Wednesday, January 25, 2012

PTI Blog Hop, Cutting, Trimming & Embossing Challenge ..... all in 1

Hello everyone!!!!
I have been willing to participate in PTI blog hop for so many months now, but either I forget or something comes up. So today when I realized that its 25th day of the month I was pretty sure about utilizing this chance. I also loved the challenge for today's hop "to pick a favorite card from 2011 & to create a new card taking its inspiration". Well, you all know I'm a gr8 fan of rainbow colors. They are always awesome. So I had used these rainbow colors for Bargello Technique in Nov. Here is the card:

I'm taking color inspiration from this card for today's PTI blog hop challenge.  My second card is also a birthday card, But its a little different. I hope you all like it. Here is my card:

This is a real simple card. I took a regular A2 sized white card stock & embossed the front panel using "Cuttlebug : Swiss dots embossing folder". I don't own a Cuttlebug or any other fancy embossing machine but I learnt about embossing without a cuttlebug here at Priya's blog. So I tried it myself & was pretty successful. Then I cut out 1" felt circles using a stencil & pair of scissors & shaped them like flowers by making cuts at the borders to look like flowers. I pasted these felt flowers at the bottom border of the card. Finally came the sentiment. I have only a limited collection of stamps, so sometimes I feel as if I'm being repetitive in using them, so this time I wanted to do something different. I have a huge collection of stickers of all different kinds. I used K & Company vellum alphabet stickers to make the sentiment come to life. To finish with I adhered matching rhinestones on each felt flower except on the purple one I adhered a pearl instead. I completely loved the card after it finished. Here is a close-up snap of the sentiment.

This card is also a perfect match for Moxie Fab's  Embossing & Debossing Challenge and also Cutting & Trimming Challenge. I hope you all like my card. Thank you very much for taking your time to notice this card. Hope to hear again from all of  u soon. Till then take care. :)

PS: If my posts inspire you to create something on similar lines, I feel highly flattered. But please, do respect the effort I take in conceptualizing and executing, please give a direct link to my work when you are inspired by mine. Thanks for understanding........:-)


  1. Way fun and oh so colorful!!! I love them both!! Absolutely fabulous!

  2. Cute and colorful! Love your felt flowers:)

  3. Love both cards. The cased card is exceptional, I am impressed that you did all of this without a Cuttlebug or any embossing machine.
    I love the stickers for the sentiment. that is very creative.
    Those different color flowers make the card so bright & cheeful.

  4. Both of these are seriously colorful and extremely cheerful :) Glad you were able to participate in the blog hop this time around!


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