Tuesday, August 7, 2018

MIM with Michelle: Petite Pattern Play


Michelle Leone shows us how to create pattern in our background on this
Monday's tutorial at PTI.

I loved this easy and quick way to make an impact on our cards.
Out came the new Orchid Expressions. I played with the flowers, changing
the colors of the petals. The options are endless!


I think I used every shade of PTI ink! Really easy to stamp with my Misti.


In case you don't know this little trick, here's a way to stamp a bunch of the same images 
quickly and perfectly. 
Die cut the image.
Place it back into the cut cardstock, held in place with your misti magnets.
Line up your stamp,
And... stamp! Replace with next die cut, and the image is stamped perfectly,
over and over and over.


This was my favorite orchid color combo. First stamped with Orchid Allure,
then Raspberry Fizz. The blend of the 2 inks made this gorgeous plum on the die cut.


A left over piece from Pierced Feature Frames provided the rectangle
and I drew the inside lines with a pencil.


The butterfly from Quilted: Summer reminded me of a mini block print,
and lined up well within my masked off rectangle.


So quick and easy, I did a 2nd card using kraft, and the 'thank you' setntiment.


Such a fun technique! Can't wait to 'plant' more orchids!

Friends, I'm sure you've heard of the horrific fires here in California.
They say 20% of our state is on fire. Our home is in a valley near Yosemite, where
one fire is close and hardly contained. 
Our air is so bad, and the heat doesn't help those poor firefighters.
Please pray for containment, relief from the spread of more destruction,
and especially for those heroes on the front lines.
Thank you!