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