Sunday, December 26, 2010

PTI Blog Hop - Holiday Leftovers


December's Challenge: 
It's that time again for our annual holiday leftovers challenge! Use scraps of wrapping paper, parts of holiday cards, recycle gift tags or bits of ribbon on a paper crafting project. We all have plenty of it laying around after all the holiday excitement and this is your chance to incorporate some of those pretty little things into an amazing piece of art!

You know you're addicted to stamping when someone hands you a present and your first though is, "Oooh.  That paper would be gorgeous on a card."  However, when your second thought is, "YES!!  There's at least 6 yards of ribbon." and you start to happy dance in your head, it's time to get help.  Or prepare to hop, PTI style.


I created an assymetrical frame using a print from The Girl's Paperie that I used for Christmas cards.  The green flower was die cut from a linen textured wrapping paper using Beautiful Blooms #1.  I tucked in a few snippets of the gold ribbon from the same gift instead of making real leaves.  The final step was to put it all on a Pure Poppy scallop base.  Or so I thought. 
 

This card just wasn't doing it for me so I grabbed some rustic cream cardstock, my woodgrain impression plate, and a little tea dye duo.  Et, voila!  C'est fini. 


Now this card works.  Hope you like it.

Supplies (all PTI unless otherwise noted)
Paper:  spring rain, pure poppy, rustic cream, print (the girl's paperie),
Sentiment:  Kind Words (Verve)
Ink:  Rich Cocoa (Memento), Tea Dye Duo
Embellishments:  beautiful blooms die, lemon tart button, rustic button twine
Other:  woodgrain impression plate, large scallop & circle Nestabilities

28 comments:

Lori said...

Gorgeous! Love all of your re-used items, especially that pretty linen print wrapping paper--it has such lovely texture.

Kara said...

really pretty!

Inkyfingers said...

You are so creative! I love your card.
Hugs and Happy Christmas
Carol x

Amy said...

I love this circle focal point especially with
Tinsel and Twig papers!

9kids said...

So pretty!

Karen C. said...

The flower is really pretty and I like how you used the gold ribbon for an accent.

Sue Lelli said...

I LOVE how you mounted it on the woodgrain and used tea dye! Super FAB! LOVE the flower and the gold "leaves" too!

Babies- Beth said...

I always look at gift wrapping and ribbons first, lol!! You have made an absolutely beautiful card!!

Rosanne said...

This is gorgeous!

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous!!!! I love how you said you did a dance in your head......I would have literally been dancing....lol

Peppermintpatty said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card! I love the flower and the colors are soooo nice!

Anne said...

So elegant and pretty! I love your off center design and the gold ribbon instead of leaves!

Linda said...

It works for me too! Lovely.

Dana said...

Gorgeous card, Suzanne! Love that linen paper flower. Oh, and what a creative way to use the ribbon scraps!

Suzanne said...

So beautiful!!

Ciacchina said...

molto bella!

amber said...

such a beautiful card!

Kelly S. said...

Oh so beautiful! LOVE that bloom with the gold ribbons. I like that card both ways. The creamy woodgrain background is pretty fab, though!

Krista said...

love the flower from the green linen paper and the gold ribbon rather than leaves

Terri E. said...

Super cute flower.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Marge said...

Oh, LOVE them BOTH (before & after)!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I liked them B4 and after too! Great job!

Lee Anne said...

I do like this card and cannot believe how fabulous that paper is!

Shirlann said...

Beautiful card!

Jen Carter said...

That paper is perfect for a card! Great job with reusing all that you did!

Janelle said...

Beautiful! Good before, even better after. Great job!

kbell said...

great card. i just love it all: colors, flower, ribbon, circle, paper, impression. beautiful work!!

Melissa said...

This is so stunning! The flower just stands out to me (I loved what you said about when you receive presents - I think the same way in color combinations!). Thank you for stopping by my thread on SCS. I'm now a follower!