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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink August 2015 Blog Hop


It's time for this month's blog hop challenge at Papertrey Ink.
The inspiration photo is all about colour and textiles:  
August Blog Hop Inspiration

I was drawn to the row of yarn and a 
rainbow of colours to create this birthday card:

I started by die cutting rows of holes with the Stitching Lines die on Stamper's Select White card stock.
The sentiment (Purls of Wisdom) was stamped with Dark Chocolate Ink.
Extra texture was added with the Canvas Impression Plate.
Seven colours of embroidery floss were stitched in rainbow order along the stitching lines.

The needle and thread from Stitched with Love was stamped with Raspberry Fizz ink. The needle was stamped with Versamark onto a separate piece of card stock, then heat embossed with Silver Embossing powder, fussy cut and glued over the original stamped image
I die cut the spool and heart (Stitched with Love) and stamped them with Kraft and Raspberry Fizz inks. Before applying the heart to the spool, I covered it with Versamark and heat embossed it with Clear Embossing powder.
The front panel was adhered to a Classic Kraft card base.

Thanks for visiting today. Enjoy the Blog Hop!
Karen C.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Another Star Birthday

If you saw this post, you will recognize one of these cards!!
I made the motorcycle card for my brother's birthday using a water coloured panel cut with the Star Cover Plate (Papertrey Ink) After making this card, I had a leftover black panel and lots of aqua water coloured stars, so I used them to make birthday card for my son.

It came together quickly since most of the pieces were already cut!! 
The sentiment panel was made with a strip of Aqua Mist card stock cut with the Double-ended Banner die. The 'birthday' Swoosh die was also cut from Aqua Mist several times and stacked to create dimension.  The sentiments (Swoosh) were stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black ink. A variety of star sequins add some extra colour and shine!

The  sentiment was stamped with 
black ink using  Stylish Sentiments: Birthdays.
Colourful star sequins accent the sentiment.
Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.