Stamp-a-Faire 2017 – Faux Iron Thanks Card

The next cool technique from Papertrey Ink’s Stamp-a-Faire event is turning paper into a cool faux rusted iron embellishment. Betsy Veldman has a great tutorial for this HERE. Here’s how my project turned out:

Hard to believe that’s paper, right?! It could easily be an aged metal piece, don’t’cha think?!

But, no – it started out as a lowly piece of white cardstock with a bit of texture paste!

I lined the back of the inside to give more writing space as I don’t want to write too far out to the edge that shows through to the front…

Materials used:

  • Papertrey Ink Swoosh stamp and die
  • Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles dies
  • Core’dinations cardstock: white & black
  • Papertrey Ink cardstock: Canyon Clay
  • Art-C white molding paste
    • Side note: my molding paste had hardened, but adding water made it liquid again, so you might want to try that before tossing any!
  • Papertrey Ink dye inks: Terracotta Tile & Ocean Tides
  • Lawn Fawn dye ink: Walnut
  • Ranger Perfect Medium
  • Ranger Perfect Pearls: Heirloom Gold, Pewter, Green Patina
  • Tsukineko Versamark Ink
  • Hampton Arts Metallic Copper embossing powder
  • Simply Defined ‘Stay Put’ liquid adhesive
  • Misc. Twine

I’m joining in the following challenges, click on any one to find out how you can join the fun:

I’m glad you stopped by! I’ll be right back with one final card from this set.

~D.Ann

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Stamp-a-Faire 2017 – Faux Leather Bookmarks

Hello dear peeps! Hard to believe a month has slipped by since I was last able to post. I do have another big project I’ve done, but it will be posted later. For now, Papertrey Ink‘s annual Stamp-a-Faire event is going on and, although I couldn’t participate in every challenge this year, I did pick a couple I found particularly interesting. Since it is Papertrey Ink’s 10th Anniversary, their theme this year focused on the traditional gifts of the first 10 wedding anniversaries… adapted for paper crafting. My first project is from the 3rd anniversary tradition: Leather. I made this pair of faux leather bookmarks for a studious couple – who celebrated their 3rd anniversary 50 years ago:

Hard to believe they’re made out of paper! If you’ve never tried this technique, I encourage you to try it. It’s easy and even feels like leather! Here’s the back:

Ashley gives a terrific tutorial HERE, so I won’t repeat how to do this easy technique that gives such terrific results. I will give one reminder that I obviously needed:

Although it looks and feels like leather, remember this is PAPER and isn’t as strong as leather!

I pulled my tassels a little too tight on the feminine version and ripped right through the paper, so I had to re-die cut the end, which just made it a bit shorter… which is kind of cute since the wife IS shorter than the husband! I also covered hers with a thin layer of school glue hoping to seal it and make it a little bit stiffer. It left a shiny look that I didn’t want for the masculine bookmark and didn’t make it all that much stiffer anyway, so I didn’t do it on the other one.

Materials used:

  • Papertrey Ink We Go Together stamps
  • Papertrey Ink Swoosh & Simply Jane dies
  • Avery Elle bookmark die
  • Core’dinations cardstock kraft & black
  • Glycerine
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Gathered Twigs
  • Tsukineko Memento dye ink – Tuxedo Black
  • Staples school glue
  • Misc. ribbon

I’m joining in the following challenges, click on any one to find out how you can join the fun:

Brace yourselves, I’ve been fiddling around on these projects since last Friday and will have several posts in a row again. See you again in a few minutes!

~D.Ann

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PTI 10th Anniversary Challenge: Packaging Inspiration – Gift Tag

The next Papertrey Ink 10th Anniversary Challenge was Packaging Inspiration and I made this sweet little gift tag for a special gal:

A new monthly feature of the Papertrey Ink blog will be by Packaging Ambassador, Rebecca Luminarias. She shared a whole lot of inspiration in her post (HERE), and I chose elements from these pics to create my tag:

 

I loved her use of a doily and a tassel and the peach and gold combo!

