Card Recognition

Friday, March 25, 2011

PTI March Blog Hop & a little giveaway





This month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop is featuring Embroidery Floss, something I will confess that I did not have in my crafty stash.  So I braved a trip to Ben Franklin with two children in tow and managed to leave with only spending $8 (half of which was for the youngest, he needed a new red ink pad for his fire engine stamp).  I love how the red embroidery floss turned out as a background texture.  This card, is a thank you card for a friend of mine who recently sent me my very first pair of rain boots.  She came to visit last week and she had a really cool pair on and her feet stayed dry on our big adventure in the snow/slush with the children, whereas I ended up with soaking feet.  I love friends who randomly send you goodies.

So on the subject of fun new goodies... I have recently been very lucky with various blog candy.  My most current box of PTI came with an extra set of the PTI Buttoned Up #1 dies, so I'd like to give them away.  To win, please become a follower of my blog (or my page on Facebook) and post a comment.  I will randomly draw the winner on Monday, and I'm happy to send them internationally.  

Materials: PTI Daily Designs boot, PTI Tag Its #2 circle, PTI Mat Stack 3 sentiment frame, PTI Mat Stack 4 sentiment, PTI Mat Stack 3 die, EK Success 1 3/4th inch circle punch, corner rounder punch, PTI coaster, PTI All Booked Up Impression plate, red embroidery floss, vellum, white card stock, Versafine black ink, Versacolor Camilla red ink, Versacolor Cactus Green ink, 

52 comments:

Rhonda said...

This is great Erin. I love the text frame.

Kay said...

Oooh, where to start? I LOVE this! I love the text impressed frame, love that you made the frame with the Mat Stack 3 die, love the use of floss, love the layered circles, love the sentiment placement, love the rounded corners. GREAT card!

Traveling Mama said...

This is completely adorable! Love the floss in the background!

GabrielaD said...

Great card! Love the colors and the frame. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. To answer your question, it is not a die I stamped the tea cup onto the paper, then stamped the coffee cup using a mask.

Marge said...

What a sweet card -- LOVE it!!!

Mary Duffek said...

So pretty!

canyoupixelthis.com said...

Love the layers, cute card!!

-Jessica

kasia c. said...

I LOVE this card! The texture you created with the floss in the background paired with the debossed panel is gorgeous. LOVE it! :)

lynn said...

wonderful design, erin! love the embossed frame, and the little boot embellishment is so cute! thanks so much for the chance:)

Jen Carter said...

This is so cute!! There are so many sweet little details on this card! Love the impression and that sweet little boot!! Adorable!

I'm Renee said...

Very cute!
Love the way you used the floss!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Fun background! Looks subtle and really pretty!

Amy said...

Cute card and fun use of floss! I like that you used the coaster too!

Karen said...

Love the open frame and the floss behind it. Great card. I already own the die so don't put my name in the hat.

Dana said...

This is so clever and looks fabulous!

Monica K. said...

Awesome card! I like how you used the negative shape of the die and then put floss behind it. Very fun! :)

Emily Leiphart said...

This is gorgeous and super cute, Erin! The floss looks amazing behind the vellum and I love the negative embossed panel on the front. Your friend is going to LOVE it!! Thanks so much for the chance to win some PTI goodies. :D

Margaret M said...

When I first clicked onto this card my reaction was OH WOW!. I love everything about it! The embossing, the little color on white and especially the cute little rain boot! TFS!

Terri said...

Great job. What a creative way to use the floss.

Amber Rose said...

This is such a gorgeous card! I love what you did with the layers and the embroidery floss.

Rochelle said...

Now this is neat!

Linda said...

Awesome! Great use of floss. Very different, very creative.

Cyndie said...

Oh, I love this!

Cathy Weber said...

I would love to be able to see this card in person. I have zoomed in to try to catch every single little detail. The embossing and the use of the floss is just wonderful. So creative.

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Beautiful! And yes, rainboots are an amazing invention!

Agata said...

How come I wasn't following your blog till now?! It's true that I'm not visiting much those days but am trying to!!! This card is simply GORGEOUS!!! What an ingenious idea to put the floss underneath? Even though I have tons of floss at home, I wouldn't have come up with this idea!

beckynoelle said...

i love that coaster frame! so pretty!

Karen B. said...

Hey, how do you like those coasters? And this card, well worth the trip to BF. Seriously, even with pouting boys. Great way to put it under the velum.

Gaby Santiago Sayer said...

I love your embossed background! That looks so fresh and girly!

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

WOW!!! I LOVE your card! The background is perfect and the window sooo beautiful! TFS!!!

jen said...

You make me want to pull out those coasters & go to town- I LOOOOOVE those boots- and the floss is a great texture! This is so well executed!!!

Peggysuez said...

I love the rain boot and I'm so glad you used it! That is a great set. Neat card!

Suzanne said...

WOW! This is awesome!!!! Definitely one of my favorites yet on this Hop!

Jill said...

What a clever and creative way to use the floss, Erin! Love the cut out and the embossed coaster too!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Excellent card! Love those rubber boots! Great friend to gift you with useable boots.

Kelly S. said...

Oh what a COOL and unique idea! Love the look, and this card is so perfect for your friend!

Lori said...

So sweet! Love the embossed frame around the image.

Jessy said...

oh my goodness, gracious. did you emboss a coaster?? eeek. i love it. this card is soooo aweseome. :-)

Debbie said...

The texture on the plate is fab. Such a cute and perfect card for your friend!

Kristii said...

What a fun card!! I totally love the impression on the coaster!!! Great idea!

nancy jane said...

What an absolutely perfect thank you note! That's the beauty of making your own cards (and having just the right stamp). The floss looks great as background. Enjoy your weekend.

Julie E said...

That image is adorable and paired with the embossing and extra texture from the floss it is all good! What a fun story behind the card too :>)

Rebecca said...

What a cute card. I love the way you used the DMC floss.

Ravengirl said...

What a great thing to do with the embroidery floss! The color is so cool muted like it is behind the vellum and matches your boots fabulously!

Brenda said...

I love your card. Will try to become a follower of your blog. I have been coming to your blog occasionally, and I do enjoy it.

LittleSurferGirl said...

Erin, this is amazing! Using the floss as a background? Genius! I love it!

Babies- Beth said...

The use of the floss is great, but lol, it's the Impression plate and cut out first layer that is stupendous!

Lisa Petrella said...

Such a creative use of embroidery floss! Love that adorable polka dot wellie image too! So sweet! Thanks for all of the nice comments you have left me on my blog!!! I just became a follower of your blog, so I will be sure to do a better job of visiting you!!!

~Tammy~ said...

You knocked this one out of the park! A lot of goodness in this card Erin!

Dana Gustafson said...

Cool background technique! I loe your vellum over floss!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOWZA! 50 comments! You rock! LOVE that background for the frame--and that red floss is CLEVER!! Your friend is going to LOOOOOOOVE this card--perfect stamp to match your new boots;)

ps...THANKS for the heads up on the post! I am behind 1400 posts!! And at least 100 emails! I promise to stop by when I get through all of these;) YOU ROCK for sharing (you are right--I LOVE giveaways!!). BLESSINGS:}

Jinny Newlin said...

Love, love, LOVE what you've done with the vellum and twine on your card! Soooo going to have to try that one!