Sunday, September 25, 2011

PTI September 2011 Blog Hop & WMC69 Challenge

It's time for another Papertrey Ink Blog Challenge. The challenge this month was to create a project based on the photo inspiration.

When I saw the inspiration, I knew I wanted to play along since I had two masculine birthday cards to make. As I was definitely short on time this weekend, I decided to keep my card clean and simple and use patterned paper which just happened to be the Scrappy Saturday challenge at Wee Memories. Here's my card:

I wasn't kidding when I said it was clean and simple! To create it, I cut a standard size card. Next, I cut a piece of white cardstock to measure 5" x 3.75" and embossed it using a PTI embossing plate. I cut a strip of patterned paper 1" wide and a piece of Terracotta Tile cardstock 1/4 inch wider. I adhered the patterned paper strip to my embossed cardstock, stamped the sentiment and then adhered that piece to the card using foam adhesive. It doesn't get easier than that! Here's a close-up of the embossing. It didn't photograph as well as I would have liked it but it definitely adds interest and texture to the card.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Stamper's Select White; Terracotta Tile);
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye (Lime Twist);
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Fillable Frames #1);
Ink: Stampin' Up! (Soft Suede);
Misc.: Papertrey Ink Impression Plate (Linen & Canvas -- Side 1)

12 comments:

paperella said...

Gorgeous CAS!

Shauna K said...

lovely take on the challenge!! love the CAS :D

Jennifer L. said...

Love this! Would be a good card for a guy.

Kara said...

awesome..love the stripes on the diagonal!

Tracey McNeely said...

Great card, simply and clean.

Rosanne said...

Terrific card!

Kristii said...

What a fun clean and simple card!!! Fabulous!

Karen said...

I had that Lime Twist paper in my hand for this challenge, and couldn't come up with a simple solution! You did, and it's perfect!

Joyce said...

I love CAS--and this is a perfect example of it. How did you ever found patterned paper that matches so well? I like how you have the stripes on a diagonal. Makes it just that much more interesting.

Rachel Izakowicz said...

What a great CAS card - great colors and striking layout. Love it. Thanks for playing at Wee Memories this week!

Wendy said...

Love clean and simple cards, the texture is a really nice touch.

Laurel said...

I love this! LOVE the CAS lines!
Thanks so much for playing at Wee Memories.