Card Recognition

Sunday, September 25, 2011

PTI Blog Hop & Super Sketchy Sunday





This month's PTI blog hop is to find inspiration from the above photo.  After a few failed attempts (it was all too busy for the CAS girl in me) I decided to go back to the fabulous technique of inking up the impression plate.  So with the help from some distress inks I made this simple one layer birthday card.

And welcome to another 365 Cards Super Sketchy Sunday card. I've used mostly PTI goodies on this card, so I thought I'd combine these two posts into one.  I also used the CAS-ual Friday challenge of "mostly chromatic plus brown" for my colors.  I'd love to see what you'd do with the sketch.  

 

Materials: Birthday Card, PTI Impression plate, PTI Think Big Favorites #7, Tim Holtz Distress inks fired brick, worn lipstick, tumbled glass, faded jeans, wild honey, Versafine black ink

Dragonfly Card: PTI Happy Trails die, PTI Impression plate, Spellbinders Nestabilities Label One, MFT Die-namics Large Scallop die, Core'dinations card stock, vellum, Black Sharpie pen


32 comments:

canyoupixelthis.com said...

Love your cards Erin! I love the circle stamp!!

-Jessica

Marge said...

Ohhh, love your variegated impression plate creation!!! Very pretty!!!

Sara Mac said...

I really like that sunshine plate inked up like that. Fun cards.

Kara said...

love the colored circles!!

Rebecca said...

wonderful inspiration! both projects ROCK!

jen said...

well done on both counts! love what you did with the CAS challenge!

Kelly S. said...

OMG that is circle pattern is wonderful! So glad that you said you inked up the impression plate, because I was wondering how you stamped it so perfectly!! Such a great effect!!

paperella said...

What a fun approach to the pic!

Trinh said...

Two fab cards, Erin! Love the rainbow inking on the first one.

Inkyfingers said...

What a great idea - I would never have thought of doing that. Gorgeous.
Hugs
Carol x

Virginia L. said...

Love both cards, Erin! The monochromatic card is so effective and pretty with this color combo! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Tracey McNeely said...

The coloured circles are fun.

Ally said...

Wow, I love it! I have never thought to ink up the impression plate - I'm going to have to try that one. Super cute card! ;-)

carol (krillsister) said...

I had a hard time with this challenge also. I think you did a great job with the impression plate all inked up.

lynn said...

great inspiration card, erin--love the colored circles:) your dragonfly card is just plain pretty!

kingstonmama said...

What a fun card! I've never inked impression plates before. I'll have to give that a try. Ann

Pam W. said...

Love it! You inked the impression plate? I'm so gonna try that!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, these are so pretty, Erin! I just LOVE your concentric circles card!! That rocks. :)

wendipooh13 said...

ohhhh just love your circles on the card!!! very cool and that dragonfly is sooo cute!!!

Christina said...

That is some fantastic inking! I love the variegated look you achieved on the circles. The impression on your second card is gorgeous--I just love that doily!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER fun design--love that you did circles instead of lines/squares! LOOOVE:)

~amy~ said...

Love your take on the PTI inspiration AND your fun 365 Cards Card...Cards Card..LOL.

Rose said...

ohhhh your CAS card for the sketch is beautiful :)

Lori said...

Love how you used the impression plate--too cool!

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful background on your first card. wonderful work!

Stephanie said...

Very pretty cards! Love the distress ink technique!

Mahmood Ali said...

Such a creative work i really like it simple color combination...
Plastic card printing
plastic Cards

Kristii said...

Fabulous card!!! Love the circles and the dragonfly is the perfect touch!

Karen B. said...

Fantastic cards Erin! Each is so unique. Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Pauline said...

Two fab cards, love your monochromatic one and the layered nesties. Fab design.

Laura Davis said...

Great work!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Manoli Navarro said...

Es perfecta!!
Me encanta como has jugado con los contrastes al incluir la libelula!!