Saturday, July 23, 2011

PTI Marathon

Papertrey Ink had their Stamp-A-Faire today and for those of us (like me) who could not attend, they are hosting a marathon day of challenges!  I have relatives staying over and my time was limited, but I got in 2 cards (barely!).  
This first card is for Challenge #2 which is a color challenge - hot pink and charcoal gray.  I love this color combo (almost anything with hot pink is good for me).  The star of this card is the handmade rosette I made.  This rosette is made with cardstock that I stamped with Mendhi Medallions.  The frilly edge was made with a punch edger.    
I stamped one of the smaller MM images and cut it with a Nestabilities die (the small die of Big Scalloped Circles Lg fits perfectly by the way!) for the center of the rosette.  The rosette sits atop a leafy stem embossed in white.  I added a bit of interest at the bottom with rounding.  All done! 
Up next was a card that combined Challenges #6 and #8.  Challenge #6 is to use little notches to hold twine or ribbon in place.  Challenge #8 is to design a card where the front of the card is shorter than the back of the card allowing a bit of pattern or sentiment along the exposed edge.  I started off by heat embossing the largest Mendhi Medallion image onto kraft cardstock.  The stamp is so detailed and the embossing turned out awesome!
I also heat embossed the "Wish Big" sentiment across the bottom.  The stamped panel is stacked onto a chartreuse panel (popped up with foam dots) and then placed on the avocado card base.  On the inside, I heat embossed the small sentiment across the bottom.  

I wish I could have made more cards, but I'm happy that I was able to participate in all the fun.  Hopefully next year, I'll be doing it in person in Cincy!  Thanks for looking!  
{aloha, jj} 

Challenge #2
Stamps: Communique Curves, Mendhi Medallion, Turning a New Leaf (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Versamark, White embossing powder (Martha Stewart), Razzberry (Colorbox)
Paper: Raspberry Fizz, Smokey Shadow, White cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
Embellishments: Rhinestone
Tools: Corner Chomper, Scalloped Circle Die (Spellbinders), Edger (Fiskars)

Challenge #6 & 8
Stamps: Mendhi Medallion, Big Bold Wishes (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Versamark, White embossing powder (Martha Stewart)
Paper: Kraft, Ripe Avocado, Spring Moss cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
Embellishments: Baker's twine (The Twinery)
Tools: Circle hand punch (Fiskars)


  1. Holy Smokes! Well if this isn't about the prettiest thing I have seen all day, I don't know what is. Such a clever use of the medallion/rosette. This is a real must try. Gorgeous card and utterly inspiring!

  2. That rosette is gorgeous...very unique! ;)

  3. Oh your cards are beautiful!!! Love the designs of them. Great that you were able to join in on a few of those challenges.

  4. love them! your medallion card is perfect! love that you combined challenges too!

  5. How lovely!! I love that folded flower and your medallion card is stunning!! Great job on the challenges!!

  6. Oh! That single rounded corner on the medallion card...and that colour combo - {love}! What a beautiful girly card.
    And I've got to say, the green & kraft combo is really shouting at me. LOVE IT. The perfect embossing....yummy twine...lovely Mendhi images. One of these days I'm just going to have to suck it up & order from PTI. I love everything ;)

  7. This is a wonderful, wonderful card. It turned out so elegant! I have tried this scaled back style with mixed success. Thanks for sharing yours, I might give it another try.


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