Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Hello friends! I hope you're ready for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge because it's sure to get you in the mood for spring. Our hostess for this week is Broni who chose these bright cheerful colors and fun inspiration photo.
For my card I used the Papertrey Ink stamp set Strawberry Patch & Strawberry Patch Sentiments along with the coordinating dies to create a birthday card. I started out with a crumb cake card base, added a barley banana embossed panel and a horizontal strip of melon mambo which I stamped using the pattern stamp from the Strawberry Patch set. I die cut and stamped my tag using the leaves from the set and a sentiment, then die cut and stamped the individual berries, flower and two leaves. Before adhering my die cut pieces to my tag I added a little bit of shading to each piece using my Copic markers. Once I had all my pieces taped down to my tag I added my ribbon with button and added it to my card front.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
For my card I combined the colors for this week's CTD challenge and the sketch from the Cardabilities Challenge #69 along with the PTI stamp set Embroidered Blooms to create a thinking of you card.
Be sure to visit the other Color Throwdown design team members for more inspiration using this week's color challenge!
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Monday, February 11, 2013
Sunday, February 10, 2013
I'm also entering these two project in the Papertrey Ink 6 Year Anniversary Challenges that started on the 5th of this month. For my first project I used a PTI stamp sets Year of Flowers Collection and Garden Variety II along with the coordinating die and picket fence die to decorate a glassine bag (filled with lemon drops). I stamped the daffodil image from the set and colored it with Copic markers, then added my die-cut and stamped Garden Variety II seed packet frame and used the Year of Flowers Titles stamp set for the Daffodils along the bottom. At the top the top of my package I added a small die-cut Tiny Tag with a sentiment from the Friendship Jar Spring Filler set and a button.
For my next project, I created a spring bookmark. I wanted to come up with a way to incorporate one of my favorite poems (yes I also love poetry/poetry books) and to use it on a bookmark but also use this daffodil image. At first I was going to use vellum to create a pocket on the front of the bookmark but decide in the end to add a banner that I could attach my image to going down the front, which could be lifted or twisted in order to read the poem beneath. To add some color on the actual poem I randomly stamped the same daffodil image in yellow. You can click on the last photo on the bottom of this post to enlarge it so you're able to read the poem if you'd like.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The card I have for today is not only for the CTD challenge but I'm also entering it into the Papertrey Ink Anniversary Challenge, which is to create a card or project inspired by one of the design team members favorite projects from last year. All of the design team members on the Papertrey Ink team are all so amazingly talented and I find inspiration in each of their styles but for my card I chose one of Melissa Phillips cards. One of the card's Melissa chose as her favorites from last year was one where she used layered felt flowers, so that's what I used as my inspiration. I used the PTI stamp sets Happy for You for my sentiment, Medallions for my background and even though it's hard to see, I stamped flowers on my pink pirouette piece from the set Natural Beauties.