Paper Smooches Blog Hop

There's a blog hop going on at Paper Smooches for thier February release.  You can hop along by going to the PS Blog.


Thank you kindly!

It seems like all I've done lately are thank you cards, but here's one more...

I think the lighting was a little too bright in these pics; it sort of washed out the colors.  

After stamping the image, I colored in some of the spaces with Copic markers.  After stamping and coloring, I embossed the card panel with a texture plate.  Love the cute little buttons I found in my stash!

Masculine Thanks

Here is a masculine thank you card I made for my boss.  I stamped the argyle pattern on craft card stock with VersaMark ink.  The sentiment was stamped with dark chocolate ink.  Everything was matted on dark chocolate cardstock and then added to a white card base.

 I love how well the button coordinates!  It looks as if it has stitching on it, so it goes perfectly with the argyle pattern.  Here is the side view...

All products used were from PTI except the button and the VersaMark ink.

Thank You Roses

Here's a pretty card using Rosie Posie stamp set from PTI.  I kept the die in place on the white panel while I stamped it so that it would have that white border around my flowers.  I love the way it turned out!

Here is the side view to show the dimension.  See you around!

Thanks so much

This was a fun card to make!  I punched shapes from black card stock and then inserted the same shapes that were cut from white card stock and stamped.  I added some flourishes to the black by stamping them in VersaMark and then heat embossing with clear powder.

The sentiment was also stamped in VersaMark and embossed with white powder.  The card base is simply chartreuse.


Many Thanks!

Here's a couple of thank you cards I was able to make pretty quickly.  First, I stamped and embossed the three mehndi medallions that are embossed.  Then I stamped the rest of the mehndi in VersaMark.  Easy peasy!

I tried a couple of color combos to mix it up a bit.  That's it!

Mirrored Sentiment

I saw a post ages ago on making a mirrored sentiment and knew I had to try it some day.  Here's the result...

To create that mirrored look, you just stamp the word once on your paper, and then stamp it again on a piece of acetate.  Then you flip over the acetate and use it just like you would a stamp.  Carefully line up the bottoms of the two words, and carefully smooth over the surface of the acetate to make sure it makes good contact with the paper so that the ink will transfer.  That's all there is to it!  Here is a link to the tutorial video where I learned this technique:  Click Here.

Hello, Yellow!

Just wanted to share a birthday card I made recently.

The flowers and leaves are from the PTI Delightful Dahlias Additions stamp set and the sentiment is from their Ruby Reprise stamp set.  I love how it all turned out!

The yellow is so warm and happy!  It just makes me smile!

Anniversary Quilt

I'm here today with a card I made for my parents' anniversary, using the Lil' Inker Designs Circles and Diamonds Stitched Pattern die and their Darling Diamonds stamp set.

I began by using the die with embossing pads to emboss the pattern onto the front of my Vintage Cream card base.  Then I stamped the patterns using Classic Craft, Dark Chocolate, Ocean Tides, and Hawaiian Shores Inks.  The sentiment came from the PTI set Ruby Reprise.

I just added some twine and a button for a little dimension, and that's that!

Thanks for stopping by!

Pretty In Pink (part 2)

Here is another card for the Papertrey Ink January Blog Hop Challenge.

I started by stamping the flowers from Flourishes on a panel that was die cut with the Perfectly Pierced Classic Label die [also from Flourishes].  I colored them with Copic markers.  The sentiment comes from the something-or-other stamp set from Papertrey Ink, and is stamped with Autumn Rose ink [PTI].

I cut a strip of white paper and used a Anna Griffin paper punch to create that cute lacy trim.  Some patterned paper from My Mind's Eye and a little ribbon to add to add interest and some pearls for balance and viola!  A gorgeous birthday card for my mama!

That's all folks!


Rosie Posie (New year, new stash!)

I'm playing along this time with A Blog Named Hero for their New Year, New Stash! challenge #36. 

New year, new stash!

Here is a card I created using my new Rosie Posie and Rosie Posie Step 2 stamp sets and matching dies from Papertrey Ink which my hubby bought me for Christmas.  [He's such a good hubby!]  Plus new PTI ink pads too!

If you look really closely you can see that the Pure Poppy background paper has been embossed with a texture plate. 

The flowers were stamped with Pure Poppy ink which was stamped off once for the lighter shade and stamped directly for the darker shade.  The leaves were done with Simply Chartreuse in the same fashion. 

The sentiment comes from the Signature Greetings stamp set (also a Christmas gift) and was stamped with Hero Arts black ink. 

I popped up my flowers with dimensionals in two thicknesses for extra dimension.  The Rosie Posie dies were used to die cut everything.  Here is the post I used for my inspiration. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Pretty in Pink (PTI Blog Hop Challenge)

Today I'm playing along with the Papertrey Ink January Blog Hop Challenge.

January Blog Hop Challenge

Here is a thank you card I created using the Papertrey Ink Delightful Dahlias and Delightful Dahlias Additions stamp sets.

I scrap lifted the layout from this post here, which I just realized was posted for last year's January blog hop.  Go figure!

I started with some Autumn Rose card stock for my card base and used True Black cardstock for the black mat. 

My dahlias and leaves were first stamped with Hero Arts black ink.  The petals were stamped with the Delightful Dahlias Additions using first Scarlet Jewel for the darkest parts, then Autumn Rose for the medium dark, and then Autumn Rose that was stamped off once before stamping the lightest part.

The leaves were stamped with Ripe Avocado for the darkest part, then Simply Chartreuse, and then Simply Chartreuse which was stamped off once.

The sentiment is also from the Delightful Dahlias Additions set and was stamped with VersaMark and then heat embossed with white embossing powder from PTI. 

Oh!  And the centers of my flowers were colored with a yellow Crayola marker.  :) 

Here's my card from another angle to show the dimension.  The flowers were popped up with dimensionals in two thicknesses.

That's all for today!