Happy For You

Friday, April 30, 2010

Waltzing Mouse is hosting a challenge with the chance of winning their new release products. I have been seeing their images more and more lately and would love to try them myself.

I used the sketch to make a companion to the Love Bug card from my previous post. A friend at work recently got engaged and I plan to give this set to her with a small gift of congratulations.

Cardstock: PTI White, Melon Berry, Sweet Blush, Kraft

Paper: PTI Polka Dot Parade

Stamps: PTI Enjoy The Ride, Tiny Treats Valentine

Ink: Memento Black, PTI Melon Berry

Copics: R30, R32, R35, T1, T4

I'm In Love {Bug}

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Another new set and I am in love!! This is so much more than just a masculine set!

Cardstock: PTI White, Kraft, Melon Berry
Paper: PTI Polka Dot Parade
Stamps: PTI Enjoy The Ride, Outlines Alphabet, and Tiny Treats Valentine
Ink: Memento Black
Copics: R20, R22, R24
Punch: Fiskars Upper Crest

Sweet Peas

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I just received this set and couldn't wait to color it!

Cardstock: PTI White and Ripe Avocado
Stamps: PTI YOF Sweet Peas
Copics: R20, R22, R24, YG93, YG95, YG97
Ink: Memento Black and PTI Ripe Avocado
Other: Ribbon and fiskars border punch

Tissue Paper Inspiration {Blog Hop}

Sunday, April 25, 2010

For this first card I used the tissue paper to make the ruffle flower. I stamped a large area of tissue paper with the Versamark stamp pad itself. Then I embossed the entire area with clear embossing powder. When that cooled, I punched 6 scalloped circles from the embossed tissue paper. Each circle was embossed again with a mixture of clear embossing powder and pink glitter. I love the effect. It reminds me of a little girl's ballet tutu.

For my second card, I started by stamping polka dots onto a piece of pink cardtsock with Versamark ink. Then I heat embossed them with clear embossing powder as well. After that, I wrapped the piece of polka dot cardstock with a piece of tissue paper that had been heat embossed with butterflies from Butterfly Dreams. I only used adhesive on the back side of the piece of cardstock. There isn't any adhesive on the polka dot side of the cardtsock. I love how you can see the polka dots through the tissue and even better through the embossed butterflies.

My final project is my version of Batik. I stamped the tissue paper with polka dot basics and then clear heat embossed the dots. When they cooled, I colored the entire piece of tissue with the Melon Berry copic trio in the ombre style I have been playing around with lately. Because the copics color just about anything, the color does stick to the embossed areas. In order to reveal the polka dot pattern underneath, I placed a scrap piece of paper over the entire embossed area. Using my heat tool and bone folder, I heated up the embossing powder and rubbed over the scrap piece. This allows the reheated embossing powder to stick to the scrap paper and reveal the polka dots underneath.
I then adhered the tissue under some punched butterflies and backed them with white paper. It is a really fun technique!

Thanks for coming by tonight. I can't wait to see what you have created too!

On Your Birthday

Thursday, April 22, 2010

This card couldn't be farther from my style, but in the spirit of experimentation I just let it develop. I wanted to do more with the idea of creating ombre with my copics and other materials. This time I used the Lavender Moon copic trio on a self-adhesive lace border by K&Co.

This card was also the first time I tried masking. Hard to believe, isn't it?

So, I'm not in love with it. It was fun to make and plan to use some of what I learned while making it on other projects. I'm looking forward to PTI Blog Hop, because it also involves experimenting with tissue paper. Join the fun if you can!

For My Brother

Thursday, April 22, 2010

My brother's birthday is coming up in about 2 weeks. He is definitely a no frills kind of guy. I decided to keep it very simple with the focus again on the ribbon. This time with twill rather than satin. More manly for sure. I love how the Copics look on the twill. There is no bleeding, just crisp lines. I tried making polka dots on this too. Although, it worked better than the satin, there was still too much bleeding to be usable on a project.
I used E55 and E57 to match the PTI Dark Chocolate and Kraft cardstock.
A simple sentiment from Men of Life and an old button are all this card needed to keep it clean and simple!
I also experimented with creating the look of ombre ribbon or fabric with 3 copics in the same color family. The result was good on the twill, but it made the ribbon so stiff. I haven't tried this on the satin yet. If you have been experimenting with ribbon/fabric and copics, let me know! I'd love to see your results.
Thanks for coming by today!

Good Things

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Just a simple little card today. My focus was on creating my own ribbon using my Copic markers. I first tried them on satin ribbon. With a ruler, creating stripes was a snap. Surprisingly there was no bleeding of color. However, when I tried to create polka dots on the satin, the results were not desirable. The dots bled and did not hold their shape.

For this card I used a cream colored satin ribbon and two Copic colors, R32 and R35 to match the PTI Melon Berry cardstock, ink, and button.

I also tried my Copics on twill ribbon and I'll have that project for you tomorrow. Have a great day!

Additional Supplies
Stamps: PTI Tin Types and Bitty Baby Blessings
Punch: Martha Stewart Scallop Border Punch
Other: Twine

Sweet Spring Bouquets

Monday, April 19, 2010

Sweet garden shoes filled with paper blooms by Julie over at Cosmo Cricket Blog.

Beautiful cookies to match the wallpaper in their shop.

A beautiful card created by Nernia.

I don't have a project to share with you today. Instead, I wanted to share some pretty things I have come across here and there.

Happy Monday!

Compose a Card Challenge

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Click image above to link to challenge post.

Cardstock: Grafix Clear Cardstock, PTI Kraft, Cream
Paper: My Mind's Eye be*loved collection
Stamps: PTI Bird Watching
Ink: PTI Melon Berry
Other: Ribbon
Punch: Fiskars Square
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