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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

PTI and Altenew...

Hey there!!  Popping in to share two cards I made on Christmas day.  I had the time to make cards on Christmas day because for the first time since 2008 we got snow on Christmas day.  My in-laws live north of us and usually get more snow then we do so I decided that we would stay home instead of making the trip to their place.  We will get together with them later this week.  First up is a card for the PTI December blog hop.  For my card I tried to pull out colors that I was in this gorgeous heart wreath.  I used the Floral Sketches stamps and dies (first time I have ever used them I think!) and several different inks (PTI Lavender Moon, Plum Pudding, MFT Bubblegum, Memento Angel Pink, SU! Pear Pizzazz, Memento New Sprout) to create my flowers and leaves and kept things very muted.  I stamped the floral sprays in the lavender inks and the large flower with the pinks.  Once I had most of the images stamped I die cut my panel with the Herringbone Mix & Mat die and then cut a layering mat from a bright green cardstock using the largest die from the Double Ups die collection.  That  was adhered to a white panel die cut with a rectangle die from AJVD and then the stamped panel was adhered on top with foam dimensionals.  I adhered a leaf I had stamped along with the large flower and then added my sentiment that I had embossed in white on PTI vellum.  Finished things off with some Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear sequins.






The second card is for the Altenew monthly inspiration challenge.  The challenge for December is to use one of the previous inspirations from 2017.  When I first started looking at the Altenew inspiration challenge the first one I saw was from August.  The inspiration photo was of a card created by Erum Tasneem one of the Altenew design team members.  I was pretty awe-struck by that card and really wanted to play along, but at that point I didn't have many Altenew stamps, it was summer and so I never made anything.  Thank goodness the December challenge gave me the opportunity to use the color combo!!  My colors are a bit more muted and instead of teal I used blue (I was looking more at the colors in the flowers), but overall I love how everything turned out.  To bring in the gold I embossed the flower, leaves and stem in gold embossing powder and then colored them with Daniel Smith watercolors using the palette I got from Simon Says Stamp.   The leave were done with a combination of two browns from the palettes and a little bit of gold.  The flowers were colored with two shades of blue along with a touch of turquoise.  I watercolored the background with a mixture of the blues and then added in some gold.  I used my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors in dark brown and gold to add splatters to the watercolor panel as well as to the flowers and leaves.   I placed everything where I wanted it so I could determine where to stamp my sentiment.  Added that and then adhered everything in place.  The stamp set I used is Beautiful Day along with the matching dies.


Hope you have a wonderful day!!

Supplies:  PTI card:  Cardstock:  PTI white, SU! green, SSS fog; Stamps:  PTI; Dies:  PTI and AJVD; Inks:  MFT, PTI and Stampin Up!

Altenew Card:  Cardstock:  PTI kraft, Ranger watercolor; Stamps and dies:  Altenew; Ink:  VersaMark watermark, VersaFine Onyx Black; Embossing Powder Tsukineko gold; Watercolor medium:  Daniel Smith and Kuretake

22 comments:

Greta said...

Oh my goodness, Rosemary! Your designing skills are just amazing & your coloring is gorgeous! 2 absolute beauties! I figured you must have had snow as it started about 80 miles north of us. Love the beautiful, peaceful look, but sure don't want to drive in it!

Linda said...

Two beautiful cards, Rosemary. The colors of the blog hop card are so soft and pretty.

Marcia HIll said...

Both of your cards are SOOO pretty Rosemary! I love your colors on your 1st card, and I have that stamp set and don't think I have ever used it either! Your Altenew card is also GORGEOUS! Fabulous color combo on this one too...sooo elegant!! Lovely, lovely cards!! :0)

lainey said...

Both of these cards are gorgeous! Love the colors you used in each of them.

jill schultz said...

I think your cards are lovely. I really like the contrast of the green and white on the first card--it really makes your flowers stand out. Beautiful job coloring with the Altnew stamps, too.

Cindy Boney said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Rosemary!! For the Papertrey challenge, I love how you used a large focal flower over smaller floral images...genius! Love, love your Altenew card and the watercoloring...the colors are so beautiful!!

Helen F. said...

Both of these cards are simply gorgeous, Rosemary! Love the pink blooms on the first one, and the blue is stunning!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh goodness are these ever pretty! The first is so feminine and romantic and the second is a wonderful airy design Merry Christmas Rosemary!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome creations, Miss Lady!!!

Betty Wright said...

Both are quite stunning! Lovely designs!

Claire said...

Lucky you having snow on Christmas day! Such pretty cards Rosemary - love the flowery background behind the big bloom on the PTI one!

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful cards, Rosemary! I love that we used the same set for our blog hop cards!

Vicki Finger said...

I love the fresh greens you used on your card and your interpretation is just beautiful!

Olga Jewell said...

Gorgeous!!

Kelly Schirmer said...

Gorgeous florals, Rosemary!! I just love the cascade effect!

Cindy Beach said...

Rosemary,
These cards are both feasts for the eyes and inspiring to the heart. Beautifully designed. LOVE.

Julia Aston said...

what a lovely design with the layered framings and florals - the sentiment looks pretty on the vellum!

Marybeth said...

Snow bound for Christmas sounds kinda fun since we never get snow! Both cards are simply gorgeous!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Not sure which card is my favorite but they are both stunning! I can hardly wait to case your PTI hop card as your colors and design inspire me. We experienced a white Christmas in Portland this year visiting our children - fun, yet crazy to drive in.

TK said...

Both cards are stunning! Hope you enjoyed your snowbound day!

maryrose said...

Amazing! Love the flowers you chose, and the corner details? Perfection!

Anita in France said...

A white Christmas ... how magical, Rosemary! Your cards are both gorgeous ... soft, elegant and so deliciously feminine! Hugs, Anita :)