Thursday, August 25, 2011

August 2011 PTI Blog Hop

This month the challenge for the PTI hop is to use a lovely photo inspiration- here's my take:
I started with a berry sorbet card base. I embossed the damask designs plate onto vintage cream cardstock using a letterpress technique (chai ink). I must admit, when I took the impression plate off I caught my breath- I LOVE how this turned out!
I used some tissue paper that is very similar in color to the berry sorbet to make the flowers (with a scalloped punch) & May Arts satin leaves. I stamped the individual image onto May Arts twill with colorbox chalk ink in rouge & frayed the edges just a bit. I rounded the top of the card & focal panel, to pick up the shape of the suitcase.


Thanks so much for stopping by- have fun hopping! (click here for the list of participants!)

40 comments:

  1. Love the tissue paper flowers!

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  2. gorgeous work with the impression plate!

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  3. Wow - the embossing is wonderful. The card is clearly inspired by the picture but also made into something more and else.

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  4. Gorgeous! That letterpress technique with the damask design plate took my breath away, too! It's stunning! I love the ribbon tie, also, and those flowers are super cute. Great card! ;-)

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  5. Oh wow! I'm absolutely in love with your impressed background- it is amazing!

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  6. I love how the letterpress technique turned out, too! Beautiful!

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  7. Fabulous interpretation of the inspiration photo -- your BG is FABULOUS and so are our flowers and that stamped ribbon!!! WOW!!!

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  8. Your flowers are just lovely! Good thinking to round the card corners to mimic the suitcase :)

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  9. Seriously girlfriend, this is amazing. I tried that technique too with the impression plate (but was trying black on kraft) and it didn't work! Must try your color combo next time. And since this card has no sentiment you really could use it for any occasion, woo hoo for being on top of things.

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  10. The damask impression is just stunning and creates such a fanatic background to your amazing flower and stamped twill ribbon. Wonderful!!

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  11. Love all the marvelous details!!

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  12. Beautiful card! I love stamping on Ribbon! It's one of my favorite ways to add simple/small detail!!

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  13. Your damask design is beautiful. Great job matching up the ribbon to the one in the inspiration photo.

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  14. Beautiful card. Love the result of the letterpress technique you used. I have to keep that in mind.

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  15. just beautiful. Love the letterpress look and the flowers which look so delicate!

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  16. Wow!! Awesome technique!! Gorgeous results, must try this!

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  17. This is such a beautiful cared I love the background and the flowers are to die for . Nice work.

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  18. Beautiful! The embossed Damask background is fabulous and I love the ribbon. I made some like that too but didn't get to use it on my card. It is a great addition to your card though.

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  19. The background embossing is so gorgeous!!

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  20. Jen this is beautiful!! LOVE the letterpressing with the IP!! That is fantastic and so gorgeous!! It really makes the flowers and ribbon stand out even more!

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  21. Wow! That impression plate was perfect for this challenge. Very nice.....

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  22. Stunning Jen! It took my breath away too!

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  23. Oh, wauw! Yes, this certainly turned out gorgeous!! I love the tone on tone colors and that impression plate is gorgeous for this!! Amazing look! Fabulois idea! Love it!!
    Hugs, Wendy

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  24. NIIIICCCEEEE! Those tissue paper flowers are "wicked" awesome!! :)

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  25. This is gorgeous, Jen! I looove how the damask looks with the letterpress technique.

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  26. It IS gorgeous, Jen! I absolutely love how this turned out!

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  27. YUP!! That is some impressive impressing!!
    Love all the gorgeous details!! Great take on the picture!

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  28. Wow, Jen...that is gorgeous..Now I have to buy that embossing plate for sure.

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  29. Stunning! Love the letterpress technique, it turned out great!

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  30. This is beautiful! I love your background, and how you stamped your twill to coordinate. Everything works together beautifully, it's gorgeous!

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  31. LOVE the letterpress technique you used here. Gorgeous!

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  32. Just simply gorgeous Jen!!! I'm in LOVE with the letterpress embossing you've done here. What a great result!

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  33. This is absolutely beautiful!

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  34. Wow! What a background. Beautiful card in every way! thanks for the inspiration!

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  35. Love the damask design and tissue paper flowers!

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  36. WOW! This is stunning. Love your take on the inspiration photo and the vintage feel that your card showcases. I'd say that you knocked this one out of the park.

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  37. love, love that technique and this card is gorgeous!! thank you for always stopping by and leaving me nice notes on my blog - so appreciated!
    xo
    Danielle

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