Today's challenge at Papertrey Ink for release day 5 is to take a card you previously made and were not happy with and redo them. My card I made for the challenge that focused on stitching was not one of my favorites. I didn't care for the dark colors and the sentiment was just lost in all the designs. So for my redo I changed the orientation, I brightened up the colors and moved my sentiment off my focal point. Here is my original card that I wasn't real happy with.
Here is my redo. I like the colors a lot better than the first.
Today is not a card, but a birdhouse. For release day 4 at Papertrey Ink the challenge is to create a birdhouse using the template provided. For my birdhouse I printed the template on white card stock, since that was the only kind I could get to go through my printer. I gave it a red roof with a cedar shake look. The leaves are from the Papertrey Ink stamps & dies called Turning A New Leaf. The flowers are from the PTI set Forget-Me-Not and the bird is from Winter Woods. This was a very fun challenge.
This week for Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday Melissa shares her tips for using colored pencils with Kraft card stock. For my card I pulled out the PTI stamp set Delightful Dahlias. I don't have many outline stamps, so this is my go to. I used Versamark Ink and embossed with white embossing then colored using a yellow, orange & red pencil for the flowers and two colors of green for the leaves. The die cut frame was from PTI's You've Been Framed Hexagon die set. The paper was from the Prima Collection called Almanac. I added a few gold sequins to finish it off.