Friday, September 25, 2015

PTI MIM #224 Enjoy Life

Hello again!  I love this week's technique called "Two Toned Stamped Sentiments".  Here is my version of the technique:

I stamped the coffee cup images on PTI Vintage Cream cardstock, as well as the sentiment.  I also used Autumn Rose ink and cardstock, upon which I heat embossed the sentiment in white embossing powder.  I then used the Heart Prints die to cut out part of the sentiment.  The stamps used are the Wet Paint stamp set and the Heart-2-Heart #1.  Matted the sentiment section with some kraft cardstock, and then added a flower and a Prima coffee cup embellishment.

Thanks for taking a peek!

                                                         Hugs, Mimi

Saturday, September 12, 2015

PTI MIM #223 Coffee Talk

Hello!  I think this is a fun card to make and receive.  This week on the Papertrey Ink website, the technique is called "Camouflaged Pocket Inserts".  You created a pocket and tag and attach stamped die cuts in an interesting way.  Here's what I came up with:

The main coffee cup image and sentiments are from the Heart-2-Heart #1 stamp set, with matching die.  The tag die I used is Tag Sale #6.  I just snipped off the round end to allow it to fit better in the hand made pocket. 

The pocket is hand stamped.  First, I inked the white cardstock with distress ink.  Then I stamped the background with Background Basics: Text Style to mimic the designer paper I used for the tag.  I didn't use a stamping block for that, I just used my fingers to apply pressure at different areas for a worn appearance. The pocket was also stamped with flower images from the Ruby Reprise stamp set.  The designer paper is from Prima's Coffee Break.  I added the eye glasses wood embellishment, also from the same collection, for added fun.  The trim on the bottom finishes off the card.

This card also fulfills the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week of using stamps and die cuts on your project. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

                                                  Hugs, Mimi