Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Celebrating PTI

Hello there! I'm just popping in with a quick post with 2 cards for the cebrations that have been going on this past week at Papertrey Ink, who are celebrating their anniversary.

My first card was inspired by Emily's card in the year 2015 overview.

I used two of the few PTI sets that I own to case Emily's card. I 'inked' up the images with Zig markers and lightly spritzed with water before stamping. I used a tiny dot from another set to add a little more interest, since I felt that other tiny flowers would impact the design too much, and then added a sprinkling of even tinier dots using a stylus for stamping. I added a strip of gold glitter tape underneath my stamped panel and added a few Christmassy sequins (PPP) to finish off my design.

I'm also linking up this card at the following challenges:

AAA Cards - #84 Watercolour

SSS Wednesday - Fantastic Florals

Sweet Stampin' - Flowers

Seize the Birthday - Anything goes (no toppings for me)

The inspiration for my second card came from Ashley's card in the year 2014 overview.

I used my Zig markers again, this time inking up and spritzing the back of my butterfly before stamping. After drying my panel with a heat tool, I stamped the butterfly itself and the sentiment in black Archival ink.

I'm also entering my card in the following challenges:

Stamping Sensations - Animal magic

Allsorts - #403 Anything goes

CAS on Sunday - #102 Critters


  1. Marianne, both of your cards are so pretty! Oh, I love this fake watercolor technique of stamping with wet stamps. Great result! Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at AAA Cards Challenge. - Sweet Kobylkin

  2. Two beautiful cards showcasing a great technique! The butterfly one is perfect for our Animal Magic theme at Stamping Sensations, thanks for sharing it with us.


  3. Such an elegant creation Marianne and lovely entry for our challenge this week, many thanks for joining in at Allsorts.

    B x

  4. Two gorgeous, beautiful cards.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  5. Beautiful cards - and that first one is downright stunning!

  6. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  7. Two lovely cards.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Anything Goes' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

  8. Both are lovely cards. Your orange blooms are beautifully done. I love the gradient color in the petals and leaves. Thanks so much for linking up and playing with us at AAA Cards!

  9. this is so pretty! Love it! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  10. Both cards are so pretty. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.