Thursday, May 5, 2011

Make It Monday Challenge and Happy Mail

Hi there dear friends!!  This has been a very exciting week! My Etsy Store has been busy, I'm making plans for the summer and I received some very good news!!  I can't wait to share my news with you, but that will have to wait a couple of weeks!!!  Until then, I have a card and some Happy Mail to share with you!

Make It Monday #13: Impression Plate Tricks #2

This week's MIM Challenge is absolutely awesome and I know I will be using this trick frequently in the days to come!!  I just love the look of the smooth label in the impressed background!

I took the PTI Diamonds Impression Plate and the PTI Jar label and made a sandwich for my Big Shot in this order:

Big Shot
  • Impressing/Embossing platform
  • Plate
  • Impression Plate
  • Die face up
  • paper
  • Impression Plate Mats
  • Plate

Isn't this the coolest effect?  I love it!  I added a Banner Border Die Cut, some Copic colored Daffodills, a button and a scalloped edge.  Easy Peasy and it looks so complicated!!!
 Supplies used:
PTI cardstock:  Aqua Mist, Vintage Cream
PTI dies:  Jar Label,
PTI Embossing Plate:  Diamonds
Stamps:  PTI YOF Daffodils, Signature Series Dress Form
PTI Button and Twine
Kaiser Craft Pearl
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy
Copic Markers

What a fun technique!!!  I hope you give it a try!!!

Happy Mail
I also wanted to share some Happy Mail with you today too!!
My Swap Sister from PTI, Victoria, sent me the most beautiful package this week!!!  Here is what I found in the box:
Here's a close-up of the beautiful bag embellishment!! I love how she used the Doily Dies!! Gorgeous!
Here is a close-up of the beautiful card she made with more Doily goodness and a beautiful pink butterfly!  I love butterflies and I totally love pink!!!  Thanks Victoria!!!
 Here's a photo of all the goodies in the bag!!!  Ribbon, buttons, cute little envelopes and look at those sweet bird cages!!! Soooo perfect!!! I love them!!!

Thank you Victoria!!! You're the best!!!

It's time to go and make another card....this time with some Glitz Goodness!
I hope you all have a wonderful Friday,


Jessica said...

I just love you and all your gorgeous art. Will you be my friend? ;)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh this is fun, thanks for your comment on my card.

Baseret said...

Your daffodils are beautiful! I love them on the Aqua Mist background.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is BEAUTIFUL Kristii! I loveeeeee the colors and loving the happy mail you got! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

I'm Renee said...

So beautiful Kristii!
Your buttercups are amazing...
love the colors...
Just gorgeous! :)
And what happy mail...
loving those little birdcages! :)

Lindsay said...

So so gorgeous! Love those colored flowers!!

Leigh said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous! Truly fabulous!

Laura B. said...

beautiful card for the challenge! your flowers or AMAZING!!! How nice it must be to get a card like THAT in the mail!!!

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

I love your daffodil card, the colors are stunning!

Jessie said...

Oh so pretty! I love how your flowers pop off your card!

Debbie Gaydos said...

Soooooo, so stunning! Your coloring is amazing!

Margaret M said...

Kristii what a great job on the MIM! I have so missed looking at your work, it is so inspiring! Can't wait to hear your news! TFS

Jen Carter said...

I am in awe of your card! This is fantastic! Those colors are so beautiful and your coloring is wonderful!

Linda said...

Your daffodils card is gorgeous! I've been absent lately from the MIM challenges and I need to get my rear in gear. Just been so busy lately. You did a super job with this technique!