Sunday, February 14, 2016

PaperTrey Ink Alphabet Challenge

Happy Valentine's Day! I hope everyone had a fabulous day today!!

I spent the morning cleaning out my pantry. Not too exciting but it so needed to be done. I threw away so much out of date stuff that it kind of made me sick.

Here is the before photo:

Here is the after photo:

It was very much of a relief to get it done!!

Then Chris came home with this bouquet for me. Charlotte was so mad that he did not plan anything for Valentine's Day. We have been married for almost 20 years so things like this really don't matter to me. Also, my birthday is tomorrow and him remembering that is more important! (Though Charlotte says he has nothing!!)

I am more a wildflower girl then a rose girl so I am happy with these!!

Now for my card. I created it for PaperTrey Ink's Paper Crafting Alphabet challenge. It was to choose the first three letters of your name, look at the chart and then make a card from what it says.

Since my name is Nora, I used N, O, and R. I had to try a new product that I had not used yet (the stamp set "Twig Wreath), incorporate an ombre effect and round some corners. I actually did the "A" to with the stitched border but it was inadvertent so I am not counting it. This was a totally fun challenge!!

I created an ombre effect by blending PaperTrey's Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise and then Lemon Tart ink on white card stock. I then stamped a wreath from the set "Twig Wreath" in brown. I embellished the wreath with some of the stamps from the set.

I tore the edge of the blended card, used a die to create stitching at the top and adhered it to a Kraft card base. I rounded the top edges. I then die cut and stamped the flowers from the set and adhered them using both Ranger Multi Matte and foam adhesive.

I finished off my card with a bow I created with Jute, some Pretty Pink Posh Sequins and Stickles. I also embellished the flowers and the pink berries with gel pens. 

This was really fun and I might do this again if I have time. I bought this stamp set, loving how everyone I have seen used it and then it sat. This challenge was just what I needed to get it out and use it!!

I thank you for stopping by tonight. Have a fabulous week!!