Monday, January 22, 2018

Sentiment Shadowing with PTI

Yikes!  Some of you know what a creature of habit I am when it comes to crafting.  I don't like trying new things because it scares me.  However, today I stepped WAY out of my comfort zone and at least gave this new (to me) technique my best try.  I can live with with the end result.  I followed Lizzie's Sentiment Shadowing Tutorial on the new Papertrey Ink Blog, and tried to come up with something using this technique.  I do like how the background turned out; so...thank you so much, Lizzie, for the stencil/ink background technique in the tutorial.
I used a soft pink paper and followed Lizzie's tutorial to sponge and stencil my background.  Then, I used her partial die-cut technique with PTI Flower Fusion #3 Die to create my sentiment banner.  I used two Papertrey Ink stamp sets for my sentiment, flowers and limbs.  One is the Twig Wreath Stamp Set and the other is the Bloomin' Cute Stamp Set.  I also added a few sequins to accent my card.  It's not spectacular by any means, but at least I can say I gave it a try.  And for me, that's a big step.

Blessings,
Karen

Here's where I'm sharing my card:

Papertrey Ink Blog - Make It Monday #310 - Lizzie's Sentiment Shadowing Technique - I used the following PTI products on my card: PTI Flower Fusion #3 Die - Twig Wreath Stamp Set - Bloomin' Cute Stamp Set.  And as explained above, I tried!

CropStop Challenge Blog - January Challenge #36 - I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Towbow Adhesive

A2Z Scrapbooking Challenge - January - Something New - So, as I explained above, I used a brand new (to me) technique that's way out of my comfort zone.  I also used my new inks.

Tuesday Throwdown - Challenge #376 - Anything Goes

Words 2 Craft By - Challenge #49 - New Beginnings - I am trying new techniques this year, and as I explained above; this card represents just that.  A new year, new beginnings, trying new things.  Great challenge.

19 comments:

  1. Pretty card - you have so many pretty elements. I love the layout.

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  2. Not spectacular - I beg to differ karen - this is beautiful!! Love the colours and the gorgeous stenciling behind the beautiful branch of flowers.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  3. Pretty pink card, Karen. and your shadowing and stenciling are beautiful. Lovely layout to a beautiful card!

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  4. This is such a pretty card , Karen! Love the background you created!

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  5. Awesome card, Karen! You did great stepping out of your usual style! Love the soft pink!
    Thanks for linking this up to the Cropstop blog this month!

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  6. What a beautiful and cute card. Love the details and cute diecuts. Thanks for your entry in our challenge at Tuesday Throwdown. Happy Crafting!

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  7. I think your card turned out absolutely BEAUTIFUL Karen and I love how you shadowed the greenery rather than the sentiment! And your stenciled and blended background is just lovely too! Beautiful, beautiful card!! :0)

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  8. Hmm never thought you were a little scared to try something, first you did a beautiful card, it turned out perfect ! Glad I'm not alone in trying things I'd never done. Again great job.

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  9. Very pretty card! I like everything about it!

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  10. I think you did a GREAT job....It's hard to step out of your comfort zone sometimes! I really like how the background turned out, and the stamps you paired it up with work really well. Congrats on a great card! So glad you shared it with us at Tuesday Throwdown challenges!

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  11. I love the sponging and stencil work a lot. It's so warm and comforting and lovely with the soft colors. Love it. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

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  12. What a beautifully feminine card...so pretty! Thank you for joining us at W2CB!

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  13. Lovely card, so feminine and dreamy!! Thanks for playing along our New To Me challenge at a2z.

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  14. Nice mix of techniques on one card, glad you entered at a2z!

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  15. Vraiment charmant et si mignon, biz

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  16. Hi Karen! What a beautiful card! I love that you're embracing new techniques -- you absolutely rocked this one, btw -- and very glad you shared this card with us at Words 2 Craft By new beginnings challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us, as well as for joining us as a follower. We are looking forward to seeing what you come up with for our next challenge. :)

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