Monday, July 4, 2011

a Two-for-One Monday: PTI Make It Monday & Card Camp Week 2!

I was thinking about taking a nap this afternoon, but instead, I ended up at my craft table! Since there was a great new challenge for PTI's Make it Monday, and also a great new color combo for Summer Card Camp, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to kill two birds with one stone! :)

Here is the new color combo:

And the MIM technique, linked above, is basically to use re-inkers and craft foam to make your own multi-color inkpad to ink a single stamp in multiple colors. COOL! (What WILL that Betsy Veldman think of NEXT??)

So instead of inking up an image with multiple elements, I decided to use the technique to get a "gradient" inking effect. I used Pure Poppy, Orange Zest (PTI) and Mango Madness (Versamagic) and inked up the foam so that the colors were just touching at the edges. Then I used Daydreamer to stamp the gradient-type flowers. I also blended Simply Chartruese and Spring Moss on foam to stamp the stems, leaves and grass. I used the first color-blend to stamp the sentiment from Think Big Favorites #2, and added the word "friend" from Little Bitty Bird


I stamped my Summer Sunrise card base in Fresh Snow ink using Polka Dot Basics 2, and then added a strip of Spring Moss Bitty Dots paper matted on a strip of Pure Poppy Cardstock. I layered a block of Simply Chartreuse cardstock and then popped the focal point up on foam adhesive.

Here is a close-up of the multi-colored stamping:


Thanks for looking!

30 comments:

Deanna Jean said...

Wow...love this card. Those flowers are amazing!

Pam from Maine said...

Nice looking card. Well done.

Luc and Sonia said...

Wonderful card! Love the flowers :)

Pam W Merwin said...

I love all the papers you used. And your inking technique is beautiful!

cutiephinphin said...

wow I LOVE the card. The flowers are gorgeous!

Laurie said...

Debbie this is gorgeous! I haven't inked up this set yet and now I want to!! You are so talented! LOVE!

Keva said...

This. Is. Fabulous. I absolutely love every detail of this card. It'll get tagged for sure by Papertrey.

Sheila M Jones said...

This is really lovely - well done!

Mary Jo said...

Like what you have done with your card

Karen C. said...

This is gorgeous, Debbie. Love the way you've used a variety of colours on the large flower images. very creative.

CiCi said...

I really like all the details in your card. Those flowers are stunning.

Peggysuez said...

This is so bright and pretty, love this!

Margaret M said...

Debbie I just LOVE this card! I hope you don't mind if I pin it!

carol (krillsister) said...

Wow! Those colors do go togeter beautifully. Nice choice of background. super job on flowers, both in stamping & choice of colors. I really love this card.

Gayatri said...

Beautiful flowers and I love the polka dot background, Debbie!

Marlena M. said...

Your card turned out awesome! I love the colors you chose. ;)

Michelle said...

Fantastc job! The colors are a perfect match! Awesome!

Kara said...

another pretty one...love the colors you are using!

Martha said...

This is just beautiful! Totally gives me an idea for using the gradient on one of my doily stamps! Hope my kids take a nap today!

Gina said...

um, Wow!!! I love it!!!! And I love all the polka dots in the background with that flower combo - a fun design decision! It's beautiful!!!!

Jen Carter said...

Oh how beautiful! Love the two toned flowers and the polka dots! Wonderful colors too!! Very pretty!

Elena said...

fabulous job on both challenges! I love the different colors you got on the flowers and the sentiment!

Melissa Shea said...

Awesome card! I had a nearly impossible time w/ this color combo! I was scanning the entries for card camp and yours caught my eye! Beautiful stamping and design!

Kim O'Connell said...

ooooooooooo weeeeee, Debbie! Just beautiful!

Kristina said...

Stunning card!!! I also love the technique with reinkers and foam - you used it perfectly.

Jessica Griffin said...

Love your card!! And your oh so clever blog header!! :)

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love the flowers! Very pretty card!

Kristii said...

Absolutely beautiful!! I love the colors and the stamped images are perfect!!! Thanks for always inspiring!

Gwen said...

I love your technique and color combo for the flowers! I also LOVE the set! I just got mine yesterday!

Monica K. said...

So lovely! I like the gradient in the flowers. You're making me want to buy that set! Love it!