Friday, September 24, 2010

Papertrey September Blog Hop Challenge

For Papertrey Ink's Blog Hop this month we were to show off any skills we might have learned from a fellow stamper, and perhaps even give them a little shout out to thank them for the inspiration they have provided. I honestly have been stamping/trying out new crafting techniques for sooo long that I don't specifically recall who taught me what?! My favorite things recently are using dies, Copic markers and shrink plastic.
Today I used Mat Stack 1 on the front of my card for a cut-out to reveal Everyday Button Bits flowers stamped inside. I framed the cut-out with Spellbinders' Labels Seventeen cut from Scarlet Jewel Paper. I cut my Mat Stack 1 from almond shrink plastic, punched a large hole, stamped Thank You from Giga Guide Lines in Pure Poppy, and used my heat gun to shrink it. Once cool, I added jewels colored with Copics to match and attached my embellishment to the large knot on my ribbon strip. My flower-shaped buttons were formerly cream and green, but I used my ABS to airbrush them, which is a much smoother result than brushing the color on. My final step was stamping "Wonderful friend" from the Anniversary set, Round & Round.
Papertrey products: Mat Stack 1 die; Vintage Cream & Scarlet Jewel CS; Everyday Button Bits, Giga Guide Lines, Round & Round stamp sets; Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado inks
All other products: buttons, gems & ribbon from stash; Spellbinders' Labels Seventeen

38 comments:

Aimes said...

What a great card! I love your frame with the window cut out!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Anne said...

Beautiful card! Love the dimensions!

sugacatz said...

I think the flowers peeking through the window are just so cute. Lx

Tanya said...

Love this, super cute cut out. I haven't tried one of these yet, love the look, great card. :)

Laura Isham said...

oh....this is a sweet card. I love the window. can't wait to try it myself again!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love the clean and simple look, the frame is a wonderful addition!

Betty Wright said...

Marge, this is fantastic! Great frame design and colors! Lovely card!

Rhonda said...

I am loving the window cards! Nicely done.

Janelle said...

Nice window cut-out and the shrink-art tag is so clever, too!

jen said...

This card is lovely!! Love the knot in your ribbon! And I don't know how you got your plastic to shrink so nice with a heat gun- mine never look like that! :)

Jen said...

Cool flower shaped card and the shrunken tag is a cool use for the mat dies- great idea!

Sue in Grapevine said...

What great ideas - the frame for the card opening & the Mat Stack shrink tag. Nicely done!

Laura - The Stampin' Soldier said...

I love what you've done with the dies!

Terri said...

Great job! Love all the different elements!

Sue Lelli said...

This is such a FAB card! Great technique! Wish I could see it in person!!!

Allison said...

So pretty...love the color choices!

Nerina said...

What a beautiful card - those blossoms look absolutely wonderful peeking out of the window! What an amazing idea to use shrink plastic - I have actually never seen that before - wish I could see IRL!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a sweet card Marge! Your button flower garden is so cuuute!

Huguenot Girl said...

Love how you created the cut-out frame and the colour combo is fab! Cute card!

Amy said...

Great idea! I have a sheet of the shrink plastic that I haven't used yet! Love the way the Mat Stack looks in a small version!

Karen C said...

You used so many great techniques! I love how sophisticated the shrink plastic looks!

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

Really cool! Love windows in cards...I think its the coolest (haha, and something I myself have never done!!!)

Baseret said...

What a beautiful card! I love all of your die cuts and your use of shrink wrap.

Babies- Beth said...

Your little flowers are so cute!

Sheri said...

I love the colored button flowers in the window! Very cool idea! Beautiful card!

Jessica said...

Lovely card! Thanks for stopping by my blog! ;)

Vanessa said...

This card is beautiful!! Love the colors and that clever window! Vanessa x

colleenk said...

Lots of great ideas here! I like how the cutout and the shrinky are the same shape and painting the cream buttons ..so smart! Great card!

Jen Carter said...

What a pretty card! I love the frame you created!

Kelly in Canada said...

how amazing that you won the wreath stamp set. you will love it when it arrives! your card is lovely. the frame and button flowers are so inviting.

Paula Laird said...

CUTE!!!

Kristii said...

What a pretty card!!!!! I just love the window!!!!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Cool card, I love that shrink plastic sentiment!

Niki Estes said...

Pretty card! I love the flowers!

peggysue said...

What a sweet little window frame with a happy group of flowers!

1CardCreator said...

Love this Marge! Those button flowers are to die for! I love what you did with the shrink plastic too. ~Diane

klarcher said...

What a terrific card, never thought of using shrink wrap for an embellishment, thanks for the idea

Sarah said...

I love this card. It looks easy to make, BUT LOOKS GREAT !!

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