Tuesday, December 30, 2014

MIM :2014 A la Carte

 The MIM  end of year challenge at PTI is to revisit one of the 50 challenges presented this year and use a technique you hadn't had the opportunity to try. I chose challenge #164:  Cluster Stamped Sentiment. You can click here to view the original video.
Believe it or not, I am still in Christmas mode, so I decided to make another Christmas card for 2015.

 I did selective inking on the sentiment from Think Big Favorites # 20. The leaf image is from Peaceful Pine Cones stamped in Spring Moss, New Leaf, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado and Limeade Ice.  I added a touch of Pure Poppy from the berry image in Wreath for all Seasons.
Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

MIM: Stamped Borders

Quick post today showcasing the card I made for this week's challenge at PTI's Make It Monday which is to create a card using partial images to stamp a border.  My card sends warm winter wishes for a speedy recovery to a sick friend.

I just love the way Melissa did the bow on her card so I tried it on mine. I really like this technique and need to remember it since it doesn't add a bump like other ribbons do.  This will be great for mailing.  Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Friday, December 26, 2014

PTI December Blog Hop: Silver and Gold

   Even though I wasn't fond of the theme for this month's blog hop at PTI, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to participate, especially when I had time to make a card. The challenge is to create a project using BOTH silver and gold.
  I decided I would make another Christmas card. However, this one will be sent in 2015. So I already have one done and only have 54 to go.

 This was not my original design. Initially, I stamped the leaves in silver and embossed it. Then I stamped the pine cones in dark Chocolate with the intention of embossing parts of the pine cone in silver. However, it did not turn out as desired so I flipped the kraft card stock over and decided to emboss the entire image in gold adding the silver ribbon as a border.
Stamping the inside as I made the card was a first for me. Usually I just do the outside and then stamp the insides of all my Christmas cards at the same time. (Sorry for the blurriness)

I just had to create a 2nd card using a white card base as I was sure the gold embossing of the pine cones would really pop.

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy the Blog Hop now that the holidays are slowing down and a return to routine is just days away. Happy New Year too!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

MIM: Camouflaging Die Cuts

  My great niece has a birthday the first week of January. I usually seem to forget it and end up mailing her a belated birthday card.  When I saw the video for this week's challenge for PTI's MIM, I thought this would be perfect for creating a card for her.

Yellow is her favorite color. I sponged the background with Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise and a smidgen of Berry Sorbet.  I love this technique of camouflaging the die cut. It looks sooo neat.  I am not too happy with the way I added the balloon strings. I should have stamped them. 
Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

MIM: Tab Closure Tri-Fold Card

Wow! I've been so busy with Christmas preparations, that I am only now posting my  MIM card today (Sunday) that I actually made last Wednesday.  My cards are all mailed out, but I was one short, so I decided I would try the new technique for a tri-fold card at PTI's MIM.

After looking through all my dies, I decided on one from Vintage Ornaments. After that the card just evolved.

I really liked this technique and will try it again. I do like how the card turned out too. Thanks for taking a peek.