Posts Tagged ‘PTI’

Harvest Berries CAS

Posted: April 27, 2012 in Cards, Papertrey Ink

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I have a CAS simple card for you today.  One layer which is VERY unusual for me.  I never feel like I get the balance right with CAS cards, always feeling like ‘something is missing’, so I pile on the buttons and the paper and the ribbon, and sometimes it can overwhelm the card KWIM?

Well, this card was (I would like to say ‘inspired’, but it’s not, its me attempting to copy it…) my inspiration point, originally done by the Uber-talented Maile Belles, when this Ginko Leaves set, called Harvest Berries by Papertrey Ink was first released..  I loved it straight away and just had to have it!

I used some Crystal Glaze to make the berries appear as if they were real, or succulent as I like to think of them.  I was very pleased with the results of this CAS attempt.

I gave it to my mum for her birthday, and unfortunately now know that she LOVES all the ‘floof’ that I normally put on my cards, and so wasn’t all that impressed with this CAS version lol!!  My DD said the same thing, she prefers all the pomp and pageantry that I normally go with!!  Ah well, they will catch up with the trend soon enough!  Gotta love the honesty of family members hey?

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Here is the photo that we are using this month to spark our inspiration..

I love the Anniversary set from Papertrey Ink called Pretty Peonies, it’s just soooo pretty, so as soon as I saw the inspiration photo I knew I wanted to create something using some of the colours.  On looking back I probably should have gone for something with pink in it, but honestly when I first saw the picture, this was what came to mind, and as these things are supposed to spark our inspiration, I thought I should go with my first instinct.

I used some of the original inks from Papertrey Ink for the peonies which I don’t believe are available anymore, and then went over them in Enchanted Evening ink for the outlines.  I then used Summer Sky by Memento as a substitute for Spring Rain as I don’t have any just yet for the outline only peonies.  I then stamped a leaf from Leaf Prints in New Sprout by Memento.
I stamped a frame using Fillable Frames #11 using Chartreuse (old ink, not to be confused with Simply Chartreuse, new ink colour), and then added the sentiment from Happy Day Stamp set, and a small flourish from the same set.  Sometimes those small flourishes are so small I originally don’t see them, but they can make all the difference when finishing off a sentiment I feel, so I am glad they include them in the sets!  I added some ribbon from my stash, and a Simply Chartreuse button threaded with twine to finish off the card.  I hope you like it and I can’t wait to see what everyone else has created!

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Hello there

It will soon be Mother’s Day here in Spain, and I get asked all the time for cards, but don’t have any Spanish sentiments, so can never oblige!

Then a couple of weeks ago, the Make it Monday challenge over at Papertrey Ink was computer generated sentiments on die cuts.  I thought to myself that this could work, so I had a quick go, and was very pleased with the results.

As is customary for me, if I think I’m on a roll with a design that seems to be going well and is not a bit ‘bleh’, I will try to do one in every colour lol!

I used the Rosie Posie stamp set from PTI (my next newest favourite stamp set at the moment). and stamped the images, and then went back in with my Copics.  A technique made famous (at least for me) by Amber.  You must visit her blog it. is.  Seriously..  word of warning though, get a cup of something hot to drink as if you are anything like me, you will be bedded in for a while there!  I think I went back all the way to when she first started!  Some serious inspiration there peeps..

On looking back at these, I wish I had done them all with the flowers like the pink one, but I did that one last, so if I do these again I will use flowers on them all, I just think it finishes them all off nicely.  My inspiration for these cards, as usual came from Pinterest (Thank You!!) from Kelly’s blog Gingham Girl (another fun blog to visit).

Well that’s it for me, I hope you liked my creations today.  Have a great day!

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Copic first attempt.

Posted: March 28, 2012 in Cards
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I have a collection of cards that I did quite a while back now. I ooh-ed and aah-ed at the Year of Flowers collection of stamps from Papertrey Ink for the whole of last year and couldn’t decide which one to buy. I eventually opted for the Mum’s collection above.  Mostly because I am new to Copic’s (this set was the first thing I coloured using them!) and I didn’t how how easy or hard they would be to use..  Whilst I think I am getting the hang of them now, I didn’t achieve the results I would have liked with them (not that that’s stopped me buying even more mind you!) and I found the image really time consuming to colour in.  Suffice to say that once I had finished these three, I had had enough of colouring using Copics for the remainder of the week!  My mum liked them bless her, but she’s not very critical of my work, unlike my DD who would tell me what needs improving etc.  So there you have it my first attempt at Copics.

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Enjoy the ride Birthday

Posted: March 27, 2012 in Cards, Papertrey Ink
Hello Bloggers.

How are you all today?

I have another iPhone card to show you today lol!  I used the Papertrey Ink Enjoy the Ride stamp set, which I stamped onto a Mat Stack #4 piece of Kraft card stock.  I coloured it using my Copics and I used the vintage touch tea dye duo chamomile ink around the edges of the mat to give it a little more definition and then raised it up on foam squares before I adhered it to my card front.  I used a double ended banner die to stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment from the same set onto Kraft card stock, and put a little grosgrain ribbon doubled over, w

ith a little piece of chocolate coloured satin ribbon with a button stuck in the middle to finish it off.  I though this was a nice alternative to a bow for a man’s card, and will definitely use this again.


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Papertrey Ink Blog Hop – March

Posted: March 25, 2012 in Cards, Papertrey Ink


Here is the photo that we are using this month to spark our inspiration..

The parts of the inspiration photo that inspired me were the yellow (obviously) and the stripes of the bags. 

I liked the ribbon also, but as I am not very good at tying bows, I decided to ruffle it instead.  I also didnt have any aqua coloured ribbon in my stash, so used brown instead.  I hope this doesn’t get me thrown off the hop, it’s supposed to be a jumping off point for your inspiration anyway, right?  So that’s how this photo inspired me lol!

As you all know, I don’t have a DSLR camera, or even a point and shoot anymore (don’t you just love teenagers?…) but I digress.. 

So this photo along with all the other rubbish photos on my blog are taken with my iPhone. 

This one was taken and then edited in Instagram to add some sort of hue. 

It didn’t change it that much to be honest with you which is why I am still posting it.

The ribbon is from my stash and the sentiment was computer generated and then matted.

I hope you like it.

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