Supplies used:

  • Papertrey Ink Swoosh stamp and die sets
  • Papertrey Ink Orange Zest die ink
  • Tsukineko Versamark ink
  • Embossing powder – a special mix:
    • Recollections Detail embossing powder – ebony
    • Ranger Perfect Pearls – Gold
      • It makes a shiny golden black that shows up well on the gold paper
  • Ranger Inkssentials manila #5 size craft tag
  • Colorbok Shiny Gold Metallic Paper
  • Recollections Craft It paper diecuts
  • Recollections Spring Sherbet Delight Feather Clips
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ Runner and EZ Dots
  • Aleene’s Super Tacky Glue

I’m playing along with the following challenges… click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun:

I’ll be back soon with another post, so do check back!

~D.Ann

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Papertrey Ink 10th Anniversary Celebrating… 2016 – Trellis Tulip Hello Card

Well, we’ve made it to the end of this series! Thanks for hanging in there with me! Today is Papertrey Ink’s final anniversary review… Celebrating the Past, Present and Future: 2016.

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It’s been a fun trip down memory lane with them. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for tomorrow!!

Well, they released Tulip Time in 2016, so I get to come up with my own card for a change. Hope you like it:

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Ahhh…. you can just feel the warmth of spring! That trellis is made from the Quatrefoil die… if you cut it in half, you can then mix and match the pieces to form all kinds of nifty patterns.

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I glue the edges together first, then snip off the ends and tuck them under the edge if needed. Again, I like using a flower shaping tool on these for dimension.

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Materials used:

  • Papertrey Ink Tulip Time stamps and dies
  • Papertrey Ink Quatrefoil Cover Plate die
  • Papertrey Ink Swoosh dies
  • Papertrey Ink cardstock: Summer Sunrise & Terracotta Tile
  • Core’dinations cardstock: white
  • Papertrey Ink dye inks Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise & Terracotta Tile
  • Memento dye inks: Bamboo Leaves & Pear Tart
  • Misc. adhesives

I’m playing along with the following challenges… click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun:

Whew! What a frenzy of activity these past few days! I’ll give you a rest for a while and be back next month with an exciting special surprise! I’m about to burst keeping the secret!!

~D.Ann

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Papertrey March Blog Hop Challenge – Embroidered Paper & Key Fob

Today is the last day of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. It’s been an amazing week of beautiful projects and inspiration with over 600 entries already. Today is also Papertrey Ink’s March Blog Hop Challenge...

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The Papertrey March Blog Hop Challenge is to use embroidery on paper. These are a couple of the inspiration photos. I have done very little embroidery, so I just used a few basic stitches on my paper spring flowers and matching felt key fob – nothing like amazing work of Izziyana Suhaimi in the inspiration photos above.

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I don’t have a die for a to-go coffee cup, so I used a flower pot instead – I bet you wouldn’t’ve known if I hadn’t told ya! I also up-cycled a Panera coffee sleeve and  a Starbucks stirrer to finish it off. So far neither has complained about being used together. (Keep playing nice, you two!) You can’t tell from this pic, but bowing it over the stirrer gives the cup nice added dimension.

Materials used:

  • Papertrey Ink dies: Stitched key fob, Stitched Medallion 1, Swoosh
  • Papertrey Ink Swoosh stamp set.
  • Spellbinders Flower Pots die
  • Papertrey Ink cardstock: Hawaiian Shores, Hibiscus Burst, Lovely Lady, Raspberry Fizz
  • Core’dinations chardstock – white
  • Papertrey Ink felt: Hawaiian Shores, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz
  • Papertrey Ink dye inks: Raspberry Fizz, Tropical Teal
  • Sensations craft thread
  • Everything Mary Swivel Clasp
  • Recollections faux pearls
  • Aleene’s Tacky Glue
  • E6000 glue
  • Panera coffee sleeve & Starbucks stirrer

Here are the hops and challenges I am participating in… just click on the highlighted names below to get more information on each if you’re interested in playing along:

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Thanks for hopping by today!

