Monday, April 18, 2011

Papertrey Ink - Make It Monday #11

This week's technique comes to us from Heather Nichols - Embossing with Dies. I was working on an Easter card when the post went up. I was going to cut one of Heather's Fillable Frames, #1 to be specific, and thought I'd try the technique. I must admit it's not PTI cardstock because the sentiment is computer generated and my printer will not take their wonderful stock. So I had to play around a little. But I will try this again with PTI. I'm sure the image will be crisper and won't need extra shimming.

I think this detail shot may show the embossing better.

No need for pricey Nestabilities with this trick. Thanks Heather. I'll definitely be making more of these.

Supplies (all PTI unless otherwise indicated)
Paper: PTI White for card base, Pretty Pastels, The Paper Company White for label & egg
Stamps: Fillable Frames #1
Ink: Ocean Tides, Vintage Touch Chamomile
Dies: Fillable Frames #1, Tiny Envelope
Other: Egg graphic - Made by Janet (Etsy), Rustic Cream Button Twine, Tattered Angels Pearl Mist, Corner Chomper

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Papertey Ink - Make It Monday - #9 Heat Embossing

Quick post here to add a card for this week's Make It Monday - Heat Embossing.

I'm trying to think ahead and used the opportunity to make a Mother's Day card. I love the Year of Flowers series and have been thinking about trying to color the rose like a Peace Rose - yellow tipped in pink. Well, I worked on it and this is what I came up with.

It's my mother's favorite rose. Grandpa used to grow them. But she and I have no luck whatsoever.

I started by stamping the rose in Smokey Shadow and heat embossing with Filigree clear powder on white cardstock. The background is A Little Argyle, overstamped with Turning a New leaf embossed with Filigree white. The sentiment is from Fillable Frames #4. The rose is colored with Copics. I added a white silk leaf.

Not much time tonight. Hope you're having a good weekend. Thanks for dropping by.

Saturday, April 2, 2011


Michelle Wooderson, one of my favorite design team members at Papertrey Ink, is offering a fat quarter collection of Bliss fabric. You can see the details on her blog here. She asked us to share
"a favorite sewing project using fabric and why you like it."

I am such a fabriholic and this is a beautiful line. Asking me to choose a favorite project is like asking a mother to pick her favorite child. Not fair. But I will share one that is especially dear to my heart. It was really quite simple in construction and used charm squares. My dear, sweet, lovable, 7-year-old-at-the-time granddaughter asked me to make her a pink and purple quilt for her Christmas present.

It's really special because she asked for it and I think she really liked it.

She wears it well

The Bliss fabrics would be wonderful for her sister. *wink*

If you ever want to see a few more of my favorites, check out my Webshots albums. Those are ones that I remembered to photograph. Thanks for dropping by.