Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Background #3 - Love

I made a craft list of techniques I would like to try in 2019.  The first one is handmade backgrounds;  this is the third one.  It combines text and images just like the challenge recently.  Since its close to Valentines Day the card is made with that theme in mind (the hearts and text). 

To make the size circle I just reversed the stamp I was using for the heart with text to make a circle (on the back of the stamp) and then turned it over to the correct side to stamp the heart with text on top of circles).

If you haven't used the Guide Lines Paper from Papertrey, it really helps line up images if the are small enough for the lightly pre-printed lines and circles.  I love it this paper.  Its also a wonderful look to put a very small image or flower in between the circles but I thought that would be too busy with the text.  However, I have made such a background and love it but haven't decided how to showcase it and make the final card.  Coming soon . . .

All products are Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise stated:

Stamp Sets
Simply Jane, Love Lives Here, Farmer's Market Florals (Leaves)

Weathervane, Lovely Lady, Raspberry Fizz, and Prairie Grass

10 Guide Lines II Grid Sheets - White, Lovely Lady, Weathervane, White Linen (fresh snow)

Wink of Stella (sparkly on certain areas of frame), Simply Jane and Farmer's Market Florals Dies, 3M Mounting Foam, Gemini Machine

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Love Negative Die Cut Backgrounds

Papertrey Make It Monday #349

This Monday’s challenge was called, “Negative Die Cut Backgrounds” by Ashley Newell of Papertrey Ink.  Here example had white on top, but every time I tried white card stock on the top layer, I could not see the die cut out form.  Maybe I could have glued the image down in more places than just the edges now that I think of it.

Fun challenge.  All products used are Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise stated:

Stamp Set
Say It with Style (Text)

True Black

Pure Poppy and White Linen (Fresh Snow) Cardstocks
MFT Dots & Stripes Neutral Designer Paper

Stitched Folk Flower Stitching Die, 3M Foam Dimensional, Gemini Machine, Scan n Cut Machine

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Papertrey Ink Choose a Technique 2018

I am late, but here goes

Make It Monday #346-2018 A La Carte

I chose Melissa Phillips MIM “Embossing Enamel Splatters” and used some of the same stamp sets with different colors, angle, background and ribbon.  Her original creation may be found at

All products used are Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise stated

Stamp Sets
Mixed Bouquet 2018 Anniversary Set and A Bit More Butterfly Blooms:  Mini

Prairie Grass, Green Parakeet, Aqua Mist, Spring Rain, Versa fine Noir Onyx and Versa Mark

White Linen (Fresh Snow) and Bitty Big:  Green Parakeet

Dies – Skinny Mini Banners Die, Shape Shifters:  Oval 1 Die, Large Tags, Mixed Bouquet
Other – Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon (SU), Water, Sparkle Shimmer (Image Crafts), Filigree Fine Art Embossing Powder White, Shabby White Embossing Enamel (Stupendous), #100 Copic (Black), Nuvo Drops – Simple White, Gemini Machine, Embossing Heat Gun, 3 M Foam Dimensional

Extraordinary Background

Ever since Laurie Schmidlin gave us the design tip to make handmade backgrounds on January 18, I have done nothing else.  It was on my list of techniques for 2019.  This one is white embossing on black card stock and coloring in the image

Stamp Sets
Text - very old set that has no name or manufacture on it (bought when I was just starting out stamping 20 some years ago but it is still my favorite font set), Stitching Garden (PTI) and very old background rose stamp (SU)

Glorious Green (SU), Versafine Noir Onyx and Versa Mark

True Black and White Linen-Fresh Snow (all PTI)

White Filigree Fine Art Embossing Powder, Water Color Pencils (various shades - no colors are on the pencils), Embossing Buddy, Embossing Gun
Pierced Feature Frame Dies and Gemini Die Cutting Machine

Monday, January 21, 2019

Papertrey Ink January 2019 Blog Hop

Inspired by the colors and design by Papertrey Ink, which may be seen at PTI January 2019 Blog Hop
The colors, the vellum to represent the white softness next to the black, and the ribbon is to represent the tassels.

All products used are Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise stated.
Stamp Sets
Farmer’s Market Florals and Penned Elegance

Lovely Lady, Autumn Rose, Prairie Grass and Versafine Noir Onyx

The Designer Paper and Vellum matching pattern are from Papertrey Ink Lovely Lace Kit designed by Betsy Veldman and White Linen (Fresh Snow)

Pierced Feature Frames Dies, Farmer’s Market Floral Dies, and Penned Elegance Die
Gray/Black Satin Ribbon was inside a package as a thank you from an unknown company (it is so beautiful), Gemini Die Cutting Machine and 3m Mounting Tape