Wednesday, January 25, 2012

PTI"s Blog Hop January 2012



Decisions, decisions, decisions!  The challenge for January's Blog Hop sponsered by PTI was to  pick your  favorite project from 2011 and share it!  To take it a step further, we were also challenged to create a second card that was inspired by the favorite one selected.    You can check here for all the details.
  The card I picked that was my favorite was a masculine card I made for rmy son-in-law's 35th birthday.


     There are many reasons why I love this card. Not only does it have one of my favorite color combinations, but more importantly it was an original design. The card I created for the Blog Hop is based on this design

  The only thing I did differently to the design was add the pinked edges to both sides of the base card. A close up shot of the tag. I stitched a felt heart (cut from one of my Love Lives Here die) to the tag.


  I also created a 2nd card using the same color combination, but reversing them. I also changed the impression in the background and added heart shaped pearls by the sentiment.


   Colored twine was used on this tag.

       Is there a card you prefer? Do you think one background impression works better than the other? 
      Thanks for stopping by. I'm off to enjoy the rest of the creations  featured on the Blog Hop.

41 comments:

Sara Paschal said...

Sweet creations I love both styles.

Joyce said...

I remember your original card. I think I might have CASED it! I do love both of your new cards. Those stitched felt hearts add just the sweetest touch. I don't know which one i like better. I guess I like the both a lot equally!

Ally said...

I love all your cards - so fun! Love the Valentines cards you created based on the original. I am an argyle freak, so I would probably go for the first one. But I also really love the cane print on the second. It would be a tough choice between the two - they're both fantastic! Love the little felt hearts. ;-)

Tracey McNeely said...

Both are beautiful. I just love he pink of your new card. Anyone would love to receive either.

Marybeth said...

Fan of both cards, I just happen to love pink. Love the card with the light pink tag on it.

Brandy Faulkner said...

I think the little felt hearts are a perfect touch!

Luanne said...

I love your inspired card! Those little heart flowers are adorable!

rebecca said...

Both are terrific cards- lucky recipients!

Inkyfingers said...

Your masculine card is hard to beat, but I love how different the design looks in the different colours. The pink bacground card is my favourite.

Jessica Wekenman said...

Very beautiful...both of your cards! I love the 1st, very masculine card! And I love your second card! Karft and pink? LOVE! I also love the embossing and those pretty little felt hearts!

Penny said...

Love them both, one masculine, one feminine, perfect!

Marlena M. said...

I can't choose! They are both so gorgeous...I LOVE pink and brown together. ;)

Deb said...

Wow! The design is perfect! It is amazing how different your cards can be when using different colors, so masculine and feminine. Beautiful!

Lisa said...

These are wonderful! My fav is the argyle embossed Valentine with the sweet felt hearts!

Terri said...

They are both great. Love the pink versions.

Karen C. said...

Sweet valentine cards. Love all the pink details on the Kraft card stock.

Kristen :-) said...

I really like both of them. Each one has its own highlights! In your revisit, I really like the colors, and I love that you turned the tag sideways - I would never think to do that, and it makes such a nice element!

Rosanne said...

Both cards are beautiful!

Kara said...

beautiful cards!! love them both!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Carol, these are all so pretty! Love the great color combos, the textures... the tiny hearts are just awesome! :o)

victoria h said...

I love the pink! The embossed backgrounds all look fab and the felt flowers are very pretty especially with the kiss stiches

Ginger Claire said...

Loving the new colour combo, it's so pretty.

sugacatz said...

I have to say you had me loving it at the pink colour. Love this card and colour combo. LEsley

Lisa said...

VERY cute! So simple to recreate, and so fabulous!

Debbie Gaydos said...

Oh, I love the little hearts on the flower stems - so cute! And love how the new card looks so different but has the same layout. Great job with this challenge!

Ted said...

Carol, that pink and kraft...couldn't be more a perfect choice. Love it! :)

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Oh! I like both cards. Great design too. The masculine one is wonderful and your Valentine card is sweet!

Mayol said...

Adorable! i love the color combination you used. And the background gives so much texture. The felt hearts are so cute! Great cards!

Kim said...

Just so sweet! I am in love with this card and ue plan to CASE it. I never thought of putting pink with kraft but it is such a striking combination. Just beautiful!

The Paper Parade said...

Love that first manly card...you know how to use an impression plate for sure! And I like that the second one you made it feminine...how cool, one card two ways!

Kelly S. said...

Those stitched hearts are ADORABLE! I have got to remember that idea. Your pink and kraft color scheme is so sweet. Love the pinked edges on both sides!

bjmartin said...

All three cards are wonderful! I think my favorite it the first pink one - the pink really pops!

Leigh said...

All three of your cards are wonderful!

Lizzie Jones said...

Both of your revamped cards are lovely! I love the little pink felt hearts on the second one, but the softness of the pinks in the first one is really nice too. Great work!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

Your cards are FABULOUS - love how you used the great lo but changed the colors! Sorry for being so late on commenting, but I had to work late last night, hugs, Karin

Kay said...

Oh my, I don't know which I like better! That masculine card is just great, but the girly girl in me is certainly drawn to the Valentine card- I'm going to be CASEing that one, I think, thanks for sharing these wonderful cards!

JJ Bolton said...

Great cards! Love the ocean tides/woodgrain thing going on with the "masculine card"! And the sweet circle tag in the "feminine card" is adorable. Oh those sweet stitched hearts! Cute, cute, cute!

Linda Monroe said...

Really cute. I love the felt hearts.

Suzanne Russell said...

Carol, your original will be a favorite of mine for a long time to come AND the new edition has a special flavor all it's own! Beautifully detailed with the pink felt hearts and embossed background. TFS!

Heather Jensen said...

WOW! Both are beautiful! :)

Elizabeth Sunday said...

I was just checking out your blog and came across these beauties. I love each one. Pink and kraft is a lovely combination. The stitched felt hearts really make these special!