Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Challenge Cards: MIM and PTI PD






I have 2 cards today! Wow! The first card completes the challenge for PTI Make it Monday: Impression. I, sadly, do not yet own any PTI Impression Plates. I longingly look at them (especially Woodgrain, Book Print, and Linen/Canvas- hint, hint dh!! lol) but never end up getting any. So, I ended up using a cuttlebug folder (argyle) on the top portion of the card. I saw Erin Lincoln's idea on her PTI release post for putting a mat within the impression. Doesn't work in a cuttlebug folder people! Take my word for it! I don't think it's permanently ruined, but won't be doing that again soon!

Anyway, I then stamped from MS1 Collection in the "frame" area with Spring Rain ink on vintage cream cardstock and the celebrate sentiment from same set in CTMH Indian Corn Blue ink. Using same ink I stamped the other sentiment at the bottom. Tied the last of my sweet blue gingham ribbon between SR cardstock and VC cardstock. Bella baubles at the bottom and done!

The two cards together create a boy and girl *set* that completes the latest PTI Paper Dolls challenge by Leish. The girl card is also VC cardstock with score line around the edges. Masked off with MS1 stamp set for the *ribbon edges* (never sure what to call those) in SU ink that matches the PTI Sweet Blush cardstock cut in MS1. I did the same kind of technique using SS: Flower die and it worked great- impressed perfectly. Then, stamped the coordinating image. SU sentiment at the bottom and done!

The PTI MIM challenge is open until next Monday the 21st (but very early in the morning... then a new challenge is issued) and our PTI Paper Dolls challenge is open for quite a long time. A new challenge will be open tomorrow and a few others are already *out* and still open. Come play along!

Enjoy!

Kristin
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12 comments:

Anne B said...

Your cards are gorgeous - love the idea of doing a set! They look so soft and pretty. Thanks for the tip about not putting a mat in a cuttlebug folder - won't try that one :)

I'm Renee said...

Sadly...
I don't own any impression plates either...
and I almost made the same mistake with a folder before I caught myself!
Adorable set...:)
Love them!

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

What pretty cards! I love the partial embossing. They both turned out so fabulously!

Cathy Weber said...

Glad your folder wasn't ruined, but your cards did turn out wonderful. I always love to see sweet baby cards and love how you made one for each sex.

christy compton hall said...

Soft and simple! I love them. Way to go with 2 challenges at once! Now I've got to get my cards for Leish photographed and written up already!

Chris said...

Very pretty set, Kristin! I'm glad your folder is still in tact... I loved Erin's idea but wondered how it would actually work...

Michelle said...

These are adorable! Sorry about your folder, but your card turned out great! Maybe you can still use Erin's technique, but just don't fold the embossing folder. Treat it like an impression plate.

Amy said...

Oooo, such gorgeous baby cards! I love that gingham on the little boy card. Your photos look great too!

Karen C. said...

Cute set of cards. the embossing turned out very well and I love the soft pastel colours.

Jen Carter said...

Awwww, how sweet!! Super cute & fun!

Lorraine said...

Your boy & girl baby cards are so adorable! I love the soft colors and designs.

Katie {choc0holic} said...

I love these! Perfect little baby cards! I have yet to finish my cards for this challenge...okay, truth be told, they're only in my head still, but argyle DOES play a part! Great minds think alike!