Monday, July 17, 2017

Psalm 91:4

Mondays are the best day of the week, for those of us who
can't do without PTI's Make It Monday.
Today Ashley showed us the coolest technique called
Emboss Resist Shadow Sentiments.
Such a great way to make the sentiment stand out!

A friend is in the hospital, and this card goes to her.
Betsy's Year of the Psalms: March furnished the sentiment I used on
a Mix & Mat: Scallops die.
First stamped with Dark Indigo, then versa mark and clear embossed,
the image is moved down slightly, and clear embossed again for the
shadow effect. 
When the sponge inking is applied, the shadow pops!
My sentiment block is on a die cut and sponge inked 
Cover Plate: Center Stage.
The feathers were fussy cut with a few popped up with foam.
Loved this technique, and can't wait to do it again!
Thanks, Ashley!


Hi! I'm so excited to be introducing some new sets from Poppystamps!

If you enjoy coloring your own images, and creating perfect die cuts every time,
then these sets are perfect for you.

All the details are on the Poppystamps blog.
Be sure to check out today's post.

There's also a reminder to play along with this month's challenge,
'Bling It', for a chance to win a gift certificate to the shop!

Hope your week is fabulous!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Psalm 23:2

Every month during release week at PTI, we get to case the design team
and their genius.

As usual, this month's stamps and dies were beautifully showcased,
and it was hard to pick just one.
Dawn McVey hi lighted the soon to be released 
Cover Plate: Mountain Majesty with a
 bright rainbow watercolor.
I loved the frame she featured, with it's die cut mountains.

Trying to come near her color blends, and that space for the sentiment
was a challenge.
Here's what I came up with.

Year of the Psalms: June stamped onto a Made With Love tag 
(Pinefeather ink)
The frame is Sentiment Splits: Curve Verticle
Tree on the left is from Scene It: Mountain View,
and the stars are from Make It Market Mini Holiday Folk.

I absolutely love the way Betsy has designed the Psalms sets, and will 
be sorry to see the year and the psalm releases end.
Proverbs? Just a thought...

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

A Birthday Card

This week's MIM, Betsy Veldman shows us how to combine 
Stenciling and Masking, for our one layer cards.

Betsy's video was a simple way to create a card that will 
easily go through the mail.
I have a recipient  in mind for this card. Her birthday is on Thursday.
It just might make it!

Stencil make with a die from Nostalgic Notions.
Ivy & Bloom
Sentiment: Swoosh
Inks: Ranger: Distress Oxide Broken China & Cracked Pistachio
PTI Inks: Pure Poppy, Hibiscus Burst, New Leaf, Green Parakeet, Pinefeather

Play along with Betsy & PTI here, on Nichole's blog: