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: