Saturday, March 22, 2008

Papertrey Ink's Women of Life Cards

I saw these two cards on two different blogs.
This first card is pretty much a CASE of this card created by Penny Hajiantoni
She won Guest Stamper of the Month over at Papertrey Ink for the Best Use of Stamps. I thought the card was gorgeous and this is my attempt at it. It was harder than it looked, let me tell you!

I stamped the acetate with White pigment ink. Then realized this ink takes forever to dry. Used a heat gun, which might have warped the acetate. So I tried a couple of other ways...stamping in Versamark then white heat embossing...but those looked worse than this one and ended up in the trash can.

I used Breeze and white cardstock, Women of Life stamp set from PTI, pearl brads from the bridal area at Michaels. Polka Dots are stamped using the Polka Dot Basics set from PTI. Ribbon is American Craft. I pop dotted a lot of it to give it a bit of depth.

This next card is also a CASE from this one shown on Nichole Heady's blog.
It's a 3 1/2 by 8 sized card. Nothing too out of the ordinary here. Just fiddled and futzed with it, until I was satisfied with how it looked.

I used Heavenly Blue cardstock and some ribbon from my stash. I stamped the Women of Life flowers in Heavenly Blue and Sweet Leaf, then added those acrylic discs I found at Michaels.

Thanks for looking!


Kathi Carlson said...

Beautiful cards. I really admire you for trying that top one. Your version is as pretty as the original. I love the other one, too. Gorgeous colors. I can't wait to play with those little acrylic discs. So fun! Thank you again!!!

Kari said...

Love, love, love the stain ribbon used for the flower petals - gorgeous!!! Totally going to try that sometime ... when I get back to my stamps :) You've been stamping up a storm lately! I really need to get back to it (without HAVING to do it for my stampers groups)!

Clearly Inspired said...

Holy Moly! These are really nice. I always forget to use my ribbon for flower petals. I have a club project to create. I might have to use this one for April. Thanks!

Penny said...

Hello! Well, how beautiful is this? I am very flattered you chose to case me - it turned out so well! I did use Versamark and white embossing powder on the acetate but you must use heat embossable stuff and use an embossing buddy or talc as it's horribly static!!