Friday, February 5, 2016

Papertrey Ink's 9th Anniversary Color Recipe Challenge

I always love Heather Nichol's cards, so I thought I would use her color recipe to try this challenge.  I haven't posted here in a really long time, and in fact haven't been stamping much for the past year or so.  Well, I spend a year making my daughter's save-the-dates, shower invitations and wedding invitations, so I should say I haven't stamped "freely" in about a year.  It sure feels good to be playing again!  I used "Brushed blooms and polka-dot basics for this card.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Papertreyink Make it Monday 154: Color and Texture Tips

This is my take on Papertreyink's Make it Monday 154: Color and Texture Tips. OK, I know, I know, I cheated just a little by raising a few of the stripes with a bit of foam tape. I love layers, and layers, so this was very hard for me. I wanted to use more "stuff". I love the sentiments from Friends 'Til the End, and the inside of the card uses "It's been to long".

Stamps: Rosie Posie step 1 and step 2, Friends 'Til the End
Dies: Cover Plate Stripes Horizontal
Inks: Melon Berry, Scarlet Jewel, Summer Sunrise, Spring Moss (?)

Sunday, February 23, 2014

February Papertreyink Bloghop

This card is for the PTI February Bloghop. Our challenge was "Spring". Wow, that sounds good, doesn't it? This winter has been long and hard. Well, we did have a couple warm...ish days that reminded me we will not always be caught in the "bleak midwinter".

My card uses "Ruby Rose" and "Ruby Reprise" stamp sets, Simply Chartreuse, Sweet Blush and Lemon Tart inks.

Papertreyink Make it Monday #152

For this challenge I used "Stitches and Swirls" for the background which I stamped in white pigment ink. I then used a pre-Papertreyink stamp for the top layer. The sentiment is from Delightful Dahlia Additions set. The inks are a combination of Sweet Blush, Melon Berry, Hibiscus Burst and Berry Sorbet. I like the technique a lot, and will play with it again, but it took me a little time to figure out which stamps to use.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Vanentine's Day!

I hope your day is lovely and sweet! This is a card I made for my daughter for Valentine's Day. Valentine's cards are so fun to make. It's a toss up for me between Halloween and Valentine's cards. I love making them both. I used the Papertreyink Banner Builder stamps and dies along with the Headline Alphabet dies.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

I didn't make the deadline for the Papertrey Word Challenge, but I made the card anyway. I have some antique stereoscope cards that I had copied, so I don'thave to cut up the original. I think the picture captures old fashioned LOVE, so that's the word I chose. I love doing the challenges, but they sure are hard to keep up with!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Papertrey Ink Recipe Card Challenge

OK, next year I'm taking two weeks off work for the Papertrey Anniversary festivities! I did the color/sketch recipe card challenge, and had a ball. But, for me, it's all a challenge. I'm a slow stamper. I knew I would never be able to do the 17 minute challenge, and to all of you who did that one...well, I need some lessons! I don't have all the ink and paper colors yet from Papertrey, but I'm working on it, so for this card I used as close to dark chocolate and scarlet jewel as I could find. (I've kind of forgotten that I have 20 years worth of supplies which I accumulated before I discovered Papertrey.)
For this card I used:

Stamps-Polka Dot and Gingham Background Basics, Happiness in Bloom, Framed Out #4 sentiment

Dies: Beautiful Blooms ll #1, photo finishers, Boutique Borders Valentine, Turning a new Leaf.