Sunday, August 2, 2015

Another Paper Trey Ink CASE and some Lawn Fawn "Sweet Treat" Cards

Happy Sunday!! Cannot believe it is August 2nd already. Where has the summer gone?

Today I am showcasing a few cards. The first one is another CASE from one of Paper Trey Ink's design team. I used a Dawn McVey's card this time as inspiration. Like I said yesterday, I created this card to go in a card set that included the two cards I created in my previous post.

Here is the card I created:

I chose Paper Trey Ink's "Limeade", "Lemon Custard" and "Melonberry", as well as WPlus9's "Blossomberry" as my color scheme. I used both the "Summer Quilt" stamp set, as well as their dies, and a bunch of patterned paper scraps to create the patchwork.

I die cut the quilt twice out of white, and once for each piece of patterned paper I used. I then adhered the white stitched quilt in the middle of the card and cut up the second quilt and adhered it so that it touched the top and bottom of the first.

Next I placed all the pieces of paper inside the stitched area, making sure that I staggered the colors.

I then cut, stamped and adhered a white sentiment strip across the front. I used foam adhesive on the strip to give it some dimension. Over the strip, I adhered a stamped, die cut flower. The last step was to adhere enamel dots in random areas near the sentiment strip, and a purple glitter dot on the flower.

I love how this came out and it was so relaxing to play around with the colored paper triangles. I need to make one more but think I will change the card base color. The Melonberry was really difficult to photograph.

My next two cards I created at the beginning of the month but never shared here. They were created using Lawn Fawn's "Sweet Treat" stamp and die set, as well as some other fun Lawn Fawn sets to accent them.

On this first card, I adhered a piece of "Cherry Pie" patterned paper that I cut with an MFT Blueprints die over a red card base. I then cut out a white circle and a red stitched circle frame. I adhered both to the front of the card.

I then stamped, colored and die cut the ice cream, rabbits, spoon and cake stand image. I also die cut a banner, stamped a sentiment and adhered it to the bottom half of the circle. I adhered the images to the front, some of the pieces with foam adhesive to give them dimension.

Next I adhered a few sequins and used glossy accents on the top of the ice cream and spoon.

Because I had them already stamped and cut, I adhered a little bunny and a sundae cup.

On my second card, I used Lawn Fawn "Monster Mash" set with the "Treat Yourself" set. I thought it would be fun to have them eating out of the ice cream carton.

I colored all the images with Copic markers and enhanced the monsters by using a white gel pen and some google eyes.

I placed a little monster on the inside as well. I think this card is my favorite of the two. Who can resist party monsters?

I thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog. Have a wonderful day!!

"Sunshine" Card

Rabbit Card

Monster Card

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Long time with no post and a Paper Trey Ink CASE

Hello everyone!! I am sorry I did not have any spectacular posts for you last week. I have had time to sit at my desk to play but my mojo is just not there. Don't you hate that? I have two half done cards sitting on my desk that I just cannot seem to find the energy to complete.

Instead of coming up with new ideas from scratch, I did a little CASEing of the Paper Trey Ink girls with some of the stamps that I own but have never inked. I decided to make a card set so I sat down and stamped a bunch of images from Paper Trey Ink's "A Second Helping of Sunshine" set and "Quilted Summer" set. For the next few days I will be sharing what I made using these fun stamps.

Today I am sharing two cards I created using this card by Ashley Newell (the second card in post) as the CASE. I loved her use of white space and the fun way she used the stamp set "A Second Helping of Sunshine" on this card. In my CASE, I pretty much copied the card in its entirety, using supplies that I had rather then copying everything exactly.

First, I chose to keep Ashley's white card base. I did not use the same colors as she did but used Paper Trey Ink's Melonberry, Lemon Custard, and WPlus9's Blossomsberry as the main colors for this card.

I did not have the stamp that she used for the background so I used one of the circles from My Favorite Things "Bokeh Builder" stamp set to stamp the Melonberry circles on the white card base.

I then die cut a white piece of paper using the My Favorite Things "Die-namics Inside and Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangle." I adhered the stamped images that I had created, the purple twine around the bottom and adhered this to the card front with foam adhesive.

My last step was to stamp and adhere the Melonberry banner and use glossy accents over the cherries. I also added a rhinestone in the middle of the scale for a fun touch. This was so fun to make and even better that I did not have to design it from scratch!!

My second card is almost exactly the same as the first card but I used different colors.

Instead of a white background, I used a Melonberry card base stamped with WPlus9's Blossomberry ink. I also stamped the scale directly onto the white die cut like Ashley did in her card. However, I stamped, die cut and adhered the scale markings with foam adhesive to give it a little pop.

Like the first card, I used glossy accents on the pears. I chose to keep the twine off this card so it was just a little different from the first.

So I guess the moral of the story-no mojo?-use CASEing as a way to get some cards done! It takes the guesswork out of the whole process and by using your own color scheme and a few design elements, you can make it your own.

I thank you for stopping by today. Enjoy the sunshine!

White Card:

Melon Card: