PTI Blog Hop June 2012

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It is time again: time for the PTI Blog Hop. I was SO lucky that I was drawn as one of last month’s winners which was very exciting. I love the blog hops and I was very happy to see this month’s inspiration photo because I love the colour combo and the patterns.

For my original design for this challenge I found an old piece (from winter 2007) of Cosmo Cricket paper that reminded me of the blue-green pattern in the picture. I mixed it with a soft yellow.

I used a doily, some paper flowers and seam binding to “mimic” the shapes and textures in the picture.

I also managed to include ruffles by adding a ribbon that already has ruffles. I placed it under the seam binding to hide where it is attached to the card. The sentiment from Fillable Frames #8 is embellished with a couple of half-pearls.

Because I really liked the colours, I decided to continue working with them which resulted in a couple of cards more. The patterned paper as well as the yellow cardstock are repeats from the first card, even if they look very different on this card.

I used two of the hearts fromHearts-2-heart #3 to create the pattern on the yellow cardstock. I decided to let one heart be different from all the others and I chose to stamp it in blue as well. This heart was embellished using a half-pearl.

The sentiment from Fillable Frames #4 is tucked in under two strands of seam binding. The two bows are kept together using two pins in colours that are similar to the rest of the card.

My final card was the one I made for last week’s Make it Monday. I used the same patterned paper but futher added to it’s pattern by stamping it with images from Stitches & Swirls.

Instead of drawing a line to act as a border I used my ScorPal to emboss two lines. The sentiment was stamped using Think Big Favorites #7.

I love that my mini-collection of cards turned out so different from one another even though they were created using basically the same materials.

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9 Responses to PTI Blog Hop June 2012

  1. Charlie says:

    All three are lovely – so subtle and the yellow cardstock you decorated with hearts looks good enough to turn into a patterned paper – call one of the manufacturers and sell your idea!! =0) I really enjoyed seeing these cards – what a lovely change from the grey skye and wet garden outside my window. HUGS from me to you.

  2. Sabrina R says:

    I especially like the one with the yellow hearts! Beautiful cards.

  3. Leigh Penner says:

    What lovely cards!
    I love digging through my stash and finding patterned paper treasures, like you did for your first card, Cecilie!
    I love the colours of your second card and those sweet little pins are the perfect finishing touch!
    And your MIM card is fabulous– what a great idea to score the line instead of drawing it!

  4. Joyce M. says:

    Oh, my. You did three cards, and they are all so gorgeous. I love them all. Those pins are so unique, your background stamping is superb, and I just adore that gingham ribbon. So happy you won last time. I hope you picked something nice for yourself. I cased a card of your’s a week or so ago, and still need to post it. I’ll give you a shout out, so you will know.

  5. Wow! What a great selection of cards and they are all so unique. i love the way you’ve used the hearts to stamp your design. The yellow and blue are a fun combination and so unexpected! I don’t have any of the seam binding ribbon, but your cards are making me think that I need some!!

  6. Such pretty cards. The doily is my special favorite.

  7. Lovely cards. Love all the elements on your first card. The paper is perfect. Love the ruffle.

  8. Jean says:

    They are all beautiful ~ the second one with all of the hearts is my favorite!

  9. Love your take on this challenge. The colours are so subtle and so beautiful. Well done!

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