Friday, June 30, 2017

Make It Monday #289

Hello and Welcome to the Weekend!

This week on Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday video tutorial, Lizzie challenged us to make a wreath from small images.  It's rare I play along with these weekly challenges because my crafty time is mostly relegated to weekends and holidays only. And like a nifflers attraction to all things shiny, my attention turns to more recent challenges and projects by the time I'm able to get crafty. (Harry Potter fans will understand the reference to nifflers­čśü).

After watching the video on Monday, the idea of wreaths kept playing in my mind so there was a pretty good chance I would be participating in this weeks challenge. Instead of using small floral images, I was thinking about making a wreath made of greenery in a square shape. Something like this:


And during my daily (OK, hourly) scrolls through Instagram, there it was. A beautiful holiday wreath by Dana Kirby. Everything about her card is perfection and I will be casing it at a later date. Which brings me to the card below.



Multiple stamp sets were used to find snowflakes that were an appropriate size for the wreath. I used Fab Flakes, Quilted: Winter and Snowflake Sparkle and ink colors Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Lilac Grace, Plum Pudding, Winter Wisteria, Royal Velvet and Dark Indigo. The sentiment from Christmas Cheer is stamped in Royal Velvet. A little strip of Plum Pudding gingham on the side and everything attached to a Royal Velvet card base.

I will definitely be making more wreaths using small stamps in the future.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
-Teddra



Sunday, June 25, 2017

June Papertrey Blog Hop

Hello once again, the 25th is upon us and it's time for the monthly Blog Hop with Papertrey Ink.


The inspiration photo this month is quite different than past photos, and I like it!  While it's still floral, it's also very minimalist. I chose to focus on the flow of color and how a small concentration of color fades out.


The flower outline from Especially You is heat embossed in gold. Using Lemon Tart ink and a blending tool, I worked the color from the center of the flower outward leaving the center with a  higher concentration of ink than the edges. The sentiment, also from Especially You, was die cut from True Black cardstock. The stamped panel was adhered to a True Black mat and attached to a Lemon Tart card base. Yellow sequins completed the card.

Thanks for taking a little bit of time to join me today!
- Teddra

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Coordinating Card Pairs

Hello, I hope you're enjoying the first weekend in June.

This week Stephanie challenged us to make a coordinated pair of cards. I love the inspiration Stephanie provided and actually made two pairs of coordinating cards by simply changing the colors.

The only stamp set used is Quilled Elegance. I love the funky font of the sentiments and the white embossing is so striking against the dark blue cardbase.



Thanks for stopping by,
Teddra