Monday, January 25, 2010

Inside Out PTI Blog Hop

Ok I am on the ball this time. I remembered this month's blog hop and got my card done in time!!!

After watching Dawn McVey's video post on how to create backgrounds using the PTI stamps I sat down and created a whole buch of different patterns on various scraps of cardstock. I decided to stick with a monochromatic theme using Lavendar Moon and Plum Pudding. I used the following stamps sets: Damask Designs, Background Basics: Diamonds, Background Basics: Hearts, and Birthday Basics. I also went a little old school and pulled out a template that I bought when I first began making cards. Remember when this style was so HOT! Sometimes going back and using some old techniques isn't so bad.

Here's a fuzzy close up. I took this so you could see the shimmer! It is a products called Bliss Mist Radiant Shimmer at a local stamp store in Canon City, CO when visiting my mom; I used Purple Passion on these cards.

50 comments:

Rebecca said...

This is great. I love how it is a gorgeous card, and still makes me think of doing a scrapbook layout, too. The monochromatic look is perfect here! I'll have to remember next time I'm stamping "patterned paper" to try doing a big sheet to use on a big project.

Sue Ann said...

Wow I need to watch that video ....... your card is really beautiful and I love love love how your paper turned out!!!

ashjoy said...

I just watched the bow making video, now I think I need to find that one. Great card!

Diane Jaquay said...

Love the stamping you did on this card, and the colors too, wow!

Anika said...

I love all the different backgrounds - aren't they fun to make?!?

Jeni said...

Nice card! I like the patchwork look on the front.

Serendipity said...

Very pretty - love the colors!!

Lea L. said...

This is pretty! I love the soft colors you used! Great job with the blog hop challenge!

♥Lea

Deanna said...

Love it, especially the demask with these papers!

Terri E. said...

This is as cute as it gets. I love how you used all of the different patterns throughout the front of the card. Way to rock the blog hop challenge!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Deb C said...

So elegant and I really love the purple. The color blocking is amazing.

Rhonda said...

I really like your layout.

Melissa said...

Beautiful! I love how clean and graphic your card is!

Heather P. said...

This is such a fun card! LOVE your layout, and the background stamping is fab!

Rosanne said...

Very pretty!

lynn said...

pretty!

Frogwoman said...

Love your card layout. It is a great card.

IamDerby said...

very sophisticated!

Lori said...

So very pretty!!

Mariah said...

Beautiful use of background stamps!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card! Love your monochromatic color scheme!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful! So well put together showing all of the patterns. I love monochromatic colour themes!

Karen said...

I love how all your papers turned out. The card is lovely.

BethieJ said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL!

Babies- Beth said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card! I need to file this one away, lol lol lol!

Heidi said...

This is just beautiful! i love everything about this card.

Sharron said...

So beautiful--love the layout and all your gorgeous backgrounds papers. The damask is the perfect focal point.

Tricia said...

Very pretty! All the patterns are so elegant!

Jennifer K said...

Shimmer is always good! lol I love the monochromatic look.

Cammie said...

What a great layout! All those snippets of your own dp are beautiful combined with the damask design.

Mary said...

Love the blocking and the monochromatic scheme and how dramatic is that damask design with all the blocks. Beautiful job on this!

Francie said...

Really, really pretty. I usually don't like purple, but this is a real eye-catching design.

Liz said...

This is beautiful! I love all the different sizes!

Lisa H. said...

mmmmm, love all the purple and the demask!

Leora said...

Love this. Great job!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just beautiful! I LOVe the colors!

Kim said...

The monochromatic layout is beautiful!

Janelle said...

Nice job with all those stamped background patterns. Love the grid patchwork on the front!

Katie {aka choc0holic} said...

Way to embrace the purple...a color that often frightens me!

Kerry said...

Nice use of purple! And the patchwork look is beautiful!

resmith said...

Very pretty! Love your colors.

Jennifer Lubbock said...

I've been meaning to make some papers after watching Dawn's video. Looks like it paid off for - the card is gorgeous!

Ginny said...

omgoodness! i love this "old" technique--you make it look super FAB :D

great job finishing up the insde--damask designs is so elegant :D

Lisa said...

WOW!! I love this!! Simple but very elegant!!

Jessica said...

Wow!!! So pretty. I love the blocking, and the elegant damask.

Marge said...

Elegant & I love your monochromatic color scheme!!! Great result!

Ingrid Danvers said...

Hi Barbara! I couldn't join the blog hop last night due to the time difference, so I am catching up now. What a gorgeous card. I love how you created various backgrounds. I am not really into purple, but you make me want to have these colors too. :-) Thanks for the inspiration!

peggysue said...

All those different papers give it such depth, very cool.

Nadine said...

Love the layout and color combo of your card! Such an elegant feel to your card. I am so inspired I totally want to case this right now!

Aimes said...

I'm hopping a little later than normal! Your project is fabulous! I love the monochromatic look and the mix of stamps - fabulous!
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