-D.Ann

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Winnie & Walter – Image Inspiration with Taheerah

Hello and welcome back friends and visitors! Today I’m finally getting to posting that batch of cards I’ve been working on for Winnie & Walter’s 2nd Anniversary Bash. Congrats to them!! There are 10 challenges, so brace yourselves for a slew of posts, tho I’ll try to combine where I can and I’ll try to keep them brief.

This first card is for Winnie & Walter’s Image Inspiration with Taheerah challenge. Here is the image she provided:

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I took the green and black diamond carpet, pink flowers and silver accents from this and came up with this card:

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Materials used:

  • Winnie & Walter download: The Gossip Column: Geometric Generation Digital Elements (HERE)
  • Tombow Dual Brush Pens #243, 761, N15
  • Papertrey Ink Swoosh die
  • Tombow mono adhesive
  • Misc card & cardstock

If you want more information on playing along with this Winnie & Walter challenge, you can find it HERE.

Thanks for stopping by! See you again real soon.

-D.Ann

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Hello – Hero Arts Floral Card

Happy Friday! You say goodbye and I say hello! Hello! HELLO!! Ok, enough of the Beetles song stuck in my head. Here’s the card I have for you today:

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Jessica over at AllTheSparkle is celebrating her 2k Instagram followers and has a challenge going using these colors:

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I’ve been playing with a watercolor lifting technique that I saw over on Jennifer Mcguire’s blog. (You can get the details here.) First I scribbled my Tombow markers over watercolor paper and blended with water, then clear embossed my Hero Arts background stamp.

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Then lift the color with a wet paper towel.

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The part under the embossing stays dark and the rest lightens. I thought I’d try to save that lifted ink and tried just laying a damp dryer sheet or a damp paper towel over the image and pressing down, but it really needed rubbing to lift off the ink, so my little idea of getting some extra mileage out of it didn’t work. I suppose if you did enough of the same color, you could saturate the paper towel enough to re-use it in another project. That wasn’t happening today, though. I’ll have another post on this, soon, comparing the technique with other mediums.

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Materials used:

  • Hero Arts Antique Brocade and Asian Frames stamp sets
  • Papertrey Ink Swoosh die
  • Tombow Dual Brush Pens:195,  243, 673, 676, 685, 703, 723
  • Versamark ink
  • JoAnn Craft Essentials clear embossing powder
  • Recollections Ebony Detail embossing powder
  • Hampton Arts green embossing powder
  • Core’dinations cream & green cardstock
  • Neenah Astroparche cardstock
  • Nicole Spangles flower sequins
  • Tombow Xtreme permanent adhesive
  • Ranger Inkssentials glossy accents
  • Misc ribbon

I’m playing along with the following challenges if you’d like to check them out:

I hope to be back soon with more cards as they get finished up. Thanks for stopping by!

-D.Ann

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Dress Up Inspiration Tag with Color Bursts

Hello again! Thanks for your patience as I struggle to get on an even keel again.

Today’s project was inspired by Papertrey Ink’s Dress Up Inspiration Challenge – To design something based on a piece of clothing from your closet. And by Simon Says Stamp’s Have a Heart Wednesday Challenge

I chose this T-shirt  as my inspiration:

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And made this tag:

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The background is made from a Kleenex tissue colored with Color Bursts. I found a cool tutorial on this technique HERE, and decided to try it. This was my first time trying Color Bursts.

First you sprinkle a bit of the colors you want to use on a craft mat. These are highly pigmented powders, so just a tiny dab will go a long way!

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Then you spritz with water.

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Then take a Kleenex tissue, pull apart and lay on the color, smooshing around until all the color is absorbed and the entire tissue colored to your liking. You may want to add more water as needed. Let dry.

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I then decoupaged part of one sheet to a wooden tag and stamped my images over it once it was dry.

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I love the texture and rich colors it gave the piece! Since my shirt had sequins, I added some pearls and Craftin’ Desert Divas new heart sequins, too.

