Friday, June 25, 2010

PTI June Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to the hop. This month the challenge is to create a card using your favorite PTI color combo. I chose to use aqua mist, pure poppy, and vintage cream.




I love the vintage looking paper from October Afternoon's Thrift Shop line. It just so happens that a few of their papers from that line include the colors I chose for the hop tonight. I wanted to create a focal panel that would look a little vintage as well. So, I decided to make my focal panel look like an old sign/advertisement/postcard type design. I stamped the bike image from Everyday Button Bits and colored it in. I then used the 2nd largest solid circle from Beautiful Blooms 2 to stamp the black wheels. I finished off the bike with buttons in an aqua mist color. They were a little too new looking so I rubbed my chamomile cube over them to distress them a little. I also used the tea dye duo to ink the edges of my focal panel to make it look more vintage. I then stamped my senitment (from Enjoy the Ride) in Pure Poppy and used the 5cents stamp from Friendship Jar and stamped it in Aqua Mist in the upper right hand corner. I thought the 5cents stamp would give my focal panel the look of an old sign that I was going for. I also used Fancy Flourishes to add a fun little swirl underneath my focal panel and some satin cream ribbon to make a little ribbon tab. I love how this card turned out and actually made quite a few of them in different color schemes! I hope you enjoy the hop!

38 comments:

Suzanne said...

What a breathtaking card. You've combined several PTI stamp sets together beautifully. And the OA paper is delicious.

Lindsay said...

Love that OA paper and I really love that bicycle! Great card.

Jessie said...

Love your color combo! Your card is so neat!

Noora said...

Emm, so beautiful card, love the patter paper u used and the bicycle!

BonnieRose said...

gorgeous card.. love those papers too!

Jen Carter said...

Love it!! So adorable!!

Mariana said...

Stunning card!! I love the bit of red in the softness of the aqua and cream!!

Lorraine said...

Beautiful vintage-looking card!

Kara said...

I love this!! One of my fave color combos! I love the way you mixed these two stamp sets.
Kara

Shirlann said...

This is my favorite card! Love the colors and the vintage feel...well done!

Heather P. said...

This is so lovely! What a GREAT card!

Linda said...

O-o-o-o, so pretty. Love that stamp and how you executed it. Lovely colors.

Nerina said...

Absolutely FABULOUS card! I love the little details you've added - like the flourish and the ribbon tag - just perfect!

Andrea M said...

So pretty!!! Love the bicycle and the DP :) Great color combo. Happy hopping!

Marge said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Kelly S. said...

No wonder I like that OA paper so much! Never thought of it as having the perfect PTI colors :) Your card is adorable..what a perfect image to pick for those dps!

Stephanie said...

Love what you did to create the tire on the bike - looks great combined with the button! I'll definitely be using that trick :) Fabulous card & fabulous color combo!

Becky Carafa said...

Soooo pretty!

Mandy said...

I love your card & how you combined so many awesome PTI things. Great job!

Kay said...

Love this card- this is my FAVE color combo!

Terri said...

Great color combo. Fun card too!

Michelle said...

Great card! You definitely captured the vintage feel.

Jessica said...

I love this card! The color combination is fab, but I am loving everything about this one. I need to look at Everyday Button Bits.

resmith said...

Fun card! Love the color combo!

Laurie said...

Erica! WOW! One of my favs tonight! I love it!! The colors are just perfect!

Susan said...

Oh this is too cute!! I love Vintage, PTI and Oct Afternoon...this card is the perfect blend of the three. This is one of my favorite cards I've ever seen on a blog hop!!!

Cammie said...

This is one of my favorite color combos. This card is definitely going in my inspiration file. I LOVE IT!

Natasha said...

I love the soft look to this card! Beautifully done!

Keva said...

What a sweet card. I love the colors and that patterned paper is outstanding!

Victoria said...

Cute. You did a great job. And that OA paper is one of my favorites!

Karen C said...

What a wonderful card! I love everything about it!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the color combo and the bike! GREAT button details!

Maggie said...

I love your bike focal point (fun blue wheels!), and that paper is so yummy!

Debbie Gaydos said...

Oh my gosh, this is SO STINKIN' CUTE! Love the bike, the buttons, the color combo... the whole thing is put together perfectly!!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Gorgeous card - such a pretty colour combo and what perfect matching patterned paper!

Lori said...

Adorable! Love the color combination and the bike image with its button wheels.

peggysue said...

So sweet! Love what you did with the paper and the bicycle. Great color combo, I need to try this one myself.

Amy Beth said...

Erica- I'm just now getting around to these - I love the card and the blog background!