Sunday, July 25, 2010

Embellish Color Challenge with Ric Rac

I thought I would love this challenge - because I love the colors.  I was surprised to find I was more "challenged" than I thought I would be.  The turquoise proved to be the sticking point until I remembered the jeweled butterfly that came with a brown swirl that I had bought.  I think it worked okay - what do you think?

Thanks for checking out my card.


Paper::  PTI Kraft and Dark Chocolate, Basic Grey Ambrosia (Orange), Pink Paislee 365 Degrees (Orange Pattern).
Stamps:: Hero Arts - Big All Time Greetings
Ink:: Colorbox - Dark Brown
Other::  PTI Ric Rac Die, Brown felt from stash, Jeweled Butterfly - Recollections Rhinestones Stickers

Office Supplies Gift Bag

I had found a wonderful selection of coordinated paper products at Michaels that I thought would make a great gift to have on hand.  Thinking ahead, I bought one extra set of the file folders to use as the base of a matching card.  I merely cut the file folder down to the desired sizes.  You can get at least 2 cards per file folder.

I bought enough for two gifts.  The gift set includes four file folders (mixed two patterns), notepad, journal, binder clips, pencil, eraser, and paperclips.    A gift ready to go for under $10!

Thanks for stopping by the blog.

PTI Supplies Included:
Paper:: White, Simiply Chartreuse, Dark Chocolate, Bitty Dot Basics - Brown
Stamps:: Journaling Lines and Faux Ribbon
Felt::  Raspberry Fizz and Simply Chartreuse
Ink:: Chamomile, Chai, Dark Chocolate
Buttons:: Dark Chocolate

Other Supplies:
Michaels' File Folder
Stamps:: Stampabilities - Just a Note and Hero Arts - Houndstooth
Ink::  Ranger Distressed Inks - Antique Linen and Vintage Photo, Versamark
Tools: We-R-Memory Keepers - Corner Chomper, EK Success and McGill punches

Monday, July 5, 2010

Chair Chat - Embellish Invitation Challenge

I don't usually do invitations but for Embellish's current challenge my mind gravitated to Papertrey Ink's (PTI) On My Couch (OMC) and Tea for Two (T42).  Both have various sentiments that could be used.  My subliminal inspiration was probably the over-stuffed chipboard chairs from Mary Engelbreit that were still on my work table from a recent rescue/purchase from the $1 bin at Michael's (gotta love those dollar bins!)

Which color to use stumped me at first.  I had PTI's Scarlet Jewel but wanted some pattern for the background of the chair.  I found the perfect paper in my stash--a sheet Scott from BlueMoon had sent along with an order last year.  Although there is an obscured script on the paper, the overall look reminds me of old worn leather or crushed velvet.  I had just received the green paper ribbon tape (Basic Grey's Oliver line) in an order from Two Peas in a Bucket Friday and thought the scale worked well with the chair.  The front became the invite--combining sentiments from PTI's OMC and OMC Additions.

Also received in that same order from Two Peas was the Basic Grey Basic Kraft paper pad that I used on the back of the invitation which had the specifics--combining sentiments and images from PTI's T42 and T42 Additions.

Although the front of the card is a fairly liberal interpretation, I think the use of the chipboard chair as an invitation is unique and interesting.  I hope you think so too!

Thanks for stopping by,


Cardstock=PTI's Ripe Avocado and Simply Chartreuse
Paper=Iron Orchid Design line by Prima Marketing (Coquette Collection)
Stamps=PTI's OMC, OMC Additions, and Guide Lines Two
Other=Basic Grey Oliver Paper Ribbon, jewels from stack, Copic black marker, Zig Emboss Writer, EK Success 3/4" sq punch and 1" circle punch, and We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
Paper=Basic Grey Basic Kraft
Stamps= PTI's T42 and T42 Additions and Just Rite Stampers New Times Roman alphabet
Inks=PTI Chai, VersaFine Black Onyz, VersaMark, and Color Box Black
Other=Scotch Mega Glue Stick, Basic Grey Precision File Set, and Mary Engelbreit's chipboard chair

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy 4th - WM Sketch Challenge

This is the first time I have played along with the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge.

The card is a 5.5 inch square on white cardstock.  I started with pieces of scrap cream cardstock and stamp text in blue and red.  On one of the blues I stamped various stars with Versamark and clear heat embossed them.  On the red and blue I stamped wavy lines in Versamark and clear heat embossed them.  Then using Ranger distress inks, I inked over the text and buffed off the ink from the embossed areas.  I cut the paper into 2.25 inch squares to cover the face of the card.  I was pretty happy with the layering effects to create the pattern paper.

Next were the stars for the circle pattern.  I stamp various star patterns with Versamark on white, red, and blue cardstock embossing them with white and clear embossing powder.  I also stamped star patterns in blue and red on white cardstock.

I cut a 3.5 inch circle using a spellbinder die and stamped the 4 in blue and the Happy in red, the th is just written in red ink.

During assembly of the stars around the white circle I used different thicknesses of dimensionals to create different heights of stars.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card.


Cardstock: PTI - White, Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy, and Enchanted Evening

Stamps: PTI - Star Prints, Faux Ribbons, Background Basic Retro, Background Basic Text.  Craft Lounge - Big Birthday Wishes.  Autumn Leaves - Scribble Numbers.  Various small stars

Ink: PTI - Enchanted Evening.  Ki Memories - Red Hot, Ranger Distressed Ink - Weathered Wood and Fired Brick, Colorbox - Warm Red

Other: Star Punch, Spellbinders Nestibilities Circle, White and Clear embossing powder.