Tuesday, March 31, 2015

PTI ~ Make It Monday ~ Double Partial Die Cutting

Here's a couple of cards I made using Laura's mind blowing technique, double partial die cutting. You can find the video with all the details HERE.

My mind was going in two different directions with ideas on what I wanted to do so I created cards using both ideas.

Here's my first card:

I used Mat Stack #4 die and the word JOY from Holiday Double Cuts to create the focal point. I inked the background using the Hello Sunshine coordinating die. I cut a stencil from a piece of acetate and stenciled in the sun rays using Tim Holtz Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink. I stamped some corner flourishes and finished it off with some pretty Easter Lilies that I colored with copics.


For this card, I used Mat Stacks #1 die and the bird from Songbirds to create the focal point. The sentiment is from Bitty Bouquet and Petite Pots. I raised the front panel using some fun foam to give this card some dimension. A stamped banner from Songbirds and a layered flower from Happiness in bloom finish it off.

I'm also entering one of these cards into the following challenges:
Simon Says Monday Challenge
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Challenge

Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit

Monday, March 30, 2015

With Love

There's a fun little game you can join in on over at The Paper Players...

I went right through the center with this card using 1)Die Cut, 2)sequins & 3)any shade of blue.

I started with a Berrylicious cardstock base from MFT and added a piece of script printed paper and then machine stitched a piece of vellum to soften the background. I heat embossed "with love" from PTI's Swoosh in gold. After that came all the fun! The bird is die cut using a Spellbinders die and the flower is called Stitched Daisies from My Creative Time. The ruler strip is cut from a piece of printed paper. After that, a junk bow, some cheesecloth underneath the bird and some pretty pastel sequins finish this card off.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Monday Challenge
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge
Word Art Wednesday


Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Just For You

This weeks challenge at CASology is "Style". I jokingly commented on my friend Joyce's blog that I didn't think I could join this week because "I have no style". Joyce came back with a personal challenge to join anyway either to prove that I'm right and I have no style or to prove that everyone has style! ;0) So, this card is for my sweet friend Joyce.
Thanks for encouraging me and being a great online friend.

I used PTI's Lovely Laurels Mini Kit to create this fun little dimensional card. With a name like "Lovely Laurels, it's got style built right in so I knew I'd be ok for this challenge.

For added dimension, I used vellum and two layers of green mulberry paper. Remember that paper that was really popular many moons ago? Yes, I still have some!

Some flower and leaf shaped sequins from the kit really add to this card without making it too busy. And that bird! I just love this bird image from PTI's Anniversary set, Petite Pots.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.

Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Mixing & Matching Patterned Papers

Yes, another post today, also for PTI. Danielle Flanders did a great video on creating your own patterned papers. She makes it look very easy but I'm not great at mixing and matching patterned papers though it has been fun making them and putting them together.
Anyway, here's my card for the MIM Challenge.
We'll start with the papers. I pretty much went with the same patterns that Danielle did, just changing my color palette.

The large checked dot is from Ruby Rose, the small dot from Happiness in Bloom. I also used Brushed Blooms, Background Basics Gingham & Note Niblets.
My colors are Ripe Avacado, Simply Chartreuse, Harvest Gold, Orange Zest, Terracotta Tile and Fine Linen.

Here's my cards
Using You've Been Framed Oval.

Using the label from Everyday Treats.

Using Sentiment Splits Horizontal.


Using the other label from Everyday Treats and the Heart Border Die.

I got 5 cards out of those 5 printed papers! Thanks Danielle for a fun challenge and for adding some great colorful cards to my stash!
Be sure to check out everyone else's fabulous creations from this challenge.
Thanks for looking! Blessings~ Birgit

My Sweet Friend

Good morning PTI friends! It's time for the PTI March Blog Hop. You can find all the details HERE.
Here's the fabulous inspiration photo that Nichole picked out

So fresh and springy, right!
Here's my card:
I started by die cutting the bouquet from Fancy Folk Art out of vellum. I then heat embossed the image in white and colored on the backside with my copics. I used spray adhesive to affix it to a white circle cut with Spellbinders circle die and then attached it to the Tag Sale #4 die. The card base is created with some random paper scraps from my stash and the Heart Border Die from PTI. The sentiment on the banner is from Flower Fusion #11. A piece of ribbon and a little flower sequin finish off my card.


I'm also using this as Day 21 of the 30 day coloring challenge.
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit. Have fun on the hop!
Blessings ~ Birgit

Friday, March 20, 2015

Oh Happy Day

This card was made for the Color Throwdown Challenge.



The chevron stamp is from Simon Says Stamp and the sentiment is from Sweet N' Sassy Stamps "Love Birds". Everything else is from MFT.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge
The Paper Players
Word Art Wednesday

Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit

Happy Spring to YOU!

Good morning and Happy Spring! Just wanted to pop in and give you all a card for spring, even though it's only 4 degrees here this morning.

Spring colors and butterflies make me happy and I hope you have a happy day as well! I also hope it's a little warmer and spring-like in your neck of the woods. ;0)
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Challenge

Thanks so much for visiting! Blessings~ Birgit