So here's another card I made for the Make it Monday challenge over at Nichole Heady's blog. The challenge was to create a collage background. Here's my second entry... (told you I was addicted) All supplies are from PaperTrey Ink. Background Basics Script Style, Banner Builder, Half & Half, Over Under Easy, Tea for Two Additions. Colors are Fine Linen, Melon Berry, Lemon Tart, Aqua Mist and black. Thanks for visiting! Blessings~ Birgit
The folks over at the My Favorite Things blog is having their monthly guest designer challenge. Following the sketch, here is my entry for this challenge. Unfortunately, I was in need of a Sympathy card so I wanted this card to have a bit of a nostalgic, vintage-y feel. I used the Inspired by the Front Porch, Tulip image and used some printed papers I had on hand. I added a bit of vintage lace and some gems. I didn't want it to be too flashy but elegant. Thanks for looking! Blessings~ Birgit
Today's challenge over at Nichole Heady's blog focused on creating a collage background. Dawn McVey gave an awesome video tutorial on how to build your collage background. All I can say is.... I'M ADDICTED!!!
I've always liked the look of a collage background and have tried it myself once, maybe twice. But, today's tutorial really helped me think outside the box! I couldn't wait to get to my craft room, still in my pj's and slippers and start creating. Here's my take on the collage background. As you can see, I didn't deviate much from Dawn's design. Here is the inside of the card: Since the card base was made using Winter Wisteria, I opted to add a white writing space and dress it up a little. All supplies used are from PaperTrey Ink. *Ink Colors ~ Fine Linen, Winter Wisteria, Lemon Tart, Limeade Ice, Spring Moss, Dark Chocolate & black (embossed) *Stamp sets used ~ Background Basics Text Style & Tin Type, Think Big Favorites #13, Postmarks, Rosie Posie & Birthday Basics *Cardstock used ~ Winter Wisteria & Soft Stone
It's Easter season and I thought I'd post some of the Easter cards I made using some free vintage images that were found on the internet. I just love the soft colors of vintage Easter images. Thanks for visiting. Blessings to you and your family for a Happy Easter! ~ Birgit
Good morning fellow stampers! Heather Nichols from Papertrey Ink. showed how to create an awesome inked background using ink resist and stamping on your inked background. It's not a new technique but it's something I hadn't tried yet, especially the ink resist. Here's one of my cards for this weeks Make it Monday challenge. On this card I pretty much used the same background image that Heather used because this is one of my favorite background images. I just changed up the colors to Summer Sunrise, Berry Sorbet and Pure Poppy. I love how the colors blended together and especially how the clear embossing magically emerged from the background when I started inking. I used the "SWEET" stamp from Say it with Style, Washi Tape, Notched Flowers die set and the leaves are from Spellbinders. Thanks for visiting! Blessings~ Birgit
Today is Monday and that means PaperTrey Ink Is having their Make it Monday Challenge. This weeks challenge was especially good for me since I've just recently tried the clear cardstock for the first time and I really enjoyed using it. Here's my take on the challenge: I used my favorite Friendship Jar set with the Spring Fillers Tulips image, colored with copics. Thanks for visiting! Blessings~ Birgit