Saturday, January 9, 2016

 Happy Saturday!  I finally had a chance to get some craft time in today.  I spent most of my Christmas break reorganizing, purging, and cleaning my craft room.   It is not done yet, but it is getting there.

I got some PTI goodies and Ranger Distress inks for Christmas so I just had to play with one or two of the PTI Make It Monday "A LA CARTE" Challenge this week.

I started with some Ranger Watercolor paper and distress inks for the background technique.  I did add some PTI kraft to the mix.  I did the "watercolor smooshing" technique from Challenge 204.  I finished the background pattern with "splattering" Challenge 233.   I used some fun foam to add dimension to adhere to a stampers select card base.   I added a gold Metallic die cut sentiment using PTI Birthday Cheer die set. I layered the dies using stampers select for some added thickness and dimension.   Next, I used what I think is one of the coolest stamp sets ever!  I just love PTI  Be Mine, Valentine Stamp Set.  First of all, where can you get a gem, a typewriter, a peach, a fan, a camera, and a ruler in the same set?  Next, it is not just for Valentine's!  It is a win win!  I am so glad I got this set.  I stamped and die cut two gems and stamped in a soft blue and a soft pink and layered over some loose threading using foam adhesive.  I finished my card with a few gold sequins.

I am playing along with this week's ColourQ Challenge and Just Us Girls.

As always thanks so much for stopping by!



  1. Love all the smooshing and splatters- lovely color! The touch of gold is beautiful!

  2. Betty, what a beautiful card! Perfect, perfect, perfect!

  3. Well your splattering is drop dead gorgeous! Love those gems and the string, and of course the gold luxe. Simply a stunner!

  4. Beautiful card Betty, love the foil sentiment! Thank you for sharing with us at the colourQ!

  5. First time seeing your creations....gorgeous card! Love the smooshing background,
    such an amazing red. The gems, the gold, the sequins, all gorgeous.

  6. absolutely gorgeous card, betty... that background is stunning!!

  7. everything about this gorgeous card Betty! Your background is fabulous, love the sentiment in the gold, and then the popped up gems and sequins finish off this card just beautifully! :0)

  8. Super cute card Betty. Love the awesome background with the gold greeting!

  9. Love this card, what a great background and that bold gold greeting, beautiful!

  10. What a great background you created! love the gold sentiment and loops of cord!

  11. Betty, this card is everything about it! Thanks for joining the CQC :)

  12. Gorgeous card Betty! Love the bg you created! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

  13. Wow! How fun is this card! Love your smooshed background and those gems! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  14. Beautiful card, Betty, love your splattered background! So happy you played with us at the colourQ.

  15. Your card is stunning! I want to learn to smoosh and splatter like that! The gems are just wonderful as is the sentiment in gold!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

  16. Love your shimmering sentiment, this is just beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at ColourQ!

  17. Absolutely beautiful card Betty! I love your fabulous smooshing and all the wonderful bling! Thanks for joining us at ColourQ!


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