Saturday, August 25, 2012

PTI August Blog Hop

This month's PTI Blog Hop challenge is to gleam inspiration from the above photo and use it to create an Autumn inspired project!  I love all of the varied textures in the inspiration photo.  If you would like to check things out for yourself, you can find out all about it here.

Using Autumn as inspiration, I decided to make a card using the new Teach & Inspire stamp set.  I am a big fan of one of the sentiments in the set, so I knew I would have to use that in my project.  I decided to incorporate this week's MIM inspiration of using fabric to die cut.  I pulled out a fabric swatch I'd gotten while sofa shopping way back when and die cut it using the Fabulous Frames set.  I used the Herringbone Background set to stamp a piece of Fine Linen card stock with Lemon Tart ink.  I used the faux letterpress technique to embed some vintage cream ink into the woodgrain impression plate into a piece of Dark Chocolate card stock.  That was placed onto a woodgrain impressed card base of Ripe Avocado, and topped with an eyelet border from Dark Chocolate, threaded with a tiny blue ribbon tied in a bow.  I made a few mistakes in my measuring/placement, etc, so after trimming and whatnot, this card ended up being about 4"x5".

Supplies:  fabric (Mitchell Gold), ribbon (Michaels), blue ink and woodgrain impression plate (Amuse), all the rest by PTI.

Thanks ever so much for stopping by!