Thursday, August 25, 2011

PTI blog hop - country meadow picnic

This month's PTI blog hop has this image as inspiration:

Immediately I wanted to create something with lots of cream, spring moss and touches of red/pink.

First I stamped the sprig images in versamark and heat embossed, then I loaded up distress inks on a large acrylic block, saturated it with a mister, and then layed it on top of the embossed images.  The patterned paper is my favourite sheet from Botanical by Prima.

Supplies; Stamps - Larger than life, Tag-its #5, Mat stack 1 (sentiment), Paper - cream, Botanical PP (Prima), kraft, Other - Larger than life die, doily details die, Berry sorbet satin ribbon, Antique linen and Shabby shutters distress inks, lace, versamark, clear embossing powder.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Twin's shower

In expectation of my friend's baby shower. 

I used the first patterned paper I ever bought -  a retired SU that has a nice heavy weight and texture to it.  I coloured in the 'girl' bear with copics. 

Supplies; Stamps - Baby button bits, Everyday button bits, Banner builder, Paper - Soft stone, Parisian breeze PP (SU), white, Other - Tin types impression plate, copics, buttons.

Sponged poppies

I wanted to try an emboss resist card with this Hero Arts stamp, so I stamped text, stamped the poppy image with versamark and heat embossed with clear powder, then sponged distress ink into the unembossed flower areas.  The border happened by accident after sponging - I was going to trim the image, but liked the result.

I so desperately wanted to put a ribbon on the left side, but it was just too much with the small text and flourishes.  I went a little overboard with the flourishes I think.  Ooops, oh well.  Maybe I'll add a double ended banner for the sentiment at the bottom instead.  And a button. So much for my plans for a flat card.  :) 

Supplies; Stamps - Poppy background (HA), Fancy flourishes (PTI), BB: Text style, Paper - Spring moss, cream, Other - distress inks, versamark, clear embossing powder.

Monday, August 8, 2011


One of my very bestest friends is expecting her first baby - and it's twins!  Boy and girl!  Super exciting, and as I want to make the perfect cards for her, I figured I should start trying some different ones;

I got the idea from the amazing Betsy here.   Oh how I wish I had a sewing machine.  I used a SU set for the elephant images, but all else is PTI.

Girl - lemon tart c/s, lemon tart bitty dot PP, sweet blush c/s, doily details and a wee heart (from little bitty bird).

Boy - spring moss c/s, spring moss bitty dot PP, spring rain c/s, label basics.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

3 min card

The dandellion puffs are heat embossed, but that's as fancy as this gets.  :)  It's a 4bar size.

Supples; Stamps - Botanical Silhouettes, Paper - kraft, Other - cream embroidery floss.