Hope you enjoyed the PRS Blog Hop. My post for Day 1 is here & Day 2 is here. You still have time to leave comments & be entered in the giveaways. I don't have a project today, but wanted to let you know PRS also has Retro Music/Cassette Tape stickers available now.
This collections makes projects so easy to create. There's a variety of colors, images & sayings--lots to choose from. Most of the Bits & Pieces have matching stamps in the Daily Thoughts stamp set we showcased yesterday.
I decided to go CAS for my card which uses 4 of the paper die cuts.
I attached the "You are wonderful" piece to the cassette tape as the label. One of the little red stars was covered in Crystal Laquer & used to embellish the circle sentiment which I layered under the tape. I didn't have quite the right embossing folder, so I used a scoring board to make my own design. Before attaching the die cuts, I made some tiny splatters with black ink. You never know exactly how the splatters will turn out, but that's part of the fun!
Here's the Blog Hop line up--lots of inspiration! Be sure to leave comments all along the way to be entered to win the random drawing for the new Daily Thoughts Bits & Pieces.
The cassette tape image is so fun & I love the little encouraging thoughts. However, my card today uses some of the big words along with the brushed image from the Totally stamp set.
I stamped the image at an angle using Brilliance Pearlescent Lavender, Sky Blue & Jade. Then I die cut a heart from the panel to show my sentiment. Really love the mix of fonts! I finished it off with white Nuvo drops & clear Wink of Stella on the stripes.
Here's the Blog Hop line up--lots of inspiration! Be sure to leave comments all along the way to be entered to win the random drawing for the Daily Thoughts stamp set.
Thank you all for your good wishes & concern. I'm much better--just taking a long time to get rid of all the crud. Hubby's hand may not blister after all--so far, so good! There's never a shortage of inspiration to play along in the PTI CAWU challenge. This month I kept going back to admire Melissa's wreath card on Day 2 of the release. I really love her organic wreath & use of lace--2 of my favorite things. Now I have Gathered Garden on my wishlist!
For my wreath I used stamps from Turning a New Leaf & Friendship Jar Flowers stamped in Spring Moss, Classic Kraft & Sweet Blush. The die cuts from The Sweet Life were stamped in Spring Moss (double for the details), Sweet Blush (double for the second layer) & Melon Berry. The sentiment from Friendship Jar Flowers was stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa & I used it for splatters, too. My neighbor just gave me some old sheet music & I used it instead of patterned paper--sponging the edges with DI. I have a sack of lace & this is one of my favorites, but it's almost gone. The left over piece of twisted hemp was on my table & just fit. Instead of putting more flowers at the top of my wreath, I made a Melissa junk bow. Finished off with pink Nuvo drops & this will soon be in the mail. I'm also entering SSS Wednesday & WAW. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
Slow start to the day with me still trying to get rid of this congestion & cough and hubby managing to burn his hand. It's one of those things where you say to yourself--"how could I be that stupid?!--so I didn't say anything. He's going to have some blisters, but isn't in a lot of pain, thankfully. Anyway, I'm finally getting my card posted for Ellen Hutson Mix it Up with Concord & 9th. I used my first C&9 product, Flourish stamp set, so I'm also entering WCMC9.
Finally used a bit of the stem stamped in a light gray. I didn't like it, so went over the whole thing with my pumice stone Distress marker. I used the same inks on the flowers & berries (Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy, Pearlescent Rust & Pearlescent Olive) just in different orders & amounts. The white dots are done with my extra fine point Sharpie which works so much better for me than the white gel pen & the tiny splatters are DI hickory smoke. I stacked the words from EH Merry and Bright dies 2 high, colored with the pumice stone marker & covered them in Crystal Laquer. A tiny gem replaces the dot & I decided against any other embellishments. Not sure who I'll send this to, but think it could work for a masculine BD card. I'm also entering Allsorts. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by. Please be safe if you're in the path of the winter storms.
We're enjoying the NFL playoffs, even though our team didn't make it. Couldn't wait to use my new Impression Obsession Sketched Roses again & finished up this card between games.
This time I gold embossed on Bristol paper & colored with 2 pink & 2 green Zigs. Then I spritzed heavily with gold Perfect Pearls for that awesome shimmer.
This is my first card using the IO All-in-One Frames-Ovals which I cut from black cardstock & stacked 2 high. I also cut the sentiment (Greetings Top Edgers) from black & attached it to the back of the frame before adhering it to the roses panel. The card front was heat embossed with the same gold powder to match. Sequins provide a bit more shine & the panel was mounted with fun foam. I'm entering Impression Obsession, Allsorts, HLS Watercolor, Time Out & WAW. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
I loved Melissa's distressed look, so I did that, too. Fun to use my kraft felt for the Twig Wreath--layered up 2 of them. Yes, it's still winter, but nothing says you can't send a Springy card to a friend! The Butterfly Hope die cuts were stamped in Winter Wisteria (double for the outside, once for the inside) & Lemon Tart. They're brushed with WOS for that beautiful shimmer & are layered onto the little branches from Twig Wreath die cut from Spring Moss. The stenciled panel is Harvest Gold & the sentiment from Twig Wreath is stamped in Winter Wisteria. Finished off with Nuvo yellow drops. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by. I'm also entering HLS Anything Goes with Dies, Time Out & WAW.