Friday, November 14, 2014

Happy Birthday

Hello creative friends!  My card today is for two challenges. Ordinarily I don't enter one card in multiple challenges, but today's card just turned out that way.  First challenge is Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #188 - Ombre Backgrounds.  The second challenge is for Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - We're Seeing Stars.

My card.....

I used the ombre concept in a different way, but I think it qualifies for the PTI challenge.

I made my own stencil from a PTI cover plate using Grafix Matte Stencil Film and my Big Shot.  This film works really well, and will turn any die cut into a stencil. 

Next I cut star shapes from the ombre stamping.


Paper:  Neenah
Ink:  Versafine, PTI, HA and Mama Elephant
Stamps:  PTI
Dies/Punches:  Nestabilities and Simon Says
Other:  Grafix Matte Stencil Film

I just had to share a little color inspiration from my back yard.  Natures red carpet to go with my chairs.

Have a great day!


  1. I really like your take on the MIM technique, nancy... super fun card! and WOW!! that picture of your backyard is just gorgeous!

  2. What a great way to put a twist on that technique, Nancy! Love how your stars turned out - beautiful card! And wow - those leaves look amazing! We're already freezing our butts off here in Minnesota! Way too cold, way too early! Enjoy our autumn weather while it lasts. Hugs to you! ♥

  3. Very nice card thanks for sharing!!!

  4. A lovely card Nancy, a great dersign and I love the multi-cloured stars!!

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    hugs Heather xx

  5. I love that ombre technique! very awesome card :) !!!! your inspiration is too cool love the reds :)

  6. Those striped stars are great! Very cute! Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  7. Super neat card, Nancy! Love the picture of your back yard!

  8. Nancy, this craft talent is so good. I wish you well with it and this portfolio is exceptional. Love to you,Marcia.


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