I always enjoy seeing the fabulous tutorials shared on the Papertrey Ink Blog, and I always want to play along. The problem, being a school teacher, is that I seldom have time during the work week to get any crafting done. So.....I normally have to wait until Saturday to get some crafting time, and that's exactly what I did this week. I thought all week about what I wanted to do with this technique, and I was really wishing I had the same lovely watercolor stamp set Melissa Phillips used in her tutorial. Since I didn't, I had to make do with what I had. I created my backgrounds with patterned papers. I used the same Papertrey Ink die-cut Melissa used (the Wonderful Words Love), and I also followed her ombre coloring of these die-cuts using gelatos and placing felt hearts and sequins in the centers of the heart-shaped O's. Then, I stamped "LOTS OF" with the matching Wonderful Words Love Stamp Set. Like I said, not as pretty as Melissas; but it's the best I could do with what I had on hand.
I have loved Papertrey Ink for so many years. I have played along in their challenges, entered their monthly contests, purchased from their awesome store, etc., but I have yet to ever win anything there. Nonetheless, I still LOVE their amazing store and inspiring blog. And since I saw this tutorial, I now have those watercolor stamps on my ever-growing PTI wish list.
These are the challenges where I am entering this card:
Papertrey Ink Make It Monday - Challenge #238 - Valentine's Ombre Stamping - I used Wonderful Words Love Die and Wonderful Words Love Stamp Set
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says "Have a Heart"
Fun Cuts - Faith, Hope and Love Alphabet Challenge - "K is for Kisses"
Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off Saturday Linky Party/Love
DLART Thankful Thursday - Anything Goes/Valentine's
CropStop Linky Party #12 - Anything Goes - I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot to stamp my sentiments
Thanks for stopping by my blog to see my card. I am so grateful that you are here.