Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Another PTI Challenge Card

Here is another entry for the watercolor technique challenge going on over at PaperTrey Ink. This one came out a little more like a watercolor image.
I used a clear cardstock base and spring moss cardstock cut from a spellbinders nestablity. I used the All About You stamp set and the little butterfly is from Postmarks. Colors are Pure Poppy, Spring Moss, Harvest Gold and Aqua Mist. Thanks for visiting. Blessings~ Birgit

Watercolor Technique Challenge with PTI

Here is a card I made for the PaperTrey Ink 6th anniversary challenge. The challenge for today was to create a watercolor effect card. You can see all the fun inspiration and activities going on at Nichole's blog.
I inked up my stamps and then lightly sprayed the stamp with water before applying it to my cardstock. It gave a little mottled / watercolor effect. I think with practice I could get better at it, but I like how it came out just the same.
All products used are PTI unless otherwise noted. Colors are Pure Poppy, Spring Moss, Harvest Gold and Fine Linen. Stamps are from Beautiful Blessings and Day Dreamer. Thanks for visiting! Blessings~ Birgit

Friday, February 8, 2013

PTI 6 Anniversary

I'm entering this card into the contest for PaperTrey Ink's 6th Anniversary celebration contest. It is a case-d card that I saw quite some time ago and unfortunately I don't know who the original maker is so I apologize in advance that I can't give her proper credit. If you know who originally came up with the design, please leave a comment and I'll be more than happy to edit this post.
I used the Year of Flowers Collection and Papertrey Ink's first stamp set. It's colored with copics. Thanks for visiting! Blessings~ Birgit

Stamp A Fair Continues...

This card meets today's challenge over at Nichole's blog for PaperTrey Ink's 6th anniversary.
I used the gladiolas image from Year of Flowers Collection stamp set as well as the Basic Background Text Style, Everyday Treats and Friendship Jar stamp sets. Thanks for visiting!
Blessings ~ Birgit

Year Of Flowers with PaperTrey Ink

Today's PTI challenge was to create something using their Year of Flowers Stamps. I have the Year of Flowers Collection so my images are smaller than the sets that now have coordinating dies but I now have the individual stamps and dies on my ever growing wish list. Here's a little goodie bag I made using the Larkspur image.
I used the Year of Flowers Collection and Garden Variety stamp sets from PTI. I colored with copics and added a few little hand made flowers. The topper is a doily with a die cut from Beautiful Butterflies die set. Thanks for visiting!
Blessings~ Birgit

PaperTrey Ink Fun!

This card is inspired by Ashley Cannon Newell's card where she embellished her buttons with glitter. I really liked the look it gave to her card so here is my rendition of using embellished buttons with glitter.
My card took sort of a Folk Arty look using Flower Fusion 1, Heart to Heart #7 and Wishing You stamp sets from PaperTrey Ink. For colors I used Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist, Harvest Gold and Summer Sunrise. The embellished glittered buttons finished it off. Thanks for visiting! Blessings~ Birgit

PTI Anniversary Fun

Here is another entry for the 6th Anniversary Challenge for PaperTrey Ink. You can check out all the details at Nichole's Blog. I was inspired by Cristina Kowalczyk's card on masking. This isn't something I often think of so it was fun to try it. Here's my card:
I used Over Under Easy and Hello Sunshine Stamps sets from PTI and for colors I used Pure Poppy, Melon Berry, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Lemon Tart and black. It's not as cute as Cristina's but it's still bright and fun. Thanks for visiting. Blessings~ Birgit

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

PTI Anniversary Celebration Day 2

Here is another entry into the day 2 challenge from PaperTrey INk in celebration of their 6th year anniversary. You can check out the challenge on Nichole's blog. This is a great challenge as each of the eight designers came up with a free image for us to use and the challenge was to choose one and create a card. For this next card I used the image from Lizzie Jones. The candles are fun and love her choice of colors. Here's my take on the image:
For this card I used Hawaiian Shores for the card base and Hawaiian Shores and black ink. The stamps were from Birthday Basics, Just The Ticket, Basic Background Text Style and another Background Basics that I can't remember the name of (sorry). I embossed the back scalloped circle that was cut using Spellbinders as was the circle. An old paper doily adds a softer touch to this card. Thanks for visiting! blessings~ Birgit

