Papertrey Stamp-a-Faire 2015, SSS Wednesday 26/8, Seize The Birthday 27/8, Addicted to CAS #71, SSS Monday 31/8

Hello!  A quick post this morning before the doors close at Papertrey’s SAF … this is the last of my cards … it’s for the Threads Challenge … inspired by Laura’s loosey goosey thread nests!  Here’s my take …

PTI SAF 2015, SSSW 26-8, STB 27-8, ATCAS 71, SSSM 31-8I cut the Papertrey cover plate (Modern Cross Quilt) in watercolour paper, ombré washed it in Distress Inks, split it to draw the eye to sentiment (and to fit our standard 10 x 15 cm cards!) and adhered it flat to the card base.  The sentiment (from Reasons To Smile) was white heat embossed onto a black panel, I sandwiched the thread nest between it and the card base using foam tape, and finished with a scattering of bling.

I’m joining in at …

Papertrey SAF – Threads Challenge … use Laura’s loosey goosey thread nests

SSS Wednesday – Anything Goes … my fifth and final entry

Seize The Birthday – No ‘Weather’ topping

Addicted to CAS – Blue

SSS Monday – Trio of Colours … mine are the watercolour Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire.

Finally, a picture of me (well, my pointing finger!) with my SAF cards, that I’m linking up for the Red Carpet Challenge

PTI SAF 2015 2It was such fun to spend even a little time being inspired by the team at Papertrey during SAF.  I made three cards … fewer than I’d hoped … but three more than last year … and I have ideas galore for more!  So I’m a happy little soul!  Hope you have reasons to be happy today!  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂

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28 thoughts on “Papertrey Stamp-a-Faire 2015, SSS Wednesday 26/8, Seize The Birthday 27/8, Addicted to CAS #71, SSS Monday 31/8

  1. serendipitydragonfly

    What an amazingly graphic card Anita – love that punch of black with white embossing……fabulous.


    Karen xxx

  2. chriss58

    Love your blended trio of blues! The sentiment treatment is gorgeous, love that white embossing on black. I think black on blue is always so striking :))) I also loved seeing the Runway photo! I only got one card made for the SAF this year…but plenty of ideas and inspiration like you! Have a terrific day! Hugs and Bisous XOX

  3. Michele Ferguson

    You’ve given me three more reasons to be happy this morning … gorgeous blues – why have I convinced myself that I’m not a blue kinda girl? LOve those string nests and hope they never, ever go out of style! xxoo

  4. BarbGhig

    Such a pretty pattern and I love the ombre effect you created with your inks! Stunning bold white sentiment against the black, too! You’ve done an amazing job on your SAF projects, Anita! All three of your cards are beautiful!

  5. conil

    I smell winner in your future. They are all so lovely. Just looking at them makes me (and others, I’m sure) happy. You really have an eye for design.

  6. BarbGhig

    My apologies, Anita…when I was here earlier, I meant to add ~ Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS! We always enjoy seeing your beautiful cards in the gallery 🙂

  7. Geri G

    Seeing your card definitely made me smile! GORGEOUS ink blending and sweet, graphic design! I’m definitely calling a podium finish or two…or three… for the Red Carpet Challenge!

  8. Bobby

    This is just delightful, Anita, and since I own that die I may just case this card. At least the ombre’ and black sentiment banner. I’m so proud of you for getting those cards done. I wish I had had the time to check out SAF this year.

  9. kimheggins

    Anita…looks like you had so much fun playing along on Saturday for PTI’s SAF. All of your cards are wonderful and this one is just as amazing as each of the other ones. I love all that beautiful blue!

  10. djkardkreations

    Excellent card and excellent portrait of you, Anita! Well, your beautiful finger! This card is so striking. You did an great loosey-goosey thread nest, something I still haven’t tried to do!! I love this card!! Miss you!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  11. lollthompson

    Three beautiful cards for the Papertrey’s SAF, Anita. Your graphic card today is so beautiful. Love the design with the ombre technique and dies. Thanks for playing along at ATCAS. xx

  12. Bev

    Well done you! I’m so glad you plucked up your courage, gathered some bits of time and made these three sweet cards. I love ’em all. This last one is bold and beautiful too. The bright blues draw your eye right to the sentiment with its sweet silver nest. Darn nice card. I do like this one. I like them all, though. Still missing you….

  13. Anni

    Really love the ombré background! You added just the perfect details!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!

  14. Petra

    Oh, I love that cover plate you used, Anita!!! And again your beautiful subtle sponging!!!! Love the idea to have the white strip underneath the sentiment!!!! The sentiment looks great embossed in white on the black and with the thread nest underneath!!! The scattering of bling is just soooo perfect!!!

  15. cmayne

    Your sentiment has impact: I’m smiling at seeing your GORGEOUS ink blended graphic work of art. The shades of blue, with the black/white sentiment, is truly classy…


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