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Materials used:

  • Papertrey Ink stamps:
    • SAF2014 Regency
    • SAF2014 Renaissance
    • Spiral Bouquet
  • Papertrey Ink Die: Swoosh
  • Tsukineko Memento Dye Inks: Elderberry & Sweet Plum
  • Tsukineko VersaMagic Chalk Ink: Spanish Olive
  • Tsukineko Brilliance pigment inks: Pearlescent Crimson, Starlight Silver
  • Ken Oliver Color Bursts: Indigo, Merlot, Yellow Ochre
  • Craftin’ Desert Divas fuchsia heart sequins
  • Queen & Co lavender pearls
  • Plaid Royal Coat decoupage finish clear
  • Aleene’s Tacky Glue
  • Recollections wood tag
  • Kleenex tissue
  • Misc metallic paper, ribbon and tissue

I’m playing along with the following challenges:

Thanks again for stopping by!

-D.Ann

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{CASE}ing Genius – Hello

Yikes! I almost forgot the one year anniversary {CASE}ing Genius challenge over at the You and Your Big Dreams blog! TONS of FABULOUS ideas over there!! Check them out HERE.

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I chose to case genius #9, Shelly Kurth, from THIS post.

Here is her card:

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And my CASE job:

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Yes, I know, my re-sizing the huge picture files for easy uploading pixilates way too much. I hope to work on that soon. Thanks for your patience.

Materials used:

  • Papertrey Ink Quatrefoil Coverplate Die
  • Papertrey Ink Swoosh Die
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Bahama Blue
  • Misc. Cardstock & adhesives

Someone whose blog I admire for their genius is Janis at Her Peaceful Garden (HERE). Not only do I like her cards, but I always get a kick out of her kitty memes! >^.^<

For more information on the  one year anniversary {CASE}ing Genius challenge:  http://disp6194-kellyscraps.blogspot.com/2015/10/caseing-genius-challenge.html

This card also fits Papertrey Ink’s Make it Monday #230: Coverplate Watercoloring, which you can find here: http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2015/11/make-it-monday-230-cover-plate-watercoloring.html

Have a great week!

-D.Ann

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Papertrey September Blog Hop Challenge – Thanks

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It’s time for the Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop Challenge.

This is my second post today. (Amazing, right?! I’m glad I had advance notice to be working on these!) If you’re looking for my Coffee Lovers Fall Blog hop post, you can find it HERE.

The details for the Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop Challenge can be found HERE.

This was the picture they gave as a starting off inspiration point:

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Here’s the card I came up with:

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I like how the copper embossing powder melted rough, kind of like fur on the adorable fox:

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Materials used:

  • Papertrey Ink Love You to Pieces Fox stamp and die sets
  • Papertrey Ink SAF2014 Regency stamp and die set
  • Papertrey Ink Swoosh stamp and die sets
  • Papertrey Ink cardstock: Orange Zest & Summer Sunrise
  • Papertrey Ink dye inks: Canyon Clay, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise & Terracotta Tile
  • Papertrey Ink buttons: Terracotta Tile
  • Papertrey Ink ribbon: Canyon Clay
  • Spellbinders Labels 4 and Labels 4 gold dies
  • Versamark ink
  • Hampton Art embossing powder – metallic copper, red, gold & light brown
  • Zig Chalk Writer – white
  • Color Box chalk ink – popcorn
  • Misc. cardstock and adhesives

If you’d like to join the fun, the details of the hop are here: http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2015/09/september-2015-blog-hop.html

I am also entering this in Really Reasonable Ribbon’s  RRR Challenge #126 – ‘ORANGE’ You Glad it’s Autumn with Ribbon or Trim – that you can find here: http://reasonableribbon.blogspot.com/2015/09/rrr-challenge-126-orange-you-glad-its.html

And in Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Use a stamp  http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=3119

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Whether you’re a new visitor or a follower, I always appreciate your kind comments! Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you back here soon!

-D.Ann

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