Saturday, September 25, 2010

Papertrey September Blog Hop!

Today is PTI's Blog Hop! Check here for details and to post you own link.

So this month's challenge was to post a technique or skill you have learned from a fellow stamper and to even send a shout out to that person(s).  I've learned so much from other people in terms of stretching my comfort zone yet being comfortable with my personal style.

I really couldn't pinpoint a particular skill to show but I did use this card as inspiration (3rd one down).  I loved the simple  design and that it could basically be used for any occasion.  Her bow-tying skills are definitely more advanced than mine!  Thanks Dawn for the "sketch" and for always inspiring!  She's pretty nice too... I've met her twice!


The card is for a wedding I'm attending today.  Sometimes I try to keep in line with the color scheme that's on the invitation.  I know the thought and care that went into picking it so I try and show my appreciation by reflecting their color choice.  This couple's invite was cream with pink accents and grey text.  So I'm not totally in-line because of the orange ribbon... I said sometimes, ok? :)  Anyways... I am loving the "Mr. & Mrs" sentiment from Big & Bold Wishes, it definitely is my go-to for wedding cards.

I guess I could talk about one of my favorite things to do.  I love adding a bit of shine to my images using the Sakura stardust gel pen... so easy too.. LOVE-EET!!


Here's a close-up for you blingy-viewing pleasure!
Have a great weekend! And have fun hoppin'!

Fine Print:
Stamps: PTI Big & Bold Wishes
Paper: SU! Cameo Coral, PTI Vintage Cream
Ink: Pallette Charcoal
Accessories: Mini-Rhinestones, PTI Summer sunrise grossgrain ribbon, EK Scallop punch, Fiskars corner rounder

35 comments:

Sara Mac said...

So glad you played along Deb. This is beautiful. Definitely Dawn inspired -- from the colors to the bow:)

Dani said...

Such a sweet card!!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Very pretty card, I can definitely see the inspiration from Dawn here!

Sue Ann said...

YOUR BOW is PERFECT!!!! Fantastic take on the sketch and the card is beautiful!!!

Keva said...

Very cute! I love the color choices.

Leah said...

I love the gem for the Mr. and Mrs. that's super cute and it IS a lovely big bow..something I don't do all too much myself, but I should! =)

Debby said...

Great card, love the colour scheme.

Aimes said...

Oh I adore those non-traditional colours for a wedding card! So bright and happy - totally appropriate to celebrate a special day!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Rhonda said...

Sweet and simple. Love it!

Janelle said...

Very pretty, Debbie, and I love the orange you added in. And the sparkling Mr & Mrs with the bling periods is gorgeous!

Cathy Weber said...

This is a perfect wedding card! I love that it has shiny as well as colorful with the orange bow. Very nice job.

Anna said...

Perfect wedding card! I love your colors.

Victoria said...

Very pretty! Dawn would be proud of your bow!

klarcher said...

What a great card, now I have to order the Big & Bold set

sillyleann said...

I am going to earmark this. You are right. GREAT, easy, elegant layout. You did awesome with it!

Ginny said...

What a simply elegent card!! I especially love the bow!

Cassie_lu said...

simple but stunning and the punch of orange is brilliant

Kelly S. said...

Oh love the orange bow "surprise", wonderful idea! Love the embossing and the delicate punch, PERFECT wedding card!

Ravengirl said...

What a lovely card! It's easy to be inspired by Dawn and see her inspiration in your card! Love your bling!

peggysue said...

This is lovely! I like the bling.

Marge said...

Fabulous wedding card!!!

Melissa said...

Simply beautiful!

Kristii said...

Absolutely fantastic!!!! I love your simple style!!!

Jen Carter said...

Very pretty CAS card! Love the colors!

Amy said...

Very pretty CAS card! Glad you got to play along!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Nicely done! You did a great job on the bow (much better than me ;)

Gayatri said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colors you have used and the bow is perfect :)

Pam W. said...

Very pretty card. Love the colors and great job with the bow. TFS

Deb C said...

I love the idea of using the wedding color. Such a cute card.

TFS!~

Nerina said...

Beautiful! Your colours just sing together!

Laura Isham said...

simple yet beautiful. the ribbon just jumps out with the color combo you chose.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Cammie said...

I love the bold colors and style!

Babies- Beth said...

the colors really pop, the bow is perfect, and the blings are so fun! Beautiful!

Traci Nachtrab said...

Simple perfection!