June 25, 2011

PTI Blog Hop - June 2011

For the first time in months... I actually made a card for the PTI Blog Hop

I started with the rainbow color inspiration, combined with Betsy's sentiment focal point idea and came up with this birthday card for my neice. Ink is from SU, everything else is PTI!

June 24, 2011

Father's Day gift for Eric

After seeing this idea on Pinterest I knew that it would be the perfect gift for Eric for Father's Day.
I already had all of the supplies in my stash. The canvas was from Michaels, the tree trunk was cut from my Cricut (Wild Card Cartridge), and the paint is from WalMart (most likely... I have had it forever!) This now sits on the mantel with 2 canvas prints that I gave Eric for Christmas.

June 23, 2011

Father's Day

A little late, but here is the card that I made for my Dad for Father's Day.
I was going for a skywriting look., and though I am not thrilled with the handwritten "Father's Day" I did not like any of the stamp options that I had. Apparently I need more Father's day stamps!

All supplies are Papertry Ink

June 10, 2011

Up Up and Away

I finally broke down and purchased Papertrey Ink's Up Up and Away stamp set (and dies) and could not wait to play with them!  I love the red, white, and light blue color scheme that I have been seeing everywhere, so I pulled out some CS (PTI of course). The clouds are die cut out of a strip of white streamer. I really wanted felt.. but did not have any white so I was looking for something else with texture and opened the drawer with my tulle and streamers in it. Perfect! I added more layers to some to make them thicker (appear closer).
The medium hot air balloon was stamped with PTI Smokey Shadow ink and colored in with my watercolor markers. (I want Copics... but they are just too expensive for me right now), the smallest one was stamped with Momento ink, and the largest was stamped with PTI Pure Poppy ink and then I added a layer of Diamond Glaze for dimension. My intention was to make it look like it was much closer than the other 2 balloons.
Oh. and my sentiment really is straight in person.. the angle that I took the photo at is making it look a little crooked!