February 24, 2015

with <3

This was going to be a quick post Sunday evening to get my card in for Papertrey’s 201st Make It Monday, using a cover plate die cut as a stencil. The post never went up because I used "<3" in the title and it is an HTML code and caused a break in the link. Who knew. Anyway, back to the more interesting part of the post. I used a portion of Cover Plate: Hearts and added glitter over the light molding paste. For some reason the glitter wouldn’t stay stuck, so I went over it with Glossy Accents and additional glitter.

My first idea, which didn’t work out, used clear glitter over the light molding paste. Almost a week later, the glitter is not coming off. I’m not sure what happened with the colored glitter, one of the great mysteries of life, like using <3 in a blog title.

Winter is still making itself known. Hope you’re warm where you are.


stamps:  Monthly Moments: February (PTI)
ink:  tuxedo black (Memento)
dies:  Cover Plate: Hearts and Tiny Tags (PTI)
paper:  white, pure poppy and raspberry fizz card stock (PTI)
extras:  washi tape (stash, mainly from Michael’s); blossom twine (The Twinery); light molding paste (Golden); garnet and tourmaline fine glitter (MSC); light pink glitter (Doodlebug)

February 15, 2015

pti anniversary days 3, 5 and 7 – my simple projects

It’s rare that I make anything clean and simple. It always feels as if there is something missing on my attempts. Today, though, I have three simple projects to share, all for the Papertrey anniversary challenges.

I had put together Valentine goodie bags for my religious education class and added a very simple tag using Tremendous Tags and Tag-Its #11. Being honest here, I hadn’t planned on having a tag, but decided day 3 was a timely challenge and I should take advantage.

Besides seeing the colorful bags all gathered together, my favorite part of the goodies is the Bible verse included. One of four different verses all about God’s love was slipped into each bag to remind the girls where love originates.

The challenge for day 5 was to use a stamp set that has yet to see ink. Let’s just say there were a lot of options. I chose to work with Framed Out #1 and CASE a card by Lisa Johnson from the stamp’s release in 2012.

Each time I scrolled past Lisa’s card on my Pinterest board, I was reminded that I wanted to make that card for a niece’s or nephew’s birthday. This seemed to be the perfect time.

The last challenge I was able to finish was for day 7, to use only metallics and neutrals. Using a journal card from the Heidi Swapp PL foil kit helped this card come together fairly fast – for me anyway. If we had the option to use color, I would have used a mint and gold heart rather than the black. I like at least a touch of color.

To make the heart, I used the small notebook page from School Time for the stripes, stamping it twice for narrower spacing. The heart die is Framed Out #11.

Happy 8th anniversary, Papertrey Ink.