Saturday, February 12, 2011

Card Patterns and Papertrey Goodness!!

Hi my friends!!! I hope you are having an absolutely awesome Saturday!!!! I have been having so much fun over the last few days playing with my Papertrey Ink goodies during their 4th anniversary celebration!!! The last couple of weeks have been a little stressful and all the creative therapy has done me a world of good!!! I have also been working on a Guest Design Team submission for the Card Patterns Challenge Blog. Thank you to Card Patterns for this awesome opportunity and I just have to say that this sketch was especially fun to work with!!! Here is the sketch:
and here's my take on the sketch:

I just have to smile because I have been wanting to use these birdcages along with my favorite Bitty Birds and I just wasn't able to make it work until now! I really feel like the larger than life flowers really pulled the focal point together!! Yay!!! I just love it when something works!!!!! I also had some fun with my favorite Background Basics stamps too!!! Oh PTI, how I love you!!!
Words cannot express how much this card means to me as I put my heart and soul into it's creation!!! What a great therapy day it was!!!

Supplies used:
PTI Cardstock: Sweet Blush and Rustic Cream
Bazzill Basics Cardstock: Red
PTI Stamps: Little Bitty Bird, Larger than Life, Love Birds, Background Basics: Hearts and Sheet Music
PTI Dies: Larger Than Life, Love Birds, Little Bitty Birds, Banner Borders
PTI Ribbon: Pure Poppy Saddle Stitch
PTI Buttons: Vintage Cream and Button Twine
Patterned Paper: The Girl's Paperie Newsprint Stripe
Ink: PTI Sweet Blush; Memento: Tuxedo Black; Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger: Crushed Olive and Brushed Corduroy; Stampin Up!: Real Red
Kaiser Craft Pearl

I hope you have a very crafty day and I just want you to know that you all mean the world to me!! I love my scrappy friends!!!
Kristii

32 comments:

Lisa Spiegel said...

GORGEOUS card, Kristii!!

Lindsay said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Kristi! I adore everything about it! What a clever use of the Life stamp set.

good_day1214 said...

Such a beautiful card... great job!

Kara said...

this is so gorgeous.....so much detail....really beautiful!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is AMAZING, OUTSTANDING, GORGEOUS, omg, can't think of enough to superlatives to describe how fantastic I think this card is!!!!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Oh, one more thing, LOVE how many PTI stamp sets/elements you've combined here!!!

Cathy Weber said...

I don't know how you came up with this one Kristii. It is so, so good. I love every single element on it. The bird cage and the Life stamp set. So great. I will try to play along with this one in your honor, but already feel inadequate!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

absolutely gorgeous!!!

Sara Cross said...

Every now and again something just jumps off the page and screams "look at me". This is by all means one of the prettiest cards I've seen all year so far. Just took my breath away. Beautiful!

June K. said...

Your card is gorgeous. So pretty!!! So much detail.

Heather Jensen said...

You did an amazing jo with the sketch. I love the set from PTI and those adorable birdies. :)
Hugs~

Jocelyn said...

STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is just PERFECT!!! I adore the colors and the ribbon!!!

Lori said...

this is stunning kristii!! I love everything about it

Kay said...

Oooh- the colors, the layers, the stamps- I just love everything about this!

Kelli said...

THIS! IS! GORGEOUS!!!!! I LOVE my bitty birds set and would NEVER! EVER! EVER! Think of this!!!!!

carolj said...

Your card is stunning. It definitely is PTI loaded.

Francie said...

I'm speechless! This is one tasty morsel of PTI goodness!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS! I love love love all the RED! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Ginny said...

Your card is simply beautiful, I absolutely LOVE those little red birds!!!

Mel said...

Oh wow this is Beautiful.

Steph H said...

Oh my goodness Kristi, this is stunning! Two of my favorite sets together. Absolutely the nicest card I've seen a awhile - no kidding! You have to win that challenge with this one! Good luck!

Karen said...

OMG!!! Kristi this is absolutely beautiful and I can't pick my jaw up from the ground! WOW!!!

Karen
x

Debbie Carriere said...

Stunning! I love all the elements in your focal image & those great layers under your bow! Wonderful creation :)

~amy~ said...

Oh how I adore your card..I simply gasped when I saw it on the CP blog...LOVE your style!

Mara... said...

So pretty Kristi! Great use of that birdcage. I have a hard time using elements like that and you make it look effortless!! Beautiful!

Amy said...

This is just the most gorgeous card EVER!!! This will surely go into the inspiration file. Kristii this is just amazing....the bird and the birdcage sets blend so beautifully here. And the color? Oh my. You have me sold on the larger than life set now including the dies!!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

This is STUNNING!!! Love the collage you created with the bird/cage/flowers, and the background is so fun. I keep staring at all the details. It is just beautiful.

Craftybee said...

Kristi,
Wow! I love all your colors and how it all blends together..Fabulous job!

Wendy said...

This is truly a work of ART!!! Absolutely Beautiful! I takes my breath away. You should definitely enter this in one of the card magazines!!!

dustypenny (Joy) said...

WOW! Great card!

Cheryl S. said...

Kristii- I love everything about this card. I came to your blog from Card Patterns and am going to look around while here!!

Jen Carter said...

Wow!! this is gorgeous!! I LOVE your birds and your use of the Life set too! Great combination of elements!