Wednesday, June 25, 2008

June PTI Blog Hop



HI!!! Thanks for coming to see my PTI Blog Hop entry. I was so excited to give this challenge a try. We were to come up with a project using transparency. Well, that can just go in so many directions. The first card I did I took the thick transparency sheet that PTI stamps are stuck to when you first purchase them, before you transfer them to the CD cases. I thought that was a great thickness to make my very own ghost letters!!! I used the cuttlebug die alphabet set "your not the boss of me" and ran the letters b a b y through the cuttlebug. (This was so fun to do that I got side tracked and made more letters, those projects will come later) I highlighted the letters with the cats eye chalk ink pad so you could see them better on the project, let that dry and attached to the card using CTMH liquid glass. I absolutely ADORE the Bitty Baby Blessings stamp set and patterned paper that I used for that card also. The card stock used was Summer Sunrise and Spring Moss and Lemon Tart.
Well, I just wasnt finished playing with the transparency. I then decided to make another card. This time I used overhead projector transparency and swiped the Plum Pudding and Lavender Moon hybrid ink pad across the transparency then folded the paper to "smoosh" it. This is not a new technique but it was the first time I tried it with hybrid ink and I have to say I loved it because it dried so quickly compared to re-inkers. I then stamped with the Flower Garden and Honey Bee's stamp set and the sentiment from Flower Garden Sentiments with Staz-On Black ink directly onto the opposite side of the transparency. I added some fake dew drops (that is why I used so many ;-). Then layered Plum Pudding and Summer Sunrise cs onto that Bitty Baby Blessings patterned paper that I love so much. Oh, I also attached the transparency to white cs with liquid glass. Love that stuff since it dries clear! Again, thanks for visiting, I hope you like my projects. I am off to look at all the other girls projects too!!!
~Julie~

32 comments:

Kimberly said...

Fantastic!! What a way to start things off!!!! :)

Jak said...

It's beautiful, well done

IamDerby said...

Both of your cards are awesome. I love those baby letters.

Claire Brennan said...

Great idea - have to try the letters - fab cards

Regan said...

very very nice!!!!

Deanna said...

Gorgeous Julie! I love the font on the "baby"!

Latisha said...

Great! I would never of thought to run it thru a cb! Clever

Kristie said...

I am very impressed they cut through the cuttle bug. I can barely cut them with my sissors! must be user error!> love the cards!

Seanna said...

These are so great--love the b-a-b-y! Now I need to find this liquid glass of which you speak. You did a great job!! Thanks for sharing!

amber said...

I love the baby card! Isn't cuttlebugging addictive. Thanks for sharing your creations.

Chris said...

they are both gorgeous!!!

One Creative Life said...

Fantastic Julie I need to make some ghost letters and shapes now!! Thanks for sharing!~Erica

Kristy Vernon said...

Very pretty. I really love the way you repurposed the transparency sheets that PTI sends. I'll have to keep mine in the future!

Pam said...

Very nice! Thanks for sharing!!

~ Pam

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wonderful Grace! A truly blog worthy creation. Way to go!

Katie Renz said...

The letters are a great idea. Both cards turned fab!

Lizzie Jones said...

I love what you did with the letters. Great job!

Gina said...

Love the cards! What a great idea to make your own ghost letters.
Gina

Niki Estes said...

Great cards, Julie! Love your custom letters and the way you colored the transparency on the second one!

Donelda said...

wow, they are awesome. Love the ghost letters. Good idea to highlight them with the ink. I also love the funky look of the ink on the transparency sheets!! Great idea.

Lisa Thibault said...

How cute. Love the diecut transparencies.

jacki jones said...

nice cards!

jacki jones said...

lovely cards!

Jenn said...

They look wonderful! Great job with the Blog Hop!

ALLY said...

Beautiful cards Julie! Love the use of the sweet baby stamps!

Radiogirl said...

Nice job w/the acetate letters. Both cards are really nice.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just beautiful!

Charlene Austin (Willow01) said...

So cool!! These are adorable and I love the idea of die cutting those plastic sheets! Genius!!

Terri said...

Nice job on both of them. Love the letters.

Kathleen said...

These are cute! Those letters are so fun!

Rebecca said...

Great cards!

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