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Monday, August 8, 2016

Baby shower

This week there is a baby shower for one of the sweetest ladies I have ever had the pleasure of working with.  I had to make a special card for her and this is what I decided to create.

I just love this new color by Papertrey Ink, the name is Green Parakeet.  I used the cardstock to cut out the mat stack then used the ink to stamp both the image for the mat along with the sentiment.  I found the little piggy in my stash along with the buttons.  I think she is going to love it. :)

Cardstock - white and Green Parakeet
Harvest Gold patterned paper
Ink - Green Parakeet
A2 Noted scalloped die (for base card)
Mat stack 6 die and stamp
Cutting Garden stamp for sentiment

Making Memories - Pitterpatter felt sticker & buttons

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Creative Chemistry 103

If you know me at all you know I am a huge Tim Holtz fan.  I love everything distress and have such a hard time making a card or layout 'clean' without some type of distressing.  If you get cards from me you know exactly what I am talking about.
This technique was fun but because I used my Misti tool on the first one, the one that looks like Tim's example project, I didn't get the shadow I was going for.  I like how the Picket Fence distress ink brings out the true color on kraft cardstock and will be using this in the future.  Here is the one similar to his:

I liked this so much, and need so many cards this month, I decided to try this again but not use the Misti.  I used PTI and MFT products along with the picket fence distress ink to see if I could get the same desired effect.  I like this one better because you see a little more of the white shadow.


Stampers Anonymous - Wildflowers
Distress ink - Mermaid lagoon, broken china, crushed olive, peeled paint and picket fence
Anniversary stamp PTI - Keep it simple

Ink- Picket fence distress ink
PTI ink - Raspberry fixx, berry sorbet, summer sunrise, orange zest, spring moss and ripe avocado
Stamps -
PTI - Make it Market kit - Bloomin' cute and Boutique borders birthday
MFT - Sketched Blooms

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If you haven't yet and love Tim Holtz as much as I do stop by Online card classes to check out this lastest in the Creative Chemistry series.  See you there!