Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Papertrey Ink June Blog Hop

This month's PTI chanllenge was, "Touch of Gold". All the details are on Nicole Heady's blog. Here is the photo inspiration:

Boy, I woke up this morning with this card in my head and couldn't wait to create it when I got home from work. It is rare that an idea for a card that is in my head turns out as nicely as this one.

Super easy too! I was done in 20 minutes flat. That is also really rare! I love my new chevron die from PTI, it just arrived in the mail late last week. This was the first chance I got to play with it. Such a great purchase. I have a feeling I'll be using this all the time.

The flower is from My favorite Things (MFT). You've seen it before on the wreath I made for my mother in-law for mother's day using felt, click here for more details. I love this flower die! It was A bit expensive but worth every penny. It makes for a great "wow factor".

I embossed "hello there" using some gold embossing power on some vellum to finish the card and tie it to the gold background paper. I hope you enjoyed my spin on this challenge. If so, click through the rest of my site.
I'll be back soon and as promised it will be with details from my sister's bridal shower!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Make it Monday

I'm playing around with PTI's Make it Mondays Challenge today.  This is super cute but my craft ink isn't drying........any one else having that issue?  

I was thinking about using this technique at my sister's bridal shower.  The guest can pick a picture of the couple for the front side and stamp on it how they choose (I was also going to leave permanent markers sitting out so they can doodle on it too if they like). 

 On the back would be a place to write in advise for the new couple.  On the left side where the address would go on a standard postcard, I would put a photo of my sister with the guest that wrote the advise from that day (of course we'll have to do this part after the event).  This would then replace a typical guest book and could sit on their coffee table for years to come as a mini album.  Each page would represent a guest that was in attendance.   

I'm not sold on this idea yet...I got some thinking to do before it is "solid".  While I can wait for the ink to dry here at home, I'm not sure this will work well at a shower with a mixed group of inexperienced stampers.  Is it my paper?  I used a high quality professionally printed picture.  Perhaps I'll get out some photo paper and try printing my own pictures and see what happens.

If you have any tips, ideas, or advise, I'd love to hear from you.  PLEASE leave me a comment!