Was a little mojo’d out by the time I got here (made this one last!) … so went back to find some inspiration in last year’s cards … and did a remake of this one, which in turn was a CASE of this one from Susan at Simplicity … I’d almost forgotten how much I love PTI‘s Dot Spot! I stamped the largest and smallest dot circles in Versamark, and starting from the outer edge and working inwards I sprinkled gold, platinum and silver embossing powder over them, to create a kind of ombré metallic look. Starting from the outside and working in meant I could tip the excess off without covering getting EP where I didn’t want it … ask me how I know! The sentiment is made up of two PTI Global Greetings stamps (to get the same crisp font on both words), stamped in black Versafine and clear embossed. Three gems finished it off.
The last birthday challenge at PTI is for Day 8 and is to use blue ombré …
I used Distress Inks to create an ombré wash on watercolour card and once it was dry, die cut it and some white watercolour card with PTI‘s Modern Cross Quilt Cover Plate and adhered the crosses into their respective places on the card base (there’s an ombré positive piece left to use on another card). A standard base here is 10.5 x 15 cm (4 1/8 x 5 7/8 inches), a little longer than the Cover Plate … so I had some space to play with. Rather than cutting the extra off, I did a Maile and sliced the white positive piece in two, leaving a gap for the sentiment. I stamped the ‘sending’, popped the white up on foam tape over the crosses, die cut, sponged and clear embossed the ‘hugs’ and adhered it into place over the gap. Done!
As well as at PTI Day 8, I’m also playing along at …
CAS-ual Fridays – Must Love Watercolour
Little Tangles – Watercolour
That’s my card making done for a while now (apart from my DT cards) … I’m looking forward to spending some time catching up with what everyone else has been doing … there’s a lot to be inspired by … I’ve seen my Feedly list! Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita 🙂