Thursday, May 9, 2019

PTI WIW: May 8-15

Laurie's Fabulous Favorites: Favorite tag

I must admit that I don't make tags very often tho I don't know why because they are much simpler than cards. I needed a few tags for my Mother's Day gifts to our 3 daughters. I decided to use the Tag Sale #4 die. The Stitched With Love stamps fit perfectly on this die. I placed the first initial of each of our daughters at the top of the tags. Thank god I did not name all of our children with the same first letter. :)
 Supplies: PTI Stitched with Love/Tag Sale #4 die, PTI Dye Ink (Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Lilac Grace, Amethyst Allure).

Sunday, May 5, 2019

PTI WIW: May 1-8

Laurie's Fabulous Favorites: Favorite layout

I don't really have any particular layouts that are my regular "go-tos."  I select my stamp set(s) which ever focus I need and the layout usually just falls into place from there. That being said, I needed another Mother's Day card and decided to go with Butterfly Blooms. This is a new stamp set for me
not having purchased it when it was released last year. 
The butterfly is quite large and takes up most of the card; ergo I needed a simple LO so the focus would be highlighted. I went with orange and black as we are in the midst of a Painted Lady butterfly migration where I live right now. They
are everywhere and in a great hurry. It must be their mating season??!!

 Supplies: PTI Butterfly Blooms/Shape Shifters: Circle 3 Die, PTI Dye Ink (Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold), DOI (spiced marmalade), PTI Bitty Big (Orange Zest, Kraft), VersaMark Ink, black EP.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

PTI WIW: 4/24-5/1/19

Laurie's Fabulous Favorites: Favorite shaped card

Laurie's WIW challenge for us this week is a fun one,
especially since I don't tend to think of changing out the
shapes of my cards much. I've created a card base using 
the largest MFT Die-namics Mod Square STAX die. It is
a very simple birthday card made with a basic card concept. 

 Supplies: PTI birthday balloons/Birthday Strings, MFT Die-namics Mod Square STAX, PTI Dye Ink (Weathervane), DOI (candied apple, spiced marmalade, squeezed lemonade, twisted citron, broken china, wilted violet).

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Reverse Confetti April 2019 SYS

Supplies: RC Honey Bear/Spring Pals/Stitched Rays Cover Panel/Stitched Hex Tag, MFT Die-namics Stitched Rectangle STAX 2, Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy (sentiment), PTI Dye Ink (Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Spring Rain, Cocoa
Bean), DOI (broken china), Copic Sketch, enameled dots.

Monday, April 22, 2019

PTI WIW: April 17-24

Laurie's Fabulous Favorites
Favorite coloring technique: Watercolors

There are so many ways to color stamps and even more so with outline stamps which PTI does not seem to have many
(or at least I do not have in my PTI stash). Over the years of following Make It Mondays, I love the coloring technique of 
inking your stamp, spritzing it with water and then stamping it
on watercolor paper. This is a good way to "cheat" creating a watercolor look and does not matter if you do not get your layered stamp images perfectly lined up. I created a BG using PTI Farmer's Market Florals for a Mother's Day card. :)
 Supplies: PTI Farmer's Market Florals/butterfly blooms (sentiment)/Noted:Scalloped 2 Vertical Die, PTI Dye Ink (Sweet Blush, Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, Melon Berry, Prairie Grass, Ripe Avocado, Harvest Gold), MFT Die-namics Stitchable Heart Stax

Sunday, April 14, 2019

PTI WIW: 4/10-17

Laurie's Fabulous Favorites: Favorite style ("shabby chic")

I don't really have any particular style that I use frequently.
I probably enjoy more techniques that are my "go-to's."
One of them is creating backgrounds with ink blending. I
tend to make my card creations with simplicity in mind...
probably stemming from my Japanese heritage. I have created an anniversary card for my hubby...since we have one coming up after Easter.

Supplies: PTI Circle of Love, PTI Dye Ink (Fresh Snow, Weathervane), DOI (squeezed lemonade, twisted citron, peacock feathers), MFT Die-namics Stitched Rectangle STAX 2,
VersaMark ink, white and silver EP.

Friday, April 5, 2019

PTI WIW, Week of 4/3-4/10/19

Laurie's Fabulous Favorites: Favorite place for inspiration

I use Pinterest too, like Laurie...for an inspiration source.
That being said, I've found an Easter wreath that I thought would work with a few of my PTI stamps/dies. And of course,
I had to add Heather's cute little bunny. :)

 Supplies: PTI bunny blessings/Twig Wreath/Tinsel & Tags/Shape Shifters: Circle 1 Die, MFT Die-namics Fab Foliage, PTI Dye Inks, VersaMark, white/clear EP, 4mm sequins.