Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A little sweet card

All right, today I have another card to share and I should say it's my favorite card so far.

For the first time, I noticed there's a freebie section on Stamp TV's website and you can download and print out a lot of fun pattern paper. I printed the very first one called "lemon drop", which is very dreamy and summery to me.

Then I saw the Tuesday trigger at Moxie Fab World here:

The card give me a feeling of a peaceful summer afternoon. I can just imaging sitting by a table like that and looking out of the window, there are dragonflies swirl about, and their wings glitter under the sun, oh, what a nice scene it will be!

So using Mojo Monday sketch 197,

I made this little square card:

It's quite lovely, isn't it?

I used the new Papertrey Ink Happy Trails stamp and the coordinating dies for the imagines and sentiment. Although it wasn't picked up well on the camera, I also used glitter pen on the wings of dragonflies.

So....There is it, my little sweet card. I hope it can bring you some fresh summery air too~~~

Monday, June 27, 2011

Play along: Polaroid 2-step masking

Oh, today's PTI Make it Monday #21 was so very inspiring. Nicole's card is so fabulous that I just had to scraplift. Gosh, her genius work just made me buy everything they sold.

But I didn't measure the card strip right at my first attempt, so my final card ended like this:

Personally I never used black cardstock on my card. So I enjoy it's chic look in real life, although the "wrong" dimension made the focal image looked a little weird.

Anyway..........After the warm up, I made this little card for the hostess of the party we are going to attend on July 4th.

I really wish I had the "let the freedom ring" set from PTI, but the butterfly was not a bad choice either. However I really need to work on placing my images, I can never get it right at the first attempt. And mostly I'm too lazy to ink again.

For the hostess gift, I'm thinking to bring her two bottle of hand soap from Bath and Body works like this:
I also have quite a few ideas to present my gifts and I'll post if it got executed very well :)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

In bloom

Well, apparently Papertrey Ink's In bloom stamp set was already loved by lots and lots of talented stampers. I guess I'm late at the party since I just discovered it lately. Love love the elegant blooms and the endless stamping and coloring possibilities. But I tried something simple on my first take.

Basically I used the idea from Nicole's countdown for "friends 'til the end" set. In fact, I'm thinking of buying that set too. I found their new releases are fascinating, but their old sets are just too classic and thoughtful to pass by. I feel I'm too addicting to PTI lately, oh, I hate it for not able to be in control of myself from wanting everything they carried.:P

Anyway, here is my first card using snow fresh ink on Hibiscus Bust cardstock.

I didn't position the brads very well and I'm not sure about the button. So I made the second one is on Harvest Gold cardstock, with some rhinestones.

I'm quite happy with this one and it will be in the mail to a dear friend's birthday in just a moment.:)

Monday, June 20, 2011

reverse masking

I didn't create a lot lately since I started planting my square foot garden. I planted quite a few vegetables and I'm fascinated by their growth everyday. Although the gardening is quite time consuming, it certainly didn't stop me from collecting all the new released craft/stamping goodies. :)

Today I finally made a card using Mojo Monday's sketch 196 as long as the reverse masking technique used in PTI's make it Monday.

I got my inspiration from this cute little seed package:

I planted it last Friday and can't wait to see some of those cute patty squashes~~~

So I made a seed pocket from Papertrey Ink's according dies. Also there is a frame die so it made the negative mask so very easy..... I used the raspberry stamps from the fruitful set in the frame, which is my absolute favorite. The rest images were from PTI garden variety set. Actually I don't really love eating raspberries, but for some reason their images are just so cute to look at.

I'm quite happy with it, and I could use it as a gift card holder someday. But I didn't want to stop here yet, so I made the following card:

The sketch is just perfect and smart as usual and the finished card made me smile. Now I just wish PTI will design a vegetables stamp set one day, oh, just imaging the cute images of carrot, corn, tomato....... Gosh, I didn't ask too much, did I? :)