Tuesday, 24 September 2013

PTI MIM #133 - Textured Backgrounds

I was interested to see the PTI MIM 133 challenge this morning (Link Here) as I have been eyeing off my several jars of gesso, 3-D Moulding Paste & Multi-Medium for some time now, trying to build up the courage to open the jars and actually apply them to something. Here goes, I thought, get down stairs and just do it.

I used my punches and some circle dies to make a make a stencil from a sheet of overhead projector film (remember those?).

After applying the 3-D moulding paste to some white card stock I had to wait quite a while for it to dry. I wasn't very happy with the very off white (can I call it dingy?) colour of the paste. I thought it might brighten up as it dried, but it didn't. I used that one because it was the thickest paste of the three jars I had available, but will definitely be colouring it if using it again. Thanks Danielle for the info on how to do this in your video.

I then applied some archival black ink to my Hero Arts "Happy" text background stamp and applied it to the circles. I then used Memento Dandelion and Angel Pink and PTI Spring Rain to lightly colour the circles, and used some Glossy Accents to cover several others to highlight some of the text.

I used PTI Sketched Shapes and PTI Star Banner dies and stamps to make the banners, punched out some circles for accents and applied Glossy Accents on those as well. Versamark ink was used on the banners with the appropriate stamps from the set.
The sentiment (also from Sketched Shapes) I embossed with the lovely Annabelle Stamps ebony embossing powder.

That's it! Maybe a card for a young tomboy, pretty but not too over-the-top girly...

Bye for now,

Later in the day...


Just went into the PTI MIM # 133 a while ago to check on some of the lovely cards being posted when my eye fell on the instructions...they included "Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and a cover plate die as a stencil. ". Even bolded and italicized my eye had missed it! Just got too excited about using the  3-D Moulding Paste I guess. I had made a dotty stencil instead of using the cover plate die...so, back to the craft room and make another card quickly, before anyone sees and I get blackballed or excommunicated or whatever it is that happens to irresponsible crafters!

Here is my take two...this time using the proper equipment. This time round I used the stencil to mask over the dry moulding paste when stamping the text background. It prevented the text from printing onto the other areas of the card. Also I used gold ink.

Product used:
Stamps: PTI Happiness in Bloom, HA Happy Background stamp
Dies: PTI Hexagon Cover Plate, Beautiful Blooms II #1, Happiness in Bloom Leaves Die
Paper: PTI Summer Sunrise Orange Zest, Kraft, New Leaf, undisclosed scraps (dark green), vellum
Ink: Tsukineko Encore! Gold, PTI Dark Chocolate, SU Peach Parfait
Glue: Scotch Quick-Dry, Glue Arts Glue Glider Permatac, SU Dimensionals
Other: 3-D Moulding Paste, Distress Stickles

That's it for the legitimate entry...

Bye again,


  1. Beautiful samples, both of them! Wow, I love how you stamped over the top with the text when it was dry. That is so neat! I need to try that! :)

  2. Wow! A reverse mask, I like the effect!

    1. Thank you Shelley, your card is very stylish...(Also I love your rat canisters, we don't "do" Halloween in Australia, but it does look fun. Everyone goes to a lot of trouble with decorations!

  3. Both cards came out fabulous, Di! I really like the text stamped over the paste :)

    1. Thank you Helen, kind of you to comment. I love your delicious looking pink cake AND you made your own paste...well done. :)

  4. Wow! Both of your cards are so lovely!! I could have sworn your first was paste over a printed paper. lol! I love the look you created! Great job!!