Card Recognition

Monday, June 25, 2012

enjoy every moment



Happy Monday!  I've been trying to find time to schedule this post all morning... time keeps on going.  So, it's another PTI blog hop and I love seeing all the amazing creations folks come up with.  This month the challenge is to use the photo below for inspiration.  So, yellow isn't my go to color and after trying to find the right ribbon in my hearty stash, I didn't find something that worked for pleats or ruffles... so, despite my very literal perspective, I opted to make a CAS card with the Tim Holtz Distress Ink Peacock Feathers, which I know isn't quite the right color, but...  So then I decided to make a tag to go with the card and added some yellow ribbon, to calm my literal voice who was telling me that I missed multiple aspects of the photo.  Simon Says Stamp Challenge is having an "anything but a card" challenge, so the tag works well for that challenge.

And while I was trying to find inspiration for the PTI hop I opted for the "procrastination crafting" technique, where you make a card you're inspired to and hope that helps with the project you're suppose to be working on.  I wanted to play along with the Embellish Telephone Challenge and since I've used mostly PTI goodies, I figured I'd post it today too.



Materials: PTI Pretty Peonies, PTI In Bloom, PTI Pretty Peonies die, PTI rustic white card stock, Tim Holtz distress ink peacock feathers, Versafine black ink

Tag: PTI Tag It Sale, PTI Pretty Peonies frame, flower and die, yellow ribbon, Tim Holtz Distress ink peacock feathers, kraft bag

Telephone card: PTI Heart-2-Heart #4, PTI chevron die, Twinery charcoal tine, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Versafine black ink, PTI rustic white card stock, various card stock scraps

19 comments:

Leigh said...

Great cards! I love the blue stamped flowers and diecut on the first card-- very pretty!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome cards dearie!!! Hope all is well....

Lynn said...

You crack me up Erin. Love all your gorgeous creations! I'm just itching to get in my craft room. Have your boys made it home?

Tracey McNeely said...

Both of your cards are fantastic Erin. It is amazing what we can do when we are confronted with a challenge that really is a challenge for us.

Karin Åkesdotter said...

GREAT cards! LOVE your monochromatic take on the PTI picture!
- So beautiful!
Hugs, Karin

paperella said...

Fabulous cards! The white and blue one stole my heart :)

Mandy said...

Lovely tag Erin, pretty colours.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Karen B. said...

Love the style on the first, that set looks really good not colored in!

Emily Keaton said...

These are terrific, Erin! I love that sweet telephone card!

~amy~ said...

I love your chattering...so fun:) I love yellow...not to wear but crafting with....love the clustering of the blooms...looks awesome. telephone card...LOVE

yyam said...

:) That first card is sooooo sweet! And I love the chevron with the telephone....soooooo cute!

P/s: Love the "procrastination technique" ..hehe..

Anita Rex said...

Love both cards! I enjoyed reading how you came up with both! :> I love the blue stamping on the bottom, and love the twine cord and how you did the phone on the second! Don't you love living in the US now and being able to buy from PTI so much easier?

Jenny said...

such cute cards, love them!! haven't seen you on my blog in a long time. :) :) :)

angelabranon said...

What an impact the simplicity of this card has.

jen said...

I'd say your literal voice can calm down- This is great- and it's what you were inspired to make based on the inspiration! (ha- says the literal girl...!)
It's fab- as is your embellish phone! :)

Emily Leiphart said...

Gorgeous cards, Erin! The first one is so elegant and pretty, and the second one super fun. I love the twine phone cord!

Rose said...

lol procrastination crafting!!!! too funny girl :)

LOVE the first card!!!
and the second one is such a fun retro card :)

Quip1320 said...

Love these cards! The shape of the phone one is awesome!

Wida said...

both cards are fantastic! clean and crisp! I especially like that little phone off to the edge...