Monday, August 16, 2010

Feeling blessed- creating with a gift

A few days ago I was lucky enough to receive a wonderful gift. A woman named Michelle aka Michelle VP and aka mybearybest sent me not only a card she created, but the stamps she used to create the card.

I had never heard of the stamp company, PMS, <--funny huh!!!
It stands for Paper Makeup Stamps, the owner if I am not mistaken is a makeup artist and a lover of rubber... no not rubbers, rubber that is inkable. lol...

I had this stamp set sitting on the table all weekend and finally got around to using it. I sent my soon to be sister in law a card but I didn't get a picture of it. I even did the same plaid technique that Michelle used in her card but put it on a kraft card and stamped the sentiment in brown. It turned out pretty nice but like I said I forgot to take a picture.

Tonight I decided I'd take Michelle up on her suggestion and create a card for the Makeup 4 the Weekend Challenge Katie (the owner) hosts on her company blog : Paper Makeup Stamps
I used the colors of the challenge, kraft, turquoise and lime green. I also used a little black and a little white. 

I started by stamping the sillouette type stamp of the three trees on white cs and used the out of the box technique because the image was just a little bigger than the nestie shape I wanted to use (nestie labels nine). After trimming I embossed the shape and then cut it. Leaving the die cut in the die I used some chalk in turquoise to chalk around the edges. I cut a piece of turquoise cs in the next size nestie to frame the first. Then I switched nesties (labels two) and cut one in lime green (second largest in the set) and ran the die cut through the swiss dots folder on my cuttlebug. Cut one more labels two die cut out of white and chalked the edge of it also while leaving it in the die.

I stacked the die cuts up using some pop-dots. I adhered the lime green and turquoise layers together with glue but used a layer of pop-dots between the white layers and the colored layers.

Along the bottom of the card I used the turquoise cs and white cs. I ran the turquoise cs through the cuttlebug using the swiss dots folder and then used a Martha Stewart border punch along the edge. I used the same punch on white cs and staggered the pattern so the white peeked out under the turquoise.

I ran a black ribbon along the turquoise cs and placed a little bow on the left side. The right side has the sentiment stamped on white and framed with lime green.

I love how this turned out and really find I am fond of this color combo. Great challenge and thanks for sending me the stamps and the info on the challenge Michelle!

Ink: Stazon
Paper: plain white, plain turquoise, plain lime green
Stamps: PMS (paper makeup stamps)
Accessories: ribbon, chalk, border punch, nestabilities (labels two and labels nine)


Katie Cotton said...

this is fantastic! I love it!

Michelle VP said...

I am so excited that you're using your new stamps! And you made this beautiful card for the challenge - wow! I really like the out of the box cut you did on the tree and how it extends into the blue layer. Those lacy borders look so pretty staggered too. It sounds like the card you made for your future SIL was a beauty too. :) I'm still grinning ear to ear. :)

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