September 25, 2011

Papertrey September Blog Hop Challenge

Wow! It's time for the September Papertrey Blog Hop challenge already?  I just got my new release order on Friday so I just barely got the stamps put away when I decided to use one of them for this challenge:

We have another amazing inspirational photo for you this month that
we just know will bring out the very best in your creativity!  Look 
closely and there are so many directions to go in!  You can choose 
to focus on the colors, the stripes, or the repetition.
We look forward to seeing your creations!

I have to say the stripes in the inspirational photo overwhelmed me and it's all I could think of so I went with it.  I decided to keep my card very simple, with clean lines.  I chose one of the stamps from the new Stylish Sentiments: Holiday stamp set.  I love the mixture of fonts.

I embossed the sentiment and it turned out really nice.  I'll have to discuss heat embossing one of these blog posts because it has not been an easy technique for me.  I've been experimenting with different inks and embossing powders.

Thanks for looking!  You can check out the rest of the Blog Hop participants on the list over at Nichole's blog.  Have a great Blog Hop day!

Cardstock: PTI Stampers Select White, Pure Poppy, and Pinefeather
Stamps: PTI Stylish Sentiments: Holiday
Ink: Colorbox Evergreen
Other: Filigree Detail clear embossing powder
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"


  1. Very stylish and elegant- the sentiment fits SO perfectly- LOVE!

  2. Fabulous! It looks like one of those cool prints sold at Etsy!

  3. I love how you showcased the sentiment! You've inspired me for sure!

  4. I know what you mean about embossing. It came be a real pain at times. I like how you used the sentiment as your focal point and just a little color.

  5. Love it Linda!! What a great take on the picture! Love the clean crispness of your card!

  6. Linda.........I loveeeeeeeeeeee your Christmas card! The width of the panels make the card so bold and the large sentiment is just perfect! I feel a CASE coming on! ;-)

  7. Great card. You did a wonderful job with those lines. I didn't get to participate this week, too busy. :(

  8. I too was overwhelmed by all those stripes. Love what you did with the challenge. Looks very professional.

  9. Linda, I love, love, love your card!!! It totally makes me smile!!

  10. So nice! The arrangement of the layers really makes the sentiment stand out.



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