Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Just Us Girls #273 Photo Week

This is my first time participating in the JUGS card making challenge.  I just happened to stumble upon it as I was looking at entries from another card making challenge.

The soft, pretty gray and pink palette inspired me to create this wintery card.  I have been obsessed with the PTI songbird stamps and dies lately and decided to use them here along with the rectangle shaker die and the peace word die.  I added some snowflake embossing and white glitter paper for a bit of sparkle. I hope you like it.  Thanks for taking a moment to stop by.

My Supplies:  
                       PTI Songbirds dies, Peace die, Rectangle shaker die
                       Paper Studio Snowflake embossing folder
                       PTI cardstock in white and sweet blush
                       Paper Studio cardstock in pink and gray
                       Doodlebug Design white glitter cardstock

Monday, December 29, 2014

PTI Make It Monday #195: 2014 A la Carte

There were so many options for this week's Make It Monday Challenge; I had a difficult time choosing just one!  I decided to go with challenge #151:  Drop Shadow Die-cuts.  


Here is the link to the original video from the papertrey ink site.

After browsing through my dies, I selected the telephone die from Heart-2-Heart #4 and the hello word die.  I cut six of each die in the following colors:  melon burst, berry sorbet, lemon tart, harvest gold, aqua mist, and hawaiian shores.  I stamped the telephone using versamark because I did not want bold ink colors to dominate the card.  I really wanted the focus to be on the shadowing of the dies.  After stamping, I positioned each of the die cuts with the darker color behind the lighter color and adhered them using scortape and a glue pen.  I'm really pleased with the look of the shawdow die-cuts.