Thursday, November 25, 2010

PTI November Blog Hop - Holiday Tags

How wonderful that the blog hop should fall on Thanksgiving this year.  I am so thankful for the art of papercrafting and all the wonderful people that make up this community.

This month's challenge was to make Holiday Tags, if you would like to play along check it out here.

I made a couple of different tags.  The first is made of felt and I love the colors.

The second uses pattern paper as an accent.


Cardstock:  PTI - Scarlet Jewel, Fine Linen, White, Pure Poppy.
Pattern Paper:  PTI - Distressed Dots
Stamps: PTI - Stocking prints, Wreath for All Seasons, Star Prints.
Ink: PTI - Scarlet Jewel, Dark Chocolate,and Vintage Cream -  Colorbox - Warm Red
Other:  Spellbinders - Label 10, PTI - Book Plate, Fine Linen Felt, Rustic Twine, Bakers Twine, Pure Poppy Button - Fiskar border punch

Holiday Tags - PTI Blog Hop

What a great blog hop to make Holiday Tags, you get loads of inspiration, you get to make something off the to do list, and you get a chance to win a prize.  If you want to play along check out the blog hop details here.

I chose to do a trio of tags with a theme of background interest.

Here's a close up of each.


Cardstock: PTI - Rustic White, Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado, Enchanted Evening, White
Stamps: PTI - Signature Christmas, Wreath for All Seasons, Stocking Prints, and Vintage Ornaments. SEI - Alpine Lace
Inks: PTI - SU - Old Olive, Colorbox - Warm Red, and Versamark
Other: Dies - PTI - Tag1, Tag 2, and Spellbinders Label 4 - Cuttlebug Embossing Folders - D Vine Swirl and Snowflake - PTI - Bakers Twine - Gold and Silver Embossing powder, Misc. jewels and eyelets.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Color Throwdown Challenge #118--Happy Thanksgiving

I whipped up a quick card for the Color Throwdown Challenge (CTD) #118 (due tonight) and got to incorporate some products that I hadn't used yet.  I thought about the colors in SEI's Alpine Frost deck and, although probably intended for more winter than fall, I think they worked wonderfully for this challenge and for the direction I took the card.

The above photo is with the flash and the shimmer paper is very reflective; here it is without the flash.

Following are photos of the wreath, were I double stamped without re-inking, and the banner (paper) ribbon with the sentiment.

I like the CAS look and how quickly it came together.  I hope you enjoy!


Supplies (all PTI unless otherwise noted):
Cardstock:  Fine Linen and Vintage Cream (card base, not visible), Gina K's Pure Luxe--dark brown
Pattern Paper:  SEI's Alpine Frost
Stamps:  Wreath for All Seasons and Take Three: Fall (sentiment)
Ink:  Dark Chocolate and Terracota Tile
Other:  Scarlet Jewel buttons, Cream Rustic Twine, Spellbinders Label 8 and Standard Circle Die Large, and EK Success' 3/4th circle punch

Sunday, November 7, 2010

JUGS Sketch #58 and CQC #57

Here's another post today and another card that combines two challenges:  JUGS sketch challenge and ColourQ Challenge #57; I hope you think it fits both bills:

Can you see the subtle stem (PTI Flourish stamp) which I highlighted with clear heat embossing?  You can also see it in next close-up photo.  I used one of the embellishments that coordinated with the paper and added a layer offelt to repeat the mustard/yellow required as part of the ColourQ challenge (plus a red, a rust, teal, and vanilla).

The sentiment worked well with the focal point and the pearls pick up the flower centers on the pattern paper and the background paper. 

Well, this is my last post for the weekend.  It was a fairly productive one--with three separate posts.  Hopefully you'll see more from me next weekend--or before??!!


Cardstock:  PTI Fine Linen; Pattern Paper and Solid from Cloud Nine Design's Cinnamon Stick
Inks:  PTI Ocean Tides and Chamomile; Ranger Distressed Ink Vintage Photo
Stamps:  Verve Dream Big Stamp; PTI Fancy Flourishes
Other:  PTI's Golden Harvest felt and Beautiful Blooms II Die; Spellbinders Label Die #8, pearls from stash, and flower embellishment from Cloud Nine Designs.

TESC #133 and Play Date Cafe

This weekend I pulled a list of several challenges that were underway and decided to combine color and sketch challenges.  This post showcases a card I made using TESC #133 and Play Date Cafe.

Here is the card I came up with:

I used Tim Holtz French Market Place stamps and paper from various Basic Grey and Pinkpaislee collections.  Here are some of the specifics:

The Eiffel Tower from the Tim Holtz stamp set.

Tim Holtz' Tissue Tape that I picked up at CHA this summer.

See the subtle harlequin stamped using distressed ink and I finally found a use for the old epoxy domes that had yellowed from age--the muted color worked well for what I needed with this color palette.

This style was a little out of my comfort zone.  I love most things that Tim Holtz' does, a little of the grunge look, and the distressed look and it wasn't too hard to pull the pieces together.  I hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by,


Paper:  Basic Grey's Scarlet's Letter, Ambrosia, and Oliver and Pinkpaislee's 365 Degree
Stamps:  Tim Holtz' French Market Place
Inks:  Ranger Distressed Inks in Pumice Stone, Dried Marigold, and Vintage Photo
Other:  Tim Holtz Issue Tape and epoxy domes from stash

Saturday, November 6, 2010

WMS Tag Your It Challenge


I saw this Waltzingmouse challenge this morning and wanted to play along since I love both their stamps and the idea of winning a gift card from WMS.  Here's my submission, I hope you like it.

I used WMS Very Vintage Labels 10 that coordinates with Nestibilities Label 10


Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Scarlet Jewel and Glimmer Gold
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Very Vintage Labels No. 10 and Papertrey Ink - Signature Christmas and Spooky Sweets.
Other: Versamark Embossing Ink, Gold Embossing Powder, Scarlet Jewel Ink and Satin Ribbon (PTI)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Damask with Pink and Grey

When combining the Moxie Fab World  Challenge Diggin on Damask and WPlus9 Color Cue (9) Challenge,  I wanted to create a damask background, like wallpaper.  I would have flocked it if I had had any but settled for a white embossed look.

Once I had a larger than needed piece of white on pink “wallpaper”, I started pulling white, black and grey papers together.  I picked the pattern paper that you see as the background and was literally auditioning all the others you see incorporated in the card.  I had them stacked, atop one another; slightly askew to be able to see some of each and just loved the combination.  The white with grey stamped script ad the lighter grey with the border punch were left over pieces from other projects the only addition was the stamped sentiment.

The upper right hand corner felt like it needed something so after trying out various pearls and crystals, I settled on these pink pearls.  I think they add a little bit of punch and really help to balance the composition of the card.

I hope you like it.  Any thoughts on what you might have done differently would be greatly appreciated.  I would love some constructive feedback that I can use to improve my cardmaking.

Also check out this card/post from February.  It would have rocked this challenge as well.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment (hopefully).



Cardstock:  PTI—Sweet Blush and Stampers Select White; SU—Going Grey and Basic Grey

Pattern Paper:  Me and My Big Idea Black and White Butterfly

Stamps:  PTI—Damask Designs and Background Basic: Text Style; Hero Arts Thoughtful Messages

Inks:  SU—Going Grey; PTI—Smokey Shadow

Other:  White EP, Fiskar Upper Crest border punch, pearls (from stash), and foam dimensionals