Saturday, April 25, 2015

PTI April Blog Hop

           Oops! As I was getting ready to write my post and get the link for this month's blog hop sponsored by PTI, I quickly looked at the inspiration photo
Blog hop inspiration
and noticed that the colors to be used were navy and pink.  For some reason I had it in my mind that the colors were navy and melon.
           Anyway, here is the card that I made. I would have much preferred to use the pink. However, I do like how this turned out.




    I am quite embarrassed to tell you how long this card took to make. (over 2 hrs) However, I did stamp the stripes on the diagonal as well as the pattern on top of the card. This was my first time using the Brushstroke stamp set and it turned out quite nicely using my MISTI. (love that tool)
   I am sending this card to a dear cousin who I found out had a stroke recently. A few weeks ago, I went back to Jersey for my aunt's 90th surprise birthday party. I saw many relatives I hadn't seen in ages and was hoping to see her there. This card will let her know that I am thinking of her.
Have a super fun time looking at all the beautiful creations this blog hop. Thanks for taking a peek.

Sunday 4/26/2015: I just received a phone call that my cousin passed away this morning.





11 comments:

A Crafty Person said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL and worth the hours it took to make. Love the color scheme.

Rhonda said...

This is lovely Carol. The MISTi is a life saver.

Diana K said...

Such a pretty card, Carol. I also used some Melon Berry on my card - I count it as a pink :).

Tracy said...

It's lovely Carol. And so what if you used Melon Berry LOL - navy and melon are a beautiful combo too. And I love my Misti too just for stamping those backgrounds - its made it soooo doable now, right? And I'm from NJ :-) (and NY too)

Joyce said...

Your card is so very pretty. Love that you've got two different background patterns going on. I think a first impression is the best thing to base a card on, even if it turns out to be not exact. Just like you did. Your cousin is sure to love it.

Kathy Mc said...

Great job using your MISTI, Carol! I think you should just make another card like this using navy and pink. I'm sure your cousin will love this.

Donna Phelan said...

2 hours? That's nothing sometimes it takes me ALL day to make one card....lol I think I like the navy & melon more than the shades of pink. :) Have a happy day!

sarah.boirin said...

love your card, the melon looks great.x

Kathryn A said...

I'm SO sorry to hear that your cousin passed away! My brother had a stroke 2 years ago, and passed away recently. Strokes are awful things... It's such a shame that your cousin didn't get to see your beautiful card! Love the melon and navy combo--I can tell this was a labour of love.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS!

Leigh Penner said...

This is beautiful!