Saturday, January 25, 2014

PTI January Blog Hop

Hi y'all!  Can you believe I'm back again?  I have been feeling sooo inspired lately and have been itching not only to create, but to share with all of you too!  I wanted to participate in this month's PTI Blog Hop, and the challenge is to create something using pink.  When I decided to participate I had already made my Valentine cards for the year (to come in another post), so I wanted to make something else.

Ever since pouring the PTI Design Team projects for the January release, I kept finding myself thinking about this card by Ashley Cannon Newell:
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I just LOVE the patterned paper in the background!  Soooo, I thought I would try to re-create it using some pink!  Here's what I came up with:



How'd I do?  (Man you can really tell I need a new camera and some lighting!)  What I love about this technique is that it looks like a lot more work than it really was!  I simply cut uniform strips of Hibiscus Burst paper, covered a card base with ATG adhesive and arranged the strips in the herringbone pattern from left to right.  Once it was finished, I decided it needed a little something more to help define the individual strips, so I rubbed the whole front with some Vintage Cream ink then some Fresh Snow ink. 



To finish things off, I added some layered accents (see die cuts listed below). 



Thanks so much for visiting!  I can't wait to see everyone's creations this month!

Kate






INGREDIENTS:
Paper: PTI White, Hibiscus Burst, and Royal Velvet
Stamps: PTI's Funky Florals and Birthday Style
Ink: PTI's Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz, Royal Velvet and True Black
Dies: PTI's Funky Florals, New Leaf, and Framed Out #2
Other: Rhinestones from my stash

21 comments:

  1. Wonderful background. I am going to try this technique.

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  2. Sooooo pretty! Love the background!!

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  3. This is a great card, and I know you said it looks harder than it is, but I don't think I believe you. I'll have to try it, but I think I'll start out with a trading card size first. Then if I get to the bottom and it's all wring it won't have taken me as song to get there. You are indeed crafty, Kate!

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  4. Sorry about the spelling in that post I just did..."Then, if I get to the bottom, and it's all wrong, it won't have taken me so long to get there". Haha, I wouldn't feel so guilty if I weren't an English teacher! Great cards!

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    1. Laurilee, you're cracking me up! :) It really is simple. I think I'll post a tutorial sometime soon!

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  5. This is very pretty! I love your background! And I really like your little cluster of embellishments in the corner!

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  6. Awesome herringbone background, Kate! I think I'll try it sometime on a 3x3" card to see if my patience will last. Ashley will be proud of you for being so inspired by her card. Super job!

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  7. Fun design, Kate!
    PS: looks like a lot of work to me too ;-)

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  8. Kate, I'm totally in awe of the amazing background you created!

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  9. Very pretty card and that background is awesome!

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  10. So very creative & beautiful!

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  11. You've been busy! Great hop projects- but this is out of the park!

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  12. Wow!! Loving all of your FUN Creations, but this one is my FAVORITE!! Love the fun sentiment and the colors!! Thanks for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

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  13. Awesome! Love this herringbone pattern!! I also love your other creations!! The raspberry and chocolate (yum, lol)). And Jake's card is awesome, too!!!

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  14. Very cool idea. Your card looks woven with that herringbone effect. I like it. Perfect balance with your embellishments. Great job!

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  15. Fabulous herringbone - gives a stunning texture to the card!

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  16. I'm late to the hop, Kate, and came here from your second entry. All your cards are really great! I love how the shading you did on your pattern really accents it. To me it looks like a lovely basket weave, which is a wonderful background for your lovely flower and bling!

    Thanks for coming by to see me and leaving some love! It's a pleasure to meet you!! I've joined as a follower and would love to have you join me, if you like! Enjoy the week! Hugs, Darnell

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  17. I have made cards with the herringbone pattern...but never the way you have done yours...I really like your variation....Your card is really creative and beautiful!

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  18. Love the incredible background you created! This is a fantastic card my dear!!!! Found you via Darnell! I love when she spotlights others on her blog! So fun to meet new people this way! :)

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