February 14, 2016

Papertrey Ink Alphabet Challenge

This is another card I made for Papertrey Ink's Anniversary. For this one they printed an alphabet of rules and you make a card using at least 3 letters of your first or last name.  I went with:

J - incorporate a few jewels or rhinestones
E - incorporate an emboss resist technique
SS - incorporate some stitching, real or faux
I - use an impression plate or do some sort of dry embossing
C - use at least 5 colors total
A - add a border

Well, 5 out of 6 ain't bad.

I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment and flowers (using Daydreamer + Simply Jane), then I used a white pen to add the frame and faux stitched border.  I dry embossed a second frame/border around the stitching.  I then rubbed a bit of white ink around the saying and flowers (resist technique) and added the turquoise jewels.  I mounted the panel on a piece of cardstock matching the jewels.

February 10, 2016

Papertrey Ink Sampler Square Challenge

I've made this card for the Papertrey Ink Anniversary challenge to:
Create a new card that features nine 1-1/2" squares, each altered in a different way. Mount them all onto a 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" square card base.

My squares feature the following techniques/media, from left to right, top to bottom.
1. heat embossed resist with watercolours
2. heat embossed resist with gelatos
3. faux stained glass technique with Copic markers on acetate
4. stamped clouds with ink coloured embossing paste
5. collage elements (Sorry, it's hard to see the world map under the clouds and plane due to the high contrast photography I had to use so the black squares were visible.)
6. overlapping ombre
7. perfect pearls (hard to see on the photo but brilliantly shiny in real life)
8. ink blowing (didn't work quite as well as I'd hoped)
9. white stamped on black cardstock, coloured with pencil crayons.

I also tried overlapping heat embossing, but the embossing colours I have didn't fit the overall scheme of the card, so I replaced that square with the embossing paste one.

The stamp sets I used are:
Up, Up, and Away
Fly Away
All Booked Up
World Map