Friday, 14 February 2014

PTI Building blocks birthday card.


Hello everyone,

Well we are nearing the end of the PTI Anniversary festivities and Nichole gave us a doozy of a challenge today. We had to randomly select building block elements from lists that the Design Team gave us to design a card that could be way out of our comfort zone. We could only re select an item if we didn't actually have it. I came up with the colours Hawaiian Shores, Berry Sorbet, New Leaf, and White. I got the occasion - Birthday; technique - heat embossing; embellishments - ribbon and rhinestones, and sketch number 1.

This sketch was very similar to a design I made earlier in the week


but I decided to follow the rules and see if I could come up with something that looked different. 

I cut the panel  from white card and stamped flowers randomly to create a background in the chosen colours. Melon berry is a colour that I always have problems with as it always seems to look a bit muddy to me when I use it, but I love HS and New leaf. I inked around the panel with HS to soften the harsh white, before adding some ribbon. For the base card, I stamped various birthday greetings in Versamark ink down the right-hand side, and then fixed the panel on foam tape to give some dimension. I cut a little banner die and stamped and embossed the sentiment in white before scattering a few rhinestones to finish it off.

Even though I'm still unsure about the Melon Berry, I'm quite pleased with how different from the earlier card this turned out. Stamping the panel rather that using DP really helped there I think.

I'm going to enter this into the Handmade Harbour challenge for something bright and happy.

Thanks for stopping by.

Carol x


  1. lovely card thanks for sharing with HMH Rachel DT

  2. What a beautiful card Carol. I love your stamping.

  3. What a lovely card Carol fab stamping huggles Sue xx

  4. OH WOW!!! Your card is so gorgeous!! It pops off the page @ me!!


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