Card Recognition

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Text Inspired Card set



My train of thought started with the new Embellish challenge to use text challenge, since I have been trying to make some book themed cards for a friend who sells children's books and she really liked this one from the other day, so I took a few color challenges and made a set, something I rarely do.  Emily made this card the other week and I'd been wanting to try her idea of inking the impression plate.  So I inked up the PTI Bookprint plate, embossed it and then die cut it out with Mat Stack 3 die.  Here's a closer look at the individual cards.



This one uses the Embellish colors. 



This one uses the Color Cue colors.



This one uses the ColourQ colors.




This one uses the Play Date Cafe colors and since I thought it was fairly somber, I added a sympathy sentiment for this week's PTI Make It Monday challenge.

Materials: PTI All Booked Up image, PTI Mat Stack 3 die, PTI Mat Stack 4 sentiment frame, PTI Mat Stack 2 sentiments, PTI Book Print impression plate, Versafine black ink, Tim Holtz Distress Antique Linen ink, Water color pencils, Core'dinations Sugar and Spice card stock, PTI kraft card stock

20 comments:

jen said...

nicely done! love the different colors!!! :D

LeAnne said...

I love what you did here--what a great way to incorporate all those color challenges! Thanks for playing the ColourQ this week!

Debbie Gaydos said...

Wow, these turned out lovely! That IP is on my wishlist and this is really making me want to get it!

Fiona said...

Great cards Erin. Lovely idea to turn the colour splash one into a sympathy card - thanks for playing at the Play Date Cafe :)

lynn said...

this makes a great bkgd for your cards, erin! the brown one looks like burlap!

~amy~ said...

Aren't you fabulous...love your fab set of cards!!!

Emily Keaton said...

These look awesome, Erin! I love the whole set. Pretty colors!

Tracey said...

What a FABULOUS set of cards!!!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Play Date Cafe :)

Emily Leiphart said...

These are amazing, Erin! I love how the inked impression plate looks like a text stamp (so happy to have inspired this idea). ;) Way to cover four challenges in one awesome set of cards!

P.S. I LOVE Barefoot Books!!

Sylvia said...

Cute cards, Erin! Love how you were able to do all these for different challenges. Great job! Thanks for playing the ColourQ challenge. Have a good weekend.

Sarah Martina said...

You nailed the technique! And your cards are all beautiful! Way to knock out a bunch at a time! Great idea! ;) So glad you joined us for Embellish Color Trends!

Christina said...

These are adorable! Love that you were able to use several color challenges with this design to make a fabulous set. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a fabulous collection of cards Erin! Love how you changed up the color combos! What an awesome gift set this would make!

Virginia L. said...

This is so fantastic! Love your versions of colors! GREAT take on the challenge, Erin!

Jessica said...

These look awesome Erin!! TFS :)

Cristina said...

Hold the phone. You did a whole SET of these!!!? Amazing. Love what you did with all the various color combinations, too. Thanks for joining us at Embellish, sweets!

Karen B. said...

Fabulous card set Erin! I love seeing them all lined up then individually, as well as where your color inspiration has come from!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oooo! LOVE the texture that technique created! Stunning! And I love even more that you've created a super fun set of these beauties! Thanks so much for playing along with our Color Cue this month at Wplus9 Design and our Color Splash this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Jay Gee said...

Inking the impression plate worked really well Erin, this is a wonderful set of cards. Really love all the different colour combos :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! What a fun set of cards--love that you can make cards so quickly and each still different! I love that die--and I love that text!!! FAB job on all:) Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the PDCC and joining in the FUN!