Tuesday, January 10, 2017

PTI's MIM and A La Carte

PapertreyInk's Make It Monday challenges and tutorials
are always the best. 
Each week their talented designers bring us something
to learn, post their gorgeous samples, 
AND there's a prize at the end of the week.
Not only all of the above, but I've met the most 
wonderful friends over the years!
The busy holidays brought us some time off, 
and I missed the PTI posts and challenges,
until now!
This week we look back, and pick one of our favorites.
Dawn's Sponged Stamping is a perfect technique for
the new Swan'sational stamps.
Solid color, ombre blended really gives dimension to the swan.

I paired Swan'sational with Coverplate: In the Woods, cut twice, with
SS White, and Amethyst Allure.
All over an ink blended bg.
Hard to see, Wink of Stella on some of the swan. (top photo)
Honestly enjoyed this technique so much, 
did a bunch more swans for a few more cards.

Paired this pinked swan with To Have and to Hold and Inspired: Love.
Noted: A2 dies.
Heart wreath stamped twice, first in versamark with white
then again in Lilac Grace.
And finally, a set of cards with another scripture from
Inspired: Love

Loved how this turned out on the Kraft, so I did a pair.

Always nice to have a few cards on hand to lift someone's spirits.

And so nice to be back in the crafting groove!



  1. Wow, what gorgeous cards! Love the soft colors and card designs that you've created.

  2. Sweet cards, Nancy and the ombre stamping does enhance the swan pair! It's nice to make several cards at once from new sets because then you can tell hubby that the cost of the set is down to $6-8/card instead of $30+, right?

  3. Your cards are just stunning Nancy...but I would expect nothing less. :)

  4. Wow Nancy, these are all stunning! I'm in complete awe of your amazing creativity. Always!! These swans are amazing and look great stamped in colorful ombre!!

  5. Oh my goodness Nancy, these are MARVELOUS!! All so beautifully done. You always inspire me with your gorgeous work!!

  6. An absolute beautiful post today, such lovely cards, as always.

  7. All are so gorgeous, and elegant! I'm especially drawn to those soft colors on kraft, stunning!

  8. Sometimes I'm almost afraid to come to your site, because you always used sets that I didn't think I liked or needed, and then I see what you've done and it's like "oh crap...I NEED that set!" And obviously I'm kicking myself now that I didn't get the swans and will NEED to add it to my cart! These cards are just absolutely FABULOUS Nancy, and your ink blending/sponging is just SO pretty on ALL the cards! And all the detail too...you just amaze me with your talent! Lovely, lovely cards my friend!! :0)

  9. Oh Nancy these are all just stunning! Beautiful colors, design and blending! So good to see you crafting again!

  10. Very pretty, Nancy! And your swans all look so different...great technique, huh?!

  11. Wow Nancy these are all so beautifully detailed and I love that new set! I love your sweet write up about the designers and the challenge.

  12. Beautiful cards...love your gorgeous swans!!!

  13. Oh my word--I'm in awe! Stunningly gorgeous cards, Nancy--perfect use of the technique!

  14. Beautiful swans Nancy! Your cards have lovely scenes to feature them~

  15. These are really lovely cards. These swans look so great with the To Have And To Hold stamps. Just beautiful!

  16. Nancy, all of your cards are lovely! I have this set on my wishlist now...


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