Tuesday, June 25, 2013

PTI Touch of Gold Blog Hop

Good morning fellow crafters! Papertrey Ink is having their monthly blog hop and I'm so happy to be able to join in this month! The challenge is to use a bit of gold in your crafting. Here's my entry for this months PTI blog hop.

For this card I used PTI's Ruby Rose, Happiness In Bloom and Tag It's #5 stamp sets. For the colors, I used New Leaf, Aqua Mist, Blueberry Sky and Harvest Gold. I'm so in love with these colors together as it makes me think of being at the ocean, somewhere much cooler than where I sit right now! ha! The sentiment is from Ruby Rose and that's where I embossed with my "touch of gold", although it's a little hard to see in the picture. It's stamped on a Spellbinders die cut frame. At any rate, thanks for visiting! Have a blessed day! ~ Birgit

Monday, June 24, 2013

PTI ~ Polka Dot Texture

Heather Nichol's Make it Monday challenge today, was to use polka dots to add texture. You can check out all the details over at Nichole's blog. I used Hello, Foxy and Out on a Limb to create my card for today's MIM challenge.

Thanks for visiting. Blessings~ Birgit

Up-cycled Greetings

So I've recently come across an old box of vintage greeting cards and ephemera from a local auction. As I was pondering and admiring the vintage greeting cards, it struck me to up-cycle them so they would have new life as a new greeting card. Here are a couple of cards I recently made using the old greeting cards and some of the paper ephemera.

This particular card I created using an old BINGO card and a dance ticket. I loved that the ticket said "Admit Gent & Lady". I added an awesome old photograph of a fine looking "Gent & lady". I finished it off with a rolled book paper rose.

The original vintage greeting card had this lovely set of roses on a clear overlay layered over fine, silver paper. I removed the overlay and framed it with a Spellbinders lacy frame and some book print on the bottom. I added the sentiment to the bottom banner style.
I'm eager to share more of my Up-Cycled Greetings with you soon. Thanks for visiting. Blessings~ Birgit

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

PTI ~Colored Vellum~ Make it Monday challenge

Well, it's been a long while since I've been able to participate in a challenge of any kind so when I saw Betsy Veldman's challenge for colored vellum flowers I was happy that I could join in on the fun. You must check out all the wonderful entries for this challenge at Nichole's blog.

Here's my entries for the challenge.

I used the Year of Flowers set using the pansy, daffodil and morning glories. I attached a piece of clear cardstock to create the window.
This is the inside of the card.

Since I had some flowers left over, I used them to make another card.
I just love the softness of the colors and that they're slightly translucent. Very pretty.
Thanks for stopping by. Blessings~ Birgit