Thursday, March 24, 2011

PTI March Blog Hop


The challenge this month was to use embroidery floss in a fun way, so I used it in place of ribbon, and I'm liking the effect it has...I think I'll have to keep using this technique in the future! Actually, the very near future.... the girls coming over on Saturday are making this as their shoebox swap card ;)

Anyway, can you tell I got my order today? I used the Sending You set and matching dies, and the gingham background set. I had trouble with this one. I couldn't get it to show up with Versa Mark, so I just picked one of my SU green inks, but I still didn't get full coverage, and didn't quite get it lined up right, so there is a "zipper" in between the two stamped images, lol. I used the floss to cover it up! I also strategically placed the die to cover the botched background, since I had already messed up the other side LOL I do like how it looks, I just need more practice. Also, I had stamped the vine all around the outside, but it looked too busy, so I just folded the card the other way and put the vines on the inside... hehe. All supplies are PTI except the ink and the ribbon border punch. The color choice was again from Dawn's Color Couture. I had just received my Simply Chartreuse paper, so had to use a color combo that included it :) So that's my card! Enjoy :)

Edited to Add:

Did you hear me on PTI radio?!?! That was soooo exciting! And then my friend Suzanne, was on, too! She called right after me so said "I live right down the road from Jessica who just called in" If you haven't heard it, you should definitely listen here.

19 comments:

  1. Colorful and sweet card. Very pretty!

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  2. This is adorable Jessica! Love the colors!

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  3. Gorgeous flowers, love that new set! It's on its way to me, can't wait 'till it's here and your project is truly inspirational!! So lovely!

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  4. I think you did a great job lining up that gingham. Others are having a little trouble with it too. The colors you chose were so bright and cheery. Your card really stands out on the Blog Hop page. Great job with your new stamp sets.

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  5. Very pretty! I'm really impressed with your gingham background and wouldn't have noticed any problem. But you made me look and you did a great job at covering your zipper. LOL. Great card!

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  6. very pretty! i haven't gotten around to inking up my sending you set yet :)

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  7. Very pretty! Glad you got your sets in time to play with them for this hop!

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  8. Did I just ruin the shoebox surprise by seeing this now? I LOVE that stamp set. I really want it so badly. Of all the things I missed out on on the last release night, I think this might be the only thing I want still (besides those tags). LOL! I can't wait for tomorrow!!!! Muffins for all!

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  9. Love the fun, bright colors--and the creative way you covered up the "zipper" in the gingham panel!

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  10. Oh that gingham! Beautiful colors for a beautiful card. Great job!

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  11. Lovely card! Your background looks great. I'm still waiting for my PTI order. It will be so worth it after seeing all the inspiration from others this blog hop.

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  12. Very nice. Love the colors and your use of the floss too.

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  13. Such bright cheery colors! I just got the set to, but it is still in the box, lol- you beat me to it and did a better job than I ever could!

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  14. Such a pretty card!!! I totally love the colors and your use of floss is perfect!!!

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  15. Great card! I haven't inked up that set yet but I can see I'm going to love it. I have a lot of trouble with the background stamps so finally decided to stick with patterned paper instead!

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