Good morning! Perfect Presentation is having a new release today of a really great little box called Top Notch.
As you can see, my coloring is not blended perfectly, but still gives a nice effect. Stamping on the die cut was easier than I anticipated, so I would recommend getting the dies. A little lemon tart button with a tag that says 'celebrate today' finishes this off. I love to make these templates so the recipient can use them over if they'd like.
As you all know by now, I can't make a template without making a card to go with it! I actually made two and would love to hear which you like better. They are exactly the same except that one has a little bee from Honey Bees. The sentiment is embossed and is from Damask Designs. Talk about a completely PTI card!
I'm not sure if the bee is quite to scale enough for me. The process on these cards is the same. I stamped the big flower first, masked it, stamped a leaf, masked it, etc. until I had built my scene. It sounds like a pain, but once you've cut out your masks, you can just store them in the case and use them continually. I used embroidery floss in color 703 (the color closest to New Leaf) instead of ribbon. I am loving the color and ease and lack of size of the floss!! You might be seeing a lot more of that in the future!
Now you should bop around to the other designer's blogs to see their amazing creations and leave them some love. These ladies are fantastic and truly inspiring:
Be sure to come back tomorrow for the new Sketch Girl sketch along with a cute Spring Basket template that was released previously this month! Thanks for stopping by today! Sorry it's been so quiet around here and also with the comments on your blogs. I've had a hard time bouncing back from the stomach flu that rocked the house and then weddings and birthdays and mayhem! Have a fantabulous Tuesday! It's supposed to be in the mid 70's today and we're moving the furniture outside to get the carpets cleaned. :o) lyss
STAMPS: PaperTrey Ink (Background Basics Tin Types, Damask Designs, Delightful Dahlia, Honey Bees & Mixed Messages)
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black; Versafine Onyx Black; PTI Berry Sorbet; SU! Wild Wasabi
PAPER: PTI (Berry Sorbet, Stamper's Select White, True Black); SU! Wild Wasabi
OTHER: Copics (pictured); Filigree Clear embossing powder; EK Success scallop border punch; Eclipse masking tape; Sakura Clearstar pen; dimensionals; Embroidery floss (703)