Wednesday, September 25, 2013

PTI September Blog Hop - Wreath #4

I have to stop making wreaths and get my chores done! But I wanted to show a little love to Rustic Branches, one of my very first Papertrey sets. I stamped these tags last night and used glitter-gel pen to color the leaves and make the red berries. I used PTI white adhesive sheet and unfortunately, gel ink does not get absorbed into this medium as well as it does card stock. These still were not dry this morning! I finally used tissue to blot the images so I could complete the project without smearing ink!
If you'd like to view all entries while you are here, just click on my "Freshwater Stamps" blog header.

Stamps: PTI Rustic Branches
Card stock: PTI
Adhesive paper: PTI
Limitless Layers Circles and a 1-3/4" circle punch
Ink: Memento Black, Brilliance Rocket Red
Gel Pen - American Crafts "The Ultimate Glitter Gel Pen"
Twine - PTI Red Poppy

PTI September Blog Hop - Wreath #3

Well, if you know me at all, you knew you'd see this one! Papertrey's Wreath for All Seasons contains the most versatile wreath stamps available. IMO.  I have used this set a lot, but never grow tired of it. It is appropriately named, as it makes beautiful summer wreaths as well as winter holiday versions.
If you'd like to view all entries while you are here, just click on my "Freshwater Stamps" blog header.

Stamps: A Wreath for All Seasons
Card stock: All Papertrey Ink
Designer Paper: Fall Prints and Patterns
Dies: Papertrey Mat Stack One and Mat Stack 4 Layerz
Copper ink: Colorbox with Fine detail copper embossing powder
Copper mesh, copper sheer ribbon from my stash

PTI September Blog Hop - Wreath #2

For my second wreath I again used the Martha Stewart branch punch - but this time I punch three shades of green to make a more traditional wreath. I had fun making the embellishments for this one, using the Santa image and die cut from Papertrey's Winter Snow Globe and white Shrink Plastic. Aren't those little Santa's just the cutest!! I also used the snowflake image from the same set to stamp around the outside frame with Fresh Snow ink.
If you'd like to view all my Blog Hop entries while you are here, just click on my "Freshwater Stamps" blog header.

Stamps: Winter Snow Globe, Think Big Favorites #20
Card Stock -Papertrey Ink
Shrink Plastic - Suze Weinberg Bright White
Prisma Colored Pencils for Santas
Red Stickles

PTI September Blog Hop - Wreath #1

I love making and giving seasonal wreaths to friends and family. So when the theme for this month's PTI Blog Hop was announced, it really peaked my interest.  I have many wreath stamps and dies, and couldn't decide on just one to enter into the Blog Hop, so I made a few. If you'd like to view all entries while you are here, just click on my "Freshwater Stamps" blog header.

Here is my first entry. I used the Martha Stewart Branch punch and adhered these to a wreath-shaped circle base I die cut. I think My favorite aspect of making wreaths, both the real mccoy and paper-crafted is the embellishments you can use to really make a statement.

Stamps: PTI Think Big Favorites #9
PTI Impression Plate: Woodgrain
Martha Stewart Branch Punch
Card Stock: All Papertrey Ink
KairserKraft rhinestones color changed with Copic Marker

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Papertrey - MIM #132 - Layered Border Dies

I so happy to finally get this card made. I had this idea rolling round in my head since purchasing this Princess Dress die a few weeks ago, and when I saw Dawn's MIM video for this last week I knew I had to make this card!

I started with the dress die from Memory Box. As you can see, it actually is a short-dress die and I simply adhered it to card stock and free-hand drew an extension to make it a long dress. Using Bitty Dot Paper and the small border die, I cut several strips and began layering.  I am very pleased with how the dress turned out - but don't think I'd try mailing it as the little scallops would surely arrive flattened.

Stamps: Mini Blooms, Make a Wish
Designer paper - Bitty Dot Sweet Blush
All card stock Papertrey Ink
Sizzix Swiss Dot Embossing Folder
Dies: PTI Small Scallop,  Memory Box Princess Dress