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Thursday, September 25, 2014

pti september blog hop...

Hello!!  Wow... the 25th of September is here and that means time for the PTI monthly blog hop.  This month Nichole gave us a beautiful inspiration photo as well as three color combo drawn from the photo and three sketches.  I combined one of the sketches with one of the color combos to come up with this:


close up of "berries"
Even though this card is pretty simple it took me along time to put together.  Initially I was going to go with the placing a banner with the sentiment on the card and then decided to go out on a limb use a diecut word instead.  I had never actually used any of the dies that go along with the "Count My Blessings" mini set.  The word was die cut from rustic white twice and autumn rose one and then adhered together as you see.  I cut the smoky shadow cardstock down to 3 3/4 x 5 and then stamped the dotted border from polka dot basics in versamark ink, applied clear embossing powder and heat set.  I matted that piece with autumn rose cardstock and adhered to a ripe avocado base.  The berries were made by die cutting rose felt using the Button Bits dies and they sewing on smoky shadow buttons.  The leaves were die cut from avocado felt using the leaf dies from Mums the Word (I think!).

Thanks for stopping by...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI, Stamps and dies:  PTI; Felt: My Favorite Things; Buttons: My Favorite Things; Ink:  VersaMark; Embossing Powder:  Ranger Ultrafine clear

29 comments:

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love this -- especially those buttons layered over the felt! So pretty!

Melissa Sibert said...

Beautiful card. Love the felt. Cozy looking.

artful-notions said...

Striking! I am so impressed with the clear embossed dots behind your sentiment! Great job!

laurie said...

Oh I love this! That die is on my wish list!

the primitive country bug said...

So beautiful! Great idea adding the embossed polka dots under your sentiment. Love it!!

umichka said...

I love the colors and the idea!

Jacquie Southas said...

There are some wonderful detail in this card, Rosemary! Love the embossed polka dots, the felt and the rounded corners!

walchowDesign said...

I had the same colour and sketch as you are, Rosemary! Yours look absolutely beautiful especially with the touch of felt on it!

Greta said...

Beautifully done, Rosemary! The dies are on my wishlist--love the look with the 2 colors & your felt leaves are perfect!

Olga said...

Rosemary, this is beautiful!!!

Deepti said...

This is awesome! Way to use the buttons as flowers :) totally in love with ur design

Renee said...

Gorgeous!
Love the layered sentiment...
and those buttons! :)

Connie MacFarlane said...

This is gorgeous Rosemary! The dark colours together are eye catching and I love the clear embossed dots behind the sentiment. Well done!

Annheidel said...

Elegant card! I love the embossed dots behind the large grateful word. Great colors!

Charlene said...

Wonderful card!!

Barb Ghig said...

What a great choice for a color combo, and I really love how you designed your card, Rosemary! The drop shadow on your die cut sentiment is fabulous with all that sparkle and shine and I love how you played with your felt and buttons! Well worth all the time it took to create this one :)

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL Card! Great take on the sketch!!
Have a GREAT Day!
Happy Hopping!

Martha said...

Rosemary, what a BEAUTY this is!
I love how you used the pretty colors, buttons, & felt!
Fabulous sentiment & design!

Nancy said...

Great take on the photo inspiration. You have the same soft feel, and great color!

Gina said...

Oh. I really, really like your take on the sketch! The embossing behind the die cut words is such a great touch. And the buttons on felt!! It's like every time I look at it I see some little touch that I didn't see the time before. A GREAT card!

Lisa said...

Super card Rosemary!! I like the way you layered the die cut sentiment and am smitten with those sweet felt leaves!

Stephanie Poteet said...

I love this card! What a fabulous color combo and the felt gives it just the right amount of texture!

Kristie Goulet said...

This is an amazing card. Love the embossing on the smoky shadow and the felt! :)

Cindy H. said...

Beautiful card! Love how you used the inspiration colors and sketch.

Viv said...

Another stunner Rosie,you make them all look so effortless (which I know by experience they aren't)....jaw drooping all your latest ones. Enjoy your weekend ;)hugs Viv xx

Sue Lelli said...

Great card! Love how the buttons look like berries!

Lisa Lara said...

This is so cool Rosi. I love how you used the buttons on the berries.

Faith A said...

Gorgeous

Anita in France said...

So striking, Rosemary ... love the texture from those sweet felt and button blooms! Anita :)