Friday, January 25, 2013

PTI Blog Hop: January


  Although I am in Florida about to leave on my Carribbean Cruise, I still wanted to play along with this month's  PTI Blog Hop since I didn't participate last month due to all the hustle and bustle of the holidays. The challenge this month is to create a card with Black as a background.


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I must admit, black backgrounds are not my thing. The card I posted was my 3rd attempt. I began with a Valentine theme, but decided I couldn't send anyone a Valentine with a black background. My 2nd attempt was a floral card which I nixed. Finally, I needed to make a birthday card for my nephew who has a birthday in early February and decided a black background would work.


After much ado, I like this card. If you look carefully, you'll see I used the herringbone IP to add some texture. the sentiment is stamped in Fresh Snow.


Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy the Blog Hop. I will comment on people's blogs when I return.

13 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Carol I love the embossed background and those stars are so fun. Happy hopping!

Joyce said...

This is great. I love your cut out stars, with the layer of red--so very fun. I hope you have a wonderful cruise--chillax!

Renee said...

What a fun card...
and the stars are perfect on the black!! :)
Have a wonderful, relaxing cruise...
let me just say I'm jealous! :)

Leigh said...

I love how you cut out the stars from the black paper and then stamped behind them, Carol! Great job on the challenge!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Carol. Love those stars. The red and light blue look great with the black. The soft dry embossing is perfect.

victoria h said...

Black is perfect for a sky - love the ip texture you've added and those stars too.

Sue Lelli said...

Oh Carol, I LOVE the hearts and the colors you chose! Great card!

Brandy Faulkner said...

Cute! Have lots of fun on your trip.

Elena said...

It's such a fun card! Have a great cruise!

Kim Heggins said...

This is a fabulous card, so festive and fun. Love your big red, white and blue stars.

Suzanne B. Webb said...

Love those stars on a black background....I love me some stars!!!! :)

craftmates said...

Great card! Love that herringbone background. - Irma

Marybeth said...

Love the stars on your card Carol. I recently just bought these dies, and cant wait to use them.
Hope you are doing well!