Thursday, May 5, 2011


Hello my friend!  How is it Thursday already?  This week flew by on me!  I really wanted to try out that impression plate/die technique Erin Lincoln used in the latest Make-It Monday challenge.  Really cool idea and such fun results!  Well, I hate to admit, but it takes this girl a million goof ups to get something right and boy did it take me too long and too many pieces of precious cardstock to get it just right!  Here is what I finally managed to come up with!

Started by running a piece of Pure Poppy cardstock through with the Woodgrain IP along with the Heart prints dies.  The panel was matted to True Black cardstock and then a White card base.

Threaded a few True Black buttons and adhered them with a glue dot.

Lastly, I stamped my sentiment onto White cardstock with Pure Poppy ink, notched the end, and adhered it under the button.

Thank you so much for popping in to see what I made!  I appreciate it!


Supplies: All Papertrey Ink
Paper: Pure Poppy, True Black, White
Stamps: Heart Prints
Ink: Pure Poppy
Embellishments: True Black Vintage Buttons, White Embroidery Floss DMC
Tools: Woodgrain Impression Plate, Heart Prints Die set


  1. This is really a cool effect. Fab card!

  2. Boy do I know what you mean, my first attempt resulted in my card stock being cut completely through! Too much pressure I guess, anyhow plan to try again today. Your card turned out very nice, it really is a cool technique isn't it.

  3. I love everything about this card! Fabulous job with the challenge!

  4. What a cool card. I can imagine how many tries I would have had to make to get this baby! lol

  5. So glad you stuck with it, because this turned out so fabulous! The black buttons really draw attention to the hearts. I haven't tried this technique yet, but I know it's going to take me many tries to get it right!

  6. Oh, I think all those tossed pieces of cardstock were totally worth it! This is fantastic! LOVE that bold, color combination, too! Scrumptious! And thanks for sharing the link!

  7. love this!!! now I want the heart print dies so I can case this card.

  8. Love the embossed woodgrain background Lindsay and the lil heart impressions!

  9. I love the colors you used. The red woodgrain is so fresh!

  10. So sleek, Lindsay! What an awesome design! Love the woodgrain in red with those hearts and buttons so perfectly placed!

  11. WOW!!! I love your take on that challenge! Those hearts look so so good on the embossed woodgrain and your buttons pare perfectly placed. :)