Monday, April 26, 2010

Not Quite Making the Cut

I decided to post the cards that just didn't make the cut for the Paper Dolls Challenge. Since I went through the trouble of making them, I might as well share them. Maybe it'll make someone else smile.

I wasn't too thrilled with the color combo on this card. Everything felt a little flat. I put dimensional glue on the bird and tree image to give it some texture. To make the mat for the Mat Stack die, I just traced the die-cut onto the paper and then cut around it with scissors, leaving a small margin around the pencil mark. The die-cut shape was pretty easy to follow.

I threaded the buttons with DMC embroidery floss. I have a ton of them from my cross-stitching days. It's so nice to know that I can find some use for them again.

This one was okay, but there was just something missing for me. Not sure what. I like the combination of brown and Terracotta Tile. It makes for a masculine card. To draw the oval around the tree, I left the paper in the nesties die and ran a brown pen around the inside of the die.

Love having the grouping of buttons. Never knew I'd become such a button girl.

Here's the inside. I just stamped the matching image from Beyond Basic Borders. One of the things I love about Papertrey Ink is how many of the sets can coordinate with each other.

Thanks for stopping by! You still have time to participate in our first Paper Dolls challenge. Laurie's sketch is really fun.

All supplies used are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise specified.
Stamps:  Round and Round, Beyond Basic Border
Paper:  PTI White, Enchanted Evening, Spring Rain
Ink:  Enchanted Evening, Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Embellishments:  Spring Rain buttons, brown DMC floss, dimensional glue
Tools:  Mat Stack 1 die, 1.75 circle punch, large scallop punch (EK Success)

All supplies used are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise specified.
Stamps: Round and Round (sentiment), Beyond Basic Border, BB-Tin Types
Paper: PTI White, Terracotta Tile, Chocolate Chip (SU)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Embellishments:  Terracotta Tile buttons, twine
Tools:  oval nesties

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Papertrey Paper Dolls Challenge #1

It's been a while since I posted anything and I'm sorry for that. Sometimes, life gets in the way of my stamping time.

During my hiatus, I was lucky enough to join a group of talented stampers from the Papertrey Ink forum.  I've become a doll!  A Papertrey Paper Doll, that is. We've set up a blog where we'll be having all kinds of challenges. Visit us here.

For our first ever challenge, Laurie Beth came up with a cool sketch for us to use.

I made a few cards before I was finally happy with this one. The new Enjoy the Ride set is so awesome!

I cut out the window and placed a piece of acetate behind it. I cut my paper with the Mat Stack #1 die and also ran it through the Cuttlebug using my Polka Dots impression plate.

My favorite part of the car are the headlights. I used clear skittles. Don't they look great! They really give the car that extra dimension.

Hope you enjoyed my card. Come on over to the Papertrey Paper Dolls blog and join the fun. You have until Wednesday night to link up your project before the next challenge is issued. Go at it!

All supplies used are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise specified.
Stamps:  Enjoy the Ride, BB-Tin Types
Paper:  Sweet Blush, Pretty Pastels, Orchid Opulence (SU), Pale Plum (SU),
Ink:  Sweet Blush, Tuxedo Black (Memento), Orchid Opulence (SU), Copic markers
Embellishments:  Plum Pudding buttons, clear skittles, acetate
Tools:  Enjoy the Ride die, Polka Dot Basics II impression plate