Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop for May

This month at Papertrey Ink, we were to be inspired by this lovely artwork by Sara Langtry from Just the Bees Knees for the blog hop...

Blog hop inspiration 

With Memorial Day weekend coming, and it being our 15th wedding anniversary today, I decided to make a card to celebrate!

I wanted to make a similar layout and summer theme.  So I decided on rows of squares to make a rustic flag.  I stamped squares from Quilter's Sampler in Versamark ink then heat embossed with white powder, and watercolored with Distress Inks.

I then die cut 3 "Celebrate Today" pieces from the Color Pop Floral mini kit.  I cut off the "today," glued the stack together with spray adhesive, then painted it with white crackle paint.  Edited to add: the woodgrain background paper is by Crate Paper.  I see the 12x12 pieces of it at stores here and there and always buy more!

Added some little star embellishments to finish off my rustic card.  This is sure to be an awesome hop, loved the inspiration piece!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Floral Sketch

A fun layered sketch by Rita Wright at Freshly Made Sketches!  

I finally got the chance to use my new Freehand Florals stamp set from WPlus9 Studio!

I stamped and die cut some roses using Freehand Florals, so much fun to experiment and play with this fun set.  I then stamped the bottom panel using Stampin Up's "Hardwood" background in Hickory Smoke Distress ink on white paper, then stamped more of the florals right over it.  

I die cut "Scatter" from Papertrey Ink's "Shaker and Sprinkles MIM Kit" and finished with sentiments from that set.  Instead of adding one large vertical section, I cut two small strips of white paper, then embossed them with PTI's Woodgrain embossing plate.

Thanks so much for stopping by!