Saturday, September 25, 2010

September PTI blog hop

The technique that I learned that I am using, is to use a strip of vellum across the front of the card.  It is such a 'light' material that doesn't take away from the other elements on the card (like the gorgeous impression plate), but also anchors the butterfly, and provides a good place for a sentiment. 

Supplies: stamps - Everyday Button Bits (PTI), paper - sweet blush, vellum (PTI), DSP (SU), ink - Tuxedo black stamped off once (Memento), other  - In Bloom impression plate (PTI), Beautiful Butterflies die (SU), 1/4'' silk ribbon (PTI).

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Aeroplane Flies High

I love the Fly Away stamp set.  Not only is it super cute and makes fun cards, but it was $5!  So much happiness for such a small amount.  

The first card I CASEd from Pine (PTI gallery) for a masculine congrats, the second I threw together as a baby boy card. 

For the bottom panel I stamped the grid from Guidelines in versamark, then stamped the reversed image from one of the tile stamps (to get a solid square) in red, and then overlapping with cream. 

For the bottom panel in this one, I saw someone use a scallop punch to get the illusion of clouds, so I used a stamp I had to create a similar image.  I was a little conflicted about using such a bright colour for a newborn, but decided the ribbon and cloud softened it enough.

And this is the matching envelope.

Supplies: stamps - Fly Away, Guidelines I, Background Basics: Retro, Fillable Frames #1 (all PTI), Nursery Necessities (SU!); paper - Pure Poppy, Kraft, Cream (all PTI), ink - Real Red (SU!), Tuxedo Black (Memento), Cream (PTI), other - Pure Poppy copics trio (PTI), Pure Poppy saddle stitch ribbon (PTI), cream satin ribbon (PTI), Vintage Cream felt (PTI), cloud die (PTI), Smashing Pumpkins music playing in the background.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Damask thank yous

This is my favourite stamp set of all time - Damask designs by Papertrey Ink.  One night I stamped a bunch of patterned paper with it and cut it into strips so that I could quickly put together a few cards.  Before I started stamping I had a colour scheme in mind; a girly pink card for our nanny, and a spring moss/dark chocolate one for a friend.  Here they are:

supplies:  stamps - Damask designs, polka dot basics 2 (PTI), paper - cream, ink - sweet blush, raspberry fizz and spring moss (PTI), other - raspberry fizz twill ribbon (PTI), sweet blush button (PTI), pearls.

supplies: stamps - Damask designs, Background basics text style (PTI), paper - cream, spring moss and chocolate (PTI), ink - cream, spring moss and chocolate (PTI), other - spring moss and dark chocolate satin ribbon (PTI)