Monday, April 20, 2015

Guest Designer--Miriam Prantner

Dear friends, it's time to introduce you to our next guest designer. Please welcome the sweet and talented Miriam Prantner (Sooner rather than Later). I have the pleasure of knowing Miriam through blogging for at least 3 years now. Miriam is one of those kind papercrafters who tirelessly offers her positive feedback and generous comments. This talented mother of two cute daughters has won many huge paper-crafting titles (Gallery Idol, WCMD winner...etc) and has been published numerous times in major paper crafting magazines. In the last year or so, Miriam has even designed stamp sets for Neat and Tangled (see Origami Map and Dala Horse).
This is one of the most memorable cards (for me) with Washi tape from Miriam. It won her the Top 20 entry to Gallery Idol and eventually she advanced to Top 5 in 2014. Her Origami stamp design was also inspired by this card. How cool and fun is that?

edited:  this is her latest rendition from the stamp set. (thud!)

Miriam: Hi!  I'm excited to be guest designing for Virginia Lu's Challenge today.  The challenge this month is layers and dimension, which is right up my alley.
I thought I would pull out some new goodies I haven't had a chance to use for this card.  
I'm using Papretrey Ink's Quilted: Spring stamps and dies.  For this card I wanted to put a modern/elegant spin on the quilt.
For the bottom panel, I adhered a piece of chevron vellum to some Grout Gray cardstock and then stitched them together with gold thread before adhering the entire piece to the card base.
Miriam: The quilt die was cut from both vellum and gold metallic cardstock.  I stamped and embossed the quilt image on the vellum, ran it through my Xyron machine and then adhered it to the gold die cut piece to soften the color.  This was adhered to the card with foam tape. 

After stamping/embossing the center negative cut piece with the sentiment, I popped that up on three layers of foam tape and adhered it to the card.  To add one more layer of dimension, the corner negative cuts were adhered just beneath the main die cut image to the card base.
Miriam: I love the intricate feel from all the layers and the complexity that it adds to a card that looks relatively CAS.  All told, not including the card base, there are six layers on this card.

Thanks to Virginia for inviting me to participate this month! 

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  Cosmo Cricket - Simple Surfaces 12x12 pad; Recollections - Gold cardstock and vellum; MFT - Sweet Tooth and Grout Gray cardstock
Stamps:  PTI - Quilted Spring Stamp Set; WPlus9 - Fresh Cut Florals
Ink:  Versamark
Other:  PTI - Quilted Spring Dies; Stampendous - White Detail Embossing Powder; Xyron - 5" Machine; Tombow - Mono Adhesive; Scotch - Foam Adhesive

Well, how about that!? I am SO wowed by Miriam's brilliant use of dies and play on layers and dimensions. Please stop by Miriam's blog and leave her some blog love. Thanks so much for your entries. It is strongly encouraged that you give your fellow players a comment for two. I think the biggest fun is that we all learn and share the challenge experience. Thanks for stopping by!


Lisa Lara said...

Stunning Miriam.

~amy~ said...

Yay for Miriam! She's such an inspiration!

conil said...

Mariam is one of my faves. This card and all her others are so meticulously desigened and executed it makes me swoon.

Shelly said...

YAY, Miriam! Love, love, love!

Taunya Butler said...

Miriam is one of the most amazing crafters I know and I love her work!! SO impressed with this beautifully layered card - so trendy and chic!! Love how she creates so uniquely and always impresses!! Thank you Miriam!!!