Monday, June 25, 2012

PTI June Blog Hop & MIM #72

This month's PTI Blog Hop challenge is to gleam inspiration from the above
photo and use it to create a project!  I simply swoon over this color combination.
Isn't it just lovely?

My card also fits the PTI Make It Monday challenge, which is to include a
handmade embellishment.  If you would like to check out the challenge
for yourself, you can do that here.

The background for this card was inspired by the brick-ish looking gray fabric
in the inspiration photo.  I was racking my brain as to how I could replicate the
look.  As I was drifting off to sleep one night, it hit me - the tab stamps (from the
Back Pocket set) that PTI forum member, Sandy, so generously gifted to me!
I stamped them in Versamark Dazzle Champagne ink and I think it turned out
just lovely.  Thanks, Sandy!!!

For my flower, I used a die made by MFT and tried to replicate the look of the
pillow in the photo.  I added some die cut leaves to add that pop of yellow.  I
double-stitched around the panel (don't look too close or you'll see the
stitching mishap one of the leaves was put through :)  I was going to cut off
the extending leaf stem, but decided to keep it around for awhile.

At this point, I thought the card needed a little something more.  I didn't know
what, but I thought it just didn't look "finished".  So, I tried to place some tissue
paper over my flower and got out some mists.  I used a yellow glimmer mist
and a green Mr Huey's.  I didn't have any aqua mist to match, so I used my
Copic markers to color some pearls and bling.  I accidentally maimed
another leaf - this time with the mist.  haha!  I'd like to try misting again
sometime, but hopefully before I have my focal point permanently adhered.  :)

So, what do you think?  Better with the splatter or without?  Keep the tail or
chop it off?  :)

Thanks ever so much for stopping by!


  1. Very pretty card!! I definitely love the splatter, and I think I would cut of the tail.

  2. I vote FOR the spatter! Great take on the inspiration. :)

  3. great card - love the gray background you created - I love the yellow splatter & pearls

  4. I LOVE both your cards!! Great take on the inspiration photo!!
    Have a GREAT day!

  5. Very cool card! Great take on the inspiration photo!

  6. Hi Carrie, it's me - Sandy! I love how you're using those tabs - and I do like the splatter! Great job!

    1. Thank you, Sandy! And thanks again for being so generous!! :)

  7. Love the background idea! and I love how you patterned the flower! The splatter really adds the finishing touch!

  8. Got to try the splatter thing. You did it perfectly. Both cards are great, the second with the splatter and pearls is a favorite.

  9. You did an amazing job with the PTI challenge. Your card is simple, yet elegant and beautiful. You inspired me to give it a try.

    I have some blog candy, and would love to have you visit and enter. I'd love to follow you as well. It's would be a blessing to have you stop by at:,

    I also have a challenge blog where your beautiful art would be such a tremendous blessing. I hope you will check it out and play along. You can find it here: