Sunday, February 5, 2012

Thank you, Debbie Olsen

As you know, Papertrey Ink is celebrating its fifth anniversary and the PTI designers constantly amaze with their incredible talent.
When Debbie Olsen posted this card as her favorite of 2011, I remembered it well.

When she originally posted it in May, I copied it into my inspiration file along with this card she made using Garden Variety.

Inspired by Debbie's cards, I created this card.  I can tell you I am very hesitant to post my card on the same page with Debbie's. Debbie is the queen of Copics while I am a mere serf.  Nevertheless, I enjoyed making this card while remembering the gladiolus in my grandmother's garden.

 I am extremely grateful to Debbie and all the designers who inspire us by sharing their talent, creativity, and beauty with us.

Make it Monday #51

It has been quite awhile since I have made a card for PTI's Make It Monday tutorial, but when I saw the video on Monday, I thought if I had time this week, this banner was something I wanted to try. 

 Once again my shortcomings became obvious as I watched Nichole fold  the strip of cardstock into equal segments with no wonky creases and I  unintentionally folded my strip into unequal segments with very wonky creases.  Nevertheless, I think this is a fun treatment to use on a card. I mounted the sentiment strip onto white cardstock impressed with Tin Types. I added Larger than Life Die Cut flowers leaves.
I am  also linking this to fellow Peep Rhonda Hampton's Thankful Thursday. Check out her post each Thursday, make a thank -you card, link it, and then share your gratitude with someone.  I think this card will be going to the principal of the alternative high school where I am volunteering.  She has helped me find materials to use with the students I am teaching.

Stamps: Inside Out: Thank You, Background Basics: Botanicals, Larger Than Life (PTI)
Ink: Spring Moss (PTI); Memento Lavendar Moon, Summer Sky, Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Paper: Spring Moss, Stamper's Select White (PTI)
Other: Tin Types Impression Plate, Larger Than Life dies (PTI)