Wednesday, March 25, 2009

March PTI Blog Hop

It's PTI Blog Hop Time! Welcome to my blog and thanks for visiting to check out my card! (This is my second post today, so be sure to scroll down! :-)

This month's challenge was to create your own background using a PTI stamp set. Well, to be honest, this is not really a big challenge for me since I do this all the time! (In fact, I think almost everything I have posted in the past week has had some kind of stamped background!) Anyway, I love doing this - it really allows you to make your project exactly how you want it.

To be honest, this card kind of came from leftovers. I still had remnants from Dawn's color challenge laying on my desk and let's be honest - that color combo is pretty much amazing. So, I decided to go with a similar color palette.

I stamped the Damask pattern in New Canvas ink onto Summer Sunrise. I love this soft effect from the New Canvas. I added a leftover strip of Raspberry Fizz on the side. Then I took a scrap of white and stamped a background in Summer Sunrise ink using one of the Life flowers. Then I stamped in the sentiment (also from Life) with Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Fizz inks. That got trimmed and mounted on another scrap - this time Dark Chocolate. I also added a little sparkle to the flowers using a Sakura glitter pen. All this got put on a Kraft card base (4.25" square - my current favorite size). The sentiment is mounted on foam pop dots. And the ribbon is from Taylored Expressions. (For some god forsaken reason I didn't order the PTI Dark Chocolate swiss dot ribbon! That or I just can't find it!) Anyway, here's a closer view. Hope you like my card! Check out my previous posts from this week to see some other favorite backgrounds I have created - this is one of my favorites.

Thanks for visiting! :-)

Supplies Used (all from Papertrey Ink unless noted):
Card stock: Kraft, Summer Sunrise, Raspberry Fizz, Dark Chocolate, stampers select White
Stamps: Damask Designs, Life
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Summer Sunrise, Raspberry Fizz, Palette New Canvas
Ribbon: Polka dot grosgrain from Taylored Expressions
Other: Pop dots, Scor-Pal, paper trimmer, sticky tape from TE, Sakura Jelly Roll glitter pen

39 comments:

Sara Paschal said...

Love, Love, Love it! Wonderful job with the challenge.

Jen said...

Love it! Love the big bow, love the colors love the background...everything!

Debbie said...

Love everything about it!

Jennifer Holmes said...

This is a great design - and I love the bright colors together.

IamDerby said...

Gorgeous! I knew I should have bought this set.

Tricia said...

Ooo - gorgeous!!

Anya said...

Beautiful! I would have never thought to use those sets together, but they look fantastic!

BethieJ said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Catherine said...

Oh, great color combo and I love the big bow too!

Jessica said...

Gorgeous!! Love the layout!

eggette said...

This is beautiful and that Damask is so exquisite!!

Claire Brennan said...

Well it's just gorgeous!

Terri E. said...

Love the new damask set! You rocked the background challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous card!! tfs!!
-t

Lisa H. said...

yes, one of my faves too! it just turned out gorgeous!! love the set, and love the color combo-it's all SO Dawn! TFS!

Gwen said...

Oh sooooo beautiful!!the bow is awesome!

Kacey Elliott said...

I absolutely LOVE this! great design, great choice of stamps, great colors!

deb_rymer said...

Just so beautifully presented! Love the layout, images, colors. All works together wonderfully.

peggysue said...

Nice layout, great color choices and I'm so jealous of the sets you own!

Dana said...

This is such a beautifully stamped and balanced card. One of my favorites tonight!

Daniela said...

Beautiful cars and I love the added flowers to the sentiment area.

Karen said...

This is really a great card! Love the sentiment piece...really stands out for me! :>

Scrapping Julie said...

so pretty. love the big bow

Amy said...

I love, love, LOVE what you have been doing with these sets and colors! This card is amazingly gorgeous!

Regan said...

gasp, this is stunning!!!

Heidi said...

Beautiful! Great job!

Deanna said...

Delicious!

Ashley C. Newell said...

Love the tone on tone design!

Melissa said...

This is beautiful! I love the new canvas on the summer sunrise, great job!

Tiffany Heilman said...

Wonderful color combo. Love it!

Lynn P. said...

Love the design - love the colors

Kimberly said...

This is stunning!

ALLY said...

Gorgeous card Chrissy! Love the colours you chose! Beautiful!

Stampin' Pam said...

mmm mmmm good! That's what your background is - mmm mmm good!

Vicky said...

Love it! So pretty - and I like your other fave from earlier this week too. The pearl accents on that one are fabulous!

Susan said...

Wow! Gorgeous card!! You have so much talent!!

Dana said...

Gorgeous colors, great LO, and AMAZING card! So, so pretty! I'm caseing this for sure...

Chris said...

very pretty!!

Lizzie Jones said...

I really love your color scheme and layout! It's so clean and simple. Great job!