Thursday, October 22, 2015

Focal Clusters with PTI

Good morning PTI friends. It's a dark and dreary day here in Maine but the sun is shining with this cheerful card! I finally found time to get in my craft room to make a card for the MIM Challenge. This week was Lexi's turn and I love her idea of creating focal clusters. I have to admit that this one really challenged me in a good way. I had a hard time thinking of sets that I could put together to do this technique with. Here's what I came up with.

I used the second helping of Bowl of Sunshine and Tea for Two Additions to make my focal cluster. The colors are a bit bright and were hard to photograph. I did add some clear Wink Of Stella to the lemons but I don't think you can see it in the photograph.
I wanted to give it another try, but this one isn't a favorite. I used the colors from The Card Concept



For this card, I used Note Niblets and went with the angled panel like Lexi did on one of her cards. I love that look and don't think to do it very often.

I'll also be adding this card to the Word Art Wednesday Challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Blessings~ Birgit

24 comments:

  1. That is a fantastic sunshiny card you created! I think you pulled it off beautifully and I love the stamps and colors you used! Well done, very well done!!!

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  2. Awesome focal cluster! Beautiful, I love the sunny colors since it is so grey here in the Netherlands today!!

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  3. Well, I say you did very well. Love the lemon card with all of the cute sayings. You second card has given me some ideas and motivated me to give this focal cluster another try.

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  4. The lemonade card is so cheery, love the grouping of everything around the vintage scale. Big fan of the 2nd. It's perfection! Lovely angle. Honestly Birgit, think you mastered the focal cluster challenge!

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  5. Both cards are wonderful! You really nailed the clustering technique :-) Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

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  6. How sweet, both of them has that soft lovely look!

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  7. Great job clustering! I love your yellow card..so bright and cheerful!

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  8. You really were able to put everything together and love that saying with the lemons. The 2nd card is just so nice and is just perfect to showcase a card that is not all fussy and yet so very sweet

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  9. What a great focal card. Makes me want that stamp set even more.

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  10. WOW Birgit...you definitely nailed this challenge! I love both your cards! Your first card is great just because it is so bright and fun...it really makes me smile! And I love your 2nd card because it just all fits together so perfectly...just like it was a whole stamp set that was made that way! Awesome, awesome cards!! :0)

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  11. two beautiful cards - i love them both, but a sunshiny yellow is always my favorite and the details are perfect!! thanks so much for playing make it monday!

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  12. I love your lemony cluster and those citrus colors! That gingham is a perfect background!

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  13. Such pretty cards! Love both of them! :)

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  14. Wonderful cards with lovely focal clusters!

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  15. Both cards are so beautiful,love them!!!

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  16. You met the challenge with great flavor on both cards, Birgit. Both clusters are perfection!

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  17. great take on the challenge, love the fresh look of your cluster card

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  18. Birgit, what darling cards.
    Fabulous stamping & designs.

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  19. Birgit, you have mastered this Focal Cluster stamping technique with both of these Beautiful cards. Great colors on each also :-)

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  20. Both cards are beautiful! Love the clusters! Thanks so much playing along with us at The Card Concept.

    Deanne :)

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  21. What awesome cards! The clusters are so fun....so creative! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

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  22. Beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept this week. :)

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