Daily Archives: April 24, 2017

Make it Monday #282 Papertrey Ink

Where does the time go?  My last post was also for Make it Monday, so a week has simply disappeared on me.

It is tax time in Canada, so I have been busy gathering documents for the various returns I do.  I did manage to attend a great Scrapbook Crop and a wonderful Baby shower for my daughter in law, and got back into playing Mahjong, so it was a week well spent.

Today’s challenge was to make a watercolour background.  I knew I had some Papertrey Ink stencils that hadn’t had enough love from me yet, so I dug them out.   I stole Nicole’s tip of using an old Silhouette sticky mat to hold down my stencil and bristol cardstock.  It worked very well to limit colour running under the stencil, so I am sure it has become part of my way of doing things.  In fact, it worked so well at containing the colour where it belonged that I ended up adding a cover of vellum to tone down the vibrancy of the background.

It had been a while since I used the Morning Glory stamp and dies as well, so it took a few minutes to line everything up.  In the end I was quite pleased with the resulting card.

IMG_8569Supplies:  Papertrey Ink Garden Gate stencil, Papertrei Ink Morning by Morning stamp set and die, Impression Obsession love die, Reverse Confetti All Framed up die, Paper and More Woodgrain cardstock,  Ellen Hutson Vellum, Simon Says Stamp card base, Nuvo Crystal drops, Prills, Zig Real Brush Markers, Prismacolor pencils, Hero Arts inks, Craftaboard and Scor tape.