Thursday, May 24, 2012

Papertrey Ink May Blog Hop - Congrats to the grad!


 This month at Papertrey Ink, this is our inspiration for the blog hop:

I was inspired by the colour scheme and made a clean and simple card for one of my students.  I have a bunch to make and am making them all unique as they love to share and compare them with one another! :)
I just got this piestra tile die and wanted to try it out!  I love the modern feel to this die ... What did I ever do without my die cutting machine?  :)  I held off buying one for the longest time because I kept telling myself that I didn't need it and it wasn't worth the purchase.  Boy, was I wrong! :) 

Just a tip for adhering intricate die cuts like this - you could run it through your Xyron if you have one, but some strategically placed dots of Tombo Mono Multi glue and you can adhere it, no worries.  The thin tip helps make the job super fast and super easy.
I stamped one sentiment in black and then over that the Think Big sentiment.  Pigment inks work really well layered like this and it's fun to layer sentiments and even images over one another.
I made an envelope using my score board - the Martha Stewart one even has a simple way to make envelopes.  I die cut a circle for the front to write my advisee's name on it.

Supplies:
Paper: Staples 110lb white, My Mind's Eye Garden Vignettes (envelope), PTI Spring Moss
Stamps: PTI Mega Mixed Messages, Think Big Favourites
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Fresh Inks Pear
Misc: Memory Box Piestra Tile die, 1 3/4" punch, Tombo Mono Multi glue

4 comments:

Kelly Griglione said...

I love great looking cards that can be duplicated quickly ... those are a real treasure! Well done, Cara : )

Rhonda said...

Pretty card Cara. Love the envelope.

Marybeth said...

Great CAS card, nice job!

christy compton hall said...

Love the overlapping sentiments and the matching envelope!