Sunday, May 18, 2014

Make It Monday #164...3 Ways

Hi! It's been a really long time since I've played along with one of Papertrey's Make It Monday Challenges though I look at them pretty much every week.  I'm happy I made time this week to participate in this week's challenge to make cluster stamped sentiments.  The card above is actually my third attempt but my favorite, so I put it at the top. :)
This card was my first attempt.  I liked the color combo, but didn't feel like I really achieved the confetti look...random stamping is really hard for me.  And I wasn't sure my sentiment stood out enough, so I re-embossed it in white, which turned out to be vanilla...oops.
This was my second attempt.  The "confetti" look went out the door after I had several oopses in a row, so I totally changed the design of the card.  And I made the same mistake with the vanilla embossing powder, but if you look really close I added some glitter in it.  I need to learn to just let things be. :)
I thought the color combo on my last card was super fun, and I like that the stamp reminds me of pom-poms or fireworks, both which seem fitting for a celebration.  After I made it I thought this would be really fun to do for a graduation in the recipient's school colors.  This was my best attempt at the more random confetti explosion look.  However, when I wiped the ink off the sentiment I created a giant smudge all across the bottom third of the card, so I had to trim it off, losing a lot of the tapering look.  As you can tell "oopses" seemed to be the common theme among all three cards, but really I had a lot of fun making them.  It's definitely a technique I'd like to try again.  Hope you have a wonderful week!

Flower Birthday Supplies
Stamps: PTI (Bigger Blooms, Think Big Favorites #12)
Ink: PTI (lemon tart, raspberry fizz), SU! (blush blossom, pretty in pink, cameo coral), Versamark
Cardstock: PTI (lemon tart, stamper's select white)
Other: SU! (clear embossing powder, vanilla embossing powder)

Triangle Birthday Supplies
Stamps: PTI (Think Big Favorites #12, Tiny Triangles)
Ink: PTI (aqua mist, hawaiian shores), Simon Says Stamp (mint), SU! (tempting turquoise), Versamark
Cardstock: PTI (hawaiian shores, stamper's select white)
Other: SU! (clear embossing powder, vanilla embossing powder, dazzling diamonds glitter)

Congratulations Supplies
Stamps: PTI (Bigger Blooms, Botanical Silhouettes)
Ink: CTMH (denim), PTI (aqua mist, fine linen, raspberry fizz), Versamark
Cardstock: PTI (kraft, rustic white)
Other: SU! (clear embossing powder)


  1. I like your set of cards and your color sense is great! I think I like your first card the most even with your "vanilla" mistake!

  2. Love the congrats card - what a great flower image to use!

  3. Well, Lindsey, oopses or not, I think they're all lovely!! If you hadn't confessed I'd never know! Really like the cluster idea.
    TFS and have a great week
    Hugs Annie

  4. I love the three different versions! The different varieties of color are fabulous Lindsey and I'm sure a graduation card would be awesome!

  5. I didn't even know you had a post until I saw that Lindsey L. won at PTI MIM,so I think that is you! You are on a winning streak for sure. Congrats,and I love the cards. Now I will read your post:)

  6. Three lovelies! Oopes are just an opportunity to go in a different direction! I love the direction all three of your sweet cards decided to go! Enjoy your week. Bev

  7. What a fabulous set of cards, Lindsey ... such great colours on all of them ... I love the explosions of colour on the first, perfect with the congratulions ... and I adore the colours on those dotty triangles and how they're clustered and cascading! I'm the same with MIM ... watch every week and then run out of time to play! Anita :)

  8. 3 fabulous cards. And, I saw Marybeth's comment that you won the MIM--so great for you. Happy shopping. I think your top card is also my favorite.

  9. Wow, Lindsey! I missed PTI's MIM but I'm glad I got to see your cards--they're awesome!! I can't pick a fave because they're all amazing and now I want to try that! And congrats on your win!! More PTI goodies!! Yayyyyy!!!!!

  10. Wow, all of them are amazing! I think the 2nd one is my favorite.