Monday, May 21, 2012

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays

This card is for the

I was inspired to try a technique that I've been thinking about for months - using an impression plate and ink to  create a 
letterpress look.

I love how the pattern turned out. With embossing folders the look is more defined and uniform. But with the impression plate the look is more distressed and slightly shabby. That ink is one of the new Fresh Ink colors - Silver Lilac. 
The lacy border is a Memory Box die. The Damask Impression Plate is Papertrey Ink. The sentiment is from PTI's Celebrations stamp set. 
Thanks for the visit. Have a great week:)

Best Wishes

I am so happy to be joining the fun in 
 this week. This time of year I spend a lot of time outside in the garden and yard getting things spruced up. It felt so good to spend some time in my craft room today.

Oh my is this photo gorgeous or what. The theme this week is Garden Party and this little image just screams shabby cottage to me. So sweet.

For this card I was trying to get that worn distressed wood look. I die cut the Memory Box Madison Window and Shutters with PTI Vintage Cream CS and then added Ranger Juniper and Pumice Stone distress inks using a sponge. The patterned paper inside the window (that I referred to as my wallpaper when I was showing it to my little guy) is My Mind's Eye. My roses took on an orangy hue in the photo but they are pink IRL.

Thanks for stopping by:)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Adhesive Ribbon

Have you tried it? I bought several types of this adhesive ribbons at Jo Ann's. It's a fun twist on adding trim to your projects.

 I made these simple tags for my friend's daughters to attach to birthday presents. I used Papertrey Ink's Tag   Sale #1 die and patterned paper. I attached the adhesive ribbon for a fun detail.
The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Trendy Tree Tops set.

And here is the tool I use to attach the trim.

It's a miniature iron. Once it's hot it only takes a few seconds for the glue to melt. 

Have a great week:)

Home Sweet Home

Flourishes is getting ready to release three new sets and to gear up for that they are having a fun challenge called 

Here is the inspiration picture I took in my living room:

The inspiration is the collection of Hull vases. My mom recently said "I know you really like those, and your Aunt Eva had a collection of them too. They're not my thing but they look nice". Ha ha. I'm not sure exactly why I like them so much but I do - it's probably the creamy pastel colors and shapes that appeal to me.

I used Flourishes Vintage Wallpaper, Sweet Violets and Chairs for You stamp sets. I love the vintage feel of the wallpaper background. The image on the shelf die is from Sweet Violets and the vase with flowers is from Chairs for You.

Stop in at the Flourishes blog and look at other entries for this challenge. It is so fun to see what people have picked for inspiration from their own homes.

Thanks so much for visiting today.