Wednesday, November 25, 2015

PTI Blog Hop - November

November 2015

This month's inspiration photo is just gorgeous, don't you agree?
I wanted to duplicate the beautiful shiny colored ornaments, sparkly ferns and bring in the pretty silver and white on white.

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The ornaments are from Spellbinders and die cut from Shimmery Papers and tied to the tree branch with silver thread.  The sentiment is from PTI's Fall Elegance stamped in silver onto Sizzix Baroque panel cut from PTI's Stampers Select White card stock. 

Have a great day hopping along :-)

MIM #232


Layered Stamping on Kraft

Check out this week's MIM and join Dawn McVey as she shows how to get bright, fun colors when stamping on kraft card stock HERE.  

In my humble opinion, Dawn can do no wrong with her beautiful color combinations.  So this week I am playing along with the challenge and learning how to stamp vibrant color images on kraft cardstock.  :-)

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Friday, November 20, 2015

MIM #231



Motif Building

This week Betsy Veldman is showing us one of her favorite techniques on MIM.  Motif Building with large and small stamp images. She demonstrates this so well on the video seen HERE.


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I used stamps from Song Birds, Beautiful Butterflies and Beautiful Butterflies Layers for building my motif design.

The embossing folder on the base card is Lifestyle Crafts and the enamel heart in the center is from Chickaniddy Crafts.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

MIM #230

Cover Plate Water-coloring

Ashley  is up this week on the Make It Monday Challenge. She shares how to use Cover Plate dies as a stencil to create water-colored card designs. You can view her video HERE.

Sorry for the nighttime photo.  My card is much prettier in daylight.
The base card and stamped panel are cream colored and the framed panel is a rustic orange cardstock.  
I used the negative die cut of the leaves from Song Birds to paint my leafy branch in reds,oranges and yellow watercolor.  the Bird is dark brown and the sentiment from Fall Elegance is inked in chocolate brown.  There is some gold thread nested under the bird.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

MIM #229


Fabric Strip Christmas Trees

This week, Melissa Phillips is up on MIM and she's got a fun use for fabric and ribbon scraps for paper-crafted holiday cards! 

Check out her beautiful card and video HERE. 

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I didn't have a pretty straw with stripes or polka dots and thought instead of buying some I would use something I already had for my tree trunk.  Remember the Popsicle sticks we needed for SAF?  :-)
I inked up my Wood Grain stamp in chocolate brown ink and stamped it onto the trunk (stick).  Added a bunch of ribbons, lace and scraps of material to create the branches like Melissa shows us, but my tree trimming skills are not so good. The topper is a silver glittery snow flake with a pearl glued to the center. 

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I used part of the "Enjoy" sentiment stamp from PTI's Spiral Bouquet for the Christmas "joy" and the base cardstock is PTI Rustic Cream.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

MIM #228


Pearlized Blending

 Lizzie has a pretty technique to share with us on the MIM video HERE. She is showing us how to create pearlized ink blending. I really love anything that's shimmery or glitters, so I had to give this one a try. 

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PTI Stamps/Dies used:
Fancy Flourish
Beautiful Butterflies
Boutique Borders: Birthday

Perfect Pearls:  Blue Smoke