Tuesday, August 29, 2017

PtI SAF 4th Anniversary - Linen

Amy Shaffer shows us a beautiful project using stamps and linen fabric.  I didn't have any fabric paint on hand, so I used PTI's dye inks on a linen weave napkin.  The napkin is actually 100% cotton that was pre-washed and dried, but it did take the stamping pretty well.  I may look into getting some permanent inks in a couple of colors and try stamping on real linen.  A set of stamped napkins would make a lovely gift!

PTI SAF 3rd Anniversary - Leather

This card was made using Ashley Cannon Newell's design and technique for faux leather.
I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed making the faux leather.  I wasn't able to find liquid glycerin locally, so I ended up buying a small jar of generic glycerin suppositories and dissolving them in hot water.  (It worked out quite well once I figured out I didn't need to use half the jar of suppositories.)  I used PTI brown cardstock and it held up nicely to the water-glycerin mixture and crumpling.  I was impatient to continue on, so I used my heat tool to dry the faux leather.  The texture and overall feel is very much like leather.  Here are a couple of pictures to try and show the texture.

PTI SAF 2nd Anniversary - Cotton

This card follows very closely the instructions from Stephanie Gold.  It was so much fun making the cotton candy!
I used a PTI sentiment die and PTI cardstock.

PTI SAF, 1st Anniversary - Paper

This card is my take on Laura Bassen's project.  I used a PTI die from the 2014 Stamp a Faire and paper scraps.  The vellum was also a scrap.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Stamp-a-faire 2017

It's been nearly a year since posting.  So much has happened during that time - busy with work and life in general, but I am happy to be able to spend some time this week-end playing along with PTI's Stamp-a-faire.
The first card is my 10 minute challenge card.  It took a little over 10 minutes to put together, but less than 10 minutes to get all the supplies together.

The next two cards are for the 1st Anniversary Tradition - Paper, using Rebecca Luminarias' video as a guide.  It was quite fun dipping the die cut flowers and leaves in the water tinted with re-inker dyes.  I even dipped the paper bow to get the color I wanted. (The pics aren't the greatest - the colors are soft and subtle,  prettier in person.)

Thanks so much for taking a look!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar Contest - entry #2

You Could Be a Card Design Superstar Contest – 2016!

There are only 2 more days to get our maximum 3 entries in, so this will probably be my last for this contest.  It has been fun to put together cards using MFT products and somewhat of a challenge, too, since I don't have a large supply of products.  

I made this card using the Flashy Florals card kit, Absolutely Fabulous dies, and a circle die.  To get the sentiment and circle cut out the way I wanted, I used a partial die cutting technique.  That way, the card top was in one piece before I added the flowers.  Inks and papers used were from the Flashy Florals kit (cardstock and all except the yellow ink) and the Gumball Greeting Card kit (yellow ink).  Pretty Pink Posh sequins were used in the shaker.  To give the card more dimension and room for "shaking", I used two layers of foam tape. 
Thanks for taking a look.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

My Favorite Things Card Design Contest, 1st entry

   This card is made using the My Favorite Things Jungle Friends Card Kit supplies.  I just love being able to make interactive cards and these critters are so darn cute!

And here's the card with the giraffe slid up - he's trying to get to the upper leaves - yum!

I used Kuretake gansai tambi watercolors to paint the tree trunks and giraffe.  Felt was used for the mane and googly eyes were added for a final fun touch.
Thanks for taking a look!