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.