Sunday, October 25, 2009

PTI October Blog Hop

This is the card I am going to send to friends that we left back in NJ when we moved to PA. I hope someone will believe that I had a card very similar to this sketched out using the Sign Language image on a Cuttlebug folder from last year - Winter House. But when I saw Lauren Meader's sneak peak for her Fold and Go back in August, I had to run and order Boards and Beams and make it a true PTI card. This is how it turned out.




I hope I did her work proud. I love it and I apologize for not having something really creative this month. The colors are non-traditional and are representative of our home. I found the ribbon at Michaels - it's Chocolate with almost Spring Rain lined trees and red stars - and the color palate developed from there. I started with a base of Rustic Cream (my personal favorite PTI color-VBG) and layered Dark Chocolate and Spring Rain. The house is stamped in VersaMark and is very crisp in actuality. I topped the flag holder with the solid star in Pure Poppy and added some red Stickles glitter. Each little blue tree on the ribbon is topped with a red glitter star. Everything went fine until I tried to stamp the tree in Spring Rain. So I went with Enchanted Evening. One of these days, with the help of the Forum, I am going to understand these different inks. The flag is adhered to the panel with pop dots. For the sentiment, I typed out the wording in PrintShop using a font similar to Boards and Beams. Then I stamped the word house from that set into the phrase. (I have to work on positioning it better.)

I hope you enjoyed it. Please give me a good grade for effort and not for originality.
Now I'm off to love all the other entries. Thanks for hopping by.

38 comments:

Kelly S. said...

Love the Boards and Beams house faded into the background...super cool card!

Jen said...

cute card!

Rebecca said...

I absolutely love that ribbon. I'll bet that your friends will love the card!

Diane Jaquay said...

How pretty!

Lori said...

This is a great card!!

Stampin' Pam said...

Very cute with the house - non traditional colors are fine AND pretty.

Michelle said...

Love the kinda patriotic feel to this holiday card.

Deanna said...

Super cute!

Cammie said...

What a great card! Love the house in the background. Great colors. Nice country feel to card!

Marge said...

Wow, you put a lot of effort into this & it totally SHOWS -- great card!!!

Bonnie said...

Well, I love it! Anything homey is wonderful!

Tenia Nelson said...

Very cute card!! tfs!!

Natasha said...

How cute is that! Love those images together!

BethieJ said...

This is really CUTE! Love the stamps you used, and the colors homey and cozy!! Great job!

Heidi said...

That's really cute! What a great idea to use those sets together.

Babies- Beth said...

Yes, the house faded into the background is such a perfect effect for the sign! Your card is lovely, and such a nice thought for frinds left behind!

Crystal (mom4cuties) said...

What do you mean nothing creative?!! I love these sets together!!

Melissa said...

Beautiful! I love the tone on tone house in the background!

Dru said...

Very cute and that ribbon is gorgeous!!

Lizzie Jones said...

Such a sweet little card. Thank you for sharing!

kimosabescraps said...

this is very cute!! Love the homemade touch!

IamDerby said...

What a great card! Love your ribbon.

Sue Pardue said...

Love the card! I never saw Lauren's project before. I may have to case hers and yours!

Julie-Ann Wells (Jewels) said...

That ribbon is to die for!!

A Little Licht on the Subject... said...

Love this card - the colors are really pretty!

peggysue said...

I like the non traditional colors. I think its cute and I'm glad you posted. I remember your blog from the last time I hopped, its always fun to visit.

Lori said...

What a sweet card! Love the pretty bow at the corner.

resmith said...

Cute!! Love the Boards and Beams house!

Terri said...

Nice job. I definitely think you did Lauren proud. Great ribbon.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a sweet card - so Homespun! Grade A for originality & effort! I love the quilt that it is sitting upon! :) TFS

Savitri said...

Just pretty!!! LOVE the colors!!

Katie said...

Love it! This is my first visit to your blog, and I can see that you and me would get along great...I currently have windows for Pumpkin Patch Primitives and Moda Makeshop open too...too bad you took the great blogspot name first!!!

Lisa H. said...

so cute! love the subtle reminder of the house in the background. looks great!

Dana said...

Beautiful card! Love the dimension that the "faded" house gives to your card.

Aimes said...

What d'ya mean not creative?! This is super creative! That watermarked house in the background really gives the card that special something - super creative idea!
TFS!
Aimes
x

Courtney Baker said...

Cute card! I love that little sign!

Susan said...

Love this card!! I love how the house is in the background like that!!

Kim said...

What a neat idea to use the Boards and Beams image in the background!