Sunday, January 22, 2012

PTI MIM #49: Ghost Masking and a few other cards


When I saw this MIM video demoing a technique called Ghost eyes were glued to the screen.  I had never seen this done before and I loved how it added dimension to a flat card.  This would be perfect for Operation Write Home cards.  You can see the video here if you missed it.   I will say this technique works better with larger stamps I think.  Unfortunately, I do not have large stamps in my PTI collection.  So I made due by creatiing a flowering vine.  Overall I think it did turn out pretty cool.  I will definitely be trying this technique again in the near future.

I tried to leave this card alone as is after stamping but it just seemed to flat to me...I'm a sucker for embellishments!  Sooo I added one of my 3-D butterflies to fill in that empty space in the left hand corner.   I cut the butterfly out of white and used the same ink I used for the stamping to color the butterfly. 

Papertrey Ink stamps used:
Paper Tray (sentiment)
Mat stack 2 (frame)
Turning a New Leaf
Honey Bees (flowers)

Other supplies:
Momento Ink
3-D Butterflies by Shelly's Art

If you would like to purchase my butterfly file...please click on the preview below:

Next up we have a lovely card by creative design team member Johanne Larouche. She used my Birds of Feather file. I just love how she added the pennants to her sentiments.

Here is what Johanne had to say about her great card: "This card uses Shelly's Art cutting file Bird of a Feather - SS00075 and Aussie Caz Card Template 29. The paper is from Momenta (from Walmart). I used crystal stickle on the bird and mounted it on thick square to give it a 3D effect. The flowers were colored with copic and finished with distress ink. I added a bit of crystal stickle to give it a bit of sparkle."

If you would like to purchase my birds of a feather file please click on the preview below:

Lastly,  I have a card I made using my Scalloped card file.  I gave this to a wonderful friend who is definitely a cat lover so that is why I chose to substitute the items provided in the file with a digital stamp by Motivet.

For the background I used a PTI: MIM video technique coloring embossed images with Copics. I used Versamark ink but I should have used white so I could see better what I was stamping. I do like this technique though and the color options it gives since I don't have that many inks. I also colored the digi stamp with Copics. I added flocking to the flower and colored fluff to the dirt. The card is based on a sketch from Aussie Caz for my monthly card sketch challenges on Paperthreads. I added silver spacer beads and small brown rhinestones for an accent. I also stitched a little with yellow floss.

If you would like to purchase my Scalloped Card file please click on the preview below:

Thanks sooo much for stopping by! I hope you are making the most of the last few hours of this weekend! It snowed here so the kids were thrilled to play in it. I'll share some photos later in the week. Oh and please stop by on Monday for the next installment in my Mission Organizational series.



Kathy Serrahn said...

awesome projects

Caroline said...

beautiful cards!!