge and the Curtain Call Challenge.  I used the Papertrey Ink stamp set Keep It Simple: Valentine's Day for my sentiment and the PTI heart shaker dies as well as some button, flowers and leaf dies.
I used the PTI dies to create my shaker and filled it with a variety of sequins and the tiny die cut hearts that come with the dies.  Once I had the shaker put together, I adhered it to the embossed die cut panel I had added to a white card base with foam adhesive.  After that I stamped my sentiment onto a banner, die cut my flowers, buttons, and leaves in shades of red, pink, white and gray.  I sewed real buttons into the centers of the flowers and once that was done I adhered them onto the edge of my heart shaker adding the sentiment banner after the flowers were in place.
For the little gift bag filled with candy, I adhered a paper doily onto the front of the bag, folding over the top edge and using the same PTI heart shaker dies I used on my card, I die cut them in pink, red and white and adhered them on top of the doily.  I die cut more felt flowers, buttons and leaves and sewed on a heart button and adhered that to the center of my hearts.  To seal the bag I used a pink heart straight pin along the top edge of the bag.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams' blog links below OR you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and you can see all the sample entries in one location.

Kay Miller - February Guest Designer

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Friday, January 29, 2016

With Deepest Sympathy

Hi there!  Today I'm sharing a sympathy card that I created using the My Favorite Things stamp set Mini Modern Blooms.
I created this card last week using the same basic layout and flower arrangement as this card only in a different color palette and using a different sentiment from the MFT set More Essential Sentiments. This time I used the ink colors, tropical teal, hawaiian shores, royal velvet and an SU color, lavender lace along with limeade ice and new leaf for the leaves.

Have a great day!

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Hello Sunshine - CTD#377

Hello there!  Hope you're having a good day!  It's Wednesday and time for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge.  Our hostess for this week is Lisa who chose this fantastic color palette and inspiration photo.
For my card I used the Papertrey Ink stamp sets Noted, Rosie Posie and Rosie Posie Step 2 along with the coordinating dies.  I started out with a white card base, added a kraft panel then a panel of watercolor paper that I had watercolored using mustard seed distress ink.  Once that was dried, I stamped the hexagon image from the Rosie Posie set in gray ink onto my watercolored panel, stamping once fully inked and the second time stamped off.  Once my background was finished, I stamped my sunshine sentiment in the lower right corner and added my die cut and stamped rose with leaves, popping up the rose with foam adhesive and then added my die cut Hello which was die cut several times from charcoal gray card stock and layered together.  To finish off my card, I added a few silver sequins.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams' blog links below OR you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and you can see all the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rysary - January Guest Designer

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Monday, January 25, 2016

Celebrate - PTI January Blog Hop

Hello there!  Today is the January Papertrey Ink Blog Hop and I'm joining in to share a card that I created.
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January inspiration
For my card, I drew my inspiration from the different color blues and the orange within the inspiration photo above.  I used the new PTI stamp set Bold Blossoms along with the coordinating dies.  I did a ombre watercolor wash for my background, stamped my outlined flowers in enchanted evening ink and then added my die cut and stamped flowers and leaves which I stamped in pumpkin pie and enchanted evening.

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Hugs

Hello, crafty friends!  I hope all of you are safe and warm especially those that are effected by the east coast snowstorm.  I've a Valentine's Day card I'm sharing today using the Papertrey Ink stamp set, Big Hugs along with the Cover Plate: Hearts die.
I used a piece of watercolor paper to die cut the hearts cover plate, then using three different distress inks, picked raspberry, worn lipstick and spun sugar, I did a wash of watercolor going from dark to light.  Once that was almost dry, I used a paint brush to add some pick raspberry splashes of color and set it off to the side to completely dry.  Next I took the hearts that were die cut from the watercolor paper and did direct ink to paper using the three different inks and, laying them on paper towel sprayed them with water to activate the ink.  I also die cut hearts from a small piece of metallic gold paper.  Once that was done, I laid my ombre watercolored piece on top of my white card base using it as a guide and taped my hearts into place, popping some of them with foam adhesive.  Then I actually taped my ombre piece onto my card front using foam adhesive and added my die cut Hugs and xoxo banner. 

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