Friday, July 17, 2015

Create Along with PTI

For those who have withdrawals from PTI's Make-it Monday during release time, Betsy came up with a fabulous way that their faithful customers can still play along while the designers are busy, busy making cards and writing posts. Create Along With Us is a challenge where we can create a card using inspiration from the design team during their release of new products. I have two to share today.
My first card was inspired by the incredible Betsy Veldman herself using this card as inspiration.

Here's my card:

I used PTI's Still Life Summer and Nostalgic Notions to create my card.
I cut the crosshatch patterns using Nostalgic Notions out of black cardstock and layered the panel over some water colored paper. I then added the sentiment and sweetly stamped fruit from Still Life Summer.

I don't know about you, but I just love stamping these fruits in different colors. The shadows really add so much detail to the stamped fruit images. I sit and stamp lots of fruit in one sitting just to have them on hand when I need them.

My next card uses Nichole's book template. (I can't wait to get the die cuts for this!)

Here is a card I made a while back using the printed template.

This card really does have a dimensional look to it!

ETA: I thought I would add the link to the book template here since I'm discovering that a lot of people weren't aware that there was a template. PTI BOOK TEMPLATE

Be sure to visit Nichole's blog for the details and to join in on the challenge!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Blessings~ Birgit

14 comments:

  1. Two beautiful cards, Birgit! LOVE your CASE of both Betsy's and Nichole's cards.

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  2. Great card - the book! The wonderful inspiration.
    Regards,
    BozenA

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  3. Wow, you are good you! These cards are amazing! I love the blend of the two set on your first card and the other one ... I was thinking you got your new die already! Beautiful done Brigit!

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  4. Birgit, both gorgeous. The first is good enough to eat, simply beautiful fruit! And the book with the pale blue flowers is unbelievable. A template? Wow! Have to look that one up, as my order comes very late. That's what I get for living across the world from PTI!

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  5. Both are wonderful! Great choice of stamps and details! Fantastic cards!

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  6. Beautiful cards Birgit! LOVE the fruit one! Had to draw the line because of the budget that month...grrrr! Love the colors you used though...they really pop against that black!! And your book card is just fabulous! Thanks for sharing the link as I must have missed that! Lovely, lovely cards! :0)

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  7. So pretty Birgit. Your book card is so fabulous. I didn't know about the template. Thanks for sharing the link.

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  8. All that fruit looks good enough to eat, and the book looks so real! TFS xxx

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  9. Wow what awesome cards! I love the book!

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  10. Wow what awesome cards! I love the book!

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  11. These are awesome, Birgit! Beautiful use of the still life set and so creative with the book cover CASE.

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  12. love how the fruit pops against the black background & your book looks awesome

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  13. The book card is so beautiful & what a great case of Betsy's card!

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  14. Love both of these cards. Isn't this a fun challenge--something to do to while away the time until the PTI package arrives. Love your striking black background especially, on the first card.

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