Monday, April 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink April Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to my blog! If you are here for the PTI Blog Hop, you are in the right place! If you have time - take a look around my blog.  I have another post listed for today - I'm hosting the Simply Scrapping Crafts Blog Hop today, too and there are some excellent projects out there - lots of them with Papertrey stamps!!! There is a lot of Papertrey love out there in the SSC Galleries!!!

Boys To Men

This month's blog hop is dedicated to all the boys and men in our lives! Now's your chance to create Father's Day projects, boy birthday cards and more to build up your stash! Focus on masculine color schemes, fresh pattern combinations, understated embellishments and unique uses of images you may already have in your stash!

Here is my take:

I used the Mat Stack and stamp in a way I never have before - I masked the airplane into the Mat Stack! I also tried a new color combo and just fell in love with it.... I usually avoid orange, but when it's paired with the turquoise, I am smitten!!!

I used Copics to color in the plane:

I am going to give this card to my best friend's son, who will be turning 6 in June, so I stamped 6's in the corners using stamps from the Banner Builder Collection. 

I mentioned earlier that I masked the airplane.  Here are a few quick shots and instructions about how I accomplished this:

First I die cut and stamped the image onto 80# White Cougar Cardstock.

Then, I punched a circle onto a separate sheet of paper and adhered it down with removable adhesive.  I know a lot of people use Post Its for this technique, too.  I just didn't have any that were big enough on hand!

I then stamped the image onto the paper and the punched hole, so part of the image ends up on my scrap piece of paper.

After pulling away my mask, this is what it looks like!

I colored it in with some Copics and BOOM! All done with my focal point of the card! EASY PEASY!

Thanks for stopping by today! I'll see everyone on the message boards later today and good luck with the rest of the PTI Hop!!!

Cardstock: DCWV, K and Company

Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Ink: VersaMagic, Memento, Fresh Snow (PTI)
Paper: 80# White Cougar, Bazzill
Dies: Papertrey Ink
Other: Copics, Spica Pen
Tools: Trimmer (fiskars), Stampin Up Dimensionals, Provo Craft Cuttlebug


  1. What a fun card! I love the technique you used! Very creative!

  2. Fabulous card! You made great use of the masking technique :)

  3. AWESOME! love the placement of the plane and the colors are great!!

  4. LOVE how you busted apart the card to show us how it's done! The coloring is amazing and I am adoring the color combo :)

  5. The colors are fabby...
    never really of using them together!
    And a fantastic masking job...
    great card!

  6. Cute card! Love the colors and layout.

  7. What a wonderful card!! Love the technique and the colors are awesome!

  8. What a great card! Love how you masked the plane!

  9. This is FAB!!! I love the masking with that plane - I have never seen that done, and your coloring is amazing...those colors are so gorgeous!

  10. Such a cute card! I just love how you stamped off part of the plane. And you are so right about the orange and turquoise....they are meant to compliment each other. Great job on the coloring, too!

  11. I am in love with the color combo that you used!! This card is really cute! great job!

  12. Love the textured orange cardstock, such a yummy color! I like how you spotlighted a portion of the plane too. Nicely done!

  13. Really fun, I love the upsidedown die cut and the technique you used for the stamping.

  14. This card really caught my eye. I like your creative use of masking in the mat stack. Great colors, too.

  15. What a great idea to mask the plane! That gives me so many ideas on using some of the larger images. I love this color combo, too!

  16. THIS IS JUST SO GORGEOUS!!! Love it much!

  17. Chrissie, this is a GREAT card - and I LOVE your peek-a-boo technique ! I have CASEd it and you can see my version at

    I hope you like it ! Thanks so much for your inspiration !

    Margaret C


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