February 25, 2012

PTI Blog Hop

 

This month's theme was interactive cards! I can't wait until I can order the Movers and Shakers dies! For now, I used an SCS tutorial for a wiper card.

spring life wiper card closed
Here's the front…

spring life wiper card

and this photo below shows what it looks like opened up.

If you hold it open and flat, the wiper section sticks up perfectly straight. We've just had three straight yucky days with snow so I needed a happy card with springy colours! I made a very similar card before in deeper colours; if you go to the search box in the top left corner next to the orange Blogger 'B' and type in wiper, you will find it. Hard to create links how I'm posting. It would be perfect for a sympathy card. ETA: Here’s the link.

spring life wiper card close up
I've always wanted to make one with a pocket inside for a gift card holder with an arrow on the wiper pointing to it! I didn't realize until now that my Laughter panel looks unbalanced so I'll probably add a little leaf sprig at the top later. I used a marker to create the centers for the pink flowers.

The yellow flower doesn't have a center for it exactly. I tried thumping my markers in the center but it didn't show up enough. So I used the tiny flower stamp included to stamp several times in apricot ink to make a center. It's the same stamp you see in pink in a few places.

EDITED SINCE I WROTE THIS: I apologize for the very lousy iPhone photos. I promise to get better ones up this afternoon but I'm so tired. I got up right after nursing the baby to make this. He actually slept through the night, from 12:30 until almost 8 (awesome for a 2 month old), but I'm behind on sleep because he's usually up several times! So I'm posting from my iPhone and will post properly later with real camera pictures. I'll add the recipe then too. The PTI products are the papers except the Kraft and plum CS, the stamps, dies, buttons and striped twine. The inks, scalloped punch and twine are not PTI.

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamps:
Life-PTI
Ink: banana, apricot, moss, olive, plum, pink, eggplant-SU! Distress Linen, Photo
Paper: spring moss DP, rustic white CS-PTI, kraft, perfect plum, pale plum CS-SU!
Accessories: butterfly and scalloped circle die, chocolate twine, white button twine, buttons-PTI, foam dots-Jody Morrow, twine-stash, bee bellie-Jessie James buttons, Battenburg lace tape-stash, EK Success mini scallop punch, WRKM Corner Chomper

13 comments:

Leigh said...

Wow, this is so cool and lovely! Beautiful stamping!

Crafty Kate said...

Very pretty! Love that background! Great job!

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous stamping and a very pretty card.

JJ Bolton said...

So soft and pretty! Just a lovely card!

rebecca said...

Very pretty card Rebecca! Lovely stamping!

Marybeth said...

This is beautiful , love all your stamping. great job!

The Paper Parade said...

Wow, I'm loving all the neat folding, and the butterflies! The colors you chose are beautiful, too :)

Helen F. said...

Your beautiful card certainly is making me happy! I don't have the yucky weather, but love to see the 'new' spring flowers and butterflies coming to my yard.

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous stamping!

Karen C. said...

Your 'garde' scene is so beautifully stamped. Love the soft colours and the little butterfly.

Kristii said...

What a beautiful card!! Love the stamping and the design is fabulous!

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely stamped garden! love the wiper style!

Barbara Jean said...

so lovely.

blessings
barbara jean