PaperTrey Ink Anniversary Celebration

I've been a busy little bee in my craft area today making cards for the fabulous Papertrey Ink Anniversary party that's going on this week. This card was made to meet yesterday's challenge of using one of the design team's favorite cards to inspire a creation of my own. This card goes along with one of Heather Nichol's cards where she did watercoloring with twinkling H2O's. Well, I haven't used mine in quite some time and when I dug them out from my supplies, I discovered they weren't twinkling H2O's at all, but were Perfect Pearls (something completely different). I didn't let that dampen my spirit as I had an idea in my head of what I wanted to make using them. I hope it still counts for the contest even though it's not watercolored. I still thank Heather for the inspiration! Here is my card:
The perfect pearls give the stamped image an irridescent look rather than watercolor, but I still thought it came out ok. I used Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist, Summer Sunrise and black inks. The perfect pearls were Creamsicle and Teal Zircon. The stamps are from PTI's Embroidered Blooms and Holiday Photo Finishes. I die cut a butterfly from the Beautiful Butterflies set and the oval and scalloped oval are from Spellbinders. The background paper is from the line "Cashmere Dame" from Glitz. Thanks for visiting! Blessings~ Birgit

PTI 6th Anniversary Day 2

Today is day two of PaperTrey Ink's 6th anniversary. Nichole asked all the designers to create a free image that you can download and print to use in your scrapbooking or cardmaking. Isn't that awesome of her?!? You can download it right from her blog and have tons and tons of fun creating with these FREE images. Oh, and did I mention that they were FREE!
I had a hard time choosing which image to use because they're all great and so versatile. After narrowing down my choices I opted to use the super cute teacup image from Melissa Phillips. I loved the happy colors she used in the image and half of my work was done for me since she chose the color palette!
Here is my card for today's challenge:
The card base is another old item in my stash from DCWV. The color almost matches the PTI color "Summer Sun" perfectly. I used that color and the Basic Backgrounds Gingham to create a banner backing for the image that I cut using a spellbinders die. The border around the image is stamped using Spring Rain. My stash of buttons didn't let me down when looking for matching colors, which I stitched on using needle and heavy string. I hope you like the card. I think it's fun and colorful and brought sunshine into my otherwise cold and dreary day. Thanks for visiting! Blessings ~ Birgit


As I mentioned in my previous post, PTI is celebrating their 6 year anniversary this month. Check out Nichole's blog to see what all the excitement is about! I so enjoyed the challenge from yesterday, creating a card using one of the designer's cards as inspiration, that I just had to try another one.
I've enjoyed seeing Betsy Veldman's chalkboard creations and have been reluctant to try one of my own until today. Here is the card I came up with.
Since February is the month for LOVE I chose to use some really old stamps I had from Technique Tuesday. I also used the wreath image from Stitched Sentiments stamp set and the center cross stamp is from the Button Boutique stamp set from PTI. Some red cardstock for the base and a little ribbon for accent, this card was super fun and easy to make. Thanks for visiting! Blessings~ Birgit

PTI Celebrates 6 years!

In celebrations of Papertrey Ink's 6th year anniversary, Nichole is having the most wonderful release party. PTI stamps are one of my favorites and though I don't post much, I just had to take advantage of this opportunity to play. Six random winners will receive their wish list for free up to $300.00! I can't even imagine what I would do if I won but a girl can dream, right?
Yesterday, Nichole challenged us to choose a favorite card from one of the designers and use it as inspiration to create one of our own. It was so hard to choose because I adore all of the designers and everything they create. But, when I saw two of Debbie Olson's cards done using the clear cardstock I just knew that's what I wanted to try. I had purchased some of their clear cardstock a few months ago and have been so intimated by it that I haven't used it yet. Today I faced my fears and this is the card I made.

All supplies are PTI unless otherwise noted. I made the background paper using Background Basic Text Style and Postmarks using Fine Linen, Simply Chartreuse and Dark Chocolate (which I stamped off once).

For the front I used the lovely Rosie Posie stamp set and Simply Chartreuse and Melon Berry inks. The banner die is from Spellbinders.
Sorry for the glare in the photo, it's hard to get a good picture without the light glaring on the clear cardstock.
Here's the inside

I cut the flower and banner dies in plain white cardstock and mounted them on the inside of the front of the card and used the flower blank space to stamp my message and I can sign my name inside the banner.
I really enjoyed this challenge because it made me face my fear and I've discovered that working with the clear cardstock is actually quite fun~ I can't wait to use it again! Thanks for looking! Blessings~ Birgit