I've followed the Blog Hop for several months, but this is the first time I've been able to participate. My blog is quite new and I'm learning with every post. I created it just so I could be a part of the PTI Hop. I love sharing my projects and hope you enjoy them too.
I was having so much fun preparing for this that I made two cards using Background Basics: Text. It was really difficult choosing one, but here goes:
I had this vision of old love letters. I have samples from my Grandfather from the early 1900's and I wanted to get that faded, muted, sepia toned writing made with an old dip pen. I stamped BB: Text on velum using a combination of Chai and Chamomile. (I know they aren't intended for stamping, but they're great colors. I hope I didn't harm my stamp.) The ink doesn't get absorbed into the velum like regular paper and I got the effect - sort of fuzzy. The edges were distressed with Chamomile. The flourish and flowers are from With Sympathy. Sentiment is computer generated. (not as pretty as PTI) Card base is Kraft, layered with Pure Poppy and Rustic Cream. The string wrapped around the letters is DMC Perle Cotton #8. It's another great fiber to work with. It's twisted so that it doesn't unravel like floss. Not as many colors, though. It's all in what you want your look to be. Try it in your buttons!
Thanks for visiting. Hope you like my contribution. I'll share the other card tomorrow.