Prothonotary Warblers

Prothonotary Warblers
Making a nest

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Best wishes

Hello there.  Hope your week is going well.

I'm back today to share a wedding card (that I made at the beginning of August!) I made for a friend's mother-in-law to give to her daughter on her wedding day. I love fussing with making wedding cards, making them so pretty and elegant. This is what I came up with:


The only bit of stamping was the sentiment, which was stamped on a pre-cut flag stax fish-tale using black versafine.  Sentiment is from PTI.  

The gold metallic paper at the bottom is a strip of washi tape - isn't this so pretty?  The rest of the card was basically using dies, flowers, pearls and sequins.

Supplies:
Stamp - PTI - propose a toast stamp set
Ink- black versafine Ddies- Memory box - Massa leaf frame, Chochitlan wreath, spellbinders circle, MFT - fish-tale flag stax, MFT - rolled roses
Cardstock - textured/embossed white
Misc - Little B -  washi tape, pearls, sequins, flowers from Wild orchid crafts & Prima

Thanks for stopping by,

Pauline

Friday, September 19, 2014

Fun with Hexagons

Hi everyone, I can't believe it's been almost 2 weeks since my last post.  Life just gets so busy at times doesn't it?

I'm just going to do a quick post today, I have the day off and I have a long 'to do' list to get done.
I'm just taking a break before I continue on with my errands.

I have been seeing lots of cards done using some of the larger background dies so I thought I would give this a try.  I think my favourite background die plate would have to be this hexagon die from Papertrey Ink.



First, I stamped a background stamp from Justrite called French Rose - I stamped it on MFT  pink lemonade using the pink lemonade dye ink pad. I then cut out the frame using some designer paper from K & Company.  Now this is the tricky part, while trying to keep all the hexagons in the right spots - on the back side, I taped some the hexagons while they were still in there spots catching the tape on the borders of the hexagons and across to the next border edge in order to keep the hexagon adhered to the die cut.  I hope I'm explaining this well for you to understand.  After I taped down as many as I wanted, I then adhered some foam tape to the border as well as behind the hexagons that I taped down. I then layered this onto my background piece, which gives this a bit of dimension.

For my sentiment piece I used a die from Spellbinders de-lites and cut the green layer, then used the next die in the set to cut the pink lemonade c/s.  I stamped the sentiment from an MFT set I have using black versafine.
Now the sentiment looks crooked but really it's not in real.  Must of taken the picture off kilter or something- lol!. 

Finished up with some glittery gems in some of the hexagon openings and a small pink ribbon bow on the sentiment.

This was a fun card to do, a bit of time but love the outcome.  I hope you give this a try sometime as well.  

Well that's it for me for today.  Enjoy your weekend, till next time....

Pauline

Monday, September 8, 2014

Welcome baby

Hi, I'm back today to share another baby card.  I had a request from a co-worker for a baby shower card. She specified - if I could- a card with an owl - the expected Mother has the nursery in an 'owl' theme.  So I browsed several blogs and pinterest to get ideas, and at this time Papertrey Ink was just starting to showcase their August release sneak peaks. The were showing an owl die, but I new I did have time to order and get it here in Canada in time for when she needed the card,...... so I winged it, and this is what I came up with.




After making this one I made 3 more for my sale basket.  No need to go into details, I will list the supplies below.

Supplies:
Paper - MME - fine and dandy - true blue, white c/s, pink c/s
Die - spellbinder oval, scallop oval, Memory box - branch,  EK success border punch
misc - buttons, googly eyes, twine

thanks for stopping by, enjoy your week!

Pauline

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Thanksgiving blessing

Well here we are in September, which is really hard to believe.  Our Canadian Thanksgiving is only 5 weeks away, so I thought I would be a bit pro-active and get a couple of Thanksgiving cards made.  I usually keep putting 'holiday' cards off and then before you know it, it's here.  So this is my first card of two that I'm sharing today.



I received my order from PTI a couple of weeks ago and this set  Autumn Adornments was just waiting to be used.
I started with my top layer measuring 5.5 x 3 7/8.  I stamped the flourish in each corner using distress milled lavender.  Added the acorns with distress antique linen, and the small pink flowers using PTI - sweet blush.

I used a piece of scrap paper (5.5 x 1) in kind of a plum/grey tone and placed that along the left edge of my folded card base.  I then adhered the the stamped layer on top of my card base about 1/8" from the right side of the card.  For my sentiment I used the Thanksgiving blessings which comes with this set stamped using PTI - dark chocolate onto a piece of kraft c/s.  Along the top of the kraft strip, I adhered a piece of Little B gold washi tape.  I cut this kraft piece a little bit wider than the top layer because I wanted to overhang on each side of the main panel. Under the kraft panel I stamped 'so grateful' from a Flourish stamp set using distress antique linen.

The leaves were cut from scraps using the leaf from the die Phrase play #7 die.

So now for the finishing touches- I added some PTI Rainstones - love how crystal these little gems are, little white bow made from silk ribbon, wooden bird, and then for the center of the bow I added crystal self adhesive from Prima.

Finish card size - A2 - 5.5 x 4.25

Supplies:
Stamps - PTI - Autumn adornments, Flourishes - autumn blossoms
Ink- Distress inks - antique linen, milled lavender, PTI - dark chocolate, sweet blush
Cardstock - white cougar 110 lb, kraft, scraps
Dies - PTI - phrase play #7
Misc - PTI - rainstones, silk ribbon, studio calico wooden bird, prima crystal self adhesive embellishment

Thanks for your visit. Enjoy your week.

Pauline