Saturday, July 25, 2009

PTI Blog Hop Time!

Its blog hop time at Papertrey Ink! If you have never played before you can check out the rules here. The challenge this time was to use text. I dont have any text background stamps so I made my own! The first thing I did was make the background paper that I used on both cards. To make this I got out my Mixed Messages set, Birthday Basics Set, and Flower garden set. I took out all the Happy birthday related stamps and laid them out on a big grid block. Then I inked it up with dark chocolate and stamped all over a piece of Kraft cardstock. Next I went back and filled in any gaps with my tiny birthday stamps (mixed messages). Then I got out my tea dye ink and rubbed it all over. It was so quick and easy, you have got to try it! Now that I had the paper I went on to make some cards. (I have two here and one more I will put up tomorrow.)
In this first card I used New Leaf as the base.  I mounted my homemade background paper on a piece of Enchanted Evening.  I stamped the balloon strings from Bitty Button Basics in black noir on my background paper.  Next I added buttons from my PTI vintage button collection.  I added in three strips of twill in Enchanted Evening, Scarlet Jewel, and New Leaf.

For my second card I stamped the largest flower from In Bloom on white.  I colored with my copics (the only time consuming part), I stamped the leaves on white and colored those.  I cut out both and glued them down.  I added a ribbon in scarlet jewel twill.  I stamped a verse from Birthday Basics in Ripe Avocado on a scrap of Spring Moss.  I also stamped a small leaf from In Bloom.  The whole thing is mounted on a Scarlet Jewel base.  Thanks for stopping by!!  I hope you will come by again soon!
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40 comments:

pattylt said...

Very creative. Why not make what you don't have! Good job and they turned out wonderful.

Belinda said...

Oh I love the fun text backgrounds you made with your stamps! SOOO cool and creative!

Chrissy said...

love the in bloom card! beautiful coloring!

Katie Renz said...

Both your cards are fabulous. Love the different styles and colors. PS... thanks for making me feel better... I'll just blame it on the kids... they won't mind :)

BethieJ said...

Michele I LOVE them both!! Great job on the backgrounds.. I so want to try this too!!

Rosanne said...

I really like both of these!

Heidi said...

Way to go Michele! I love both cards! They're fantastic!!!

Stampin' Pam said...

wow two completely different cards! Great job on both. I love the flower on the 2nd one - it's a great focal piece and the simple layout for bitty buttons is perfect.

raduse said...

Awesome cards.

Donelda said...

oooohhhh, I like your cards. I especailly like hte colors on your first card and great coloring on the second!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome cards!! tfs!!

Chris said...

love the BG you made!! very pretty!

Dana said...

Wonderful cards!! Love the background pattern with the sentiment stamps. Such a great idea!

Julie Ranae said...

Totally FAB button card....really cute!
Hope you will stop by my Open Window and say hello! Always a welcome place for new followers!

Marcie S. said...

It's so much fun making your own background paper from PTI stamps, and you have done a GREAT job here!

Rose said...

Love that you improvised !!
And the colouring on the flower.....GORGEOUS !!!

peggysue said...

Love those balloons and your layouts. Great job coloring too!

Terri said...

Nice job on both of them. You did a great job coloring the flower.

Marge said...

Very pretty--love that flower!!!

Bonnie said...

Both are gorgeous! Love the shadowing on that flower!!

Kacey Elliott said...

WOW! Two completely different cards and both awesome :) I love those colors in the balloon card. You did a FAB job!

Gwen said...

Beautiful cards... love both of these sets don't you?

Daniela said...

Wow, awesome creations.

Regan said...

so cute!

PurpleD said...

Love your cards! Great use of the text.

Cheryl said...

Great cards! The second one made me gasp with delight. It is just gorgeous!

Michelle said...

Enchanted Evening with New Leaf - - who knew? These are super cards...

Karen said...

How wonderful that you made your own text background! And even better that you used it on two cards that look totally and completely different! Love the happy colors on the first (and of course, those buttons! :>) and the vintage feminine look on the second one! :>

Kim said...

Love them both. I'm partial to really girly ones but I like the bright color combination of your first card.

Savitri said...

Sweet cards!!

Jennifer Lubbock said...

Love your background paper. Maybe I'll make some birthday paper like that to keep on hand. thanks for the idea.

Chris said...

Wow - two beautiful cards! I love both of them :)

Susan aka "Crunchy" said...

The flower on the second card is amazing!!! I love that you used the happy birthday sentiment as your text background. Brilliant!!

Amy said...

Oh, WOW! Both cards are amazing, but I really love the 2nd one. The BG you created rocks and totally sets off your beautiful flower.

Banu said...

Brilliant idea to use the birthday stamps to create the background. Real neat.

travelingmama said...

Two awesome cards! Way to go! Best wishes from Morocco!

Terri E. said...

Both cards are great. Love your new goodies. Super fun and fresh use of text.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Janelle said...

Great idea to use all the birthday sentiments as your background. It made it easy for you to create two very different birthday cards -- love 'em!

Emilia said...

I love the text background. What a great idea!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Beautiful cards! Love your use of text!