Sunday, 24 July 2011

Papertrey Ink Stamp-A-Faire 2011 Challenges #6 - 10

Carrying on with the challenges for Papertrey Ink's Stamp-A-Faire Day!

Challenge #6 was to use the little notch technique to hold twine or ribbon in place across the cover of your project. I just had to use my Botanical Silhouettes set at some point tonight and this sketch, old TECC24, was perfect! I also used old CC78 to use Old Olive, Vintage Violet (which I subbed with Perfect Plum) and Cranberry Crisp (which I swapped for Purely Pomegranate).


Stamps: Botanical Silhouettes, Tag Its #2

Papers: Old Olive, Purely Pomegranate (retired), Perfect Plum DSP (retired) all from SU, Stampers Select White from PTI

Inks: Old Olive, Purely Pomegrante, Perfect Plum

Accessories: Old Olive Twill (retired), 3/4" Circle Punch both from SU

Challenge #7 was to have a "play date" with your stamps and discover 2 or 3 images from different sets that layer together in a surprising way, just like Betsy Veldman did for her make 'n' take! I took complete indpiration from Betsy's card and used the Mendhi Medallion with some leaves and flowers. The small stamp Mendhi Medallion fits perfectly in the centre of the Flower Fusion #5 stamp! I also used old TESC111 for my sketch.


Stamps: Mendhi Medallion, All About You, Flower Fusion #5, Banner Builder, Mega Mixed Messages all from PTI

Papers: Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Mellow Moss DSP (retired) all from SU, Stampers Select White from PTI

Inks: Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Mellow Moss all from SU

Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch from SU, Banner Builder Dies, Flower Fusion #5 die both from PTI

Challenge #8 was to create a card with an front cover that is cut back by an inch or so.  The extra lip invites you to add a sentiment, a strip of patterned paper, a bit of glitter, just so many opportunities! I only took off half an inch so I could add a row of tiny star on the inside and love how this one came out. I used old TESC84 for the sketch and old CC127 to use Blue Bayou, Sahara Sand and Chocolate Chip.


Stamps: Star Prints from PTI

Papers: Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, Blue Bayou DSP (retired) all from SU, Stampers Select White from PTI

Inks: Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, Blue Bayou

Accessories: Star Dies from PTI

Challenge # 9 was to look at your stamps in a new way, turn them, rotate them at new angles and see if YOU can come up with anything unique! I haven't seen this done before but it was inspired by PTI's new Tranquility Trilogy set. I used my triangle Banner stamps and made some patterned paper for this card! I also used old TESC95 for the sketch and CC62 to use Chocolate Chip, Close To Cocoa and Bashful Blue.


Stamps: Banner Builder, Big & Bold Wishes, Make A Wish Additions all from PTI

Papers: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip both from SU, Stampers Select White from PTI

Inks: Bashful Blue, Close To Cocoa (retired) both from SU

Accessories: Sunshine Impression Plate from PTI, Thatre Ribbons (retired) from SU

And the final Challenge #10, which was finally uploaded yesterday, was to  add a stamped focal point over a stamped background, all in the same layer! Not sure if you can really see it in the photo but I stamped my background with Sheet Music first, but I stamped the ink off before I stamped on the card to give a lighter colour. This one also uses old TECC22 and CC117 to use Certainly Celery, Ruby Red and Elegant Eggplant.


Stamps: Background Basics: Sheet Music, Turning A New Leaf, Everyday Classics all from PTI

Papers: Ruby Red (retired), Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery, Ginger Blossom DSP all from SU, Stampers Select White from PTI

Inks: Ruby Red (retired), Certainly Celery, Elegant Eggplant, Crumb Cake all from SU

Accessories: Fairytale Ribbons (retired), Oval Punches, Eyelet Border Punch all from SU

And that's all from me tonight folks! It's now am and I really need to go to bed! Thanks for stopping by! I had tons of fun doing all these challenges!


  1. You've been busy today.
    Beautiful work!

  2. So many beauties! My favorite is the star card. Great job on all of them!

  3. All four of your challenge cards are nice. I hope you win one of the random draws. :)

  4. Uhooi,,
    Waw,, These cards are beautiful, nice and creative,,