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Double Partial Die Cut Birthday Card – PTI Make It Monday #207

walty 2015 bday 2

This week’s Papertrey Ink Make it Monday (#207) – Double Partial Die Cuts provided inspiration for a birthday card for my Dad.

I partially cut the word BIRTHDAY and a rectangle out of Pacific Point cardstock. Did a little bit of ink blending in the window using Distress Ink Tumbled Glass. Added embossing paste polka dots with a Heidi Swapp stencil. Final touch – numbered balloons! The entire blue layer is popped up on foam tape.

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Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, Real Red, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Satin Red, dies – Lawn Fawn (rectangle), Papertrey Ink (word), Provo Craft (numbers), Taylored Expressions (balloon), stencil – Heidi Swapp, embossing paste – Dreamweaver, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, floss – DMC.

 


Masculine Birthday Card

blue birthday with nautical charms

I needed a masculine birthday card, blue if possible.

I made the large speech bubble by not cutting an oval die completely, then fussy cutting the directional tail.

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Supplies: Paper – ESSE Pearlized Cocoa, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Brushed Copper (retired), Brushed Silver, Bordering Blue (retired), Brocade Blue (retired), Night of Navy, Real Red, Dreamweaver embossing paste, stencil – Heidi Swapp, dies – My Favorite Things (nautical charms), Papertrey Ink (word), Spellbinders (oval), screw brad – Gina K Designs (I think?), DYMO Label Maker.


Rustic Floral Get Well Card

embossing paste get well pti mim 176

Last week’s Papertrey Ink’s Make it Monday #176 was a challenge to make a background using  a cover plate and embossing paste.

I don’t have any cover plates (background dies), so I used a small Papertrey Ink die to make a stencil to use with embossing paste.

pti make it monday 176 stencil

I used the leftover green embossing paste from the Daisy Birthday Card. I found that I made a mess with it because I kept pushing it under the edge of the handmade stencil.  😦  Thinking my problem was the depth of my stencil, I made a new stencil out of transparency, and still made a mess with the embossing paste. I trimmed off the messy stem and went for two flowers on my card.

But I kept pushing on…and finally got this card made.  I even used eyelets from my stash.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Glorious Green (retired), Lovely Lilac (retired), Orchid Opulence (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Glorious Green (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (speech bubble), Papertrey Ink (flower, stem), Spellbinders (rectangles), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing paste – Dreamweaver, eyelets – Stampin’ Up! (retired), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

 


Daisy Birthday Card – in school colors

irhs daisy birthday 2

This is for a young lady who is turning 17. Her school colors are green and gold.

I mixed green reinker into the embossing paste before spreading it over the stencil.  (AND I made too much, so you will be seeing more projects with green embossing paste in the near future!)

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Malmero Perle Sparkle Green, Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight, inks – Copic E53, Stampin’ Up! Glorious Green (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, stencil – Heidi Swapp, embossing paste – Dreamweaver, dies – Ellison (daisy), Spellbinders (circle, parenthesis square), Stampin’ Up! (banner), sequins – Doodlebug Designs, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, gold cord – Stampin’ Up! (retired).


Skyline Birthday Card

nathans city birthday

One of Offspring2’s friends celebrated a birthday recently. This friend is studying architecture. Over spring break, Offspring2 had friends over and I did not have time to clean up my crafting mess, and the friends were all a bit surprised – “your mom does WHAT?”…except for the architecture student. He has been over twice since then to create.

I am hoping he “gets” this mixed media creation!

I did not have a cloud stencil, but I did have cloud dies, so I made the stencils I needed to apply embossing paste. Here is a close up of the texture of the clouds:

embossing paste clouds

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Basic Grey, Canson Watercolor, Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Hero Arts (city scape), Memory Box (clouds), Stampin’ Up! (banner), generic watercolor paints, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Dreamweaver embossing paste.


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Poppies and Striped Thank You Card – Fusion {red, white & blue} Challenge

fusion challenge poppies blue stripes thank you

Here is my take on the latest Fusion Challenge {red, white & blue}.

I made the stripes using a Heidi Swapp stencil mini, and I added blue Pearl-Ex into the paste, hoping to catch some of the iridescence without the mess. I like the color I created, but I lost the iridescence.

The flowers were circle die cut, then I notched out with scissors.

Here are the inspiration photo and sketch – I fell for the photo and ignored the sketch.

fusion challenge red white blue 2014

Supplies: Stamp – Taylored Expressions, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Real Red, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, sequins – Doodlebug Designs, dies – Spellbinders, embossing paste – Dreamweaver Stencils, Pearl-Ex, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.