Thursday, March 28, 2013

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday

I'm back and ready to share a special wedding card that I made for an upcoming wedding celebration.

I used the watercolor technique by using Tim Holtz distress ink in Victorian velvet and tattered rose on sweet blush die cut sweet life roses.  I just used my craft mat and applied the ink directly from the pad and then spritzed it with some water to get a subtle watercolor effect.  I then used white detail embossing powder to add the last layer of the roses from Sweet Life to give detail.  I die cut the leaves from stampers select and used weathered wood distress ink in the same fashion.  I used smokey shadow ink to add the detail.  I tied these colors together by adhering the flower sprays to a smokey shadow bitty dot 4" x 5 1/4" piece of patterned paper and layered it on a sweet blush 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" base.  The sentiment was added with bountiful banners and I used some dimensional adhesive for the & to make it stand out as well as one of the flower clusters.  I am so happy with it!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop: Sequins!

Here is my card with a few extra sequins to add some bling to this hello card.  I die cut and stamped the hello from the Wonderful Words die and the floral image is from Mini blooms and embossed with zing embossing powder in rouge.  I also add the sentiment on a flag from Mini Blooms (because I love that saying!)  The background is a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 pure poppy that was stamped with super stripes diagonally  in pure poppy for a little something extra, it just didn't photograph well.  Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Papertrey Ink MIM #108: Inked Backgrounds

Hello all!  I have to say that this week's Make it Monday by Heather Nichols was in my comfort zone.  I have not done much distressing lately, but was really into this cool technique about a year ago.  I think I wore out all my distressing muscle and had needed a break...Lately, I have liked a more modern, clean look in my projects.  I was excited to pair up the Hands of Time set, break out the "trendy" gold embossing powder and get distressed with Broken China, Weathered Wood and Peeled Paint Ranger distress inks and my handy blending tool.  I used a little seam binding ribbon to go with the weathered look and used some ocean tides to complement the distressed background.  I think this turned out pretty well... hope you like it!  Have an awesome Wednesday!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Papertrey Ink: Make it Monday Challenge: Two-toned stamped flowers

Well... I didn't intend on entering this one, but when I started creating this card the two-toned flowers from the mini blooms set just worked!  Here's my little spring card... hope you like it!  Happy Friday!