Wednesday, March 25, 2009

My 1st Papertrey blog hop

Well it is not really my first as I have participated in all of them, but it is my first with a blog. This added a whole new level of pressure, thinking about the PTI greats that might look at my creation LOL!

I am still working through all of the Mother's Day cards I need to make. I wanted something really special for my mother and that is where my idea came from. I knew I wanted to use Dawn's Damask Designs set, but I wanted a fun sheen and some fun PTI colors. Here was my first try to put the idea to paper.


I first stamped the flowers from Everyday Blessings and the flowers from Everyday Classics in Summer Sunrise, Berry Sorbet, Lavender Lace and Mellow Moss. I then stamped the largest image from Damask Designs set in versa ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I then rolled Chocolate Chip ink over the images and this was the outcome. It is nice and it was what I wanted, but I really waned more color and less white and I also wanted less brown space.


So I stared again.


Here is the page with just the stamping. As you can see I had much less white space.


Here was the finished product after the embossing and brown ink. I really liked how rich it looked and the gloss and color showing through. It was just what I was looking through for my Mom.

I am biased, but isn't that fun! I wanted to make sure that the card didn't get too heavy, so I added Background Bascis:Retro to my card in Fresh Snow ink. I really like how it help to soften my card.

Well this is my finished product. I think my Mom will LOVE it!!! Thanks for looking. I wanted to add that the sketch idea came from Cardvarks it is similar to CPS and they have fun sketches to try. I really liked this one and it allowed me to showcase my homemade dsp.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Deets: All supplies are Papertrey Ink unless noted
Stamps: Damask Designs, Background Basics:Retro, Everyday Classics, Everyday Blessings, Tags for Spring
Paper: Spring Moss, Lavender Moon, Dark Chocolate, Stampers Select White
Ink: Spring Moss, Lavender Moon, Summer Sunrise, Berry Sorbet, Chocolate Chip SU, Versa Mark
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Embossing buddy, nestabilities, fresh snow satin ribbon

56 comments:

Laura B. said...

That is SOOO cool!! I'm gonna have to try this technique!! Thanks for the compliments, too.

Joshua Jiraffe Designs said...

Oh my oh my! This is oh so lovely...it looks like you bought some really expensive paper! You did such a fantastic job. Can you do a tutorial on this?! I'm just starting to make my own backgrounds with stamps (I know the Papertrey team does this all the time). Thanks so much for sharing and for your kind comment on my blog.

Debbie said...

WOW that is stunning!

Kay said...

Wow! That's an awesome technique; I'm going to have to try that!

IamDerby said...

Wow what a cool technique! Love it!

Catherine said...

Wow, that's so pretty! Great idea!

Jessica said...

I am speechless!! SUCH a cool technique that I need to try ASAP! TFS!

BethieJ said...

Terri I LOVE that is.. oh my gosh how cool is that technique! WOWY! fun stuff!!

Tricia said...

Your card is just beautiful!! Your mom will love it!!

Anya said...

Wow, that is so gorgeous! I love it! Don't you just love Damask Designs? Thanks for sharing such a beautiful card!

eggette said...

Absolutely gorgeous! You are a genius at backgrounds!!

Anabelle said...

Absolutely fabulous technique!!! I can't WAIT to try it!

Crystal (mom4cuties) said...

beautiful technique with this set!!

Sandy said...

Wow, I've never seen that technique and it's so pretty. Great job.

Melissa said...

What a beautiful background! I will have to try that technique sometime, great job!

Claire Brennan said...

Oh excellent!!

Lisa H. said...

okay, you were right! I was going to say the first one was fabulous, but the less white space really made a different. This turned out beautifully! such a wow! card. TFS.

Gwen said...

**GASP** this is JUST GORGEOUS!!!! I love it!! fantastic job!!

Kacey Elliott said...

OMG! This is so different! I love how you did the background under the Damask! Thanks for something new!

Sarah W said...

Woowww, that background is amazing! I've never seen anything like this before. I will have to have a go at this!

Regan said...

fantastic card!!

