Sunday, January 25, 2009
PTI Blog Hop Time!
It's that time again! Papertrey Ink is hosting their monthly blog hop! This month's challenge was to make your best birthday card. I love to make birthday cards. I had a really hard time deciding which one to pick. In the end I settled on two different cards. I hope you see something you like!
This first card was inspired by Beth. She has been dreaming of a paper or stamp that would make multicolored polka dots easy. I ran and got my polka dot basic stamp set and came up with this card. Unfortunately making those dots multicolored is not easy! But if you have the time this is a fun card to make. I used PTI select white for the base. I stamped polka dot basics open circle with palette noir ink. I then used the coordinating solid dot stamp to fill in the dots with berry sorbet, aqua mist, and spring moss inks. The card is tied with PTI twill in the same three colors. The big "medallion" is cut with nesties, punched with a regular hole punch, and stamped with the sentiment from Around and About. I like the just for you sentiment in lieu of the traditional happy birthday, which I used on the inside.
My second card uses Raspberry Fizz paper for the background. Its stamped with PTI's borders and corners circle stamp in fresh snow. I then layered on a piece of aqua mist cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from PTI's birthday basics in Raspberry fizz ink. The flower is from petaloo, the gem is hero arts. The scalloped circle is punched with a marvy punch and stamped in raspberry fizz with a Borders and Corner stamp. The little birds are from Hero Arts. They are also stamped in Fizz. I colored them with a copic marker (BG11). Hope you like it! Enjoy the blog hop.