Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Pink Butterflies

There are two things that have recently caught my attention in my papercrafting world: the color pink and butterflies.  These projects are a reflection of that.  First I have a card inspired by Nichole Heady's post back when they released the Butterfly Dreams stamp set.  Here I decided to mask the center butterfly and then color each one a progressive color of pink.  The card looked great, but I'm currently addicted to glitter too, apparently, so I had to go back over the butterflies with a glue pen and add glitter too.  The sentiment is in an old SU! pink - Positively Pink. 
This is another Butterfly Dreams card.  First I stamped the flourish from SU! Baroque Motifs in Pink Pirouette and traced a few of the lines with some Diamond Stickles.  Then I added some butterflies I'd die cut and colored with copics topped with glitter. 
This card was inspired by one I saw on SCS with the PTI Violets set.  This is the emboss resist technique.  I used Delightful Dahlias instead and added Melon Mambo to the centers and the rest in Pink Pirouette.   The center Dahlia is colored with copics and highlighted with a little glitter on a few of the petals.  Like I said, I'm addicted to glitter lately. 

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Bermuda Bay, Baby

I stamped and colored this stamp before I knew what paper I was going to use.  I used SU! Watercolor pencils.  I then had a hard time figuring out what paper to pair with it.  I later realized the green watercolor pencil I used on her dress actually matches Bermuda Bay very nicely.  I inked the edge with Very Vanilla ink before mounting the cut out stamped image to the center.  This ribbon is BEAUTIFUL!  I picked it up at Joann's.  I think I'm in love....
This is another similar card to last week (another Go To Sketch).  I used Basic Grey papers for this one.  I added a sentiment from the Say it with Style set.  I loved the limeade colored buttons - I was so glad I got to use them.  
OK, another Go to Sketch (aren't they fabulous?).  This time I was actually inspired by the shoes of a little girl at church.  (Seeing card design ideas everywhere, that's when you KNOW you have a problem.)  Her shoes were a dark gray and had spots in these colors stitched on them.  Very cute.  Anywho, I actually had another idea with stitching and paper tearing which I'll try later, but for now, I came up with this.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Peach Perfection

Aren't these colors delicious?  I see them and think of an Orange Cream-sicle.  Mmmmmm.  I used another Go To Sketch and die cut my butterfly from some PTI cream felt.  I love this stuff!  Can't wait for them to come out with more colors.  I stitched a Melon Berry button to the center.  The paper is My Mind's Eye Be Loved and Bazzill basics in Bluff.  I stamped the sentiment in Ruby Red.  This is one of the few times I've attempted the ruffled ribbon.  It was a little difficult because I was using 1/4" score tape and I think my ribbon was only 1/2" wide.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Springtime Colors

Greetings everyone!  You ever have one of those days when you know you should be doing a bazillion things around the house, but all you want to do is papercraft?  It's one of those days for me.  It's a hot, humid, overcast day (and I think I'm coming down with a cold) so I'm not motivated AT ALL to do what I should. (BTW, sorry the pic looks off - I'm not even motivated enough to retake the picture.  How sad is that?)

Anyway, this card I used my new Butterfly Dreams stamp set and the PTI Anniversary set Round and Round.  I don't have the dies for the Mat, but I did notice that this image from Round and Round fits perfectly inside a spellbinders Labels 4 die.  Isn't it lovely?  I used some Colorbox inks for the butterflies and Perfect Plum for the circle.  I found this ribbon (which matches Berry Sorbet PERFECTLY) at Joann's over the weekend. 
Next up I have another birthday card inspired by the card I had done earlier with the scalloped circles and matching buttons.  This time I cut the small flowers from the PTI die and added buttons.
Finally, I love these little chick buttons from the Everyday Button Bits set by PTI.  Aren't these colors great together for a monochromatic card?  I used Hawaiian Shores and Aqua Mist and some Chocolate Taffeta ribbon from SU!.  I used Bermuda Bay to stamp the sentiment and wings.