Saturday, May 2, 2009

PTI Challenge, & 365 cards

Today over at Nichole Heady's blog; there is a challenge to use an inspiration picture to create a card. And over at 365 there was a challenge to use 8 flowers; as well as, earlier this week to use a leaf. So I decided to combine these 3 ideas, based on Lisa Johnson's gorgeous photo of the Tulip fields in Washington.
First I cut the luscious flower images out of PTI Raspberry Fizz Mix DP. Are those flowers not just yummy, and fresh on their own?
TIP- when you are cutting from DP and you have images that are only half there as they are part of the edge of the paper, don't think they are rubbish. Just position them on your paper project so they are also on an edge. This way it will look more natural, as well as allowing you to use all of your images from your DP.
Then I took lime green paper and made stems. This is shown in the first image above.
Finally I added leaves, which are actually lime green flower petals cut apart. I had these lime green flowers forever, and then one day it occurred to me they make the perfect leaf. Don't you agree?
TIP-When I have things that I don't like the way they are I try to think outside the box and reinvent them.
Perhaps you too have items in your paper craft supplies that need a new life. Give it a try I am sure you will find all those bits useful if you just be a little creative.
I hope you have a wonderful Weekend!
It's all in the Ingredients:
Paper- PTI white, Raspberry Fizz mix, scrap of lime green, scrap of blue
Stamps- PTI Damask sentiment
Ink- Black Brilliance
Embellishments- Hero Arts gems, MS butterfly punch, prima lime green flowers,cuttlebug swiss dots folder


  1. Beautiful! I love the bright colors on the white. Great job with the challenges!

  2. Cute, cute, cute! Love those great colors against the white background!

  3. So very pretty!

    hugs, Karen Lee

  4. Oh, I love this card. So fresh and bright.

  5. Gorgeous card! This flower is one of my favorites to use, so I'm really loving your card. Great tip on using the edge of your paper and then aligning that with the edge of the card - very clever and economical!

  6. ekkkkkk!!!! I love it. so fun. it definitly screams spring!!!!

  7. Great colors. Your butterfly was wondeful as well. Super job on the spring fling challenge.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

  8. Oh sista...this is absolutely gorgeous!!!


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