Tuesday, January 17, 2012

My First Make It Monday!!!

Well, I decided to take a leap of faith. I have admired all the MIM techniques and have wanted to play along, but all I have are two packages of Papertrey Ink patterned papers. Sooo...I'm using them on these cards so that I can play along! Hopefully that's okay for this week? I will be placing a large PPI order as soon as I can get my DH to acquiesce. Might just have to be my Valentine's present...in advance! They have the most AMAZING Jane Austen stamp set....TOTALLY in my cart right now...along with some other fabulous products. ;)

Okay, so back to the point. This week, the talented Betsy is teaching us how to do Ghost Masking....soooo fun. Soooo hard for me...and so I decided to keep the layout the same in order to not complicate this more than I did. Yep. I DO tend to make things more difficult than they have to!

Here's the first card I made~


Now, I don't have a border for my Nestabillities, and so I had to free hand it. It's too clunky too me. AND, I forgot to stamp off the first leaf branch that I restamped...did you even notice? I DO. ALSO, the sentiment looks cool, but doesn't really fit with the theme of the card. What was I thinking?! BTW, I had to use some specialty pearly paper because I went down to craft only to find out that I'm OUT OF WHITE CARDSTOCK. What?! But it looks cool...okay, so after this semi-disaster, I decided to have another go. SOOOOOO LOVE the second one!

My second card~


Ah. Much better! I think it is so pretty!!! The frame is once again free handed--but less chunkily. And I got to use my new set from Pink Paislee's Nantucket line. LOVE it! :) I'm also submitting this second card into the JUGS collage challenge, the Gingersnaps challenge to use a line or set (NEW Pink Paislees! :) ) and the Prairie Fairy Friday California Dreaming challenge (whenever I think about CA, I think of the sea!).

So, I do hope you'll come and play along with us at MIM, JUGS, Gingersnaps, and PFF! We always have a fun time, and the DT creations are AMAZING! :) Happy stamping!


Zuzu's Blog said...

Hiya :)
i have come to firstly THANK you for your super kind words.. and secondly to reciprocate.
well done, this is a beautifully stylish card. Something i try to do often and fail miserably at.

Z x

Sabr said...

Agreed that this was a hard technique - but you wouldn't know it by looking at your cards!! They are gorgeous!! And the seafare one is so fresh and unexpected! love!!

Lynn said...

Seriously...you free handed that frame? Incrediby! And you absolutely rocked the MIM technique and the collage challenge! thanks so much for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

Lisa Elton said...

Well look at you!!! So happy you finally took the leap Mynnette. And yes PTI paper totally counts. I think my first MIM was done with just dies from PTI;didn't own anything else from them yet LOL! Great job on both cards ;)

Ally said...

Well, I like both of your cards! But I do like the way the second fits more with the sentiment. ;-) I love the colors you've used - so lovely together. And fabulous job on your free-handed frame - wow! ;-)

Dolly Daydreams said...

Well I don't think you should point out all the things you don't like ! As for me I thought everything was well matched beautifully stamped and totally harmonious . Another beautiful card well done


Kathryn B said...

Very pretty card Mynette. Love thestamps that you used they lookreally cool and make an awesome backdrop! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

Pauline said...

These are both beautiful Mynette, I have the make waves stamps set, I love the font on the sentiment. Gorgeous work.

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card....love your waves sentiment...thanks for playing with Fairy Fun Fridays!
xxx Margreet

Nicki S said...

I love those Make Waves cards! Really nice!

Cor* said...

I dont' think I have EVER tried this technique. Looks very interesting! i must have a go! thanks for inspiring as well as playing with the fairies at FFF!

Buladi said...

Simple but super fantastic card.You used light and beautiful color.I love your beautiful card.

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