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.

35 comments:

Jak Heath said...

Brilliant, love the multi dots and theose ikkle birds are superb.

Marge said...

Your cards are both adorable! I love your multicolored dots & those little birds are just too cute!!!

Claire Brennan said...

These are fabulous Michele - I can't decide which I like best - the groovy medallion or the wee tweets!! they're great.

Vicky said...

Both of these are beautiful. I love the color combo of the first one. Very creative!

Latisha said...

both are great cards

dana said...

Soooo cute. I would love to get these in the mail for my birthday.

Lori said...

Great cards! I love the multicolored dots on the first card and the color combination of the second one.

Gwen said...

beautiful cards ...I love the one with all the dots!!!

Amy said...

Love both, esp. the polka dots!

Serendipity said...

Both cards are fantastic!

CurlyCraze said...

The polka dot one is my fave! It is so bright and cheery!

Babies- Beth said...

Oh Michele, you clever woman, you! I can't believe you stamped all of those individually! I thought my descriptor was 'easy'! You have outshown me with that first card! I do love the birdy fizz one, too, but I really love the dots!

Verna said...

Delightful - such happy, fresh colors!

Deanna said...

These are awesoem Michele! I can't wait to go color polka dots!

Sharon said...

Oh wow! I can't pick...love 'em both!

Lizzie Jones said...

Beautiful cards, Michele! Thanks so much for sharing!

Regan said...

um..yeah I love them both too!!

Jen Caputo said...

These are both lovely! I love the scallops with the holes punched in the first card and the simply elegant design of the second is so soothing to the eye. TFS!

Jennifer Kirk said...

These are both really cute! I love the multi-colored polka dots!

Savitri said...

Sweet sweet card!! Love the polka dots!

Mindy said...

Love the colors in the polka dot card, and the medallion is cool.

Kathleen said...

You did a great job on both cards! I really like the polka dots! I love that you made them at that angle! What a great job you did---thanks for the inspiration!

Rebecca said...

Those polka dots are wonderful and how you punched the medallion, too, brilliant!

Chris said...

i love the colored dots!! very clever!

Cheryl said...

This card makes me happy.

Lacey Stephens said...

These are so awesome! I love the mulit-colored background on the first one.
~Lacey

Chrissy said...

Love your color combos!

Sara Paschal said...

I love the multi colored dots, andj you are correct it takes a bit to stamp them all but so worth it in the end. All your twill ribbons and the medalion top it off, very well done.

Donelda said...

I bet it took forever to color those dots in but they look great. I really like that second card! Very pretty :-)

Terri said...

Nice job on both of them. I know it can be time consuming to color the dots in different colors but I think it is worth it in the end.

Banu said...

These cards are super awesome. Polka dot basics is my all time fav set from PTI and you have given me ideas to create more from it. WOW Great cards.

Jennifer Holmes said...

These are great! I especially like the Raspberry Fizz and Aqua Mist combo. And I just bought B&C circle set, so thanks for the inspiration to get it out and use it!

Bonnie (eggette) said...

I love them both! Great colours!

Anonymous said...

This is the first time I've seen your site, and I have to say your cards for the PTI Blog Hop are wonderful! I love your color sense, and the imaginative way you've used the stamps. I never would have thought to put Raspberry Fizz together with the Aqua Mist like that, but I will now. :-)

What color Copic marker did you use on your little birds? It's a perfect match for Aqua Mist.

Thanks for the inspiration,
Jan

IamDerby said...

Hi Jan
That marker is BG11. I think its called moon white or something like that.