Monday, May 30, 2011

Make it Monday Challenge - Cracked Glass technique

I am participating in Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday challenge again this week.  This week's challenge is to use a crackle technique of coating an image with clear embossing powder and then cracking the glaze and using ink to highlight the cracks. All products are PTI unless specified.

I used Ranger alcohol inks on glossy paper to make the accent strip.  I coated it with UTEE clear embossing powder and then cracked it and highlighted the cracks with Plum Pudding ink.  I attached the strip to Vintage Cream cardstock and then stamped the sentiment from Think Big Favorites #4 in Dark Chocolate ink.  I finished it up with a ribbon and bow of Spring Moss satin ribbon.  Enjoy!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

MIM Challenge - Card 2

Papertrey Ink MIM Challenge - Second Sympathy Card

This is the second card I created for this week's Make it Monday Challenge at Papertrey Ink.

This card uses a Sweet Blush card base. I used the Alpha Block die to die cut the "window" for this card and then stamped a branch image from the 2009 CHA set Floral Fusion on white cardstock in Dark Chocolate and Hibiscus Burst ink that was put behind the "window".

A flourish from Fancy Flourishes was stamped in Versamark Ink in the background.

MIM Challenge - Card 1

Papertrey Ink MIM Challenge - Sympathy Cards 1

I decided to play along with the Make it Monday challenge this week. The challenge was to create sympathy cards.

This first card is a classic sympathy card in a monochromatic color scheme.

I used the PTI stamp set "Through the Trees". The card base is Soft Stone cardstock and the tree image was embossed with White Filigree embossing powder onto True Black Cardstock. The tag is a Spellbinders Nestie Ribbon tag and the ribbon is some PTI silk ribbon I colored with a grey Copic marker. Classic Elegance.