Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Nine Patch

Dear Ones~

Papertrey Ink is giving us a run for our money this week. They are celebrating their 9th anniversary as a company, and there are activities and challenges every day for 9 days. Today's offering is one where we were take nine 1 1/2" squares, alter each in a different way, and attach them to a 5 1/2" square card. Whew!!!

Here is my card:

I used several techniques here, including emboss resist, stencil resist, direct to paper coloring, watercolor background and dry embossing. Then I added embellishments to each square. Some were using a punch, some were using dies, some were heat embossed directly Then I added Judy Sequins (sequins with Glossy Accents filling in the middle), or Stickles or Gems. Lots of things to look at here.

This is another view:

Here are the ingredients:
GKD Edible Eggplant Card Stock
Papertrey Ink Button Stacks Dies
Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags Stamp and Die Set
Papertrey Ink Feather Finery Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink Heart Prints Stamp Set
Various Other Stamps, Dies and Punches
Watercolor and Embossing Powder

I have to say I found this kind of fun. Wouldn't want to do it every day, because I don't like to think that! But it was a nice challenge. Thanks for stopping by, I adore your comments!! Stay warm, my friends (or cool, depending on which hemisphere you are in).


  1. Love the colours here!!! It stands out in the gallery!

  2. Such gorgeous colors, what a stunning card!! Love your variety of techniques!

  3. Wow, this is gorgeous! Love the variety of techniques and beautiful colors!

  4. This is awesome Judy! Love, love, love the colours and how you put all of the different stampe sets and techniques together on this card. Great take on the challenge.

  5. Love your squares. I think this is my favorite challenge for this week. I am seeing so many techniques on one card. Love what you did here. you used two of my favorite colors and my favorite combo blues and purples. Glad you explained Judy sequins.

  6. WOW WOW WOW! Nine times. Love those beautiful bright colours.

  7. Oooh I knew I missed one! This is SPECTACULAR! Each little square is it's own work of ART! It's like walking through an art gallery. They are all so pretty and so unique....I think my favorite one is the bottom middle one, be still my heart--it's GORGEOUS!!! Love your Judy sequins need to open an embellishment store....Judy's This & That.....I would buy form you! :)

  8. Amazing work! Love how the colours all blend with each other. It's so vibrant!

  9. You have been busy! This is wonderful too! I am in agreement with Donna. This reminds me of an Art Gallery! Great Great job!!!

  10. What an absolutely stunning card!

  11. WOW! I thought the others were amazing, but geez, this one takes the cake! You showed your creativity by including so many techniques. I love it!

  12. Amazing, gorgeous, spectacular, stunning etc.,etc. All of your cards show your amazing talent but this one tops them far.