Yummm…

Hey everyone!

Now that the heat is really on, I find myself gorging on loads of ice lollies, ice teas and lemonade; so much so that even the PTI cardstock colours look yummy. A few years ago I found some cute ice cream cards that caught my fancy. Suddenly thought this was the ideal time to make something similar.

I used PTI cardstock – Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate and Orange Zest with matching saddle stitch ribbon. The images are from SU!’s Tart n Tangy stamp set and the tiny sentiment is from the new stamp set – Fun in the Sun from the Summer Mini.

Grab a bite…

Another bite look…

 

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Teacher card

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Today’s card is something very different from my regular style both in terms of design and choice of colour. Yet again I pulled out my PTI gear – cardstock and stamps (School Time and Teacher’s Apple) using Staz On ink – Jet Black and SU! ink – Pumpkin Pie. I used a real paper clip for embellishment and of course my all time fave – white Uni signo gel pen.

I distressed the little journaling card with SU! Crumb Cake ink and figured I really need to get my hands on some Tim Holtz Distress inks.

Anyways, for now here’s the card.

 

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Pristine…well almost.

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I thoroughly enjoy Britta Swiderski’s cards and her love for the craft is infectious…in addition to being a very sweet girl. So naturally I browse through her blog whenever she posts a new card and of late I liked her all white version. So thought of borrowing her idea and creating one of my own. But then I caved in and decided to add a little bit of colour.

All cardstock is from PTI and the sentiment from the SU! set – After Thoughts stamped in Timber Brown Staz On ink. As for the die cuts they’re using PTI’s Beautiful Blooms II, the card background is embossed with Cuttlebug’s Swiss Dots and the cardstock buttons are using SU! sizzlits. I am not a very patient person to sew onto the buttons so I used a white Uni-signo gel pen instead to give it a faux stitch look.

Enjoy!

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My first ever challenge!!!!

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I am super excited to participate in the Lilypad create a card challenge all the more since this is my first ever!

For my card, I used all of my favourite colours and stamp sets. I love how ethereal vellum cardstock looks on bright blue and both are my favourite colours!

I stamped the leaf background with Stampin Up!’s French Foliage Stamp set in versamark as whilst I wanted a background design didn’t want it to overshadow the focal point which are the white vellum flowers (Hero Arts – Blossom Art stamp set) stamped in versamark and embossed with Ranger white embossing powder. I love pearls and so used some Kaiserkraft ones I had on hand. The sentiment and the punch I used are from Stampin Up as well. Finally I went around the border of the blue cardstock (from my local store here) with a white signo gel pen.

So overall I am glad I got to use a variety of brands to create this dreamy card. So without further ado here’s presenting my entry:

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Now that the holls are on, I have more time on my hands to try out new techniques. I am loving the distress look by many of the crafters/stamps and have discovered a new love – Tim Holtz. I plan to splurge on ALL of his distress inks as I love the end result.

In this 4″ x4″ card I have tried the background look with regular SU! inks but plan to perfect the technique with proper tools as well. Sponge daubers are alright but the blender tool makes the look very even and professional.

The stamp set is yet again a new PTI one I broke out…yes people I will soon start experimenting with other brands…but as I was saying this is the Fruit Fusion – Pear – stamp and die. I used a variety of SU! inks for the background effect and quite liked it.

And here’s one without the flash…

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Floral mode…

It’s been awhile since I last posted a TGIF project so was pretty excited to get going with this one. I cased it from PTI videos though with Berry Sorbet as my main colour. The stamp set for the flower and sentiment is from PTI as well as the ink and paper. The ink is Fresh Snow and I went around the edges with a water colour pencil a shade lighter than Berry Sorbet to give the stamped image a slight glow. I then stamped the sentiment on to vellum cardstock to give the overall look a lift; added some pearls to accentuate the feminine feel of the card. I figured making a set of these cards in different pastel shades.

For now though…enjoy!

You know me…have to have another shot…

Cheers!