Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Papertrey May Blog Hop Challenge


Time for the Papertrey May blog hop! Here is this month's theme:
This month's blog hop is all about fabulous felt! We know you love this addition to our product line-up and we would love to see what you are doing with it! From borders to focal points, paper crafts to sewing projects. Hair accessories to home decor accents. Cards to scrapbook layouts. We want to see it all!

And I was boring, I did cards. :) But I am looking forward to seeing all the creativity out there that I know happens every blog hop, what fun! I'm going to try to be less wordy than usual and just go straight to the cards.



For both cards I tried the black magic technique featured Monday on Splitcoast Stampers. I stamped the images with white craft ink on black and then dried them with my heat gun and colored in with prismacolor pencils. Just a side note, I tried coloring with my Kohinoor pencils first and wasn't as happy with the results, a difference in the lead makeup I guess. For the background on the sympathy card I stamped Turning a New Leaf in white also, using the same technique and four different shades of green pencil. What do you think? The felt is the ricrac strip covered with hematite (?) glitter from Martha Stewart.



Same technique for the birthday card, black magic and I cut out the butterfly with the PTI die and then sewed a couple butterly-esque lines on it with DMC floss (3825). I want it to have feelers, but don't know how to add them. Any ideas? Oh, one final tip, use a white gel pen with the black magic technique for a little extra pop. Thanks for looking, happy hopping!!!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink Anniversary Set (this year's), Turning a New Leaf
Ink: White craft, black
Cardstock: black, vanilla, Kiwi Kiss, Spring Rain, Marigold Morning, random DPs, PTI polka dot DP, PTI white
Other: prisma pencils, edge punches, mta stack die, ribbon, swiss dot folder, nesties labels nine

41 comments:

Rhonda said...

I'm not familiar with this technique. I'll have to read up. Great projects PeggySue!!!

Nerina said...

Oh Peggysue - your projects may be MANY things, but BORING is never one of them :0) These are utterly beautiful! I love the technique you used and have never seen it before. I'm super-inspired! Thank you for sharing!!

Linda W said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Fabulous technique. On my screen it looks like velvet. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

both are fabulous...especially like the drama of the black on the first one....you aced that technique

Cammie said...

Peggysue, these are definitely not boring!! This is such a beautiful technique!

BonnieRose said...

your cards are both stunning!

Pam W. said...

Both are absolutely gorgeous! I'm gonna check out this technique.

Kimberly said...

That technique looks great, I've never tried it. I really like the stitching on the butterfly.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful cards. Not boring at all!

Jill said...

Wow, I like that black magic technique! I've never seen that before and it's very striking. Very nice cards! I like how you layered the border punch at the bottom of the second card!

Karen said...

These are stunning! I especially love the first one. I need to find out more about this technique.

Cindy H. said...

Gorgeous cards!!

Diane Jaquay said...

I love the technique you used on these cards, it's so pretty! I love how you stitched the felt butterfly too!

Mariah said...

Great cards...especially like the embroidered butterfly!

Terri E. said...

Fun stiching on the gerat butterfly.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Rosanne said...

Your cards are beautiful, not boring at all!

Samantha said...

Very pretty!! I love the stitching on the butterfly!

Kim said...

Peggysue, these are gorgeous! I love the technique but have never tried it myself.

Kelly S. said...

The detail and coloring on these is just GORGEOUS Peggysue! I love how you made the leaves look on the first one...like a beautiful painting!

Terri said...

Love this technique! Nice job on both of them. I especially like the first one though. Beautiful! I would use thin wire for the feelers on the butterfly just tape it to the back.

Amy said...

What great cards and use of felt!!

Heather P. said...

Sooooooo gorgeous!!! Love the technique!

Jennifer Carter said...

Great job on your cards!

jen said...

very cool! I'll have to check out that technique! And LOVE the glitter on the black felt!!!

Emm said...

Wow! These are beautiful cards!

Laurie said...

Both cards are beautiful! I love the butterfly on the second one!

Banu said...

Superb cards...Really neat.

Marge said...

Beautiful!!!

BethieJ said...

Peggysue I LOVE the cards.. they are simply BEAUTIFUL!!! Nice job!!
Have a GREAT day!

Tanya said...

These are beautiful!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

They both so pretty! I wish I could have more time to make that card last night, I was really in a rush to get that up. Well, it was my first, I will be more prepared next month.
Thanks for stopping by to leave sweet comment, I am off to see some of your past posting now.

Chris Simon said...

Oh wow, these are great! I love the black magic that you've done, especially on the first card.

resmith said...

Beautiful cards!!

Barbara said...

I'd say they're anything but boring, Peggysue! I love that first one!! That technique is new to me--going to have to look into it! Wonderful cards!

Traci M said...

Pretty...I really like that what's it called...the center diecut with the oval ink...brain dead here.
I like that technique featured in the individual frames...very creative my friend!!

Grace said...

WOW! Totally gorgeous! I love the black magic technique! Stunning!!!If you don't like them... you have my address!!! :)

Victoria said...

Beautiful cards, I love them both. I like your stitching on the butterfly!

Jackie Solomon said...

Soo pretty! I'd never seen that technique before but it looks fantastic!

Pat Jandacek said...

I arrived here from your SCS gallery 'cause I liked what I saw there. Am continuing to enjoy your lovely works of art. The black magic card is gorgeous...really love the leaves. I hope to try this technique. TFS

Becky Carafa said...

Gorgeous cards, love all your layering!

Sue Plote said...

These cards are absolutely gorgeous! I'll have to check out this technique myself!