Saturday, July 17, 2010

Papertrey Paper Dolls Challenge #12

Quick post today. This card is for Lisa's Paper Dolls Challenge. Check it out here.  There's still plenty of time to play along.

Lisa inspired us to create a project using an adorable ceramic plate that her daughter made.  Here's the picture.

And, here's the card it inspired.  I was really drawn to the red flower in the middle of the plate as well as the shape.  I also opted to keep the color scheme.

Instead of meticulously cutting out the flower, it was stamped inside a scallop circle. I got the idea from my fellow Doll, Jen.  Click here to see the card she made. It is such a clever idea I just had to use it!  I made this card pretty quickly so I'm not fully satisfied with it. But, it is what it is.

Thanks for stopping by!

All supplies used are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise specified.
Stamps:  All About You, Fillable Frames #5
Paper:  Aqua Mist, Dotty Biscotti, SS White
Ink:  New Leaf, Riding Hood Red (SU), Crushed Curry (SU)
Embellishments:  Pure Poppy Swiss Dot satin ribbon
Tools:  scallop circle nestie, Fillable Frames #5 die, Sunshine impression plate

Friday, July 16, 2010

Papertrey Paper Dolls Challenge #11

I'm slowly getting caught up with the Paper Dolls Challenges. I'm still really busy, but I try to create during any spare moment I can find.

This card is for Anika's challenge. Check it out here and play along!

Anika challenged us to create a non-standard card. This is really out of my comfort zone because almost all my cards are 4-1/4 x 5-1/2. It's the envelope size I have the most of! Hee hee!

When I started this challenge, I knew exactly how I wanted the layout to be. I also knew that I wanted to use Summer Sun. And, since I hadn't inked up my Take Three: Summer yet, I wanted to use that too. So, this is what I ended up with.  The card size is 3-1/2 x 8.

The images were embossed using amethyst powder. In the picture, it doesn't look too bad. But, in real life, it's too much yellow for my taste. Still, somebody might like it. Maybe an L.A. Lakers fan!  Here's the inside.

I wasn't all that happy with my card, so I made another using colors that I am more comfortable with: Ripe Avocado and Dark Chocolate. This picture doesn't do it justice.

Here's the finished inside.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

 Summer Sun Card
All supplies used are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise specified.
Stamps:  Take Three: Summer, Fancy Flourish, Mega Mixed Messages, Border & Corners: Oval, Inside & Out: Thank You
Paper:  Summer Sun, Plum Pudding, 2008 Bitty Box Basics
Ink:  Plum Pudding, Versamark
Embellishments:  amethyst embossing powder, Plum Pudding grosgrain ribbon, bling
Tools:  scallop oval punch (Marvy), 1-1/4" square punch (SU)

Ripe Avocado Card
All supplies used are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise specified.
Stamps:  Take Three: Spring, Mega Mixed Messages, Inside & Out: Thank You
Paper:  Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate, Turning a New Leaf
Ink:  Chocolate Chip (SU), Fresh Snow, Versamark, Copic markers
Embellishments:  skittles
Tool:  scallop square punch (SU), Cuttlebug label die

Base:  8 x 3-1/2
Patterned Paper:  7-1/2 x 3
Mat:  7-3/4 x 3-1/4
Squares:  1-1/4
Strip:  6-1/4 x 1

Monday, July 12, 2010

Papertrey Paper Dolls Challenge #10

I'm just making it under the wire for Amy's Paper Dolls Challenge.  Come visit the Paper Dolls blog and play along with us. There's still time!

Here's Amy's sketch.  I love it because it's very "Dawn-esque".

I usually make cards exactly as the sketch. This time, I thought I'd rotate it to the side.  I recently aquired the Floral Fusion set from last year's CHA and I'm so excited about it. I had to ink it up right away!  I also wanted to try a new ribbon technique I've been thinking about.

I like how the ribbon technique turned out, but I had a hard time figuring out how to finish it and hide the ends.  I decided to just hide the mess behind some buttons.  Notice the In Bloom impression on the Simply Chartreuse? Love that impression plate!

Here's a sideview of the ribbon.

And the finished inside, of course.

Whew! So glad I was able to get my card posted before the link closes. Thanks for stopping by!

All supplies used are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise specified.
Stamps:  Floral Fusion, Mega Mixed Messages
Paper:  Berry Sorbet, Simply Chartreuse, Pretty Pastels
Ink:  Berry Sorbet, Simply Chartreuse, Chocolate Chip (SU)
Embellishments:  Berry Sorbet satin ribbon, Berry Sorbet button, Simply Chartreuse button, twine
Tools:  large scallop die, In Bloom impression plate, tag punch (Marvy)