Saturday, June 26, 2010

Papertrey June blog hop challenge

Hi and thanks for popping in.  The challenge this month was to use a favourite colour scheme.  My colour scheme is true black, lemon tart, hawaiian shores, hibiscus burst and orange zest.  It was inspired by an amazing pair of sandals I saw in a magazine, but it also reminds me of licorice allsorts - one of my favourite kinds of sweets :)

My card features butterflies cut with the butterfly die and embossed with the cuttlebug swiss dots folders. I used a white gel pen to highlight the dots a bit and they were edged with vintage snow pigment ink.
Notice the hawaiian shores twine? I dyed the vintage cream rustic twine to match the cardstock. The little label was cut using my cricut and the george cartridge:

Paper - PTI true black, lemon tart, hawaiian shores, hibiscus burst, orange zest cardstock
Ink - PTI vintage snow, hawaiian shores
Stamps - PTI mega mixed messages
Accessories - PTI butterfly die, cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder, white gel pen, rustic twine, hawaiian shores button, foam mounting tape

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Woodgrain birthday

Love my new background stamp from PTI - background basics:woodgrain. Super useful for making masculine cards.  Here is a simple birthday card I made the other day.  The 'top note' comes from the cricut Storybook cartridge:

Paper - SU chocolate chip, white card, green card from stash
Stamps - PTI birthday basics
Ink - SU chocolate chip
Accessories - cricut die cuts

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Enjoy the ride

I'm loving PTI's enjoy the ride stamp set and die. Churning out lots of cards with cute cars!  Here's one which features a paper pieced car and PTI's sunshine impression plate on the background.  The car is popped out using foam tape:

Paper - cream and red card from stash, SU whisper white, patterned paper from stash
Stamps - PTI enjoy the ride
Ink - Memento tuxedo black, SU baja breeze
Accessories - PTI enjoy the ride die, buttons, foam mounting tape, PTI sunshine impression plate, glue dots

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thinking of you II

Here is another card using PTI's up, up and away stamp set, one of my new favourites. I paper pieced the large balloon and stamped the others. The clouds and balloons are cut with PTI's coordinating dies (makes it so easy!).  Even managed to pull out the sewing machine for this one:

Paper - white, orange, blue card from stash, SU whisper white
Stamps - PTI up up and away
Ink - Memento tuxedo black, SU baja breeze, chocolate chip, pacific point
Accessories - PTI balloon & cloud dies, sewing machine

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Thinking of you

I've been having fun with PTI's beautiful blooms II. Love the combination of SU's pacific point blue and riding hood red shown here.  I've been trying to create cards with sentiments which could be used for a variety of occasions:

Paper - white and blue card from stash
Stamps - PTI beautiful blooms II,up up and away
Ink - Memento tuxedo black, SU pacific point, riding hood red, baja breeze
Accessories - foam mounting tape

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Woodgrain card

Love the background basics: woodgrain stamp from PTI. Have been looking for stamps to create some more masculine cards and this is going to be useful.  Here I've stamped the woodgrain using PTI's fresh snow pigment ink and the rest of the palette is green and brown :

Paper - white & green card from stash, SU whisper white
Stamps - PTI turning a new leaf, background basics: woodgrain
Ink - SU chocolate chip
Accessories - twine, buttons, glue dots

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Button flower card

I love PTI's button bits sets because they make it so easy to create a card when I'm not feeling overly creative.  Here is blooming button bits at work:

Paper - card from stash, SU whisper white
Stamps - PTI blooming button bits, Mega mixed messages
Ink - SU riding hood red, kiwi kiss, memento tuxedo black
Accessories - button, SU linen thread, cricut scallop die cut