Sunday, November 25, 2012

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday weekend! We had family in from Atlanta.  I cooked for 19 people on Thursday!  Whew!  Fun times, but I was exhausted!   While I am not one to Black Friday shop, I did enjoy the luxury of some online deals and shopping while sitting in the comfort of my on home on Friday.  It has been a very busy few days.  Anyway, I decided to take a few moments to make a card for PTI monthly Blog Hop before I start decorating my Christmas tree!  



This month's challenge is Cover Art.  I chose this book cover from the selection as my inspiration piece.

Once I saw all the colors in this cover I knew I had to recreate the bold color layout and PTI harlequin cover plate die and matching harlequin stamps would give me the look I wanted for this cover. 

I started with thing big favorites #5.  I stamped the Thank You in new leaf ink.  I then found a sentiment from Masculine Motifs set that worked perfectly stamped in red beneath title in keeping with cover layout.  To keep the colors bold, I stamped on colored card stock.  I used poppy, hawaiian shores, harvest gold, and new leaf.  I varied stamping either in like colors on some card stocks or mixing it up and stamping hawaiian on new leaf, or poppy on harvest gold.  Once the harlequin die template was removed it was the perfect amount of white space left.  Love it! 

I finished my card with a kraft base.  It just seemed to make the front of the card pop even more.

As always thanks so much for hopping by!

Betty 


Supplies 
PTI stamps
card stock Pure Poppy, Hawaiian shore, Harvest Gold, New Leaf,  Flourishes Classic Ivory
Ink PTI Hawaiian shores, harvest gold, and new leaf, Ranger brushed corduroy, Memento true love
Accessories PTI harlequin cover plate die  
    

40 comments:

  1. I wondered if anyone would take on this cover. I wasn't sure how to approach it myself. LOVE. the end.

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  2. LOVE this card, Betty! It's bold and graphic and colorful, just like the cover art!

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  3. You've matched the colours from inspiration cover perfectly.

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  4. Fabulous! Love all the rich colors...

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  5. Betty, this is beautiful, the colors are a perfect match and the harlequins are in perfect order!!

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  6. BETTY! I was so happy to see you at my blog today :) This card is FABULOUS! I would never think to take the border OFF to leave the perfectly placed diamond shapes...it's so amazing!! The colors are DIVINE and are perfect with your inspiration piece!

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  7. This is such a wonderfully bold take on the challenge. Fabulous!

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  8. Totally fun use of those colours and the pattern Betty!! Love it :)

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  9. This is awesome Betty! Love your inspired card. Perfect!

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  10. Fabulous card Betty! I love your take in the inspiration piece.

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  11. Studying the craftsmanship of this card, simply gorgeous!

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  12. Wow...what a spectacular card...the bright and festive colors and I love your choice of patterned papers, such a beautiful thank you card.

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  13. Such a brilliantly colorful card, Betty! Great inspiration from the cover.

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  14. Beautifully done! Pat K.

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  15. Great job...your card is bright, bold and beautiful!

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  16. Beautiful interpretation of the cover art. Love your diamond design!

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  17. So pretty Betty! Love the burst of color and fun pattern!

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  18. Betty, what great color and pattern selection. You really captured the essence of the book cover.

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  19. What a great pattern--so colorful and bold.

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  20. I love the way you interpreted this cover art! You really have created a beautiufl, bold deign - love, love, love the colors & patterns on your Harlequin pieces!

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  21. What a colourful and graphic design. The colours are so rich and the combination of sentiments is perfect.

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  22. Well done mf! Your card is wonderfully inspired and fabulous placement!

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  23. I love this! Great take on that cover art and a good use of the Harlequin set! :) Makes me want to take mine out ...

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  24. I love how you used the colors on this card! It really does pop! Great design!

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  25. Betty this is stunning! What a gorgeous take on the cover photo.looks like it was fun to make as well.
    Sounds like a beautiful Thanksgiving. I did about the same as you ,few more people.

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  27. This is extraordinary, Betty!! I think that says it all.

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  32. Fabulous and fun card Betty! Love the diamonds!

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  33. What a cool thank you card Betty!! With the diamonds!! Thanks for your wonderful talent and inspiration!
    Hugs,
    Meghan

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