Category Archives: creation

Easter 2011

Hi there!  I was so excited to see the “Make it Monday” video on Nichole Heady’s blog today, because the featured technique is one I recently used when designing a set of Easter cards!

The technique I used was adding color (via copic markers for me) to a colored cardstock. I stamped PTI’s Harvest Gold cardstock with their Year of Flowers: Violets set using Versamark ink.  Then, I heat embossed the stamped images with white embossing powder.  Raising the image up with embossing really helps me when coloring – kind of provides more of a boundary, if you know what I mean.  I colored the background using a Y26 copic and added some glossy accents, gold stickles, and white gems to the flower centers.  A little printed sentiment with some scored lines finishes it off.

I think what pleased me most with this creation was that it turned out “clean and simple” while still feeling  a bit “artsy”, too.

To see other’s takes on this technique, or to play along yourself, be sure to visit the link list on Nichole’s blog.  Thanks for stopping in today!

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Papertrey Ink January Blog Hop

Thought I’d take a quick moment to jump in on this month’s Blog Hop with PTI.  Its a serious quick moment, because this card came together in about 10 minutes!  (That, and my children are in much need of a nap as I type this…)

I pulled out Simply Stationery because it was my first PTI purchase!  I love it so much, but it has been neglected lately.  Just stamped two of the frame images in versamark and added a sentiment (from Mat Stack 2) on top.  A little glitter, a little impression-plating (?!?), and a little black strip make it a nice little note.  I think it’d be fun to do a set of these in a variety of colors!  Maybe when I have more time ;)  Thanks for stopping in today!

Hugs to you!

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