PTI Make It Monday #256 – Spritzed Stamps – Thinking of You Tulip Card

One last post for today.. While I was playing with my Papertrey Ink stamps, I decided to give this past weeks Make It Monday challenge a try… Spritzed Stamps.


Yes, it gave a little extra texture, but it wasn’t as smashing as the examples in the tutorial. Perhaps I tried the wrong kind of stamp.

I also tried using my Nuvo Crystal Drops in alternating colors and drawing a line through them with a straight pin… pretty nifty! I need to practice this to get it down perfect.



  • Papertrey Ink Tulip Time & Floral Sketches stamp sets
  • Papertrey Ink dye inks: Hibiscus Burst, Lovely Lady, Ocean Tides, Raspberry Fizz
  • Memento dye ink – Pear Tart
  • Canson cold press watercolor paper
  • Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops – Gloss: Bublegum Blush & Carnation Pink
  • Recollections shimmer card
  • Tombow Xtreme permanent adhesive
  • Misc. twine

I’m playing along with Papertrey Ink’s Make it Monday #256 Challenge: Spritzed Stamps. Click on the highlighted challenge to learn more about it.

I’m done in for today. Hope to finish up the Stamp-a-Faire posts tomorrow. See you then!



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Watercolors With Die Cut Stencils

Since I finally have the energy to sit at the computer today, you get TWO posts in one day. : ) This is something I did earlier this week for Papertrey Ink’s Make It Monday #218 – Watercolors with die cut stencils. (You can see the details and video instructions on how to do it HERE).


20150725_093521aWSo, by putting down a die-cut label and water coloring around it, it prevents the paper from absorbing the color and leaves a void once removed. Clever!

Materials used:

  • Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words: Love die
  • Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor No. 34
  • Strathmore 140# cold press watercolor paper
  • Avery labels
  • Misc. cardstock & adhesives

If you’d like to join the fun, here’s the link again:

Have a LOVEly day!



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Ombre stamping

Today’s whim was to follow Papertrey Ink’s Make it Monday Challenge #208 Ombre stamping.

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What is ombre, you ask? Ombré means having colors or tones that shade into each other. It has become popular in paper arts and has, in general lost the accent on the e. There are even ombre stamp pads out now. It was interesting to see the Make it Monday video showing how to DIY ombre stamping if you have 3 ink pads in the same color range. Well, I happen to have only had two of each color. I kind of thought they’d mix a bit more in the middle than they did.

Just for fun, I stamped an envelope to match:


Easy-peasy, clean and simple card!


Materials used:

Papertrey Ink stamp sets: Floral Fusion # 8 and #11

Papertrey Ink dye ink: Hibiscus Burst and Raspberry Fizz

ColorBox Petal Point Classic Pigment Ink

Martha Stewart Crafts gilded frame note card


If you want to play along, you can enter Papertrey Ink’s Make it Monday Challenge #208: Ombre Stamping here:

I am also entering this in Simon Says Stamp’s Wednesday Challenge: April Showers and/or Spring Flowers, which you can find here:


I’m glad you stopped by today… You DO make my life blossom! : )



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Double Partial Die Cutting

Welcome to todays whim: Trying the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #207: Double Partial Die Cutting:

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I couldn’t find a suitable frame for my word die, but I saw that fox and she just fit inside the SAF2014-Renaissance die. I cut a piece of cardstock 4″x5.25″ and then followed the directions in the video and marked and cut the fox, followed by the circle with the flower wreath in the Renaissance die set. Stopping at the edge does leave a slight mark across the page, but it’s barely noticeable. I went ahead and embossed the entire Reanissance die after cutting it. Then I used my MISTI stamping tool and stamped the fox, sentiment and heart squiggles in Canyon Clay ink. It took a couple of impressions to get full coverage on the fox, so I was extra glad to have the MISTI!

Next I colored the area that would be seen behind the fox like shown in the video, using Aqua Mist and Hawaiian Shores inks. Then I cut three flowers from peacock colored felt using the SAF2014-1940’s die. I love the embossed look and I didn’t even have to run it through a second time!

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I sewed a Canyon Clay button onto each flower using a mustard twine that matched the Summer Sunrise Cardstock and stuck them on using Crafty Power tape. Then I cut a piece of 8.5″x5.5″ white cardstock and folded it in half and attached the panel using the E-Z Runner.



Papertrey Ink Love You to Pieces Fox Stamp * Die Collections

Papertrey Ink SAF2014 Renaissance Kit die

Papertrey Ink SAF2014 1940’s Kit die

Papertrey Ink Premium Dye Inks: Canyon Clay, Aqua Mist & Hawaiian Shores

Papertrey Ink Perfect Match Cardstock: Summer Sunrise

Papertrey Ink Vintage Buttons: Canyon Clay

The Kunnin Group Rainbow Classicfelt – Peacock

White Cardstock

Mustard yellow twine

Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z Runner

Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Power Tape


Thanks for checking out today’s whim!