Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Papertrey October Blog Hop Challenge

Fall is my favorite time of year and the inspiration photo for this month's blog hop is right up my alley.  I found the colors and texture in the photo a beautiful jumping off point.

The washed wood background was such a perfect foil for the autumn colors that I tried to create that effect in my card.  I started with white card stock and ink blended some pale blue (PTI Spring Rain), Mustard  and  Orange (Stampabilities) across the card base.  I then got out my PTI Background Basics: Woodgrain Stamp Set and filled the entire background with woodgrain images stamped in grey.  I then cut a corner from the scalloped Note Card die from the PTI Make-it-Market: Don't Forget to Write kit and added it to the side of my card.  I then embellished the card with die cut shapes and a Bountiful sentiment all from the Make-it-Market: Color Pop Autumn kit.  Last I tucked a few sprigs from the PTI Fancy Foliage Details Die.


Sunday, October 23, 2016

Die Cut Stencil Shapes

I have been so busy I have missed participating in the Make-It-Monday challenges.  However, I just love the cards Melissa Phillips created with her die cut stencil backgrounds so I made time to give this challenge a try.  Truly one of my favorite techniques is ink blending so combining this with stencil die cuts I knew was going to be fun.  On this first card I cut out the leaves from the PTI Songbirds die.  I ink blended some mustard and orange ink in the background and then sponged some red lightly around the leaves. I then die cut a small scalloped square and embellished it with a few shapes from the PTI Make-it-Market: Color Pop Autumn kit.  Last I added my sentiment from the PTI Stylized Autumn stamp set.  I still needed something, so I added some texture with watercolor splatter.  I covered up my white shape with a bit a Press & Seal to keep it from getting any splatter and it worked great.

Since Melissa had done such a lovely card using the PTI snowflake and had to give that a try as well.  I used two shades of blue in my background working around the snowflake die cut.  I added just a few small stamped snowflakes with grey ink.  I used the PTI What the Doodle: Snowflakes Stamp Set for the larger snowflakes.  The sentiment if from the PTI Inspired:Hope Stamp Set.
Although you cannot see it in the image above, I did add some sparkle to the large snowflakes by using a Gelly Roll Clear Star pen by Sakura.  It gave the card a bit of shine that I liked.  The picture below shows that additional a little better.



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