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13 Aug 2014

Backgrounds with Embossing Paste - MIM

Good morning - this week's Papertrey Ink Make it Monday challenge is to create a background using embossing paste.

Laura's first video is a great one and she showed us how to colour the embossing paste and also to make your own stencils.

I only have 3 reinkers - Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz and Hibiscus Burst so that is what I used to mix with my embossing paste. - how many more times can I say "embossing paste"?

Using the Cover Plate Circles Die, I diecut two and glued them together to make my stencil.



After mixing in my reinkers with the embossing paste - yep, I added the different colours to the stencil in an ombre fashion, removed the stencil - went to the dentist and waited for it to dry. - No cavities by the way :)


It makes a very cool and textured background - not so bad!

My sentiment, which is stamped onto a die cut using the Double Ended Banner die, is from the Healing Touch stamp set and of course those gorgeous butterflies just make it perfect!

More Stamps and Dies for Sale!

I've posted some Paper Smooches stamps ($9 each set) and some Spellbinders Shapeabilities and Nestabilities ($12) for sale on Splitcoaststampers and Facebook...I have more nestabilities - some of the older ones too that are not listed.  Just pop me a message if there is something you want or need (same thing right?) and I'll take a look in my stash.

$2 each shipping and $6 flat fee if you buy 3 or more things......Here is the link if you want to take a peek!

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/buy-sell-f116/paper-smooches-spellbinders-t590847.html

5 Aug 2014

Make it Monday-Creative Card Borders

Good day to you!  The wonderful Danielle Flanders has put together another awesome Make it Monday Challenge - to use non-border dies to create borders.  I am such a whine-bag, in that I often cringe at these challenges - what is wrong with just old-fashioned stamping?....and all that...

But a challenge isn't a challenge if you don't at least try, so being the trooper that I am - right??!

I used the Scent-sational (hah!) Scent-imental Stamp Set and matching dies, along with the sentiment from We Go Together to create my card.


I stamped the cute little cups with Spring Rain and Sweet Blush ink and then I made a coffee cup mask with a pop up note. I laid the mask on top of the images and then, using Spring Moss and Ripe Avocado ink, stamped the leaves from The Sweet Life behind for a little interest.



The Bitty Dots basics paper inside the card is Lavender Moon - it seemed like a closer match that the Sweet Blush paper....go figure.

To see how you create a card similar to this one - check out the Make It Monday video at Papertrey Ink - fabulous!

27 Jul 2014

Life is Sweet


Good morning!  Just  popping in to bring you are card using this Deconstructed Sketch 161.

I also made my own patterned paper - the one with the sweet little roses, and that works for SCS Friday Free for All Challenge in which we had to make our own patterned paper woohoo! I know it's late but with those challenges you can put your card in the gallery any time at all - so technically I'm in haha.



I used Papertrey Ink's The Sweet Life stamp set for my background, stamping those sweet little roses in Melon Berry, Scarlet Jewel and Sweet Blush.  The leaves were stamped with Simply Chartruese and Spring Moss.



As you can tell I am rediscovering Papertrey Ink's stamps and I am in love with them all over!  So fickle.

25 Jul 2014

Papertrey Ink July Blog Hop





Good morning!

Today I am sharing a card I made for the July Papertrey Ink Blog Hop.  This is my first hop in a looong time but I couldn't resist with those gorgeous colours in our inspiration photo!

I adore that sweet little gingham envelope, so I just had to incorporate the gingham stamp from On the Farm in my card.  


The chicken - well, I just couldn't resist - after living on a farm and raising hens and gathering eggs - I love anything chicken related!  - It sort of goes with the sweet bird in the inspiration photo - agreed? *wink*

I stamped it to be a little roadway for my bicycle - and that bicycle??!!  I love the pretty aquamist colour - and I want one just like it!  Of course it is part of the Pedal Pusher Stamp and Die Set...

I stamped and embossed - on vellum-  and then fussy cut one of the sweet bows from Ribbons and Bows and tacked it to the back of the bike to create a bit of movement.




Take a tour through the rest of the Blog Hop - there is so much inspiration to be found on everyone's blogs - hard to believe that one photo could create so many beautiful different masterpieces!!

Thank you for visiting!