I had so much fun participating in Stamp-A-Faire 2015. Thank you Papertrey Ink for all of the hard work and beautiful designs you put forth throughout the year. I truly enjoyed participating in this event and look forward to many more to come.
Pins + Needles Challenge
Mix + Match Challenge:
Runway Inspired Challenge
Make it Work Challenge (to fix the runway challenge)
Time for Papertrey's Make it Work Challenge. I love the idea of this challenge. How many times have you created something you're just not happy with? It happens to me all the time.
I chose to rework the card I posted for the Runway Challenge. I wasn't happy with the way it turned out and I just wanted to do something 'more' to it. Below is my rejected card:
I think I just needed to walk away from my crafting table for a bit. While this card will never make it to my favorites pile, I don't dislike it like I once did.
I changed things up by rounding off my corners, adhering the bottom of my vellum, stamping black ink over the previous fine linen, and adding a few pearls and rhinestones on top of my vintage cream twill.
Hello, again! Up now is a card for Papertrey's Stamp-A-Faire Runway Challenge. Let's just say this card won't be making it down the runway anytime soon. I don't know what it was about this challenge but I didn't pull it off the way I wanted to. Perhaps I can rework for the 'Make it Work' Challenge.
I was inspired by the photo below:
I love, love, love the soft elegance of this beautiful gown....absolutely stunning.
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Papertrey Ink: Brushed Blooms Stamps and Dies, Sweet Blush Ink, Spring Moss Ink, Fine Linen Ink, Vintage Cream Cardstock, Classic Kraft Cardstock, Vintage Twill
Hi, there! I hope everyone is having a fabulous start to the weekend. Today, I will be participating in Papertrey Ink's Stamp-A-Faire 2015 challenges...so exciting! Up first is the Bridal Challenge. For this challenge, we are required to create a design using all white. The only exception is we can use a neutral color for our sentiment. Below is my take on the challenge.
I chose to use different patterns, textures, and shades of white to create my tag.
After cutting the larger heart from burlap paper, I covered it with several coats of snow white acrylic paint. I really like the rustic feel it provided and thought it went well against the backdrop of lace.
I heat embossed white hearts on the smaller tag and used Classic Kraft Ink for the sentiment.
Don't forget to drop by and check out some of the Design Team's amazing projects. There are so many fabulous submissions from today's participants and I am sure they would love for you to visit, as well!
Hi, there! Time to play along in Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday Challenge. Betsy highlighted the 'kissing' technique using die cuts as opposed to two stamps. Did anyone else find this challenge, well, challenging? Let's just say my attempt did not go off as seamlessly as Betsy's beautiful card. She is simply amazing!
Betsy recommended using a solid stamp against an intricate die cut to get a clear image to shine through. As I started digging through my stamps, I realized I had very few solid images (perhaps this was my problem) and the ones I owned were too small to implement the challenge well. So, I grabbed this raven stamp as it is the largest solid image I own. I used it to 'kiss' PTI's 'Boo' die from the newly released Pumpkin shaker shape. It came out pretty clear except the tiny little exclamation dot...I promise it says "boo" not "bool."
I then applied the technique to Tim Holtz' Branch tree die using PTI's Polka Dot Background Basics II. I think it gave it kind of a weathered look.
Don't you just love those rich, vibrant colors? I couldn't help but think of Fall weather. We don't have a lot of colorful leaves where we live in Arizona and since I am from the east coast, I miss that magical time of year tremendously.
I used my Gelatos to color the leaves before heat embossing in gold.
I love how the colors change in different lighting...