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!