Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Portfolio kit projects...part 1.

As you may have read in my last post, I have a new kit available made with the brand new Portfolio line by Pink Paislee, and I wanted to make a few things with the kit, so you can see just how cute it really is! Last night I had a chance to make 2 quick cards with the kit.

Here I used the kraft cardstock for the base and embossed it with a Swiss Dots embossing folder. Next, I zig zag stitched the wood veneer tab - love this tab! (I'm sure you could stamp on it too!) I used some of the chipboard stars in the kit to add some pizzazz and color. To color them, I used my finger, dipped it in a Raspberry Fizz ink pad (hot pink) by Papertrey Ink and rubbed my finger over the star, revealing the embossed dots! When using this technique, it's easy to start with a light coat of ink and just add more if you want a deeper color. You could rub the star over an ink pad if you'd like, but you can't quite control how much ink you'll get on the star that way. Actually, the darker the ink goes on, the more the patterns will pop out of these cute little chipboard hearts and stars in the kit! These chipboard pieces are self adhesive also, so they are quick and easy to peel and stick to your project.
Oh, I added one of the little flags from the kit and a piece of paper cut into a banner shape, then stamped the bottom with "wow" from the Portfolio Clear Stamps in the kit and embossed it with white powder! (You get a whole set of these Portfolio Clear Stamps in my kit!)

Next up, I layered 2 of the 6x6" patterned papers and added a tag over the top from the Ephemera package. I felt like the white in the tag needed a darker background, so the gray paper worked beautifully under the tag.

Using a circle punch, I punched in half way on the top and bottom to create little notches, then added some floss from my stash. On the chipboard hearts, I used Harvest Gold ink (yellow) and Pure Poppy ink (red) with the same technique using my finger as I mentioned above. Another little Ephemera piece that says, "remember" was tucked under the heart.

So, what do you think?  The kit is PACKED with goodies, I'm tellin' ya.

I'll be back with more kit projects soon! Meanwhile, please visit my friend Davinie's blog to see more kit photos and projects by her as well this week. You can purchase the kit HERE. Thank you for all of your support. It means the WORLD to me. xo


Tamika said...

Cool cards! Getting ready for National Cardmaking day!?

Annette Allen said...

these are so awesome..

Kara said...

really cute!! love those hearts!!

Leigh Penner said...

Ooh, I'm loving this line and what you've done with it, Danielle!