Wednesday, February 9, 2011

PTI Color Challenge: Birthday Wishes

It's Day 4 of the PTI anniversary contests and today's prize is a huge stack of ribbon, felt, and cardstock. Yes, please! You can enter one card per color combo and there are 10 combos! I did two. Would love to think I'm going to stay up and do a few more, but that's not going to happen. It's day 3 of the stomach bug/diaper rash plague here and I am just about whined out. As soon as my poor guy goes back to sleep I'm hitting the hay.

So, back to the fun stuff, I chose Betsy Veldman's color choices - Scarlet Jewel, Hibiscus Burst, Harvest Gold, and Rustic Cream. I don't think I've ever used In Bloom without coloring the flowers before. - Truth be told, I've only stamped In Bloom a handful of times because I had trouble getting a clear impression. I sanded the stamps with an eraser, stamped on a mousepad, used light pressure, used heavy pressure, everything I could think of and always had a blank spot on my image. Today, I used a tip I saw somewhere on the PTI forum to stamp in Versamark before stamping in your real ink. Whoever suggested that, thank you so much!!! It stamped perfectly! - I stamped the big flower on Hibiscus Burst and the smaller flowers on SU So Saffron since I don't have Harvest Gold cardstock yet and cut them out. The base is Vintage Cream, no Rustic Cream either, and the mat is vintage cream impressed with the In Bloom Impression Plate. The sentiment is from Daily Designs Sentiments also in Scarlet Jewel. It should be a bit more to the left, but oh well. Next time. I added Harvest Gold satin ribbon and a Hibiscus Burst button. It was a little stark so I inked the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink. The whole panel is popped up and the pink flower is popped up again. Thanks for looking! Check out everyone's entries here.
Supplies - Stamps: Papertrey Ink In Bloom, Daily Designs Sentiments
Ink - Papertrey Ink Scarlet Jewel, Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink
Paper - Stampin' Up! So Saffron, Papertrey Ink Pink Hibiscus, Vintage Cream
Other - Papertrey Ink Pink Hibiscus button, Harvest Gold satin ribbon, In Bloom Impression plate, sponge, pop dots

1 comment:

  1. Love the bright colors with the white background. Very nice!