Saturday, July 30, 2011

Mojo Monday 201

It was a frustrating week and there were claim after claim at the work when it's clearly not our fault! Anyway, business is business, just got to deal with it. I didn't feel creative at all, but I finally made a card this morning. Well I got to agree with others, it's kind of expensive to keep this papercrafting hobby, but it definitely better than a therapy.

Here is my card using Mojo Monday sketch 201,

paper: K&company
Stamp: PTI day dreams, Tiny Tags,
Ribbon: PTI spring moss

Saturday, July 23, 2011

A blind date card

Today is Papertrey Ink's Stamp-a-faire day. I can't express my excitement more when I saw a new card and a challenge everytime I refreshed Nicole's blog page.

I'm going to put it short before I miss the submission time:) I took the challenge 7, which is making a card layering 2 or 3 images from different sets together.

My first thought was paring beautiful bloom with the signature series: flower. It didn't worked out. I tried quite a few sets and they all didn't match very well.

Finally it worked out with pairing Dot Spots and Giga Guide lines:

The interesting thing is the dots peeked through the top image as you can see below:

I used the sentiment from Giga Guide lines as well, on the fillable frame 10. I always like to use the sentiments coming with the set. Nothing really fancy. The colors I first decided were two shades of blue. I planned to use Ocean Tides as the matting, then I wanted to make it a happy bright card, so I changed to Pure Poppy. But when I had another look, I really should have used the sentiment " Happy July Forth"! Well, I guess I will just save it for someone whose birthday is close to that then.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A not so succeed dry brushing card

This week's PTI Make it Monday is about dry brushing technique. To be honest, I think PTI's techniques are too advantaged for a new stamper like me. Although I enjoyed watching them, I have been skipping majority of them because I don't want to use a sewing machine, I don't have re-inkers, I don't have an impression plate and etc.

I already gave up playing along this time since I don't have any paint either, sign...... But I just remembered that the only re-inker I have is the thick textured fresh snow ink. So with my very limited creativity, I paired it with the craft cardstock.

Here is the final card,

As you can see, the dry brushing was more like rubbing ink pad all around the edge of the cardstock. Maybe it's the paint/re-inker, maybe it's the brush, maybe it's me:P

I embossed the wish big using black embossing powder and I run it through cuttlebug using the the cavan impression plate.

I always thought PTI's impression plates are too expensive comparing to the cuttlebug ones. I finally carefully picked up one recently and just receive the plate. I was very very impressed and I still don't know if it really worth it, but I had to say that I love it.

Stamps used: PTI Day Dreams, Big and Bold wishes.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A distressed card

I received my order of Range distressed ink from Joann fabric last weekend, and oh my God, they are sooooo impressive. I never like the shabby or distressed look before, but these inks can literally turn any piece of white stock into a cool colored pattern paper. I love the option of endless possibilities.

So I first made this little tote usingPTI favor it box #4, Damask designs stamp set, Distress ink in bundled sage and a little bit of crushed olive, AND just a piece of white cardstock

There were some harsh lines, and I was doing more practice to get more.

Then use the sketch from Mojo Moday 198, plus the card from PTI happy trails and sentiment from Day dreams, I made this matching card:

I enve used the color combo inspired from the sketch too. They look very nice together, only when you don't turn the tote to see the imperfect stamping on the back:P

Thanks for looking and have a great day!