Hi all! Long time, no blog! It seems to be the norm lately! However, I have a packed post for you tonight — yesterday I got together with my good friend, Michele, and we had some quality “mommy only” time, while taking part in the PaperTrey Ink Stamp-a-Faire festivities.
We weren’t able to start bright and early due to other commitments, so we opted for an early afternoon start.
Opening Ceremony and Bake & Take
Since we were starting in the afternoon, we were able to start off with a little different of nibbles — some cheese and prosciutto, accompanied by a beer & wine. I love how my card turned out — a great masculine birthday card!
My color choices:
My sketch choice (flipped):
Tea Staining Technique
We chose to use Kool-Aid for staining our ribbon. I had Grape, Strawberry & Orange on hand. This was the result from the Grape — a really lovely aubergine color. It was interesting to see how different textures of ribbon reacted differently and did or did not absorb the colors.
Rolled Dough Designs
This was a super fun technique! I rolled my clay with the doily and then stamped the snowflake from Tiny Treats: Christmas in the center. After allowing it to air dry, I hand cut it and punched a hole with the Crop-a-dile. Good thing to note — the clay is fragile when pulling ribbon through.
Mixing Mists to Match
This is my favorite card of the day! I sprayed white cardstock with the misters, overlapping only a bit in the middle. Then I punched out three stars. I popped them up on dimensionals and added a trail of Stickles. A simple sentiment of make a wish from Mega Mixed Messages finished it off.
Michele & I had a blast stamping together and learning new techniques. It was some much needed “mommy only” time, which turned into a great family night for our families. Hopefully, next year, I can complete more of the challenges.
PTI Stamp-a-faire 2013 Rolled Dough Designs
PTI Stamp-a-faire 2013 Tea Staining Techniques
PTI Stamp-a-faire 2013 Opening Ceremony & Bake & Take
PTI Stamp-a-faire 2013 Mixing Mists to Match
PTI Stamp-a-faire 2013 Closing Ceremony
Thanks so much for stopping by today!