8.26.2013

Stamp-a-faire!

All of my Stamp-a-faire projects rolled up into one post! It's been so crazy but so much fun! I'm definitely going to have to take off work next year to have more time (and hopefully post as I go). 
Here are all of the challenges:


And here are all of my cards: 
(unfortunately, not in the correct order)

This card is for the Gallon-Quart-Pint Color Balance challenge. I love this color theory, and it's definitely going to be used regularly.


THE STUFF
Stamps: PTI Stylish Sentiments: Birthday | CTMH Hooray Bouquet, Buttons, Bits, and Bobs
Ink: PTI Smokey Shadow
Paper: PTI Ocean Tides, Autumn Rose, Canyon Clay, Stamper's Select White
Embellishments: Model Magic
Cuts: Lifestyle Crafts circle dies



This card uses the Sprinkle of Salt technique. I thought it would be super easy, but I was so wrong. This card features my third attempt. It was such a challenge to get just the right amount of water. Attempts one and two were either too dry so nothing really happened or too wet so all the paint got sucked up. I'm going to have to refine my skills on this one...


THE STUFF
Stamps: PTI Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
Ink: PTI Smokey Shadow, Limeade Ice | CTMH Lagoon | SU Island Indigo 
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select White | watercolor paper
Embellishments: Darice silver sequins



This scratch and sniff technique for the Scent-sational Cards challenge is by far my favorite. (Although the card is not... I think the Ahoy card comes in at number one.) I know I will be using this for MANY holiday projects, and birthday cards, and foodie gifts, and anything else really. I love it! Interactive cards are my favorite to make because they add like ten times more fun to any card (especially those kid cards). 


THE STUFF
Stamps: PTI Heart-2-Heart #1 | WPlus9 Winter Wishes
Ink: CTMH Cocoa | Versamark
Paper: PTI Rustic White, Kraft 
Embellishments: CTMH clear embossing powder | coffe grounds



This card was one of the more difficult to make because it required Limited Ingredients. Seems simple enough but I kept wanting to add things that weren't on the approved list.


THE STUFF
Stamps: PTI Boy Basics: Out of this World, Think Big Favorites #16
Ink: PTI Smokey Shadow | SU Pool Party | CTMH Sorbet, Creme Brulee 
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select White, Soft Stone, Aqua Mist
Cuts: fussy



This challenge was also at the top of my favorites because it involved Sugar Coated Embellishments! A.K.A. GLITTER! These different techniques for adding sparkle can be applied to almost every card to bling it out. I know I'll be bookmarking these for the holidays!


THE STUFF
Stamps: PTI Sentiment Signs
Ink: PTI Smokey Shadow
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select White, True Black
Embellishments: 1/4" Scor Tape | MS Yellow Gold glitter



This was a fun one. These Custom Accents from the Oven (or shrinky dinks) are super easy to make. Plus, a heat gun can replace the oven which saves a ton of time. I colored my hearts with copics and coated them with glitter.


THE STUFF
Stamps: PTI Bigger Blooms, Bountiful Banners
Ink: PTI Smokey Shadow, Soft Stone | Copics R08 Vermilion, YR04 Chrome Orange, Y13 Lemon Yellow
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select White 
Embellishments: Shrinky Dinks paper | MS crystal fine Arctic glitter 
Cuts: Lifestyle Crafts circle dies 



This is my favorite card but maybe not my favorite technique. Mixing Mists to Match is super cool but super messy. I love the result, and I love making custom mists. However, next time I need to plan better and prepare a spray station or something to keep the mess contained. I used washi tape to mask stripes then sprayed at an upward angle to create the ombré/fade. I used white embossing powder on the sentiment. (I tried gold first but it just didn't stand out enough.)



THE STUFF
Stamps: PTI Headline Alphabet, Bountiful Banners
Ink: CTMH Moonlight | Versamark
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select White, Kraft | watercolor paper
Embellishments: Zing! White embossing powder | MFT hemp cord | Darice gold sequins 
Cuts: Lifestyle Crafts circle dies, PTI Bountiful Banners dies



These Tea/Kool-aid Staining Techniques are really neat, but I think I've decided that I'll only be adding water to my paper crafts on rare occasions. Water adds mess and warp. I still want to try this technique on twine and ribbon, but I'll set that up to do in bulk (rather than a small amount for a single card).


THE STUFF
Stamps: PTI Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
Ink: CTMH Blush
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select White | watercolor paper  



This was another great technique- Rolled Dough Designs. I made little buttons from my circle dies. (I have a pretty small die collection). I added the button holes by using a regular button as a guide. I couldn't string the buttons (I kept ripping them), so instead I used a white gel pen to draw the string.


THE STUFF
Stamps: PTI Stylish Sentiments: Birthday | CTMH Buttons, Bits, and Bobs
Ink: PTI Smokey Shadow | SU Melon Mambo | CTMH Juniper, Creme Brulee 
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select White 
Embellishments: Model Magic 
Cuts: Lifestyle Crafts circle dies 



Last but certainly not least... the Sketch and Color Combos Breakfast Bake and Take. This color combo was love at first sight. It's so rich and bold... Yet, somehow... my card came out pretty subtle. I guess the large amount of white space and the addition of soft stone for the frame and ribbon really changed the feel. Next time I use this combo I'll be adding much more smokey shadow. 


THE STUFF
Stamps: PTI Bigger Blooms, Mini Blooms, Birthday Style 
Ink: PTI Smokey Shadow, Soft Stone | SU Lucky Limeade | CTMH Tulip, Sunset, Blush 
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select White
Embellishments: Darice silver sequins 
Cuts: PTI Bigger Blooms dies 

8.25.2013

PTI Blog Hop: Fast Food

It's been a crazy weekend of Papertrey crafting with this blog hop challenge and all of the Stamp-a-faire madness (which I'm still working on). I wanted to do more of the "fast food" color and sketch combos but alas- another time I guess. Check out Nichole's blog Capture the Moment to see all of the magnificent projects and download a copy of all the combos.



THE STUFF
Stamps: PTI Bountiful Banners, Birthday Style
Ink: PTI Fine Linen | CTMH Topiary, Goldrush, Buttercup | SU Lucky Limeade
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select White
Embellishments: Studio Calico Atlantic sequins | MFT hemp cord | Tim Holtz tiny attacher staples
Cuts: PTI Bountiful Banners dies

8.23.2013

Prepping for Papertrey's Stamp-a-faire


I'm so excited for all of the festivities tomorrow! Check out Nichole's blog Capture the Moment for all things Stamp-a-faire.  

In preparation for tomorrow I cleaned my crafting corner and WOW! I don't think my workspace has ever been this clean! There's usually always paper scraps, tools, or embellishments floating around. 


Are you joining in on the fun? It's sure to be a day full of inspiration and creativity! I can't wait to get started!