Thursday 7 August 2014

Papertrey Ink birthday card

Hello everyone,

I hope you are enjoying your week and if you are taking the latest Online Card Classes 'Stretch your stamps 2' class that you are being a better student than me.I always start these classes with good intentions of following class each day and getting my homework done quickly, but alas, life always has other ideas and I fall behind. These classes are great for people like me, as you can catch up at any time you want because you have access to them for ever. Well I managed to complete Day 1 which was all about using background stamps and I came up with this card

The background was created by stamping and embossing the background stamp in white ink and then colouring the image in a variety of colours. I used pan pastels for this because they blend so beautifully. I cut a strip of the background and matted it onto black card before die cutting the Papertrey 'Birthday' die and raising it on the card with some clear foam tape. I die cut the little gift ribbon from some more of the background paper and covered it in glossy accents to add some shine.

What I learned

I really need to look more carefully at my background stamps. I have a tendency to think they are just for making big background panels, but I can use them in smaller pieces to add more variety.

Pan pastels blend beautifully but some colours sink into white embossing and colour the lines whilst other colours don't.

Versafine Onyx Black in gives fabulous crisp results for sentiment stamps.

I'd like to enter this into the

Little Red Wagon Challenge - use wet or dry embossing

The Stamping Royalty Challenge - use a stamped background

The Shabby Tea Room Challenge - Rainbows and Raindrops

Thanks for stopping by.

Carol x


Irene said...

Hello Carol

Your card is beautiful, what a brilliant idea to white emboss then colour with pastels. Just stunning.


aussie aNNie said...

Hi Carol this is gorgeous love the colours used on the embossing.xx

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Alanna said...

This is gorgeous and you are ahead of me in the class. I've only watched one video. :-)

Benzi said...

This is beautiful, Carol, and the colors are awesome. I've never taken an online class but would love to...just don't think I would have the time. Maybe someday.
I loved reading what you've learned and would love to try the Pan Pastels.

Unknown said...

Hi Carol, I have a question for you. How did you attach to card stock the coffee cozy from PTI that you made as a gift? thank you

JanR said...

This is just lovely! I adore the design and I love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Sue said...

This is gorgeous sorry I've been a bad blogger but pooch has been really ill and I've also got family staying so I'm playing catch up huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxxxx

Joyce said...

Beautiful card, Carol. That looks like a great class--I decided to skip it because I didn't think I could keep up.

Inkyfingers said...

Hi, I just applied a small strip of felt with tape runner to the decorated card and the coffee cozee stuck to that enough to stop it moving.
Thanks for asking and I hope you enjoy trying them.
Carol x
I hope you see this because Blogger did not give me a link to contact you directly.

LeAnne said...

What a lovely background you've created! The bold black sentiment stands out so well on the rainbow colors! Thanks for sharing this us at Stampin Royalty this week!

Darnell said...

You get an A+ for Day 1, Carol! Your beautiful background stamp made an awesome panel backdrop for the black birthday! And the glossy accents really made that gift punctuate stand out a mile!! Excellent touch! AND, I got some valuable tips, too, so thank you for that! Hugs, Darnell

Diane said...

Beautiful card...gorgeous background!! The class sounds like fun!! Thank you for joining us at "The Shabby Tea Room" for our "Rainbows and Raindrops" challenge!!

Lenet said...

beautiful rainbow card, thank you for joining us at The Shabby Tearoom.


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