Thursday, July 3, 2008

PTI Guidelines Thank You Cards...

Long time no post. I was four days away without access to internet but I do have to say - how lovely to just be able to spend time with family, enjoy the beautiful sunshine. We had a lovely long (well, sort of) weekend here on the West Coast of Canada. Canada Day fell on a Tuesday this year making for a somewhat weird holiday weekend, but judging from the traffic on the highways, I'm sure a lot of folks took the Monday off as well.

When I got home, I found my PTI order had made it to my mailbox so I was eager to open it up and explore my goodies. Just a little card tonight but I'm sure I will have more to share with the lovely sets I received.

I used the new PTI Guidelines set to make this card. This set must have been popular in the last release because I got a notice saying it was "back in stock". I suppose they must have sold out once already!

This is a really lovely and versatile set, although definately a bit more work then a simply stapming with a background set. The wonderful thing about this set is that you can make an infinate number of backgrounds with the stamps provide.

The cardstock (Plum Pudding, Sweet Blush) and the ribbon (Plum Pudding) is also PTI. For this card I stamped Guidelines on white Stamper's Select in Versa ink and then sprinkled it with clear embossing powder. I stamped the gridlines first, heat embossed them, and then added the image stamp for the pattern, sprinkling with embossing powder after five or six "stamps". After the image had been heat embossed I sponged Perfect Plum ink over the entire piece. The ink doesn't stick to the embossed areas when its wet, so by wiping it off you can see the white showing through from beneath.

I like how this turned out although I will definately need more practise with this set to be as skilled with it as Nichole Heady is. It didn't help that I created an extra challenge for myself by essentially stamping with a clear ink on white paper...

The scalloped edge was made with a long rectangle Nestabilities die.

Supplies: Cardstock (PTI), Ink (Versa, PTI), ribbon (PTI), stamps (PTI - Baby Blessings, Guidelines, Wordsworth - sentiment), Nestabilities die, clear embossing powder

On an entirely different note, here's a picture of my daughter showing off her first two teeth. Fortunately she's taken a liking to having her teeth brushed...

Happy Fourth of July to all my American friends who will be celebrating this long weekend!


Tonniece said...

well it looks as though you had a good Canada Day, as did we.
Your little cutie is so sweet.
Ahhhh, thoe first teeth, it's been a while for me but I do remember it like it was yesterday.

Happy Sunday to you

Prudy said...

How adorable your little daughter is with those two teeth. I loved it when my kids just had the two pearly white on the bottom. Too cute!

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