Monday, June 25, 2012

PTI Blog Hop June

  I hope everyone had a wonderful, relaxing weekend. Mine was great. My husband & I went with another couple to a winery for lunch on Saturday. It was so relaxing sitting on their patio sipping wine.
  Today is also going to be a great day since it is PTI's monthly Blog Hop. This month the challenge was to create a card inspired by this picture:

June-blog-hop 

     I focused on the colors and the ruffle to create my card.


I used Harvest Gold and New Leaf inks. I am thrilled to finally have all the PTI inks that match the cardstock.  To make the ruffle, I basted two strips of Harvest Gold grosgrain ribbons together. I used embroidery floss to create the green strip down the middle. Initially, I used my Zig glue pen, but ended up stitching it in place.Iused the Linen IP to give some texture to the background, but it didn't show up in the photo. The sentiment was stamped first in Harvest Gold with New Leaf on top to create a shadow effect.

    Since I messed up with the alignment of the flowers on my first attempt, I used the panel to make a CAS card.
 Thanks for taking a peek. I am eagerly looking forward to see everyone's ideas.

26 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Carol this is a beautiful card, love those peonies!

Joyce said...

Both of your cards are absolutely gorgeous. I love that ruffle you made. It matches the picture exactly.

Inkyfingers said...

What an amazing ruffle Carol. Love the peonies in the two colour tones.

Sabr said...

beautiful ruffle and I love your two-tone flowers and sentiment! gorgeous!!

Luanne said...

Both cards are pretty! Nice ruffle making too. :-)

craftmates said...

Lovely! Those peonies are so pretty. Good job on the ruffles! - Irma

Nancy Guse said...

The ruffle is perfect for this card, great job on the challenge!!! This is beautiful!

sanketi said...

Perfect!!!!!!

Terri said...

They are both great. Love the ruffle on the first one.

Leigh said...

Very pretty!

Suzanne Russell said...

I like both cards! Using the two colors of ink with Rosie Posie turned out beautifully! Great job.

paperella said...

Gorgeous take on the pic! I love your double stamped sentiment!

Cecilie said...

Beautiful cards - love the stamping on the 2nd one.

Cecilie
www.ancema.dk

Karin Åkesdotter said...

WONDERFUL cards! LOVE frilly ribbon such great take on the inspiration picture! Hugs, Karin

Marybeth said...

Very pretty Carol love the stamping you did. Wish I bought this flower. Fun ,frilly ribbon!

Cathy Weber said...

You did such a great job re-creating the feel of the inspiration picture...your stamping is beautiful and how smart and creative you were with the yellow ribbon! I am going to have to try that!

Jacquie Southas said...

love the yellow ribbon - sewing together 2 pieces gives it a great width

Audrey said...

I love that beautiful ribbon and the shadowed sentiment! Beautiful!

Kim said...

Beautiful cards Carol...and you were a brave one to try the pleating and were successful with it too. Fabulous card.

A Crafty Person said...

Two lovely cards! I like the way you did the ruffle in the first card.

angelabranon said...

Carol, both cards work-same stamps but such a different effect.

Laurie Unger said...

Wow that ruffle is awesome!

Michelle said...

Carol, these cards are wonderful! Your ruffled ribbon is PERFECT!

PatQ's Cards said...

Both of your cards are so pretty.

Marlena M. said...

Lovely work! Your ruffle is beautiful Carol.

Jean said...

They are both beautiful ~ I love the yellow peonies!