Friday, April 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink April Blog Hop!

PTI April Blog Hop
 
Good morning and welcome to my blog! Today I am happy to be playing along with the April Papertrey Ink Blog Hop.  The April inspiration was just too pretty to resist:
 
   Before I was a card maker, I was an avid cross-stitcher, so this challenge was right up my alley.






         To create my card I used a handful of Papertrey Ink stamp sets and dies. First, the beautiful embroidered pattern, stamped using the Stitches and Swirls stamp set. The wood grain background was stamped using Farm and Barn, and the sentiment die-cut and stamps, the Wonderful Words stamp and die collection. I colored the mail floral image using Spectrum Noir markers. Next I embossed it using the PTI Aida Cloth impression plate. To add an extra touch of "hand stitched" dimension I used a White Souffle pen. I used my Oval Nestabilities dies to create the oval needlework frame. The metal top was created using the Tag Sale#4 die. Fun!

                    I am happy you stopped by today and I hope you have a wonderful day!
 

21 comments:

Linda said...

So pretty and one of my favorite stamp sets.

Laura Jane said...

Absolutely LOVELY!! I was playing with this set for the hop as well...Must say I was not as happy with the results.
Cool idea with the needle work frame and metal top:)

artful-notions said...

Simply stunning! Love how you created your own hoop and made it look like folk art. A beauty!

~amy~ said...

a-mazing!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is perfect, Veronica! I love it!

Lindsey said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!! It is certainly evident that you cross-stitched before card making because EVERYTHING on this card is absolutely perfect! I'm in love.

Donna Dambrot said...

I love these colors together, so vibrant and pretty. Great use of the oval and the text at the bottom. I am going to use this sketch for sure! Well done!

Martha said...

Veronica, what a BEAUTY this is!
Well done!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is beautiful, it looks just like a stitched piece in a hoop frame!!

Susan said...

I love the realistic "stitched" look you have achieved with the adia impression plate! The Stitches and Swirls stamp set is perfect for this challenge!

karen h said...

Wonderful card - love the colors, the aida texture, and the white-pen highlights!

Jacquie Southas said...

Wonderfully designed card with amazing details!! Love the hoop you created and the texture on your stamped panel.

Patti said...

This card is stunning! I love everything about it!! wow

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Annheidel said...

Pretty card! The impressed background is just perfect for that image.

Sherrie M. said...

Fabulous Veronica! Love the colors you chose, woodgrain background, and your die cut words. Think I really need to get this Stitched set!

Lorraine said...

Oh this is so pretty! The impression plate adds a nice touch!

carol (krillsister) said...

Pretty.

Marybeth said...

This is beautiful Veronica I love this stamp set! Beautiful background too!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! This is so BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE your Design!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Nicole Parmentier said...

Your card is gorgeous! So many great details, I can't stop looking at it!

Teresa Kline said...

this is darlin...hope you have a fabby day!

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