Tuesday, August 25, 2009

PTI's Blog Hop



Hello everyone! I am so pleased to be able to participate in this month's blog hop. I'm going to have a snack or maybe a glass of wine and be inspired by you talented stampers!

Here is my humble contribution to tonight's festivities.


(You may click on photo for a larger image.)

I know everyone is quite busy, moving from blog to blog, so here is the scoop on my card. I took Nichole's suggestion to try some fabric on a card. Because I spent so much money lately on crafting, I didn't want to buy any fabric even if it was just a bit for a card. I'm not really into sewing, so I don't have many fabric scraps either. However, I did make ten pillows for porch furniture a couple of years ago, so I chose to use some of the black ticking remnant for my card. I used a scalloped rectangle Nestabilities to cut it; I did have to run it through the Cuttlebug several times. After sewing it onto Summer Sunrise, I chose to mount in on an angle on the card for a little interest. I thought the Basic Grey paper was an good complement to the ticking. The edges of paper were already distressed; however, after cutting it, I needed to distress the "new edges"; I used Ranger ink and a dauber to accomplish this. I colored the sunflowers from the new set, Autumn Abundance, with Prismacolor pencils and blended with baby oil. Again, the ticking reminded me of creamware, so I kept the pitcher light. Finishing touches include a few black buttons with twine. The end product may not be the most autumn hued (That may not be a word in the Oxford dictionary, but if Walt Whitman could create words for his poetry, I'll create some for my blog), but I enjoyed making the card, and the enjoyment this hobby brings is most important. So enjoy this evening as you blog hop, enjoy your time stamping and papercrafting, and enjoy making that next PTI order!

Cammie

Supplies:
Stamps: Autumn Abundance (PTI)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Antique Linen (Ranger)
Paper: Vintage Cream, Summer Sunrise, True Black (PTI), Ambrosia 6x6 Pad (Basic Grey)
Other: Scalloped Rectangle Nestabilities, Prismacolor pencils, buttons (Paper Studio), Rustic Cream Button Twine(PTI)

43 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous card! I love the BG paper- it really set the mood!

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  2. What a lovely and unique project - I love the ticking fabric - like you, I am not a seamstress so I couldn't round up any fabric but you did a great job with this! TFS.

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  3. Pah - humble contribution?!?! What are you on about - I love this card! So brave to dare the fabric (I'm too scared of it!) it's so pretty!
    Aimes
    x

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  4. Love the material, looks great!

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  5. Love the ticking!! Great project and love the yellow!

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  6. Beautiful card! And the BG paper works perfectly!

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  7. Wonderful stiching and buttons. You sure did bring the warmth of autumn to mind.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  8. I really like the black fabric on the summer sunrise background. It looks great with your little flower centerpiece!

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  9. I love these colors with the sunflowers, great job!

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  10. Great card, I love the color combo!

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  11. I love the addition of the remnant!!

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  12. Beautiful card! I like the fabric used in your card! :) TFS

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  13. Fantastic card with fantastic details! I love your use of fabric.

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  14. The ticking fabric was the perfect addition to your card. Great coloring, too. Love it!

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  15. love the card..the colour contract is great

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  16. Very cute! What a great idea!
    ~lacey
    www.handstampedbylacey.typepad.com

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  17. So cute! Love the contrast of colors!

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  18. Neat idea to use the ticking, great offset placement to highlight the main image.

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  19. This is just beautiful! I love the fabric and the patterned paper together.

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  20. Gorgeous!!! Love the lay out.

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  21. Love everything about it! You were very brave cutting that ticking, it's thick! Great job!

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  22. Love the warm country feel with your black ticking fabric scraps....it is just perfect~

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  23. Love the combo of the ticking fabric with that Basic Grey paper. Great work!

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  24. I like everything about it. Great job!

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  25. Oh this turned out soooo CUTE! Love the fabric on this!!

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  26. Love this. I'm so in love with this stamp set- I can't wait to receive it in my next order! Thanks for making me more anxious to receive it. :)

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  27. Super cute! It really all just POPS and works together super well!

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  28. Beautiful! I love the addition of fabric to the card!

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  29. I really like the scalloped border!! And the stamped image is beautiful.

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  30. Wonderful card. The remnant and bg really compliment the image you chose!!

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  31. this is really nice! I love that you used fabric, gives your card a nice warm, cozy feeling!

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  32. Love the jaunty angles on this - something I've been meaning to try out!

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  33. Just want to say what a great blog you got here!
    I've been around for quite a lot of time, but finally decided to show my appreciation of your work!

    Thumbs up, and keep it going!

    Cheers
    Christian, iwspo.net

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