Friday, March 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop


This month's Blog Hop challenged us to use Embroidery Floss. You can check out all the information by clicking on the logo above. I thought about different ways I could use it, but wanted to use some of the new products I just received. I decided to make a rope to tie up a bundle of "memories" and make an Anniversary card for my sweetie. I got so carried away with Tiny Tags and Postmarks, I didn't know when to stop and the floss was almost lost in the process.


The floss is doubled and then twisted until it twists back on itself again. I knotted the ends and after trimming, a fringe results. It reminds me of chunky, curtain tie backs. This skein was variegated and blends well with the cream and blues.
The envelope is die cut with the new die and is a different scale than Postmarks. So I dug out some stamps I had purchased for scrapbooking and they worked great.
After I was working for a while, I kept thinking I had made something similar. If you want to see the evolution of a cardmaker, check out my very first Blog Hop post here. Guess I've always loved layers.
For some reason, I can't get the song Traces out of my head. I've been singing it all day. I knew it by the Classics IV way back when. But I know its been redone many, many times. I have a shoe box, covered with (now torn) wrapping paper and filled with mementos from three years of dating DH, very similar to what I included here - cards, notes, ticket stubs, dried corsages.
I had so much fun with this. I hope you enjoyed it and thanks so much for hopping by.

Supplies: PTI unless otherwise indicated
Cardstock: Kraft, Rustic Cream, Blueberry Sky, Spring Rain
Ink: Enchanted Evening, Smokey Shadow, Vintage Touch Duo; Versa Color Charcoal
Stamps: Tiny Tags, Postmarks, Love Lives Here, It's Official, Background Basics: Text; Maya Road Postcard; Prima Clear Stamps Postcard
Dies: Tiny Tags, Tiny Envelope, Just the Ticket Border
Other: Coasters; DMC floss 4160; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Pearl; Recollections tiny rose; vintage (circa 1976) note pad paper (I never throw anything away! I used it to write notes to teachers back in the day. It's great for stamping and lining an envelope. And it's already well aged & discolored!!)

40 comments:

Jessica Griffin said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous!!

kksb said...

Your card is gracious and lovely. Almost too beautiful for words. I love it.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Wow, I'm going to go postal on my blog real soon, so this is great inspiration.

Laura Isham said...

Linda, your card is simply stunning! Love it.

Elena said...

beautiful card, Linda!

Monica K. said...

This is really stunning! I love the meaning behind it. What a great idea. Very elegant card!

Wendy ten Hove said...

This pile of postcards is truly gorgeous!! Love the colors and the way you placed it on the card, absolutely wonderful!

Mary Duffek said...

Oh my word! I love everything about this card...the postcards, postage, tags and all the little details and of coarse the floss. Fabulous job!!!

lynn said...

you have done awesome work on this card--and actually the cards below are just as lovely!

Meredith said...

This is just BEAUTIFUL!!! I love how you piled all those little notes together, and added the ticket stubs... I have ALL of those goodies coming my way, and am excited to CASE you!!! ;) I love the blues you used, and the floss brings the whole thing together just wonderfully!

Dana said...

What a beautiful "collage!"

Mad for Paper said...

Gorgeous card, love the blues. Don't you just love those tiny tags.
TFS
Ang

Jen Carter said...

This is wonderful!! Very pretty!

I'm Renee said...

Very beautiful!
Love the softness of this card...
truly a beautiful card.
And we both used tickets for this one too...
we must be on the same wavelength this week! :)

Karen C. said...

What a unique card. The layering of so many elements and the tiny hanging tags are so sweet. I also really like the colour scheme - so soft and pretty.

Dani said...

So Lovely!!

Diane Jaquay said...

I love this bundle of tickets and postcards and tags, just BEAUTIFUL!

Karen said...

I LOVE this card, and have saved it to my files. I've been wanting to get busy with my new stamps and this is just the inspiration I needed.

Karen said...

OMG!!!! This is the most beautiful card I think I have ever seen! I could just sit and stare at it for many a moment!

Karen
x

paula said...

This card is simply AMAZING! Love it!

beckynoelle said...

your card is very lovely!

Terri said...

Great job! Love your little postcards and your use of the floss!

Terri said...

I forgot to say Happy Anniversary too!

Kay said...

Oh yummy yummy yummy! I just love all those fabulous layers! Everything looks wonderful together and your bundle is tied up beautifully with the floss! I want to CASE this!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

What a sweet card. Love all the layers and 'memories' tucked into this. Very nice!

Peggysuez said...

So very sweet, so many rich details!

Rhonda said...

Love this Linda!!! the details are sumptuous. Saving this for inspiration.

Kelly S. said...

What a perfect card for your sweet! Love these images piled up like that...the more letters and tags the better, I say :)

Baseret said...

What a wonderful card. Love the collection of "memories".

Sharron said...

Fabulous, Linda! Love the wonderful bundle of memories! So many beautiful details--this will go in my inspiration file for sure!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Wow, wow for the second post in a row! Love the softness, the blue, the layers of letters and tags. Gorgeous!

Margaret M said...

Lovely Anniversary card! I like the blues and how you stacked the envelopes.

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

This is wonderful Linda! SOOOO BEAUTIFUL!! Love everything about your card!

ashjoy said...

Very pretty, love all the layers.

Sue Ann said...

So So beautiful Linda ...... Love the tags and the postmark set you brought together here!!! Just beautiful!!!

Babies- Beth said...

Wow, Linda, this is amazing! So soft, but busy enough. Just amazing!!

Cammie said...

Oh, Linda, I LOVE this! It has the perfect soft layered vintage look. This is definitely going in my inspiration file.

nancy jane said...

Linda, I am still making the rounds of the blog hop, but I needed to stop and join the chorus of praise. Your card is lovely; its beauty speaks to both the heart and eye. The design is wonderful, the colors are serene, the tags are charming, and the floss is a sweet way to tie up your memories.

Nerina said...

WOW!! What a GORGEOUS collage! I absolutely adore the colours you've worked with - and the way you've incorporated all of the different elements is so inspiring! LOVE this card!!

Creative Dee said...

WOW, I just did an internet search for images of Papertrey Postmarks and your gorgeous picture was one...oh it is just such a fantastic example - better than the design team in my honest opinion. Kind regards from Denise in Australia :)