Friday, January 27, 2012

PTI MIM #50: Shaker Card challenge

Today I am posting my entry into the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday challenge #50: Shaker Cards.

If you'd like to check the challenge out for yourself, you can see the post here.

FYI - I used all PTI supplies and tools, except for the brad and hole punch.

My card base is made with Hibuscus Burst card trimmed using the Edger's #1 die (through both front and back layers). The layer my shaker box sits on was made with Stampers Select white card stock which I also trimmed using the Edger's #1 die, followed by embossing with the Lace Impressions die (by adjusting the placement of the die, I was able to leave a small amount of the bottom edge plain). Now onto the shaker box. I die cut the Mat Stack 4 shape out of fun foam. I only had brown & green on hand, so I chose to use brown, although it really doesn't show at all in my project. I also die cut another Mat Stack 4 shape this time in Stampers Select white card stock. I cut a Mat Stack 4 Layerz die shape from Raspberry Fizz card stock, and layering it with my slightly smaller fun foam Mat Stack 4 die cut, ran both through at the same time to die cut the signature series butterfly die in the middle. Now, my cutting mats are in pretty bad shape, and the top side of my die cut came out all wrinkly looking, so I just went ahead and embossed it with the Polka Dot impressions plate (the photo doesn't show it well). I glued some acetate (that one of my stamps sets came on) to the back of my Raspberry Fizz die cut and then glued my white die cut to my white lace-embossed card stock. My thought was that I wanted my shaker box back to be plain and not embossed. While those were drying, I ran my fun foam through my Zyron machine on both the front and back sides. I placed my fun foam over my white die cut and filled it with punched paper hearts, micro beads, and some iridescent glitter. Then to finish, all I had to do was place my Raspberry Fizz die cut (with the acetate-covered butterfly opening) in place on top. I layered on a small piece of Raspberry Fizz card stock which I layered with a piece of Hibiscus Burst saddle-stitch ribbon onto the white Lace-embossed card stock. The finishing touch was a brad placed through the ribbon and card stock. The last step was to use some pop dots on the white Lace-embossed card stock to adhere it to the Hibiscus Burst card base.
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

PTI January Blog Hop Challenge

This month, PTI has challenged their fans to take a favorite project from 2011 and improve upon it for 2012. I took my last MIM challenge project, since I already knew I wanted to make the design again, but improve a few aspects. Below is a photo of the old card on the left and the new and improved design on the right.

Stamps: PTI Rosie Posie stamp set
Dies: PTI Rosie Posie die set, Rick Rack border die, Edgers #3
Ink: PTI Hibiscus Burst, Pure Poppy, Spring Moss, Old Olive (SU), Bubblegum (A*Muse)
Paper: PTI Hibiscus Burst, Pure Poppy, and Stamper's Select white card stock
Other: corner chomper and PTI Pure Poppy Baker's Twine

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Papertrey Ink - Make It Monday #48: Creating Backgrounds with Border Dies

For this week's MIM challenge, I choose to use the PTI XL Rickrack Border die. I cut out several borders in white card stock and arranged them on a white background. I used PTI's Rosie Posie stamp & die set to make 3 focal flowers and 2 leaves. I popped some of them up with foam for extra dimension and wrapped PTI Pure Poppy Bakers Twine around it. I added the ensemble to a card base of Hibiscus Burst layered with Pure Poppy PTI card stock.
I think if I were to make this design again, I would make the decorative base smaller so that the pink and red mats would be more prominent. Love the texture the rickrack border die made on the background though. Thanks for the inspiration, PTI!
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Papertrey Ink - Make It Monday #47: 2011 A la Carte