April 25, 2013

Papertrey Ink's April 2013 Blog Hop: Tilted

Welcome, welcome, welcome!  A bit a redundant, but I think I made you feel welcome, right?  I am so happy to have you visit today for my take on April 2013 Papertrey Ink Blog Hop's theme:

I know that there will be amazing projects featured by you.  Here is what I cooked up:

Card No. 1

First up this handy dandy card using the new Handy Hardware set which is perfect for masculine birthdays, congratulations, encouragement, forgiveness, thank you and father's day.  The inspiration for this card came from the over-the-top-talented Betsy Veldman from this card HERE (see the second card down with the saw?  Yes, that's the one...see the resemblance?).  I stamped planks of wood using Background Basics: Woodgrain on kraft then cut them into 1/2 inch strips, inked the edges and installed them at an angle upon my card.  An even easier version of this card could be made using the Background Basics: Farm & Barn, but unfortunately I don't own that set yet.  Perhaps you do though?  It would be worth a try.  I could also see this done in a weathered wood color scheme.  I love you woodgrain...4ever.

Card No. 2

For my next card I went a different more colorful and feminine route.  I love flowers, but strangely I don't use them all that much.  I could not resist the new Happiness in Bloom set with it's bold and fun florals and then the teardrop border.  Even before I received this stamp set I had designed the card which is very similar in design to the bottom right hand card on the inspiration picture by the always inspirational Maile Belles.  I used Distress Inks with the stamp set to create my border of flowers.  I did a bit of a watercolor effect as Distress Ink fills in better and blends better when sprayed with water.  I also masked off the largest flower so it is in the foreground.  I filled in some of the areas with watered down ink and a paint brush.  For added dimension I used a gray Copic marker around the flowers.  I cut around the bottom of the flowers and added the leaves.  The background was stamped repeatedly in navy.  I have a big crush on navy at the moment.  With dimensional adhesive I adhered the flower section to the card base. 

Card No. 3

Then I did another card...clean, simple and graphic this go around.  Diagonal stripes stamped asymmetrically on the top of the card using Background Basics: Super Stripes and finished off with Wonderful Words: Hello die cut from both POW! glitter paper and from a coaster for dimension.  Hello indeed!

Card No. 4

I used the negative block from the POW! glitter paper for the focal point of my last card.  The word was cut out of the paper at an angle.  Behind the glitter paper I stamped the hello from the Wonderful Words: Hello mini stamp set in raspberry fizz.  I adhered the POW! glitter paper using dimensional adhesive and voila it is one dy-no-mite card.
That's it from me.  Thank you so very much for stopping by and I hope to you come visit again soon! 

Happy hopping,
Inks: soft stone, dark chocolate, limeade ice, aqua mist and raspberry fizz, Papertrey Ink; charcoal and navy shadow ink, Hero Arts; wild honey, dried marigold, worn lipstick, picked raspberry, fired brick, shabby shutters and mowed lawn, Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger
Cardstock: stamper's select white and kraft, Papertrey Ink
Specialty Paper: POW! glitter paper in jade, American Crafts
Die: Wonderful Word: Hello, Papertrey Ink
Other: coasters, Papertrey Ink; Cool Gray No. 00 (C00) marker, Copic; ink blending tool and foam, Inkssentials by Ranger; Cuttlebug, Provo Craft


Pamela said...

I love the wood panel boards in the first card!

Joni Andaya said...

Love all your projects Shay :o)

StephH said...

All of your projects are great, but my favorite is your water colored florals! Those are simply stunning! Am seeing a lot of water coloring with distress ink, really should give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration!

Nina Yang said...

All of the cards are awesome! But my personal favorite is the a cut above one with wood grains! Love that you overlapped the sentiment and the saw! Very cool!

Michelle said...

Well, you've been busy! Love these fabulous cards!

Leigh Penner said...

Okay, these are all fabulous!
However, I especially love how you created the wood planks-- I will have to try this! Thanks for the inspiration!

Debra Miller said...

All of the cards are wonderful - love the 1st one with the wood boards and saw - such a great guy card!

Nancy Penir said...

What a treat you are giving to everyone! So many lovely cards!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! Such a BEAUTIFUL Group of Cards!! I LOVE all your different takes on the Tilted Challenge!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Kristii said...

Wow all of your cards are fabulous!! Love the bold blue with the flowers and the cut above card is fantastic!!

Martha said...

WOW...WOW! I love your cards!
Great job!

Jacquie Southas said...

Great cards - I keep going back to your first one - perfectly executed!

bjmartin said...

Wow, you were inspired! Great cards - especially love the wood planks and the beautiful watercolor flowers.


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