Sunday, July 13, 2014

Guest PL Card Designer: Kathy Piere

This Spring, I gave some friends of mine some CTMH supplies and asked what they could make for PL cards with the supplies.
(Disclaimer: they did ask if they could use non-CTMH product that they had and I did let them)
Here's what Kathy Piere came up with (and what she said about each):
 Kathy: For this card I wanted the effect to be that of the sentiment soft and dreamy. I first started with the honeycomb beige cardstock from the Paper Fundamentals Basics Assortment. I achieved this by stamping my image as a 2nd generation which gives it that soft watery effect. I then stamped my sentiment in cocoa and used a pop dot to give it some dimension. Other inks used were cranberry and lagoon.

 Kathy: I wanted to have a little fun with this card so I made it in the shape of a tag but folded so that I could hide my journaling. I stamped my sentiment and butterfly onto champagne cardstock. The stamp set is "Dreamer" from the spring/summer 2014 idea book. I then distressed the edges with cocoa and added some hand drawn doodling around the edges. I then adhered my pieces at an angle to give your eye a place to rest from the background. Lastly I added a piece of ribbon to my tag only through the front part of the card so that it could easily be opened to read the journaling. I love the Fundamental Basics Assortment from CTMH the neutral colors are so trendy and easy to work with. I totally love how this card turned out.

 The Fundamental Basics Assortment from CTMH is unique in the fact that the sheets are double sided with the same design on both sides but on the one side with a glossy resist. For this card I used the black on black chevron resist which I believe you can see, it's stunning. I made it simple so that the paper is the star. I added a glossy xoxo and a watercolor heart I did with gelatos. Sometimes simple is better. -Kathy

 Kathy-On this card I added a new technique. I'm still using the fundamentals basic assortment from CTMH and this is the heart resist paper. The first thing I did was spray the whole card with white linen dylusions spray ink and let it set for about 30 seconds then I wiped it off and now the hearts on the resist side of the paper really pop. I then fussy cut out the foxes, tree stump and heart which I then adhered to the bottom of my card. I used a small pop dot under the heart to give my card a little more dimension. I stamped the sentiment on an oval label and finished it off with a couple of champagne colored pearl dots. The final touch was a little hand drawn doodling around the edge of my card.

Kathy: I continued using the fundamental basics paper on this card and choose the gray with a chevron like pattern. So the pattern would stand out I again sprayed with dylusions ink this time using cherry pie and wiped off. After that I attached the silhouette of a lab to represent our dog and a simple sentiment that actually says it all. I am going to enjoy adding this to my album.
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Thank you to Kathy for letting me share your beautiful creations!
Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty day!

1 comment:

  1. Very clever use of materials...thanks for sharing!