I got six cards made today.... one before church, four this afternoon and one after supper. I love crafty days like today! :)
First up is the card that I made this morning. I was inspired by Jessica Witty's card for the Day One challenge at Papertrey Ink (second card in the second column).
Next up are five cards that I made for Papertrey Ink's anniversary challenge for today: using the five sketches that Nichole posted on her blog.
I decided to modify the sketch slightly to accomodate six squares instead of three. I used my PTI alpha-blocks die to cut the squares from the Bo Bunny patterned paper. On the cardstock behind the patterned paper, I stamped some Funky Florals bursts in summer sunrise, aqua mist, enchanted evening, hawaiian shores and orange zest. The sentiment is from a Simon Says stamp set, which I used for the Love is in the Details online crop challenge to make a Valentine's card without using "lovey" words.
I used some more Crate Paper on this card, as well as my PTI Lovely Layers dies and my fabulous frames dies. The sentiment is a PTI Botanical Silhouettes stamp and I added some yellow baker's twine. The front panel is adhered to the cardstock using dimensional adhesive. Oh, see that brad? I made that using my SU! build a brads and a 1/2" circle punch.
February is Teacher Appreciation Month at our school and tomorrow, I'm bringing some treats for the staff for their coffee break. I thought I'd use Sketch No. 3 to make a thank you card for the staff. I used some PTI white and hawaiian shores cardstock for the base, stamping a sentiment from Happy Trails. I used some Crate Paper patterned paper as well as a scrap of patterned paper that I found in my stash that had numbers on it. I stamped some pencils from Happy Trails along the top piece of patterned paper and then added a star and Echo Park diecut and brad over the seam. I diecut the star twice using PTI's Seeing Stars dies for this week's Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink: the Diecut Double Up.
For Sketch No. 4, I decided to use an embossing technique for a Love is in the Details online crop challenge. I stamped by PTI Beautiful Butterflies stamps with versamark and heat embossed them with white embossing powder. Then, I diecut a rectangle with one of my PTI Tag Sale 7 dies from a post-it note. I used this to make a mask so I could add some Hibiscus Burst and Raspberry Fizz inks with my Tim Holtz blending tool
And lastly, here's the card that I made for Sketch No. 5, using The Sweet Life stamps and dies, layered over some Bo Bunny patterned paper. I diecut the flowers from sweet blush cardstock and then stamped them with sweet blush, hibiscus burst and raspberry fizz. The leaves are diecut from some Crate Paper patterned paper and stamped with spring moss and ripe avocado inks.The sentiment is from Pretty Peonies.
Thanks for looking!