Saturday, September 25, 2010

PTI blog hop



This morning I am participating in the PTI blog hop for the very first time! I made this card very late last night but am so happy with it. We were challenged (this is my interpretation) to show off something we learned or that was inspired by a fellow stamper. There are two fabulous inspirations here: Nichole Heady (the creative and most visible "leader" of PTI- there are 3 of them) and Lauren Meader (who inspires a lot of stampers!). I wouldn't be showing a card nearly this good if it weren't for reading Nichole's blog over the last *almost* 3 years. (I also wouldn't have supplies or stamps that had this kind of quality either!). She has a style that is probably most like my own- clean and simple but always striving for the classic and elegant. But the inspiration is the Ripe Avocado panel. I used 2 flourishes: 1 from Silent Night and 1 from Fall Elegance. I rarely make my own background papers (except using Polka Dot Basics II) but Nichole does it all the time and makes it look effortless! So, I was determined to do so. I broked out the versamark ink and "went to town" so to speak. (Even my dh, who is well practiced at oohhhing and aaahhing was impressed when I explained that I "made" that paper!). I stamped the first part of the "Silent Night..." sentiment at the upper top of the card and finished it on the inside. (the image panel is die cut from the cricut)
Lauren's inspiration is two-part. First, the sketch is hers. I found it about 6-8 weeks or so ago on her blog and have been making cards out of it ever since. (I also have my most favorite sketch that is from her too... so she is VERY inspiring in my own cardmaking world). Also, if it wasn't for her blog (and Mishie's), I'd NEVER have found Nichole's blog in the first place. And that, well... it would have been tragic! Ha!

Enjoy!

Kristin

Stamps: Silent Night, Fall Elegance
CS: Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado, Vintage Cream
Ink: Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado, Versamark
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27 comments:

Debby said...

Lovely card. Glad you got the chance to share.

Aimes said...

Mmmmm I just love that colour combo - especially for Christmas! Love the sentiment inside too that reflects the same fabby colour combo!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Leah said...

So pretty!
I had left a comment to you on the chat part of the PTI forum telling you how much I love your avatar photo..its just lovely!
And the card is great!!!!!

Amber said...

Very pretty!

Rhonda said...

Great card! Gotta love that Christmas feeling.

Barb said...

Very pretty! I'm going to have to create something with that color combo now...I just love what you've done with it!

Sue Ann said...

So pretty!! I love Christmas!!!

Cathy Weber said...

The flourishes are really pretty on this card. Very pretty Christmas card.

Kay said...

Great card- I LOVE that background stamping!

Kelly S. said...

Such an elegant card, love the classic Christmas colors and the way you used those flourishes!

Paige said...

Beautiful card and very classy!

Melissa said...

Very pretty!

klarcher said...

Lovely, the next card I make I'm going to try making my own background paper

peggysue said...

Very pretty! I own that set, great idea for using it, thanks for the inspiration!

Jen Carter said...

Beautiful Christmas card!! Great job on it!

Eva said...

Great Christmas Card!

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful card

jen said...

beautiful! and thanks for the reminder of using the cricut for focal panels!! :D

Kristii said...

Just beautiful!!!!! I love the colors and the flourishes are perfect!!!

Nerina said...

Happy First Hop! What a great card to start with - I love your background stamping - just beautiful!

Ravengirl said...

What an elegant Christmas card!

Laura Isham said...

great simple card. love how you showed us the inside too. these would be so great to mass produce.

glad to have you on the hop. my first was last month. your first project was great!

Amy said...

I love me a finished card inside and out....Beautiful card!

Pam W. said...

Great card and love the color combo. So glad that you played along!

Ginny said...

Love your card, your flourishes are just beautiful!!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Great patterened paper, well done!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Love your festive card, the colours are just perfect!