More Photo Paper & Distress Inks

Another card using Photo Paper as the base for the Birthday die cut. I used one of the rectangle dies from Blueprints #1 again to cut the opening so the Text Block could set on top.


I can't wait to add more of the Text Block dies to my collection.

Wishing you Card
paper: Canon - Photo Paper Plus Glossy II; PTI - Vintage Cream, pattern paper, Fine Linen
ink: Tim Holtz distress ink - Vintage Photo, Picked Raspberry, Antique Linen
die: PTI - Text Block: Birthday; MFT Blueprint #1
other: Acetate from stash; Tim Holtz mini distress ink tool; Ranger - Glossy Accents

You're my Sunshine

on a cloudy day! Are you having any of the spring storms in your area? We have already had a doozy of one. Hail and high winds. The hail a little north of us was between golf ball and softball size that was breaking the windshields of cars.

I was playing around with my Precious Remembrance stamps to create this card. I stamped the clouds with the Border Tape #1 set. My raindrops are from Mom & Dad in two different ink colors.

Finally the sentiment is from Thanks. A little glossy accents on the heart added some shine.

You're my Sunshine card
stamps: Precious Remembrance - Thanks, Mom & Dad, Border Tape #1
ink: PTI - Enchanted Evening, Spring Rain
paper: PTI - Stamper's Select White, Enchanted Evening
other: PTI - Cloud 1 &2 die, Rustic Burlap Impression plate; Ranger - Glossy Accents; MFT - Blueprints #1

Stitches - MIM #159 No Sew Quilted Cards

Playing along with the latest PTI  challenge.  The MIM #150 challenge is impressing a quilted patterned onto a card element with a cover plate or impression plate.

I used the Building Block dies to create a loosely based log cabin pattern. I used the Sunshine Impression plate for my quilting lines. I think you can see the circles best in the lower right hand corner of the pictures. 

I fussy cut the scissors and then dipped them in silver embossing powder. I used distress ink on the bottom layer of the tag and stamped the sentiment on vellum.

Stitch card
stamps: Purls of Wisdom, Quilter's Sampler
paper: PTI - Stamper's Select White; My Mind's Eye - Flair, Quilting Bee; Hobby Lobby - Vellum
ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Tim Holtz distress ink - Pumice Stone
dies: PTI - Tag Sale #7; MFT Blueprints #6
other: Tim Holtz mini ink distressor tool; Embossing Arts - Silver embossing powder; The Twinery - blk/white twine

Distress Inks on Photo Paper


What happens when you use distress inks on photo paper? HIGH GLOSS HAPPINESS!!The last few times that I ordered printer ink, photo paper was included as a bonus. I was going to give it away but then thought surely I could use it somehow for cards.

Here is a picture of the beautiful colors. 

The 4x6 sheets of photo paper are perfect for die cutting PTI's Text Block and Phrase Play dies. You can fit 2 on the sheet.

I attached a sheet of acetate to the back of the die cut to add stability and shine. I also used white acrylic paint on the back of the acetate on the yellow card. 

For the pink card, I used MFT Blueprints #1. One of the rectangle dies is the perfect size to create an opening for the Text Block frame to be placed on top.

You will be seeing more cards made with this paper as it is fun to play with. Do you LOVE the shine?

Yellow card
Canon - Photo Paper Plus Glossy II;PTI - Stamper's Select White, Hibiscus Burst pattern paper

ink: Tim Holtz distress inks - Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn
die: PTI - Text Block: Friends; MFT - Blueprints #1
other: Acetate from stash; Hobby Lobby - White Cotton Perle thread; Ranger - Glossy Accents

Pink card
paper: Canon - Photo Paper Plus Glossy II; MME - Oxford Ln; PTI - Stamper's Select White
ink: Tim Holtz distress inks - Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Mustard Seed
die: PTI - Text Block: Friends
other: Tim Holtz mini distress ink tool; Americana - White Acrylic Paint; Hobby Lobby - White Cotton Perle thread; Tattered Angles Glitter Paint - Chandelier

You are my reason to smile

I love a bright and happy card. I did use watercolors again on the frame. 
It's a busy background paper but I think the phrase play die can handle it. I did leave the negative parts of the "Y" and "O" in. It was too much to have the stripe showing through these areas. 

I put the phrase play card at a little angle and added the ribbon. 

Reason to Smile card
stamper: PTI - Phrase Play #1
ink: PTI - Hawaiian Shores
paper: PTI - Text Style Funky Town, Stamper's Select White, Hawaiian Shores; Strathmore Watercolor paper
other: PTI - Phrase Play #1 die, Hawaiian Shores Twill ribbon; Michael's - watercolors
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