Another for Papertrey's 7th Anniversary!

Stamps: PTI Bigger Blooms, Headline Alphabet, Think Big Favorites #12
Ink: PTI Smokey Shadow | SU Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo | CTMH Lagoon, Creme Brulee, Autumn Terracotta
Paper: CTMH Dotty For You | PTI Stamper's Select White 
Embellishments: CTMH Black and Grey adhesive sparkles | Divine Twine Black Licorice 
Cuts: PTI Bigger Blooms die, corner rounder 


Papertrey Ink 7th Anniversary Sketch and Color Challenge Part II

For this card, I used the glitter stripes technique I learned at Stamp-a-faire 2013. The stripes are just Scor-tape covered in glitter. I taped where I wanted then trimmed the edge to get rid of the excess. I poured glitter all over and made sure to really press it down into the tape (with scrap paper between my fingers and the glitter). I stamped some scattered arrows then collaged hearts, enamel dots, and sequins. I was picturing them like bubbles floating up into the air. 

Stamps: PTI Bountiful Banners
Ink: PTI Smokey Shadow, Soft Stone
Paper: CTMH Dream Pop | PTI Stamper's Select White
Embellishments: Cut & Paste Charm "Smile" enamel dots | Cartwright Iris mixed colors sequins | MS yellow gold glitter, 1/4" Scor-Tape
Cuts: Silhouette (hand drawn cut file by yours truly)

Papertrey Ink 7th Anniversary Sketch and Color Challenge Part I

I'm very much guilty of neglecting my blog lately. I've had quite the crazy start to 2014. However, it comes with good news... I've been accepted to graduate school! I'm very excited for the opportunity to continue my education and the new adventure it will bring me.

But now for the long overdue...
I thought Papertrey's 7th Anniversary Celebration would be the perfect thing to get back in the crafting spirt. With tons of challenges and contests, it was just the dose of creativity I needed!

For this card, I stamped the stripes. I used the diagonal line on my cutting mat to make sure they were all parallel. I cut the "30" out of card stock and chipboard then used the chipboard to make a drop shadow. I stamped the sentiment on a strip of white card stock then scored the ends to fold like a banner. I cut the little fishtail on each end of the banner to finish it off. 

Stamps: PTI Stylish Sentiments: Birthday, Background Basics: Super Stripes
Ink: PTI Smokey Shadow, Pure Poppy | CTMH Créme Brulee, Sunset | SU Lucky Limeade 
Paper: PTI Smokey Shadow, Stamper's Select White | Silhouette chipboard 
Cuts: Silhouette (Font: Antonio)