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Celebrate! PTI Sentiment Splits

I’m here today to share three clean and simple cards I created using the Papertrey Ink splits: Celebrate stamps and matching die.

PTI - Celebrate

As is the case with most of my cards, I kept things pretty simple for each card. I started by stamping the design onto some watercolor paper, and then painted a multi-colored wash over each stamp. I then cut the sentiment out with the matching die.
PTI - Celebrate
Before mounting each finished sentiment split onto my A2-sized card bases I decided I should add some interest to the card base itself. For two of the cards, I just used my score board to create some score lines every half inch down the card. It’s not reading very well in the photographs but trust me, the score marks are there!This is a technique I love to do because it adds subtle interest and texture. I learned the technique from Laurie of Soapbox Creations. If you haven’t checked out her blog yet, you should, she’s so talented!
PTI - CelebrateThe third card I used texture paste and the Tiny Dots stencil from SSS for some added texture in the background. I mounted each sentiment strip on a piece of fun foam (I used the die again to cut the fun foam into the right shape) and attached the sentiments to the cards.
PTI - Celebrate

Lastly, I added some clear droplets to finish everything off.
PTI - Celebrate
I think these sentiment splits would be fun to color with copic markers or colored pencils. They’d even be nice to leave just black and white for a white-on-white design. Kind of love that idea.

Happy Thursday!

kimberly

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Many Thanks

Thanks
I sent off that custom order of Welcome to Brooklyn cards a few weeks ago (phew!), and made sure to include a thank you card with the order. Once again I made use of my favorite coverplate die from Papertrey Ink, along with a thanks die from Wplus9.

Many thanks

I used some fun foam behind the stripes before attaching them to my card base to give the card some dimension. I cut the “thanks” several times from some mint cardstock and stacked them on top of each other to give the sentiment some oomph. I used the hand lettered thanks stamp set for the “many” which I white heat embossed onto a small strip of black cardstock. I added a few moonshine sequins to finish it all off!

Thanks

Happy Hump Day!

kimberly