Thursday, June 29, 2017

Throwback Thursday: Irresistibly Ikat

Good morning and welcome to this week's Papertrey Ink Throwback Thursday feature. This week Heather and I are revisiting Irresistibly Ikat. I adore the richness of textiles, so pulling out this set for today was such a joy. These images come together to create patterns ranging from bright and feminine to subdued and even masculine. I decided to try the latter; creating a simple print with a pop of metallic to add a touch of luxury.

Ikat Thanks For Everything Card

I started today's card by stamping the large "V" shape using heat embossed gold and Dark Indigo inks. A little tip: by flipping the "V" 180ยบ you can create extra large chevrons. It's a really cool, bold look. Next, I splattered some gold watercolor onto a Dark Indigo panel and adhered it to the card base with foam tape once it had dried.

Ikat Thanks For Everything Card 2

Then I die cut the "thanks" from the original Wet Paint Cuts Collection and smooshed it in the VersaMark pad before sprinkling on gold embossing powder. I did that twice to get nice, smooth coverage. I die cut a couple of additional sentiments and then adhered them together to give depth.

Ikat Thanks For Everything Card 3

Next, I heat embossed the rest of the sentiment using white powder on vellum. I trimmed out the sentiment and adhered it to the Dark Indigo panel with vellum tape. I finished up by adhering the "thanks" to the card front atop the vellum strip. Isn't it great how that gorgeous ikat pattern pulls the whole thing together? I love it!

Thank you so much for joining me today. Make sure to pop over and see what Heather has to share with you, too. Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend, everyone!


Monday, June 26, 2017

Make It Monday

Good morning, friends! I just wanted to pop in and mention that I'm hosting the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday challenge over on Nichole's blog this week.

MIM 289 Thinking Of You Card

I'm inviting you to use the tiny images in your stamp sets to create a stamped wreath on your projects.

MIM 289 Thinking Of You Card 2

Make sure to head over to Nichole's blog to see the video and link up your creations. I hope you play along!


Sunday, June 25, 2017

June Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Good evening, friends! I had a little spare time today, so I thought I would whip up a card to play along with this month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. Here's the inspiration photo that Nichole shared over on her blog:

Aren't those vases dreamy? I wanted to try and recreate a similar feel on my card today.

Happily Ever After Card

I began by using the pint jar die to create a stencil. I simply die cut it from a piece of vellum and used it like I would any other stencil. Next, I used one of the paint stripes from Brushed Off to add a ground under my jar. I inked the image in Stormy Sea and then stamped off twice before stamping on my cardstock panel.

Happily Ever After Card 2

Then, I used the Cutting Garden stamp set to create a flower arrangement. I inked the blooms with Pale Peony and then sponged on a bit of Summer Sunrise to give their centers a touch of variation. I used cut up coaster to act as foam adhesive and give my blooms some depth. Then I stamped my sentiment using Stormy Sea and adhered my panel to a Sweet Blush card base that I'd sponged with one of the Modern Background Stencils. I rounded the corners and sprinkled on a few sequins to finish it off.

Well, that's all for me today. Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop. See you soon!