Saturday, March 11, 2017
PTI Past, Present and Future 2015: Bitty Hello
It feels weird to post this out of order, but as I still haven't made a 2014 card, I wanted to go ahead and get this card posted. I don't have any of the featured 2015 sets, so I chose to use Bitty Bouquets which was released that year. My card is mainly a CASE of a design by Betsy Veldman found here. The past six weeks have been hard. Heart-wrenching hard. Lately, I have felt depleted. My mojo was struggling, to say the least. I needed to create something. This sweet design was perfect for me.
I used two bouquets from the stamp set. After cutting them from white cardstock with the matching dies, I stamped my flowers using Ripe Avocado, Hibiscus Burst, and Blueberry Sky ink. I cut a vase using the Mega Gracious Vases dies and stamped it with the matching image in Stormy Sea ink. I rolled the edge of the stamp in Smokey Shadow ink before doing so. It looks so cool! I glued the flowers in the vase.
I stitched a piece of dotted Sheer Basics vellum on a Spring Rain card base using my sewing machine. I haven't done that in ages! I cut a scalloped Keep It Simple Frames die from white cardstock and stamped a sentiment from Bitty Bouquets in black ink. After gluing it in place on the card, I added my floral vase using foam tape for dimension.
Two more cards to go to finish the Past, Present and Future challenges! I hope to get them done soon. You can see other cards made for the 2015 Papertrey Ink showcase here.
Stamps: Bitty Bouquets, Mega Gracious Vases (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Hibiscus Burst, Blueberry Sky, Ripe Avocado, Stormy Sea, Smokey Shadow (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: White, Spring Rain, Sheer Basics Vellum (Papertrey Ink)
Misc: Bitty Bouquets dies, Mega Gracious Vases dies, Keep It Simple Frames dies (Papertrey Ink); sewing machine; white thread; foam tape