Midnight Quilt Mania

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

PTI March Blog Hop















Thanks for stopping by! I had a lot of fun making backgrounds but things got super busy and I was only able to convert one of my sheets of background into cards. I have lots more to share later using Guidelines 2 but that’s for another day. For my cards tonight I started with a sheet of shimmery cardstock that I’ve had in my stash. I applied Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush and Plum Pudding direct to paper in diagonal stripes. Then I stamped over it with Polka Dot Basics in Fresh Snow. It’s a little tricky to stamp on this shimmery cardstock with such a juicy ink like Fresh Snow but it turned out pretty well.

Edited to add: I made my diagonal stripes by using a piece of scrap cardstock as a guide. I start in one corner and put the cardstock down where I want my first color break to be. Then I take a Palette ink cube and run it down the cardstock, holding it against the scrap paper to guide it. This ink transfers beautifully to shimmery paper. Depending on how wide you want the stripes to be you may have to make a couple of passes to cover the area. Then I move the scrap paper to where I want the next color break. If you wanted to be really careful you can cover the edge of your previous stripe with some eclipse tape or another piece of cardstock but I just use the "eye-ball" method. ;) I also did not pre-measure my stripes but that's just me. I think you'll like this technique if you give it a try. If you do, please send me a picture, I'd love to see your creations!


For the focal image on both I used tulips from Wishing You and a Happy Easter sentiment from Limitless Labels.

I can wait to see what everyone else cooked up!

Supplies include: Stamps: Wishing You, Limitless Labels, Polka Dot Basics. Paper: Shimmery cardstock, PTI White, Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush and Plum Pudding. Ink: Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush, Plum Pudding, New Leaf and Fresh Snow. Accessories: Nestabilities, white gel pen, Vintage buttons, Ocean Tides twill,Plum Pudding ribbon Spica glitter pen

22 comments:

Courtney Baker said...

Very cute! Did you use your cubes to do that? And how did you keep them straight?

Kay said...

I love this card; your background is beautiful!

IamDerby said...

Love this!

BethieJ said...

Your card is lovely!! What a pretty background!! and you used one of my favorite new sets of stamps!! :)

Terri E. said...

I really like the shimmery base. Super fun! You rocked the background challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Tenia Nelson said...

Very pretty card!! tfs!!
-t

Cindy Sinars said...

What a beautiful background! Love how you added the color directly to the shimmery paper. I'll have to try that!

Lisa H. said...

great colors and great design. this really turned out super cute!

peggysue said...

Cool color combination! Makes a very nice background.

Jessica said...

This is so so pretty!!

Deanna said...

Wow so pretty!

Melissa said...

Wow! I'd love to see how you got your lines so straight! Such beautiful colors for spring cards!

Dana said...

LOVE IT! I have never seen such a thing with the shimmer paper! This is gorgeous!

ALLY said...

Beautiful card Kim! Love the colours!

Karen said...

Love your direct to paper as the first layer (or perhaps the second...that shimmer, even as part of the paper, deserves its own credit...really adds to it!) with the dots over it! Beautiful shimmering spring cards! :>

Daniela said...

This is awesome, love all the lavender!

Lynn P. said...

Cool how you did the background - very pretty

Ruth Shanahan Allmart said...

Love that background. I was curious as to how you got your lines of ink so straight???? Your card is fabulous :o)

carabecca said...

So pretty! Love the shimmer.

Lizzie Jones said...

I love that you used paper and stamps to create your pattern! Thank you for sharing!

Claire Brennan said...

OOOOhh this is just divine! gorgeous colours!

craftyliu said...

These are soooo pretty!