Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Make It Monday #71 bordered sentiments take two

I told you I would be back with more cards using this week's Make It Monday technique from Papertrey Ink!

Go here to watch Betsy Veldman's great tutorial.

I used the same sentiment from the PTI Movers & Shakers Sentiments set that I used on the last card - I can't say enough how I love a really versatile sentiment!

This masking technique is really easy, but can have such a great visual impact that I know I will be going back to it again and again.

The first step is to decide where you want to put the sentiment and stamp it onto a rectangle of white cardstock.

I penciled a line above and below the sentiment so I could erase this after I finished stamping. This line was inked in on my last card. I've also seen a couple of great examples where the designer scored this line.

The stamped sentiment is then covered with a couple of trimmed pieces of post-it notes along the pencil lines.

I discovered a hole in my stamp collection today - I seriously have no flower stamp sets?! How is that possible? I have a good collection of flower dies and plenty of flowered patterned paper, but no flower stamp sets. I might just have to do something about that in the not too distant future.

I did find an unlabeled butterfly stamp set in the back reaches of my stamp collection that worked really nicely with my color palette and this technique.

I stamped the butterflies off all the edges except the left side, knowing I would be adding a strip of designer paper down that side.

When the stamping was done, I removed the post-it notes and erased my pencil lines.

A scrap of paper from the Echo Park Victoria Gardens pad and a pink lace trim finish off the card.

True confession time - I first stamped the sentiment in black ink, but decided to try it with the Memento Rose Bud. I thought my stamp was clean, but obviously based on the little flecks of black showing through, it wasn't. I decided I liked the look - that's my story & I'm sticking to it!

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Love your second take on the challenge. That is a great sentiment for this technique. Love your colors and how you did the butterflies. Thanks for the hints about local shops. I've been to some, but no all. Like I really need to shop more....And, yes, you need some flower sets, of course. Rosie Posie and Pretty Peonies are my faves these days.

  2. Absolutely beautiful. Love the pink/purple trim. Very elegant.

  3. Don't you love it when a great plan comes together!! I do love your masking technique, and such pretty pink crochet trim- nice finishing touch!

  4. A truly fun, happy and pretty card! Love the colors and that perfect trim!

  5. Your second take is just as beautiful as your first. Great job using butterflies. Hard to believe you don't have flower stamps ~ can't ever have enough of those, can we?

  6. Gorgeous! Love, love the butterflies...they look like Hero Arts but then again there are tons of butterflies out there:)

  7. Lovely card, Jacquie. You can never go wrong with butterflies in my book :) very pretty colors too!

  8. Hi Jacquie, Your card is really sweet. I haven't tried my hand at this technique yet but I SO love all things PTI, so thanks for sharing and inspiring me to try.

    I'd love to have you play along with us sometime at:
    We'd LOVE to have you!

    P.S. I have some sweet blog candy on my blog at:

  9. I am totally stealing that stamping technqiue! I had a "duh" moment! Brilliant!

  10. Gorgeous card. I love your color combination and your layered butterflies. So pretty. Ann Y.

  11. Gorgeous! Love the butterflies and the color choices!


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