Sunday, February 14, 2016

Papertrey Ink 9th Anniversary Sampler Square Challenge

This challenge involved using a different technique on 9 1 1/2" squares.  They were to be mounted on a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" square card.  I really struggled with this one.  I had a whole arsenal of techniques stored on Pinterest but how to make all these techniques work on one card was a mystery!
My 8 year old daughter fell in love with PTI's Baker's Dozen stamp set.  So much so that she used the money she got from Christmas to help purchase it.  It's a good thing she did because it really is perfect for doing techniques and most of the cupcakes are sized to fit the squares although some are too tall.  I also struggled with the color scheme so I decided to attempt a rainbow theme.   Below are the techniques I used along with any videos that show how to do them.

Pink-paper piecing (I brushed a little of white Wink of Stella glitter brush maker on the paper also)
Red-white pencil outlining
Orange-Heat embossing with dye ink (Coat stamp with versamark ink then immediately coat in dye ink stamp then apply clear embossing powder and heat)
Yellow-Dry emboss (I first heat embossed the cupcake with heat white embossing powder then I dry embossed with a dot embossing folder.  I used a bone folder to smooth out dots within the cupcake then colored inside the embossed lines with a versamark pen to make the cupcake a little darker than the background)
Green-Distress Ink Backgrounds using stencil and pearl mist (also heat embossed sentiment)
Blue-Copic Coloring
Turquoise-Watercoloring with Watercolor Pencil (first time watercoloring...can't wait to try these pencils out on something again it was soo much fun!)
Purple-Distress Ink Lifting 
Grey-Coloring Embossed Images with Copics (tried to include all the colors used previously in this one cupcake

Supplies are listed and linked below:

PTI Baker’s Dozen Stamp Set

PTI Wishes Come True Stamp Set
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