Papertrey September Blog Hop Challenge

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

I've got a card to share with you for this month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. The theme is Wreaths, and I experimented a little and came up with something a little different for mine ;) I would love to hear your opinions on this creation!

So for the base of the wreath, I first cut out a ring using two Spellbinders circle dies and cardstock. Then, I wrapped PTI Raspberry Fizz Satin Ribbon around the ring, on a slight angle so that it overlaps each other and the cardstock cannot be seen. It was adhered to the card base using Score Tape.

The flowers are from Mini Blooms, and three of them I embossed using gold embossing powder (they look a little green in the photo). They were also attached using Score Tape (LOVE that stuff!).

I added some gold trim at the top...not sure if I like it. What do you think?? I felt like it needed something. Maybe a gold bow would have worked better...

***I am also entering this in the Moxie Fab World: All That Glitters is Gold Challenge!***

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek at my card!!

Stamps: PTI - Mini Blooms
Cardstock: PTI - Rustic White
Ink: Stampin' Up! - Night of Navy, Pink Passion, Mellow Moss
Other: PTI Mini Bloom dies; Gold embossing powder; Gold trim (Michael's), Raspberry Fizz Ribbon-PTI

Uniko Studio Challenge #3 - Washi Tape

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Hello all! I'm popping in real quick today to let you know that the next challenge is now taking place over on the Uniko Studio blog! This time it's all about Washi Tape! Now, you can either use real Washi Tape on your project, or use Uniko's Washi Tape stamp set, or the Xmas Washi set!

Here is my take on the challenge. I used Wonderful Washi and stamped on vellum. Then fussy cut the pieces and adhered to the card base. Next, I die-cut the Graphic Flowers for the center. Adhered using foam tape, and finished off with a clear rhinestone in the center!! Hope I've inspired you to create something for this challenge!

You've got plenty of time to enter your project...October 14th is the deadline.

The Prizes:
  • A £10 Gift Certificate to the Winner & Guest Design Team spot on the blog for the next challenge
  • Top Three Spotlight

Stamps: Uniko Studio - Wonderful Washi
Cardstock: PTI - Rustic White; SU - Not Quite Navy 
Ink: SU - Not Quite Navy, Sage Shadow, Lavender Lace 
Other: Die - Uniko Studio Graphic Flowers, Foam Tape, Vellum, Rhinestone

Uniko Studio Blog Hop - Flower Power

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Hey all! It's time for Uniko Studio's next Revisited Blog Hop! This month is all about Flower Power. I used Flower Power #1 to make a CAS card. Check it out.

The white cardstock base is stamped randomly with yellow ink using the solid flower. The outlined flower is also stamped randomly with black ink. The sentiment is stamped onto a separate piece of white cardstock and adhered using foam tape. Before adhering that, I created a grid pattern with a ruler and black marker on the bottom of the card base. This would be a fun card set to make as a gift. You could swap out the yellow with some other bright colors for a nice variety ;)

I have also entered this into the current Runway Inspired Challenge - #43. See the inspiration image below.

So glad you came by for a visit! Be sure to visit and comment on all the design team members' blogs because Beverley from Uniko is giving away ALL 3 Flower Power series stamp sets!! You have until midnight September 14th to comment to be eligible to win! The lucky winner will be announced on the Uniko blog September 15th. Enjoy the fabulous inspiration along the hop!

Cardstock: PTI - White
Ink: SU - So Saffron; Staz-On - Black
Other: SU Black Marker, Dimensionals