Saturday, February 8, 2014

Monthly Moments Trading Card-Paper Trey Ink 7th Anniversary Challenge

I have been having fun lurking through all the Paper Trey Ink blogs for their anniversary festivities this week. Unfortunately today is the first day I get to really play. So disappointing because I LOVE their fun challenges during the month of February.

Today's challenge was to create a Monthly Moment's Trading card. These trading cards are 3" by 4" in size. I had a really, really hard time with this. I do not do Project Life, though I have used some of the products on some of my regular scrapbooking pages. I didn't really want to make a journaling card but rather something that was more decorative. I have been doing a lot of Valentine's so I wanted to stay away from pink or red and anything with hearts in it. So I chose a fall themed card instead.

I decided to use the PTI Polka Dot Pumpkin stamp set and die for this project and to keep it as simple as possible. I stamped the "pumpkin" sentiment using orange zest ink and then the label in new leaf. I then used Jillibean Soup alphabet stickers for the word "patch."

Next I die cut and then stamped the pumpkin, the stem and leaves. Next I decided to use a technique I have been seeing in cards as of late. I twisted some jute through a glue dot and then layered the pumpkin over the jute. Last, I placed Lawn Fawn Sequins around the card.

I am happy with the way it came out and I have to decide whether I want to enter it into the swap or not that they are having in their forum. I would love to send it to someone but would have to make another because I made a mistake on one side and turned it over to stamp on the other side. You can kind of see it in the first photo. I am cheap like that!!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great night!!


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