Monday, June 25, 2012

PTI June Blog Hop - Happy Birthday

It's been some time since I participated in PTI's blog hop and did cards. I've been getting on with my scrapbooking so it's this or that.

I thought the colors in the inspiration photo was very unique. It is a color combo that I would never have put together. Here is my take:

I don't have much ribbon in my stash. Tried misting but the color mist I had was not a match. So I decided to use a neutral color trim.

Supplies Used:
Papers - PTI Lemon Tart, Aqua Mist
Inks - PTI New Leaf, Aqua Mist, Harvest Gold, JBS Brown Sugar
Stamps - PTI Happy Hydrangea, Harvest  Berries, Pretty Peonies, Daydreamer, Communique Sentiments Mini Set
Others - Pop Dots, WRMK Distress Tool, SU Crochet Trim, 1/4" Scor Tape

Sunday, June 3, 2012

PTI MIM #68 - Take Time To Remember

This week's PTI's MIM #68 is on pocket cards.

I wanted to do a card for Father's Day using this technique. I do not own any masculine stamp sets so I decided to choose something pretty neutral. Not sure if the card turned out on the girly side. I chose Lemon Tart as my base as yellow is my dad's favorite color.

Here is my take:

 I used Copic marker to add a little shading to the leaves. Turned out I had a super juicy marker and couldn't really get the shading done perfectly.

I also stamped BB: Postmarks over the entire pocket using Soft Stone ink. Did faux stitching since I can't sew and added Silver Liquid Pearls to the dots for subtle accents.
For my insert, I framed the sides using Life stamp set and added sentiment from Harvest Berries since I didn't have any Father's Day or Father related sentiments in my collection. Added Soft Stone ribbon as a final touch.

P.S I really love the Soft Stone ink. It gives such a subtle effect.

Supplies Used:
Papers - PTI Lemon Tart, Soft Stone
Inks - PTI Soft Stone, Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold, JBS Brown Sugar
Stamps - PTI Lovely Leaves, BB Postmarks, Life, Harvest Berries
Others - Ranger Liquid Pearls Silver, WRMK 1/4" Corner Chomper, Zig Pen Brown, Copics