Monday, August 31, 2015

My Stampafaire 2015 Results

     I have finished my submissions for Papertrey Inks Stampafaire 2015 and have a photo of everything I made.

     I have SOOOO many ideas for more cards to make.  I will definitely participate again next year.  
    Apparently there is a kit you can purchase ahead of time to have the specific supplies they recommend.  That would have been very cool but it isn't in my budget.  Thankfully they allow you to "make it your own" and even give suggestions as to how you can use what you have at home.
     I had a lot of fun and that card in the upper left is one of my all time favorites.  I never would have made it had I not taken the challenge.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Stampafaire 2015 Make it Work Challenge

 For the Papertrey Ink Stamp-a-faire  2015 Make It Work challenge we were suppose to take apart an early "Fail" card and make it work.  For  my "Fail" card I initially tried to use some embossing paste with a stencil to make a unique pattern, leaving the center available for a sentiment.  It was for my bridal challenge and was too shabby chic when it was finished to work for an elegant card.

I added flowers and gems, then cut it down on a diagonal and added it to a new card. It seems a little contrived to me but much better that my initial idea.

TPC Studios Faith Greetings (Discontinued)

Stampafaire 2015 Runway Challenge

     For the Papertrey Ink Stamp-a-faire 2015  Runway Challenge I chose this as my inspiriation piece.

 I liked the pink floral centerpiece surrounded by gold scrolls then framed in blue with a gold border.  Here is my take on it.

Elegant Flourishes by Autumn Leaves by Rhonna Farrer

 I had a major fail on my embossing.  I've been very disappointed in my embossing buddy and EK success powder tool but I am convinced I can get the hang of it.  I'm not pleased with my results, however, I am convinced it would have been awesome if I had managed to make it work.

Stampafaire 2015 Threads Challenge

     I chose to use the Twine Techniques for the Papertrey Ink Stamp-a-Faire 2015 Threads challenge.

 Clearly Besotted "Sweet Rose"'
 Simon Says Stamp's "Locking Hearts" set (discontinued)

Stampafaire 2015 Patterns Challenge


Saturday, August 29, 2015

Stampafair 2015 Bridal Challenge

     For the Papertrey Ink Stamp-a-faire 2015 Bridal Challenge I had to do a card using only white with a neutral colored sentiment.  I chose to use a  minor image in place of a sentiment. 

Inkadinkado Wedding

Stampafaire 2015 Machine Stitched

     For the Papertrey Ink Stamp-a-faire 2015 Machine Stitched challenge I machine stitched the ribbon and designer papers onto my card front.  I really like the look of machine stitching.  It adds more detail to the look.

Bugaboo Stamps Deacon Christmas Candy Cane

Stampafaire 2015 Unconventional Materials

     For the  Papertrey Ink Stamp-a-faire 2015 Unconventional Materials challenge I went to the hardware store for supplies as instructed.  I purchased key bands for .97, twine for .87 and an electrical wall plate for .97. We were on a very restricted budget!  (Thank goodness).   I envisioned making a window with the wall plate but it took up most of the card so I couldn't use it.  I also brought home a few paint chip samples.

Rubbernecker Tangled Kitty stamp set,  Hero Arts Merriest Christmas Wishes stamp set (retired)

Stampafaire 2015-Papertrey Ink Mix and Match

     The Papertrey Ink Stamp-a-faire 2015 Mix and Max challenge had us mix and match 3 patterned papers in 3 different scales.

     I used matching papers from a paper pack I had but selected a small pattern that reads as more of a solid, a medium pattern and a larger pattern.  I happened to have a floral die cut that matched the colors so I adhered it to a scalloped circle die that I distressed.  Then I added the Papertrey ink Birthday die cut (discontinued) and colored it to match the background
     This card will go to my Aunt soon.  One of these days I will find a better way to take photos of these cards so the details show up better.