Saturday, August 13, 2011

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday

Hey there, I just wanted to show you my submission for the Papertrey Ink Make it Monday challenge. Yes the challenge was posted on Monday and yes, even though I had the whole week off work I did not make my cards until late last night. The challenge was to create your own striped ribbon using Copic markers. Sounds easy enough right? Um well let's just not talk about the YARDS of ribbon that I wasted trying to make this damn ribbon. I even made a special trip to Target to buy not one, but two clear rulers solely for this purpose...that being said, here are my two cards I made using my custom Copic ribbon.

Stamps: PTI Simple Sunflower Ink: SU Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip Paper: SU Crushed Curry, PTI Summer Sunrise, Lemon Tart, Dark Chocolate Accessries: SU Ticket corner punch, Various Circle Punches, White twill ribbon(unknown brand), Copic markers, PTI button, Dollar Store twine.
This was my first try. It was kind of an attempt at an avant garde design...mostly I think it just looks weird. The ribbon I used was actually a thick white twill ribbon and I colored the whole thing with a mustard-y yellow copic and added a few brown stripes. Not particularly attractive, but I guess it does have kind of a rustic quality to it. I went with the yellow and brown color color scheme because I knew I wanted to use my Simple Sunflower stamp set that I got when I went to the PTI Stamp Affaire a few weeks ago. The set is not going to be for sale until the 15th of this month but I got my hands on it early and for free by attending the event and making a $100 purchase. Next I made a birthday card for Sophie, the little princess that I nanny for. You can see her twin brother's birthday card that somewhat matches this one here. This ribbon I think actually turned out pretty cute. It's preppy and girly and perhaps even something I would buy in a store...but I don't have to! I think I could get used to this DIY custom ribbon thing...that is if I start buying white grosgrain in bulk to make up for all that I waste in the process!
Stamps: PTI Tiny Treats Birthday, SU Dot Dot Dot Ink: SU Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose, PTI Spring Moss Paper: PTI Hibiscus Burst, Spring Moss Accessories: SU Top Note Die, PTI Mat Stack #5 Die, White Grosgrain Ribbon (unknown), Copic Markers, PTI button, Dollar Store twine