Wednesday, June 29, 2011

PTI Make it Monday Challenge

For this week's Papertrey Ink Make it Monday Challenge, Nichole Heady made a video tutorial of her "Polaroid 2-Step Masking" technique. I used this technique on my star. I began by cutting a 4" star from A Child's Year on kraft cardstock. I then used my Gypsy to embed a 2 1/2" star within a 4" star and cut them out on thin paper. I used repositional adhesive to first cover the inside and sponge white ink around the outside, and then to cover the outside and stamp fireworks on the inside. If I'm totally confusing you, watch Nichole's video.

My fireworks are actually flowers from the PTI Botanical Silhouettes Stamp Set. To make my card background, I stamped a pattern from A Little Argyle in blue and then added red stars from Daily Designs.

My sentiment is from My Creative Time's My Little Firecracker stamp set. I heat embossed it, cut the paper into a banner shape, and adhered it to my kraft base with some brads.

(all materials Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise specified)

Enchanted Evening, Kraft, & Pure Poppy Cardstock
Fresh Snow, Enchanted Evening, & Pure Poppy Ink
"Botanical Silhouettes", "Daily Designs", & "A Little Argyle" Stamp Sets
My Creative Time's "My Little Firecracker" Stamp Set
Versamark Ink
White Filigree Embossing Powder
Pure Poppy Baker's Twine
Recollections Brads


  1. Katie, Love this as always. The design is so pretty.
    Have a great day.

  2. Love your card Katie! Super cool technique too!

    Ruthie :)

  3. Katie,
    Love the card and thank you for sharing the technique!
    It really is super!

  4. Cool technique! I need to watch that video. Your card always looks so pretty.

    Have a great day

  5. Awsome card, love the fire works!!!!

  6. Wow, what a fun technique. I can totally picture what you are saying and it turned out perfect. Great idea to use those flowers for fireworks too. They look terrific. Hugs- Glora

  7. Love this card. The background you created on the paper looks great & so customized! You did such a good job it looks like the paper came designed that way. I love the technique with the center star. The twine ties it all together nicely. Wonderful job!!!
    Thanks for joining Whimsical Wednesday.
    Crafty best,

  8. AWESOME card.. I will have to check out the link you left later, being as I am so confused.. lol.

  9. Fun design. I don't understand the sentiment--but I love the colors. =)

  10. What a great card! I love the twine and sentiment banner! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

  11. Wow what fun!!! Love your take on the challenge :)

  12. I absolutely LOVE everything about this card, thanks for sharing! :)


  13. OH my goodness. Love this, Katie!!!


  14. Wonderful job with the star. You sure had a great idea using those flowers for fire crackers. I never would have guessed.

  15. Awesome card and GREAT sentiment to go with it!

  16. Katie,
    Oh this is too BEAUTIFUL! I love how you did the background paper and that star..WOW! How clever to use the botanical stamps... lol... I have those and would never have seen them that way! As always LOVE it!
    Great job as always... Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday's!

  17. Great card Katie. I love the two step masking technique. Learned it at a SU stamp camp a few months back. Very clever using the botanical stamps for fireworks. Thank for joining us at Whimsical Wednesdays.

  18. I love the dandelion heads as fireworks - I think that's brilliant! And I love the star-shaped masking to "frame" it! Lovely!!!!

  19. Wow, very nice Katie, you really made that one from scratch. I'm impressed!!--Pat N.

  20. Great job with your BEAUTIFUL card!LOVE the pretty paper and your stamping,AWESOME!Thanks so much for playing along at Whimsical Wednesday!:)


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.