Vicky said...

this is just beautiful! love that background layer with the anniversary set flower - gorgeous!

Lynn P. said...

WOW - this is beautiful! Love the technique you did

Dana said...

Really rich and decadent...I love your technique!

Babies- Beth said...

I'm stunned, and that soesn't happen too often lol lol lol!

Deb Rymer said...

What a cool way to use that technique. Just love the background peaking through the damask design!

peggysue said...

That is soooo cool! What a fabulous idea!

Angie Tieman said...

WOw! What a super cool card!! I love the way it turned out, so unique! THanks for showing all the steps in the process too, very helpful to see!

kristie sessions said...

absolutely gorgeous. I love this technique!

Karen said...

Oh my goodness!! What an awesome technique! I do not believe I've ever seen it before. The background and the card came out wonderfully!! :>

Stampin' Pam said...

Welcome to BLog Hop and thanks for sharing your great ideas with all of us - beautifully creative BG and card! Love it.

Jen Caputo said...

Oh. My. Gosh. That is sooooo awesome! Such a great technique! Love your card!

Lacey said...

OMG!! This is stunning!!!
~Lacey
www.handstampedbylacey.typepad.com

carabecca said...

So cool! I have never seen this before. Awesome idea to stamp in color first!

Scrapping Julie said...

well that is just too dang kewl!!

Deanna said...

This is totally awesome! Executed very well!

SmilynStef said...

Fabulous design ... and I love what you did with the sketch.

Kimberly said...

This is so cool. The background was beautiful before you added the damask bit, but stunning afterward!

Tiffany Heilman said...

Fabulous! Absolutely exquisite...just love the damask card. Wow!!!

Kate W. said...

Your background paper is breathtaking! Your card is fabulous! I can't think of any adjective that expresses just how great your project is. I am in awe!

createdbywendy said...

SUPER Creative. I think it is perfect, I like it with less white too.

Marisa G said...

The background is beautiful by itself, but the final card is even more stunning! Great job...

Marge said...

WOW; seriously WOW!!! Saw your card being touted on Blog Hop Chatter, so had to come see for myself!!! It's stunning; will have to review how to do it & try it later for sure!

Tenia Nelson said...

Gor to the Geous....wowzers!!! tfs!
-t

ALLY said...

Wow Terri! The end result completely rocks! Love the idea of building the PP first them masking it using your damask images! Awesome!!!!!

Kim said...

Wow, this is Amazing! I must give it a try. :)

Lauren (mytime) said...

WOW! While your finished card is GORGEOUS, I dont think I could have covered the FIRST set of patterned paper you made! That was ALSO stunning. Really nice job :D Love this card and need to try the technique soon!Its been a while.

Dana said...

Holy cow. I don't know what to say! Your first attempt made my jaw drop, then after scrolling down I almost gasped out loud. Incredible. Looks like high-quality, expensive paper from a boutique! And the card you made with is stunning. Just beautiful. I will be trying this ASAP and giving all the credit to you!

Heather P. said...

Wow, what a gorgeous background!

Lizzie Jones said...

Such an awesome technique (that led to an equally awesome card)! Thanks so much for sharing!

Renee V. said...

Wow! This is just... Wow!!! It really is gorgeous!
You have such a great blog. I'm glad I found it! Thank you for visiting mine, too, and for your kind words!
Hugs,
Renee

Heidi Van Laar said...

I love what you did with the sketch! Your home made patterned paper...all I can say is wow oh WOW!! Really gorgeous stuff!

Allison said...

What a unique creation...love the punches of color with the black!

Terri said...

Very cool! I am going to have to give this technqiue a try now. By the way thanks for the nice comment you left on my owl card too.

Caryl P said...

Beautiful work! Kudos to you for putting up the first atttempt that you didnt' like...I'm not willing to do that! I loved them both and your mother will love the card!

lauren said...

HOLY MOLY you *made* that patterned paper!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ok, i'm officially IN AWE. seriously. wow. (WOW!!!) gorgeous sketch card--but then how could anything with such cool paper not be great?! :)