Thursday, January 30, 2014

Smile card using My Favorite Things

Hello!! I hope you are having a great week. I have been having fun showcasing the cards I had fun making this past weekend. I wish I had more time this week to play but it has been so busy!!

Today I am sharing the last card I created using My Favorite Things "Picture This" sentiment stamp set and their camera dies.

I created the background patterned paper with Ranger Persimmon distress re-inker that I put in a spray bottle and misted onto white card stock. I LOVE how this came out!!

The little Polaroid "photo" was created by using "My Gracious Vases" stamp set from Paper Trey Ink and the polaroid frames from My Favorite Things. Didn't it come out cute?

That is all for this week. I hopefully will get back to crafting this weekend. Have a wonderful Friday!!


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

My Favorite Things Camera Card

Happy Wednesday!! Today I am sharing a card I created using My Favorite Things dies, "Picture This" stamp set and the PTI stamp set "Fabulous Frames."

I created this card for a friend who is going through a difficult time right now.

I really wasn't sure what I wanted to do with this card when I started, except that I wanted to use the camera die and the sentiment I chose. The first step was to die cut the camera out of some silver card stock and then the accents out of pink and black. I adhered the accents on the front of the die cut with dot adhesive and adhesive foam. I put that aside and brainstormed what I wanted to do for the rest of the card.

I decided on a white background card measuring 4 1/4" by 5 1/2." I want to write a nice note inside so I wanted to make sure that whatever I used, the inside had to be easy to write on. I then cut a piece of 4" by 5 1/4" piece of patterned heart paper and adhered it to the front.

Next I die cut a Polaroid frame using Paper Trey Ink's "Fabulous Frames" dies and stamped the front with the matching stamp in black ink. I did not realize how messy this would be. I got the ink EVERYWHERE!! I used permanent black ink because that was the only kind I had. I need to get a black ink that isn't so messy. I added the pink polka dots to complete the frame.

The last piece of the puzzle before I assembled the card was to die cut a square and stamp the sentiment. Then I adhered everything together as shown. My last step was to add some Diamond Stickles glitter glue where the flash would be on the camera. Here is a little closer shot of it so you can see a bit more detail.

I am having so much fun with these camera dies and sentiments. I can see myself using this set for a lot of fun cards. In fact, tomorrow I will share one more card that I created this weekend using this set.

Thank you for stopping by!! Have a great night!!



Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Paper Trey Ink "Feather Finery" card

I had a whole day in my craft room on Sunday and had every intention of doing cards for various challenges. However, as I sat down to play, none of the current challenges inspired me to play with all the new supplies I had. I decided that since I don't get to make cards just for fun that often, I would experiment with some of these supplies and see what happens.

One of the first things I did was to make my own paper using a water color paper, a straw and some re-inkers. I apologize for not having a photo of the process but I was having too much fun with it to stop and take any. (I also got dizzy from all the blowing too!) I originally was going to use the paper as a background but due to an embossing error, I had to go to plan b.

I decided that this paper would make really pretty feathers. I decided to use Paper Trey Ink's "Feather Finery" stamps and dies on my paper. I cut the large and small feather out, then stamped each in Versamark ink and embossed both with gold embossing powder.

I really like how the large feather came out but the small one somehow got a bit smudged. Since it was the last of my paper, I had to just go with it. If only I could have found my embossing buddy. I put it somewhere so I would know where it was but could not find it!! Sometimes these things happen.

I layered the feathers on PTI Royal Velvet card stock, that was layered over gold vellum that I found in my stash. I so wish I could find more of this because I really like the look!! I embossed a sentiment from the "Feather Finery" stamp set in white and then layered gold sequins I bought from Pretty Pink Posh to finish the card off. (If you haven't been to her shop-it is awesome!!)

This was a really fun card to make and I will definitely be making more paper like this in the future.

Thank you for stopping by!! Have a wonderful day!

Gold Vellum-Kate's Paperie NYC