Monday, January 25, 2016





Happy Monday!   No school again today due to weather and area power outages.  We have been very fortunate and did not lose power.  It is nice to be home, but I know we will have to make up these missed school days later.   


 I decided to play along with this month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop Challenge.  Here is the inspiration photo.

 Try as I might, I could not make anything in the inspiration elements look like a flower! LOL! ;0)  In the end, I chose to work with the basic look and colors.  I started with true black card stock.  I decided to try layered stamping on the black to see how it looked.  I actually ended up liking it a lot.  



 I chose PTI Brushed Off stamp set.  I stamped the first layer in white pigment ink. (TIP: Make sure white pigment ink pad is freshly reinked for best results).  Then, I went back and layered stamped different shades of blue using PTI enchanted evening, MFT blueberry, and some Ranger Distress ink colors.  I love the bold color payoff I was able to get on the black card stock. 


 

For the focal sentiment, I started with some summer sunrise card stock.  I stamped using  tangy orange ink using PTI Background Basics: Woodgrain stamp set.  Once the card stock was stamped, I die cut the word using PTI Birthday Cheer die cuts.  I cut three more words using white card stock and layered all four together for added dimension.   I layered some loose white quilt threading behind and secure with glue.  
 
 
I used the Birthday Cheer stamp set for the Happy stamped sentiment.  I chose to use the smaller of the Building Blocks die.  I stamped the sentiment using the MISTI with black licorice hybrid ink to perfectly place the sentiment on the strip to the right. I popped up using foam tape.  


 
I finished my card with a few of the wooden stars that came with the PTI Holiday Folk Mini Kit.  I think this is a cool looking masculine card!   

As always thanks so much for hopping by!

Betty

33 comments:

  1. Wow! Your stamping is a work of art! Great texture and Beautiful layout.

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  2. WOW!!!!! This is SO cool Betty!! I am just amazed at this card...the layered colors over the white on the black cardstock look absolutely fabulous! You really rocked this challenge!! :0)

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  3. Wow, Betty this is really amazing! Your background is fabulous and then the birthday greeting with the thread! This is for sure a great masculine card or for anyone!

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  4. Your design has such a great outerspace look to it Betty! and I love the pop of color with the die cut sentiment and loopy twine - a wonderful inspired card!

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  5. Love the dramatic colors on the black background.

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  6. Your layering looks like it's embossed. Wonderful technique you used and the card is just amazing!

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  7. Wow, this is gorgeous! I love the background against the black is stunning! Great masculine card!

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  8. Fantastic card Betty. Love the background... the black background is perfect for the white and blue images... the touch of orange looks great. Nice take on the photo!

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  9. Very cool card! It kinda looks out of this world! Love it! :)

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  10. Love this, Betty! Stamping the colors on black is such a cool look!

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  11. Oh, I love this, Betty! I'm going to have to try this technique!

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  12. Stunning, Betty! I can hardly believe the results that you achieved with this technique. I want to frame this card. Seriously love it.

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  13. A fabulous, fabulous card Betty! The layered ink over the black looks amazing! It really does have an outer space feel to it. Perfect for a masculine card, which I'm always on the lookout for inspiration for. So awesome!

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  14. Wow Betty! What is there NOT to love about your card??? Striking, indeed!

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  15. Oh boy I love that background! Turned out so neat!

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  16. Another WOW card Betty. Love your take on the challenge!

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  17. OH, Betty, this is simply FABULOUS!
    WOW...WOW...I love the look you achieved with the layered-stamping technique on black.
    Love all the finishing touches. Beautifully done!

    Hope you are staying warm and safe.

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  18. Oh, boy!! thanks for the explanation to your card as it's a stunner and I was wondering how you achieved your vivid colors on the black background. One of the best on the hop!!

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  19. Betty, this is drop-dead gorgeous. I seldom stamp on black except for the chalkboard technique, but this turned out beautifully. Thanks for sharing how you did it. Love my Brushed Off stamp set...going to CASE!

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  20. Wow!!! Your background is so beautiful and all the elements are added perfectly! What a fabulous card....wishing you better weather!

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  21. Your card totally blew me away! It is incredible!!

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  22. Stunning! Love the blue and aqua stamped shapes from Brushed Off.

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  23. Love the black background! I rarely think to use it on my cards, but it really sets off your designs!

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  24. WOW, very cool background you created Betty. Nicely done!

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  25. Simply beautiful! Love your technique!

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  26. Fabulous card, Betty. Love all the texture and that very cool background!

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  27. Wow - this is amazing! What a brilliant technique...so going to give that one a go. It's kind of got a rustic feel to it!

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  28. WOW, this looks FABULOUS, Betty!!!!! Such a fantastic bg and the sentiment, thread and little stars let it really shine!!!! LOVE it!!!
    Have a wonderful day!!!!

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  29. Gorgeous card!! Love the texture of the background.

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