Monday, October 31, 2016

MIM #265


 Layered Dry Brushing

 I'm entering my card at the last minute in MIM this week, joining Lizzie Jones as she shows a step by step process on how to use layered dry brushing to add some amazing looks to your card creations.  

See her video HERE

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My card ~ 
Stamps/Dies:  PTI's Spring Woods;  Thinking of You by Diesire 

I used white and Glimmer Aqua re-inker mixed together. I could have used more white paint, but I liked the background color on 
off-white Watercolor paper.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

PTI Blog Hop-October 2016

This month's  inspiration photo is so lovely for an
Autumn themed card.
My card includes wood grain EF sponged with grey ink for the background.  I made a little book with print from an old dictionary to mimic the music sheet in the photo  that I placed under the Song Bird leaves, then stamped my sentiment from Fall Elegance and finally added an array of pumpkins colored with Spectrum Noir markers :-)

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

MIM #264


Die-Cut Stencil Shapes


This week on MIM, I am joining Melissa Phillips as she demonstrates how to create beautiful stencil effects with our dies. 
Melissa has such a lovely style and the cards she makes are always so inspiring. 
In this video, we learn how to get even more mileage out of our paper crafting supplies with an easy technique!  Check it out HERE.

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 My Card ~
I made a stencil out of my PTI Cover Plate: Butterfly by cutting out the smallest butterfly die. Instead of using a paper towel, I used my Mini Ink Blending tool and dabbed it into each ink color for my background.
The Peony On Parade flower and leaves were die cut and stamped with Black ink, The center of the flower is embossed with black powder.  I was going to color it in, but decided at the last minute to leave it as is and just pop it onto the butterfly panel. 
My original thought (which I totally forgot!) was to cut a Black cardstock panel instead of the Aqua for a bit more drama ... I may do that with the next card :-)

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Create Along with PTI-October 2016

"Create Along With Us" challenge at Papertrey Ink allows us to select something one of the amazing Design Team members has created during the October Release that inspired you.  Then we can create our own version of their, eh? 

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Peonies on Parade made a pretty 'faux' Botanical Block.  

Creative With Stamps

The Design Team for  
Creative With Stamps 
has created another card to share with you 
Mid Month for our October challenge.

You can check out the lovely cards from my team mates and all of the wonderful entries from everyone so far  HERE.

You have until the end of  October to enter our Challenge #7, 
so post your stamped art to win some fun prizes. :-)

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Here is my card using the beautiful set "About A Rose"
 from one of our fabulous sponsors,  STAMPLORATIONS.

I used this quote by Katherine Lee Bates.  It is one of three quotes included is this lovely stamp set.
Thank you so much Shery Russ for creating these sweet stamps, which I know I will use over and over again!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

MIM #263

Background Building with Frames

Amy Sheffer is up this week on MIM. She has a fabulous technique giving us a new way to use those smaller frame dies that we own and don't always know how to add them to our cards.  heck out her video HERE.

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My card ~
Stamps/Dies: PTI's  Fall Elegance and Songbirds 
Frames: Spellbinders Scalloped Squares  
I sponged Pink, Orange and Lime Green ink on the Stamper's Select White panel, then adhered the frames, leaves and pumpkins. Stamped the sentiment in Black ink.  

Sunday, October 2, 2016

MIM #262


 Pumpkin Stamps 3 Ways

I finally had time to join Ashley on MIM this week on the last day!  See her video HERE as she challenges us to use pumpkin stamps and dies in three different ways on cards.
I didn't make 3 cards and chose to use the traditional use for my pumpkin stamps on a Thanksgiving card :-)

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My card ~
Stamps:  PTI's Fall Elegance 

I am playing catch up after my trip to Boston last week, will try to visit my bloggy friends soon.  Have a peaceful Sunday evening.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Creative With Stamps

On the first day of each month, there is a new challenge posted from "Creative With Stamps"
The month of October you are challenged to create a card using a sentiment as your focal point.

You can head over to the Creative With Stamps Blog, HERE and check out what my fabulous Design Team members have created, then add your entry there for a chance to win some fun prizes  :-)

Here is my card using the beautiful stamp set "About A Rose"
 from one of our fabulous sponsors,  STAMPLORATIONS.

Isn't this a lovely quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes?

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