Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Papertrey January Blog Hop Challenge

Okay, so let me go on the record and say that for all intents and purposes, my Papertrey Ink stamps are not collecting dust. I only found these wonderful stamps about a year ago and surely that's not enough time to collect dust! There are, however, some stamps that see more ink than others. So with that said, when I saw that Papertrey Ink's January Blog Hop Challenge was to use a PTI stamp that has yet to see ink or was collecting dust, I knew I was up for the challenge! Here's the card I made:

I used a sentiment stamp from Birthday Basics to create the background. To start, I cut a standard sized card and used my Martha Stewart Scoring Board to create the decorative border. Next I cut a piece of white cardstock small enough to fit inside the border and penciled in some grid lines. I started stamping in the center of white cardstock and worked my way out (left and right), then down and up changing the color of ink each time. (Make sure your ink is dry before erasing the grid lines!) When the background was complete, I adhered it to my card. Next, I added the die cut labels on dimensional adhesive and personalized it for the occasion with Thickers. A little bling gives it the finishing touch!
Here's a look at the inside of the card:

Be sure to check out all of the fabulous projects created for this blog hop. Also, there is some blog candy over at Moonlight Creations!
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink;
Specialty Paper: American Crafts (blue glitter);
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Birthday Sentiments, Fillable Frames #4);
Ink: Ranger (Jet Black); Stampin' Up! (Tempting Turquoise, Pink Passion, Lovely Lilac);
Chipboard: American Crafts Thickers (Lax);
Embellishments: Prima (bling);
Tools: Papertrey Ink dies (Limitless Labels, Fillable Frames #4); Martha Stewart Scoring Board


nancy jane said...

This is a fun birthday card, perfect for someone turning 16.

Peggysuez said...

I love it when people use stamps to create a unique background, love how you mixed up the colors with the 'happy birthday' and then coordinated all the rest of it as well. nice job!

Kay said...

Wonderful idea- your stamped background looks great!

Diane Jaquay said...

Neat card, really love the glitter and bling!

Terri E. said...

Love the bling and great dimension. Thanks for your hard work in the PTI challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Tracey Cuccia said...

What a GREAT card!! Love the glitter, and bling...that background you made is great too...PERFECT for the recipient. Love it -- Thanks for sharing!!

Jen Carter said...

Loving all that glitter!

Monique said...

This is a Wonderful Birthday card. :).. Love the glitter :).

I want you to know I found you through “Becca at AmazingPaperGrace.com who is Sharing the Comment Wealth and I picked you”

Paula Gale said...

Hi there.

What a gorgeous card... love a card with a bit of bling on!!!

I've joined in something on Becca Feakens blog called Amazing Paper Grace - called “Becca at AmazingPaperGrace.com is Sharing the Comment Wealth and I picked you”

Isn't it a great feature because I've come to a blog that I might not have reached otherwise.

I hope to visit many more times and am now going to have a look round.

Thank you and sending you happy thoughts

Paula, Derbyshire, UK.

x x x

Susan (rainy) said...

Wonderful card, Linda. I LOVE the scored frame!!

Amy Beth said...

Love the background you built!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Great birthday card--I want to try making the background like you did, it looks fabulous!

Chris L.

Christina said...

This is so sweet! I need to use my scoring board more often to makes frames like yours-it looks fantastic. Lovely job with the stamped background, too!

Stephanie said...

Oh, wow! I totally love your fun card. What 16 year-old won't love all that glitter! Too fun!

Sylvia said...

Becca at AmazingPaperGrace.com who is Sharing the Comment Wealth and I picked you. I randomly found your post in Becca's archives after looking at several and really liked your inside message style. Also like the glitz!

Pat said...

Great background. I love the photo you took of the inside of your card - you can really see how you popped the embellishment.

Leslie Miller said...

This is just great for a sweet sixteen birthday with all the glitter and bling! I love it!

Linda said...

What a terrific card! I love how you created the background with the sentiment stamp. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Super Sweet Card! Simple yet fancy enough for the someone turing sweet 16.