Midnight Quilt Mania

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Back from a Long Break

Well, the holidays really took a toll and I felt drained of creativity so I took a nice long break. I do have some recent things to share with you and some more that are in progress. I am just in LOVE with my Paper Trey stamps. The possibilities really are endless and the more samples I see, the more I realize I can do with my sets. I need to get a move on and create some Valentine's cards so I did two last weekend.

In this first card I used lots of "lovey" words stamps from severa PTI sets to create a background on an acrylic block then I stamped it across my cardstock. I first saw Nichole demo this technique on her blog and I like the technique a lot. The hearts are from PTI's recent release and are called Heart Prints.

Supplies: Paper: Dark Chocolate, white Stamps: Heart Prints, Wedding Day, Faux Ribbon, Simple Little Things, Mixed Messages (I think that's all but may have forgotten one). Ink: Chocolate Chip, Raspberry Fizz. Accessories: Heart punches, ribbon, button, corner rounder punch.

The next card is a little bolder in terms of color scheme. I used Raspberry Fizz, Black and Kraft cs. I think the Kraft color does a nice job mixing with these two colors and I like that it 's a little softer contrast than white. I am in a mood to try and create backgrounds with stamps instead of designer paper and I enjoyed creating one for this card using Polka Dot Basics and Wedding Day. Forgive the goof up in the border punch, I am still trying to get the hang of using these without double punching some holes. It made a couple of my holes a little weird looking but I had tried 2 or 3 times and I thought this one was "good enough". It was the wee hours of the morning and I was getting too tired to care! :)

Supplies: Stamps- Heart Prints, Polka Dot Basics, Wedding Day. Ink: Fresh Snow, Raspberry Fizz. Paper: Raspberry Fizz, Black, Kraft. Accessories: white ep, border punch, heart punches, ribbon, glitter

Well, I think that's it for now. I am so addicted to the PTI stamps that I already can't wait until the February release on the 15th. Nichole is tempting us with all kinds of hints but she's too good and although I think I can guess a couple of them, there are some that leave me stumped. Tomorrow is the 1st of February and she's going to reveal more details on her blog so stop by and check it out!


Cheryl said...

Such a cute idea to stamp all the sentiments like that. The different styles and fonts are great.

Jennifer Kirk said...

Oh, wow! I love both of these cards - especially the one with all the sentiments in the background! What a great idea!

Jen Caputo said...

ooh you created the best backgrounds! Especially love the first one using all the different sentiments!

Babies- Beth said...

I love the kraft with pink and black! I forgot about stamping with just words, I need to try that this year! Thanks for the inspiration!

Scrapping Julie said...

great cards. love the way you mixed the sentiments for the back ground on the first one

Steph said...

Good job on both cards. I really like the raspberry with the black and the kraft. I hadn't thought to put kraft with it and it looks great. Thanks for the idea and for sharing!

Barbara DeBose said...

Your card with all the sentiments and distressed edges is absolutely adorable!