Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Winter Wishes

Todays card is for the make it monday ruffled ribbon challenge over at PTI. I joined in with the MIM challenge last week and had alot of fun so I figured I would play again. 
I started off with a kraft card base and layered it with aquamist. My patterned paper is from the fancy pants Saint Nick 6 x 6 pad. I added my ruffled ribbon just like dawn showed us in the video. I added some recollections bling to it for a little sparkle. I wasnt sure about doing this. Is it too much bling? Next I cut a label  using the fancy tags 3 from spellbinders. I stamped a small snowflake from the winter penguin set all over the label in aquamist ink. I stamped the circle from tag-its 10 and the greeting is from winter penguin. I distressed everything with chai ink. I stamped the big stamp and a small stamp from the mega mehndi madallion set onto cream cardstock and cut them with snowfake dies from Our Daily Bread Designs. I cut two snowflakes in aqua mist to layer them. I added some more bling to finish it off.
 Then I realized that I glued everything upside down on my card base...lol!!! I had to cut the whole front off and glue it on another card base to save the card. Thats the first time I have ever done that. Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Make it Monday

Good morning. Today I made a card for the Make it Monday challenge from PTI.  I used the Cardpatterns sketch 142  . Im too late to enter it in the cardpatterns challenge but I loved the sketch.

 I started off with a Pure Poppy cardstock A2 base. I used all PTI stamps. The merry christmas is from the  tremendous treats set. I stamped off first and them stamped it many times onto a piece of kraft cardstock. I added some snowflakes from the winter penguin set . I stamped them all over in pure poppy ink ( I didn't stamp off first.) I cut the whole piece into thirds and  inked the edges with chai ink. I cut a solid bracket border (mft) from red CS and adhered it to my largest piece of kraft. I layered black offray ribbon and layered some red fuzzy ribbon ( hobby lobby) on top of the black piece. I glued all three pieces of kraft to my card base.

I cut a classic circle and a scalloped circle from CS. I diecut the penguin and his hat on white CS and stamped the images from the winter penguin set. The seasons greetings is from Tag-its #9. I popped the circle up with foam tape.

 I'm not one to make my own BG paper. I usually buy lots and lots of patterned paper,( what an addiction:o) but this was a fun technique and I will be doing in more in the future. Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting!

Friday, November 25, 2011

PTI Blog Hop

Today I decided that I  wanted to play along with the PTI Blog Hop. I have looked at this blog hop many times but its my first time joining in. Here is the inspiration photo:

 I used the Mehndi Medallion and Mega Mehndi Medallion PTI stamp sets. I began with some pure poppy cardstock and some patterned paper from the Season's Greetings Ehco Park 6 x 6 pad. I distressed my pieces with  PTI's chamomile ink. I stamped the medallions 4 times. (4 different sizes) and stacked them on top of each other with foam tape for some dimension. I added a button with some twine on top. For the greeting I stamped a piece of white CS with the small medallion several times to make a background.  I didnt have a flag die so I used my square punch to make the V shape at the end of the banner. I stamped the greeting from the Tremendous Treats set in versamark and embossed with gold powder.  I finished it off with a red ribbon. I enjoyed playing along and think I might join in again next month. Thanks for visiting!