Friday, February 8, 2013

PTI 6th Anniversary: Year of Flowers Challenge (Card#2)

Hello again Blogettes! Two blog entries in one night after over a year of being MIA!?! I'd be speechless if I didn't have a blog entry to write. Lol. This is epic ladies. EPIC. And fellas. Not trying to be sexist to my manly craft bloggers out there. Since more entries equals a higher chance of winning I thought I'd shoot for a little extra advantage with a second card. ;) This card features the beautiful PTI YOF Mums set. I started out by stamping the flower image 3 times on white cardstock and coloring each of them with Copic markers. Since I knew I'd be cutting the layers out, I only colored what I needed to show, so as to save my precious Copic ink. Those markers are pricey guys. No use wasting valuable ink on throw away scraps. Worth the money, but PRICEY. Next, I stamped, colored, and cut out the leaves. I stacked the flower layers with dimensional adhesive and the got to work on the card base. I started out with a A2 Spring Rain background, then I die cut two strips of True Black using my PTI Edgers #1 die. I used the edgers and their inverse to form a frame around the vintage cream square panel with rounded corners (thanks to my awesome corner chopper) and stamped three lines on the left using my PTI Faux Ribbon set. For the sentiment I stamped one of the phrases from Think Big Favorites #3 and finished the card off by adhering the flower. Again, I wanted a relatively simple layout to really highlight the beauty of the flower and leaves' design. Well, I wish you all luck, but I'm not going to lie...I REALLY HOPE I WIN TOO. Lol! Thanks for stopping by!

If you leave a comment, let me know what your favorite old school, underused PTI set is. Mine is Faux Ribbon right now. It's an amazing set of stripes that isn't really ever showcased. You should check it out!


  1. This is just stunningly beautiful! Love it!

  2. Gorgeous!!! So happy to see you crafting and blogging again! Love the dimension on this flower! My fave old school pti set is Paper Tray. I still use it all the time for sentiments!