Sunday, October 23, 2016

Papertrey challenge!

Wow, has it really been nearly a year since I posted?  I've had months of making nothing crafty, followed by weeks of intense work, but just haven't posted anything.  Recently, I have become aware of some fantastic images and dies by Papertrey Ink that I am really wanting to purchase.  But ... I really cannot afford to.  So, on a whim a few days ago I looked to see if they have a blog, and if there are any opportunities to win free products.  Happy day, I found a challenge.  I needed to take a die and use it as a stencil. Well, I only own two products (so far!) from Papertrey: a honeycomb die and the coordinating stamps.  So, that made it very easy to decide what to do! I had extra die cuts from the last time I made cards with it, so I just put a little temporary glue to hold it onto the paper and daubed in the inks. I also needed to make a card for someone in our church who just lost her step-son, so this helped me to push through and get a card made for her.   I had fun with this; my only frustration was just thoughtlessly grabbing white cardstock when I would have preferred beige for fall colors.  I was really happy with the results other than that (oh, and a major difficulty getting a decent embossed image on vellum - it took five tries, and even this one was flawed).

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