Wednesday, March 25, 2009

March PTI Blog Hop


I can't believe it's Blog Hop time again!! (Or that I've been so bad about blogging this month!) My goal for April is to post every single day - I'm stressed about it already!

Anyway, the theme for this month's blog hop was to use some of PTI's fabulous stamps to create a background and then turn that background into a finished project. I ordered Guide Lines II from the last release and have had so much fun playing with it! It's SO easy to use too! I've created almost a dozen different backgrounds, but have only turned one into a card so far and that's the one I'm sharing today.

I stamped the grid in Spring Moss and then stamped some of the decorative elements from the set using Aqua Mist and Melon Berry ink. I stamped two more of the Aqua Mist shapes and punched those out with a 3/4 inch square punch. The centers are dotted with the smallest dot from Polka Dot Basics using Melon Berry ink and then the squares are matted on Spring Moss cardstock. The main image is from the Anniversary set, Everyday Classics, which I am in love with! Thank you to Nichole and PTI for offering this free set to those of us who are hopelessly addicted to PTI and buy way too many stamps!! That image is stamped in Aqua Mist and the sentiment, also from the Anniversary set, is stamped over it in Spring Moss. The ribbon is Melon Berry bitty dot ribbon, which I think is just so beautiful, and the blue gemstones are from my local stamp store. The blue of the gemstones is a few shades darker than Aqua Mist, but I think it works and gives a nice sparkle! And you can't tell from the photo, but the main image and the two small images are traced with a clear spica glitter pen, so it's really pretty in person! The bottom of the background is trimmed with my scallop border punch from SU, revealing a little strip of Aqua Mist at the bottom.

Nichole asked that we also share a photo of what our backgrounds looked like before we cut them up and hid them with other elements on our cards, so here's mine! I cut sheets of PTI white cardstock into quarter sheets and used those to create the various backgrounds I've done so far. That way they're perfect to use as a whole card front, or cut up as I did on my card above.

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to visit this thread for a list of everyone participating in tonight's hop!

61 comments:

  1. Soooooo pretty Jess! I love the color combo too! I wish I could see all the sparkle in person! I bet it looks so purdy!

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  2. This is sooo pretty! I love the color scheme you used!

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  3. These colors look amazing together! I love the addition of the anniversary set flower :)

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  4. love the color combo and the bling!! Beautiful!

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  5. Such gorgeous colour combo!!

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  6. I love the colors you've used and also the layout of the card. Very pretty!

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  7. That is so pretty! Love your color combo!!!

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  8. This is so pretty and I love the colors you used on this. Great idea!

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  9. I love your colours!! I can't believe I forgot to take a picture of my background only...dang it!! Your background is fabulous!!

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  10. great card. I don't think you can make a bad card with this set. your colors are fabulous,too!

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  11. Beautiful color combo! Very nice!

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  12. Wow!! gorgeous!!! love the colors :)

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  13. What a fabulous color combination! And I love the gems at the centers of the images, too.

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  14. Very pretty! I love the colors that you used. Isn't Guide Lines Two great?

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  15. I really really really need to get this set soon!!!

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  16. Two of my favorite colors. So very pretty!!

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  17. Fabulous! I love how you added the bling. Wonderful backgound work.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  18. I love your colors, great card!

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  19. Beautiful card!! Thanks for sharing!!
    -t

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  20. What a lovely color combination you used and such a great use of this set!

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  21. Fabulous card & awesome color combo! Love what you've created!!!

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  22. The colors are beautiful. Love this and I am so glad I ordered this set.

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  23. oh my! this is gorgeous! it's amazing how many different looks you can get with this set. love your color combo!

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  24. This is gorgeous! Great BG idea - thanks

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  25. Love the colors you used! My Guidelines Two is in the mail right now...cannot wait to get it! Very pretty! :>

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  26. The colors are wonderful. Great choice.

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  27. Just beautiful Jessica and I love your blog name!

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  28. That is such a pretty card! I love the colors!

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  29. Simply BEAUTIFUL! Love your color combo and layout.

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  30. I adore these colors together! They are so fabulous. You did such a fantastic job!

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  31. This is gorgeous Jessica! Love the use of the new grid line stamp set! Beautiful result!

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  32. Very pretty - this is great! And I love the clear easel you have that you displayed your background on!

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  33. awesome. love those colors together

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  34. Very pretty! I love the colours!

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  35. Very pretty card. Lovely colours.

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  36. Love your background, and I especially love how you stamped your sentiment over the large Anniv flower.

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  37. Love the colors! Great job!
    ~Lacey

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  38. Nice job. Cool color combo. Thanks for the birthday wishes.

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  39. Beautiful use of color and shape in your background. So soothing!

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  40. I love this color combination! Your whole card is beautiful!

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  41. WOw. What a nice color combo, and I sure wish I could see the sparkle up close. Nice use of the anniversary set too! Aren't you clever!

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  42. Very cute! So springy and happy! Thanks for sharing!

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  43. This is so pretty! LOVE the colors you used. :)

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  44. Super pretty!!! Love those colors!

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  45. I am just now getting around to looking at all of the Blog Hop entries.. I LOVE YOURS! :)

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  46. Stunning, wow I love this!! You and PTI go so well together...pretty colors, fabulous card!

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