Thursday, October 24, 2013

Papertrey Ink October Blog Hop - Tag It Challenge

Welcome to the Papertrey Ink October Blog Hop! This month is is all about Tags for gift giving. Several of our designers have been sharing holiday tags for the past few weeks which has inspired me to get started on gift tags much earlier than usual. These today were created specifically for the October Blog Hop.

I have owned Vintage Ornaments for several years but sadly it has seen very little use. Now that we have dies, there are no excuses! This is such an awesome set, so versatile. Several card design ideas came to me while designing these tags so Vintage Ornaments is staying on my stamp table for a while!

Stamps: Peaceful Pinecones, Fillable Frames #9 (To/From on inside of tag)
Dies: Vintage Ornaments, Peaceful Pinecones
Card stock: PTI Vintage Cream
Designer Paper: PTI Holiday Flourishes and Swirls (I just love this entire pad!)
Ink: PTI Pinefeather, Dark Chocolate
Red/White Twine, KaiserKraft Red Rhinestones, Diamond Stickles

Monday, October 14, 2013

Mighty Oak

Oh how I love this new set from PTI - Might Oak.  I've made six cards with it this week and finally forced myself to put it away last night. For this card, I cased a card posted by Debbie Olson last week in which she used clear card stock. I've never worked with acetate card stock, but a friend sent me some pre-folded acetate cards for my birthday this year, so I really didn't have an excuse to not give this technique a go. Tip: By leaving the die cuts in the cover plate and applying a drop of glue to the back of each cut, it was a fairly simple process to just lay the acrylic card front over the cover plate and Voila! Easy peasy!


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

PTI Make it Monday #135 - Layered Emboss Resist

Enjoyed Heather Nichol's MIM yesterday where she demonstrated an old technique that I first learned many years ago, but have not tried in quite some time. I forgot how effective the clear-emboss resist can be. I pulled out a couple of older PTI sets - Leaf Prints and BB: Text style and am pleased with this results.

Stamps: PTI BB Text Style, Leaf Prints, Meadow Greens, Mighty Oak
Ink: PTI Scarlet Jewel, Ripe Avacado, Colorbox Chestnut for sentiment
PTI Card stock, button, twine