Tuesday, June 19, 2012

MIM # 71 Bordered Sentiments

   School's out,  wedding is over, Florida vacation is a memory. Ahhh, life is returning to normal. That means I have time to participate in PTI's  Make-it-Monday # 71: Bordered Sentiments.  I knew I wanted a rather large sentiment so I chose the one in Harvest Berries and decided to use the ginko leaves from that set as well.


   I still have not mastered the technique of background stamping. I had no problem with the background above the sentiment.  However, the background I created below the sentiment was not to my liking. I used the Sweet Blush bitty dot paper to cover it up. I also did not like the two black lines I had drawn above/below the sentiment so I used ribbon to mask them. Still not happy with the card, I put it aside and when I awoke this morning I decided to add the little ribbon.
  A little bit better, but still not a card I like.  If I have time later in the week, I think I'll try my hand at this challenge again. Perhaps I'll have more success. thanks for taking a peek.

13 comments:

Tracy said...

you're cracking me up - i wasn't satisfied with my straight version of the challenge either. I wish i'd seen what the bg stamping you did was but i really like this combo of the leaves and the sweet blush bitty dot together - and very much like the ribbon with it - and with that beautiful sentiment - so sue me LOL

Joyce said...

--Eek--I made a MIM card this afternoon, using exactly that sentiment and stamp set! What are the odds. I hope to get mine posted tomorrow. Mine is supposed to be masculine. I love your pink and brown version--one of my favorite color combos.

Mendi said...

I can associate with the challenge of getting the background just right, but I think it turned out perfect just the way it is! I adore your color scheme! :)

Mayol said...

i too love the combination you did with the leaves and the bitty dots and the colors you used. i can totally relate about background stamping - it's one of my waterloos haha! You did a great job with this card!

Marybeth said...

This is so pretty , I love the full banner in the center! Carol the ribbon looks beautiful and so does your card! Love it!

Terri said...

Hope you had a good vacation. Very nice card. Love the colors too.

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Think you're being a bit hard on yourself Carol - it's a lovely card!! Your ribbon and bow are perfectly placed!!

Thanks so much for leaving some love on my blog!!

Leah said...

Well I think your card came out lovely! I love the color combo and the polka dots along with the harvest berry stamping. Makes me want to pull out my set:)

Kim said...

Too cute...love that you and Joyce are on the same wave length with your cards. So beautiful with the pink polka dots and black ribbon, such a classy look.

Helen F. said...

Great card, Carol. I love how you interpreted this challenge and made it your own :)
PS: thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment, it's fun to meet new card makers this way

Rebecca Deeprose said...

It worked out great Carol! You do know how to go with the flow!!

Kathy Mc said...

Think you're too critical of yourself, Carol, but then sometimes we do to that ourselves. Love you admitting that you had to cover up your dislike with patterned paper. Thanks for your kind comment regarding my MIM card ~ appreciate it!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Carol, Your card is really sweet. I haven't tried my hand at this technique yet but I SO love all things PTI, so thanks for sharing and inspiring me to try.

Blessings,
Karen
P.S. I have some sweet blog candy on my blog at:
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com