Friday, February 12, 2016

 Happy Friday!  There is no school today since we have snow coming in this morning.  It is also why I am still awake at midnight.  I had some time to get crafty.    I am back with another card for Papertrey Inks 9th Anniversary Celebrations.  

My card is for PTI Challenge Day 5.  Sampler Square Challenge.  I read the rules for the challenge.

Create a new card 
 that features nine 1-1/2" squares, 
each altered in a different way.  
Mount them all onto a 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" square card base

I did all of this on my card.  However, nowhere in the "rules" did it say ALL or the WHOLE of the squares had to be showing.  This is the layout and look I came up with. 

For my card,  I started with 9 squares cut with watercolored paper.  I used PTI With All My Heart stamp set.  I stamped the letters in versamark, white embossed, and watercolored with Ranger Distressed inks.  For the four background squares, I used PTI Simply Framed set.  I stamped the grid image, white embossed, and watercolored each square differently.

I mounted the layout to a PTI white linen panel, added some loose threading, and a few sequins and my card was complete.

Before I go, I wanted to show you an alternate version of the same card.  The only thing I changed was the "YOU" square.  This version has more yellow/gold tones with a lot more white showing.  I could not decided which one I liked better really.  Which one do you like better?

As always thanks so much for stopping by!



  1. I can't decide! They are both great! I LOVE the look. Love your style !!!

  2. Oh, I love this, Betty!!!! Wonderfully done!!!
    Have a great day!!!!

  3. I LOVE this Betty! What a fantastic card!

  4. Love what you have done with these beautifully crafted squares! Brilliant and clever arrangement!

  5. Gorgeous and great take on the challenge!

  6. Betty, these are super colorful, very modern, and meet the challenge I'd say! I like the second
    one a little bit better, the gold brings in another color. Gorgeous!

  7. Sometimes one word is all that is necessary and that word for this is PERFECTION! I love it, Betty!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

  8. What a creative design with your grids Betty! I think I prefer the red YOU - with the dark color it stops the eye there at the edge of the card. with the yellow - your eye kind of justs floats right off the card! (imho!) have a great weekend - hope you didn't get too much snow! Julia xx

  9. This is so creative! This challenge intimidates me, but your card has given me hope.

  10. What a gorgeous creative card! Love how you arranged the squares & did a completely different design. I like the red You the best but both cards are awesome. Love them!!

  11. This is so creative Betty! Really cool card!

  12. Love the first one with the red YOU!

  13. So very creative and unique, fabulous cards! I guess my favorite is the second one, the yellow tones brighten the whole card, imho.

  14. Ack you are such a smart, clever stamper!!! What a fab layout with these squares, never would've thought of it in a million years, LOVE it!!

  15. Betty, this card is simply fabulous!
    Everything about it caught my eye.
    Beautifully done!

  16. LOVE your card...the colors are so bold and beautiful!


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