Friday, February 7, 2014

PTI Make it Monday #151 ~ Drop Shadow Die Cuts

The Challenge:


Another fun technique by Betsy Veldman, you can watch the tutorial HERE!

I used my latest PTI products Feather Finery Stamp set





I also used Papertrey INK (Sweet blush, Hibiscus burst and Autumn rose) for the feathers and the background, I want a very soft background so I do 2nd generation stamping even though I already used a very light tone - Sweet Blush. 


liquid pearls on the feathers, I so love liquid pearls



keeping the card as flat as possible, and I am going to continue to go this direction as expensive postage for overseas just killing me




Despite the bad weather in the East Coast, we did take off and got here on Wednesday evening, it was brrrr..... cold, the street is filled with dirty, slushy snow, good that I brought my snow boots and winter coat here this time......


 and bad that I am going to sunny island Singapore after NYC and that I absolutely DO NOT need these items : (

We met up with Dolce for dinner at Joe's Shanghai, the best soup dumpling in the world (no kidding, I seriously traveled the world to eat Shanghai soup dumpling) and followed by China town ice cream, yes, you heard me right, cold winter night, 32F and we are eating ice-cream, they must be good!


this morning, I walked to Bryant Park like all tourist would, I love the strange feeling whenever I am back here in the city, everything is so familiar and yet so strange now that I am a tourist, sort of!


everywhere and everything is covered with snow.....


the chairs and table at the park....


even the drinking fountain...


the carousel at the park was playing French music....hmmm, reminded me of Paris


I met up with my friend Susan, had lunch and chit chat, was fun!


We are meeting Dolce and her room mate this evening, maybe take the girls to a French restaurant! 

I do miss my little guy at home, who is staying with our friend Brendan. Brendan said Papi cried for a little while when we left.... sop sop, I miss my Papi!




25 comments:

Tieva said...

Wonderful feathercard, love it.

Thanks for your pictures. Hope Papi is doing well and you will be home soon.
Gabi

Kamana said...

love the feather card. very pretty.

Elborgi said...

love the feathers + die! wish to have it- but canm onky buy in the states :-( bad for me because I cant order in english

Have a great time
Elma

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I love love love love your card ... those feathers are AMAZING!! WOW!! And loving the photos from NYC!!!!!!! Wish I was there!!!!!!!

Ros Crawford said...

Wow! Your card is magnificent ... Really lovely!
And I always enjoy seeing your photos ... it looks so cold! More like the UK than USA! Stay safe and enjoy your trip home to Singapore

sandi said...

Oh I like those stamps and die cuts!!!!!!!!
Fabulous pictures Kirsty!!!!!!!
Have a great weekend! :)

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, I KNOW you miss your baby, my friend! But he is in very good hands at Brendan's house, and what an amazing experience you are having. Love all the NYC photos. I know how you feel about being back there...that's always how I feel now when I go home to SF. Hope you enjoy every minute of your time there, and then in Singapore!
I LOVE your gorgeous card! SUCH a fabulous way to use the drop-down technique!

Andie Miller said...

Your card is lovely! I like the shadowed effect, but the background is also a great fit. Plus the sentiment is straight on. Thanks for the peak into your trip. We love to see those photos.

Kathlene said...

Beautiful technique, Kirsty...love the delicate feathers and subtle background. Safe travels home. Hugs, Kathy

Lynnda said...

Gorgeous card Kirsty! Enjoy your break in Singapore.... hugs...x

Davi said...

Love your fabulous card Kirsty! The way you did the shadowing of the feathers is really beautiful ;) Oh NYC looks wayyyy to cold but beautiful! Enjoy you trip to Singapore!

Sue Lelli said...

Your feathers with that sentiment are Fantastic! LOVE your card, Kirsty! Can't say I like the snow photos, though. BRRRR!

Ira Huberts said...

Such a great looking card Kirsty, love the feathers, so pretty! As are your NYC photos, so glad to hear you were having a great time!
Ira’s Crea Corner

Gary Rose said...

This is the prettiest card Kirsty. I just spent a few minutes trying to figure out exactly how you made it because I love how it turned out. Susy and I are going to NYC in just a few months hopefully it's not so cold then.

Manuela said...

beautiful feather card. I haven't tried the set until now, but i have to do that soon. Love the shadow look of the feathers.
By the way...the ice must be very yummy, with this temperature :-)

alexandra s.m. said...

I love your card!
I have the same stamps and you've inspired me to use them at last!
Thanks for the fun pictures, unfortunately the scenery is pretty much the same here in the second city ;S

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful feather card and the photo's are fabulous as always, you take great pics! I'm sure Papi is doing fine ,but will be quite happy to see you :O)!
hugs
Glenda

Irene said...

Brilliant pictures Kirsty, the feather card is stunning.
luv
irene
xxxx

Wendy AppleApricot said...

BRRRrrrr... That looks cold!! We didn't have a proper winter here (not yet anyway), but when I see your photos, then I have to say that I feel very fortunate that we didn't have it :-)
So nice to see photos of your travels! Hope you'll enjoy your time even while missing Papi.
Take care dear. Hugs xx

Lynette said...

I love all the details of your pretty card. If I look at your photos I can totally understand that you have escaped to Singapore.

Stella said...

NYC looks amazing; even when it is coverd in snow. Good to hear you are having a wonderful time with your daughter and friends. Your card is lovely; feathers are on if the latest trends and you nailde that challenge.
Missing your dog; awe....I know what your nmean/ Are you going to Singapore from NYC or first back home? If you are I hope you will have a wonderful time there too!

Lindsey said...

What a fabulous set to use for this technique. Love your subtle background stamping and the addition of the pearls to the feathers. Beautiful pictures of NYC and your time with Dolce. What a contrast to go from the snow to Singapore!

Maria said...

A very lovely layered feathered card! So happy to hear you are having a grand time with your daughter and friends! Such wonderful photos!

Joni nina Andaya said...

What a Gorgeous card Kirsty! Love all the photos too :0) Your dog is so cute!

Towab Muhammad Yusuf said...

Amazing card