Thursday, April 25, 2013

Papertrey Ink April Blog Hop


Happy Thursday dear friends!!  I'm so excited to say that I actually made a card!!!  I've been missing my crafty time lately!  Good news is, I've had several card orders that I've had to fill the last couple of weeks and for that I'm very thankful!  I can't tell you though, how it feels to craft just for the fun of it and it totally brings joy to my soul!!  I love the PTI Blog Hop Challenges and this one was very challenging for me!!  Here's the challenge:
The-Challenge
Blog-hop-inspiration
PHOTO CREDITS  ::: cherry logo ::: butterfly ::: aa ::: fancy ::: take two ::: blessed ::: nichole's hello card ::: melissa's star card :::maile's striped card:::
It only takes a little *something* to take a project from ho-hum to amazing!  Even something as small as tilting your images or sentiments at an angle can have a huge impact.  This month we are challenging you to create a project that features something tilted.  Position a frame at an angle, tilt your text, add a background strip diagonally, create a border that has an incline, slant a sentiment block, the sky is truly the limit!  We look forward to seeing your projects!
and here's my take on the challenge:
This design was a little different for me, but different can be good.  I love getting out of my box and trying new things!  I did use one of my all time favorite PTI stamp sets for this card though.  The Sweet Life roses are so perfect and striking and they just make me happy!!  I lost my leaf die though, thank goodness they aren't hard to dut out!!  I layered the roses on top of one of the new Big Ticket Basics.  Love those tickets!! I know I'll be using them a ton!!
I used Pure Poppy to stamp the roses and New Leaf to stamp the leaves.  I added a Loop De Loop border and topped it with a Smokey Shadow cardstock strip.  Very Basic and just a little elegant!  I made this card for a dear sweet friend of mine and I hope she likes it!!  She has the biggest heart of anyone I know!!
Supplies Used:
Papertrey Ink Stamper's Select White and Smokey Shadow Cardstock
Papertrey Ink The Sweet Life Stamps and Dies\
Papertrey Ink Big Ticket Basics Stamps and Dies
Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy and New Leaf Ink
Papertrey Ink The Cutting Garden Stamps
Papertrey Ink Loop De Loop Die
Pink Paislee Cottage Farms 6x6 Paper Pad

Thanks for stopping by!!  I treasure all my crafty friends!!
Kristii

44 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful card Kristi. Those roses are gorgeous!

craftmates said...

What an elegant card. Love your colour combo and those roses are so sweet. - Irma

Michelle said...

Wow! Stunning card, Kristii! So elegant!

Lee said...

Love this. Beautifully done and the roses really are striking.

Steph Hilt said...

Kristii, I always love your work. This one is simply perfect in every way! Great composition.

Linda said...

This is so pretty. Love it.

artful-notions said...

Wonderful elements created this card. Love the Lacey look of the loop de loop die. And the ticket behind the floral, really creative!

Leigh said...

Beautiful! I love the framed tucked behind the roses!

Charlene said...

Very pretty!!

Audrey said...

What an amazing card! You do magical things with those roses. I love every single element. The white on white loopy border is perfect!!

Debra Miller said...

Love the contrast, lovely and elegant

Michelle said...

Oh, such a beautiful card-amazing details!

Kara said...

so very pretty!!

C Wu said...

so beautiful and elegant. love the color as well.

Elizabeth S. said...

Such a beautiful card!

Carolanne said...

This is so pretty! Love the colors and the layout. The swirl trim adds just the right touch!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Beautiful & elegant!

carol (krillsister) said...

What an elegant card. Love the pattern pape ryou chose. The ticket picking from behind the roses is perfect. Great layout.

Marion said...

Wow - this is stunning!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! Such a BEAUTIFUL Card!! I LOVE your take on the Tilted Challenge!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Joyce said...

This is just gorgeous. Those roses are beautiful, and I love your layout. I'm pinning it--I think it is a great way to use some patterned papers, too.

Martha said...

Kristii, your card is simply gorgeous! I love the design & colors.

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the details like the ticket peeking out under the roses & the loopy border die!

Helen F. said...

Gorgeous color combo and those roses are stunning, Kristi! Your friend is going to love this thank you :)

Greta said...

Now why couldn't I think of something like this?! One of my all-time favorite cards--just pinned it! Sweet Life is one of my favorites, too. Your tilted element is just perfect!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Oh, Kristii, this is SO gorgeous - and I think the ticket behind your blooms is the exact perfect touch! And I love how you used the loop border - I need to remember that!

Kelly Griglione said...

So loving this card, Kristii! Love that only a small amount of white is showing. Also, the flower looks great layered on the big ticket. Wonderful design!

bjmartin said...

Love the layout of this card, and those roses are beautiful!

Kathryn A said...

I love this! Classic colours and great design--a winning combo!

Jennifer said...

Really, really goregous! Love the colors...and the hidden ticket. Thank you for your kind comment too...=)

Kim Heggins said...

So beautiful and elegant...love all the black with those fabulous roses.

Petti said...

Love your sketch and your card is so pretty (as always!)

Karen said...

This is stunning! I don't know how I missed it going through the gallery. I love everything about it.

Jill Norwood said...

Such a beautifully elegant card! Love the color scheme and that sweet loopy border!

Michelle said...

Absolutely beautiful, Kristii! Pure elegance!

Jennifer K said...

So pretty! I love that small print of the black paper balanced by the beautiful pink flowers.

Rema said...

Beautiful and very elegant....

Elizabeth said...

This card is gorgeous! I love your take on this challenge - just a beautiful beautiful card :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous card Kristi. Love the beauitful roses with the black background... and how you stamped the greeting in the corner. Fabulous design.

paperella said...

Wow! This card is simply perfect! So, so elegant! I specially love how the roses pop against the dark background :)

Marcie Rhys said...

This card doesn't look like it's out of your comfort zone. I love your layering, and the white of the ticket and loop edging. You're very good at stamping the roses; I really need to sit down and practice with that set. Thanks for hopping.

maria f. said...

Perfect choice of sentiment with that elegant flower image and your PP.

Lindsey said...

Love that bold print with those beautiful flowers...oh, and the trim, too. Such a beautiful card.

Scrappin4kim(Jennifer) said...

Love that loop de loop peeking out and great choice of patterned paper!!