Saturday, May 14, 2011

Make it Monday #14 - Selective Inking

Edited to note: This post was actually done earlier this week but due to problems with Blogger I only posted it tonight - Saturday May 14th.....

Well tonight I had a couple hours to try the selective inking technique and I needed to get three cards made to be put in the mail tomorrow morning. 

Here are some pics:
This first card is 1 of the 2 sympathy cards but does not involve selective inking of the sentiment stamp.

The flower was made using "Sending You".  The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch.

Little pearls were used to accent the butterflies body and some stickles on the butterfly and flower center add some sparkle.  I also heat embossed the smaller white portion of the flower center after stamping it.

This card does use selective inking on the "Thank You" sentiment.  It is from PTI's Think Big favorites #2 stamp set. 

I used PTI 2.5" scalloped limitless layer and circled it with die-cut butterflies all the way around.  I used those new micro-mini glue dots to attach the butterflies and it was a breeze!

Here is a closer look.

This was the first card I made but I am not sure if I like the way I split and combined the sentiment from 2 different sets.  I added some flowers in opalite ink behind the sentiment but the picture does not show them.  This would be a card that I would probably do over if I had the time but with my husband's brain cancer time always seems to be at a premium these days and the most important thing to me is to show the people that I am sending this card to that I care.  I think a hand made card does this - even if it is not perfect in my eyes.

Here is a close up of the sentiment.  I used the PTI background basics gingham set to make the patterned paper behind the diecuts.  A little bit of pink twine finishes off this card.  I think looking at this picture that I will add a button to the twine bows to finish it off.  Well that is it for me tonight.  I am off to check on my hubbie and make sure he takes all his supplements and meds before bed!

NOTE:  Most of my products are PTI for my cards.  The dies used are mostly PTI  with some MFT dies thrown into the mix. 

Thanks for looking!    


  1. What a great idea to use the butterflies this way; well done!

  2. Beautiful cards and beautiful photos. I always get frustrated with my photo taking. Love the butterflies!


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