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Thursday, February 25, 2010

PTI Blog Hop

 I'm participating in my first ever PTI blog hop, and it's soooo exciting.

My first card was inspired by this card by Maile Belles.
 

I love the colors she used. I also liked the stark contrast of the polka dots. The design is so clean.
 
I wanted to use both of the main images in the set, so stamped the button jar in black for the background. I colored the ribbon image with Copics and popped it up, which is really difficult to see because of my horrible photography. I used a raspberry fizz button, and the "Thank You, Crafty Friend!" sentiment. 

My second card was inspired by Niki Estes and her use of butterfly dreams. I loved the way she used Background Basics: Text Style II behind the Butterfly Dreams background. I thought layering 2 background stamps was really cool!
 
My card doesn't look distressed the way hers does because...well, because I'm chicken and my inking edges NEVER comes out the way it's supposed to.  I used vintage cream as my base and added kraft and some raspberry fizz. I stamped the butterfly and colored it in with Copics. At the very last minute, I added some crocheted ribbon at the bottom to give it some texture. I'm still not really sure I like ALL that white space at the top of my card, but when I tried buttons, it looked off. So white it will stay.

51 comments:

..::Paulina::.. said...

Fabulous cards! Glad you were able to hop along with all of us. ;)

Lea L. said...

These are lovely cards!! Love how you popped the spools of ribbon on the first one! Great job with the challenge!

♥Lea

Dana said...

Oh how fun! I like the spool of ribbon among the button jars on the 1st, and I LOVE the bit of lace on the 2nd.

Ted said...

I love that butterfly card... muted colors really soften it. :)

Kelly S. said...

So cute! Love the krafty lacy butterfly one!

Taheerah said...

Love your cards - the CASE of Maile's is my favourite!

Diane said...

You did a wonderful job on both of these cards! I really like your black polka dots too!

Tricia said...

You did a great job with the challenge! Isn't it fun to CASE?? :-)

Anika said...

Great cards! Congrats on your first hop!

Laura :) said...

Love both your cards!!

ashjoy said...

Its only paper, take the plunge and get distressing girl! Once you start you will be inking everything.

Beautiful take on your card!

Lori said...

These are so fun, great job!!

Banu said...

Ab fab cards :)

Marge said...

These are both wonderful! I like the white space!!!

Shay said...

Congratulations on your first blog hop. I am a newbie too and hope to see you at many more. Lovely cards! Really you did such a wonderful job. Can't wait to explore your blog more later.

Diane Jaquay said...

Both of your cards are so pretty! Glad you could join the blog hop :)

Nadine said...

Lovely job on the cards! And the butterfly card looks perfect just the way it is!

Rosanne said...

Both cards turned out great!

Sara Mac said...

Wonderful cards! I love your take on both of these. I think the butterfly card is perfect. Love the crocheted lace.

Nancy L. said...

beautiful cards!

Kay said...

Your cards are so lovely! Great job with the challenge! It's my first PTI Blog Hop, too! I can't wait to get that butterfly set....it's on it's way. ♥♥ Kay

Meg Sp said...

THank you for having a pop up comment section.
I also loved that card by Maile, you did a great job!

Karen said...

Great cards; I especially love the first one.

Liz said...

Great job on both cards!

Sue Ann said...

Both cards are really perfect ...... great job!!!

Dru said...

Great cards - both of them! Especially like the butterfly card!

Carly said...

Perfectly fabulous!

Dana said...

Adorable cards!! Congrats on your first blog hop :)

Cathy Weber said...

You did a really good job capturing the tone of your two designer's cards. I especially love the black polka dot card. I really do love that set.

Karli said...

Great job with both cards. So glad you hopped this time & I hope you will again. TFS :)

Julie Masse said...

Beautiful job! Your cards are lovely! :)

Cammie said...

Wonderful cards! Love the graphic details of the first and the softness of the second. Great take on both inspiration cards. Glad you joined the hop.

Janelle said...

Great cards! Good job on your first blog hop!

Sherry said...

LOVE them!

Gayatri said...

Fabulous cards!

Kim said...

Great job these are so pretty.

Linda W said...

Welcome to the Hop! You did a great job. Hope to see you back.

Rose said...

Love both your cards but the studio style one is FANTASTIC !!!

Tonya said...

You made two fabulous renditions there!!!

Sharron said...

Fabulous cards! You really did a super job for your first blog hop! Welcome!!

Michelle said...

Both cards turned out great!

IamDerby said...

Two wonderful cards, I especially like the crafty one.

peggysue said...

Very sweet, both of them, glad you were able to come out and hop!

Jennifer Lubbock said...

Great work on your first blog hop!

Maureen said...

these are great!! congrats on your first hop...it's mine too...and I love those polka dots!! LOL

Ingrid Danvers said...

I completely forgot about the blog hop and therefore couldn't join. However, I love to see everyone's creations. Your cards are wonderful. I love the ones you picked for inspiration.

Cheryl said...

I love the colors on the first card. Great job!

kolling143 said...

Great take on the DT's cards! Thanks for playing along!

Lisa V. said...

I love your card. The use of two background stamps is genius. You did a really nice job.

Shiloh said...

Very cute!

Karen H. said...

Great cards!