Friday, June 6, 2014

Hello Friend Fox Card

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I made this card last summer and forgot to post it. I don't recall if it was inspired by any other card I saw.... However, I do know for sure that I learned to do the cool background from somewhere else (I think a PTI designer) where you pat your impression plate with white pigment ink and then run it through your machine to emboss it. Looks very cool! I like that it gives a little extra something to the background. The fox stamp is paper pieced from the Hello, Foxy mini stamp set from Papertrey Ink (PTI). For the torn paper edges, I used one of those deckle edge rulers you tear against to make that effect. It was the first time I had used this tool and it turned out pretty good.

UPDATE: I think it was this burlap-fronted fox card by Jessica Witty that inspired my card.

Stamps: Hello, Foxy from PTI, Bountiful Banners from PTI
Die: Bountiful Banners from PTI
Ink: Smoky Shadow, Fresh Snow pigment ink, and Kraft ink from PTI
Impression Plate: Woodgrain from PTI
Misc. I think the butterfly is from a Martha Stewart Punch
Cardstock: Ocean Tides from PTI, Kraft

Monday, June 2, 2014

Avery Elle Challenge #8 (Masculine Card)

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Making a card off the top of my head is very hard for me...and doing it with a masculine theme is even harder!  For this card I used a mix of stamps, but the focal stamp is the cute beer/soda bottle from Avery Elle's The Man stamp set. I just love the bottle. You can fill it with any color drink!! This card would also make a great Father's Day card with a different sentiment. =)
Stamps: Soda/Beer: Avery Elle The Man; Oranges: WPLUS9 Milk & Cookies; Sentiment: From a Studio Calico kit set; Crosshatch from Market Street Stamps (closed).
Pattern Paper: Lemonade Stand Collection by BoBunny.
Impression Plate: Woodgrain from PTI
Ink: Lemon Drop from My Favorite Things
Cardstock: Kraft from ?PTI?, Nightshift Blue from My Favorite Things

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Let's Weather It 2

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This is my second card based off a beautiful one by Heather Campbell. It uses the adorable Storybook and Weather It stamp sets by Avery Elle. I love the background paper I found for this card. It is from a 6 x 6 pad called Dreamy by Heidi Swapp. The colors are so much better in person. I just couldn't capture the color well with the camera. :(
Stamps: Avery Elle Weather it & Storybook
Dies: Avery Elle Weather It & Storybook; WPLUS9 Banner Trio
Paper Pads 6x6: Dreamy by Heidi Swapp; Umbrella: Hello Sunshine by Lawn Fawn
Ink: Clouds: PTI Ocean Tides stamped off once.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Weather It card

When I saw Heather Campbell's card (that I pretty much CASED), I knew I needed the new Avery Elle Weather It stamp set. I normally wouldn't have bought a set like that but her card made me have to have it. =) It is just adorable. I couldn't wait to make one just liker hers. I forgot to put twine on mine and the grey I had didn't look good to me, so I used aqua mist from PTI for the background paper.  I love the little bow on the umbrella from Heather's card but I have no idea where the die she used is from.  Update: Heather was so sweet to let me know that the little bow is from the Avery Elle Simply Tags: Christmas Elle-ments die set.

Avery Elle Weather It stamp set and matching dies. Avery Elle Storybook stamp set for duck. Paper on the umbrella is from the new Lawn Fawn let's polka  paper pad.

Rosie Posie Thinking Of You Card

When I saw the post from Amber at for "inside out stationary", I knew I had to make some!!! I loved her tutorial and I even had the same stamp set (Rosie Pose from PTI).  The only snag is that the dies for this stamp set are one huge chunk of metal. My husband had to take it out in the garage and use a dremmel to separate the flower cuts. It was worth it though!

I also have the "step 2" for the Rosie Posie set where you can stamp the shading on the images. I'm really glad I bought those stamps because I think it really adds a lot to the images. I will definitely be making more of these cards.

Stamp Sets:
Flowers: Rosie Posie and Rosie Posie Step 2 from Papertrey Ink. *Including the matching die set.
Sentiment: Weather It from Avery Elle

Pale Tomato and Red Royal in Hero Arts Shadow Ink.
Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, and Smokey Shadow in Papertrey Ink inks.

Envelope: A2 in Punch color from Hero Arts