10/17/18 For this month's Create Along With Us, I have selected a holiday penguin card by Laurie Schmidlin. I love what she did using tone on tone with the new snowflake frame die. And then she used die-cut snowflakes in white as a back- ground...so much texture. Laurie's embellishments with the red JOY die-cut and those adorable penguins are the perfect "frosting on the cake!" There were so many products in this month's PTI release. I wasn't able to order the snowflake frame die nor the cute penguin set due to a certain budget. Alas, I used what I had in my stash and came up with this:
Supplies: PTI Snowfall Style/Winter Penguin/Mix & Mat: Snowflakes/Pierced Feature Frame Dies, MFT Die-namics Layered Snowflakes/Filled With Joy, PTI Dye Ink (New Leaf, Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel), Copic Sketch, Studio Katia Snow Crystals.
10/10/18 Ashley has a simple challenge for us for MIM this week; she uses patterned paper/cover-up stamps to embellish die-cut frames. I only have one Cover Up background stamp in my stash (Quatrefoil). I embossed it with white EP on watercolor paper. Then used my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors in the traditional greens/reds. I splattered some warm gold on after. This does not show up in the photo but adds an elegance to the BG. I used an ornament from Brilliant Baubles as the focal point of my patterned frame.
10/7/18 Lizzie heads up this weeks Transformation Tuesday at PTI. Both of her cards are sweet holiday cards, but I have to admit that I like her second one better. It is definitely easier to read and I love the lighter colors plus the glittery bling of the words. For my transformation this week, I pulled a card from May 2018. I am very partial to using cool colors in most creations. I decided it was time to get out of my comfort zone and use the warm colors. I've used most of the same elements, but changed up my colors and switched the orientation. I am happy with the way both cards came out. :)