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Saturday, February 25, 2012

PTI Blog Hop- Entry 3

Whew... my third and final entry.

(What can I say? I'm super competitive by nature.)

I have to say that I wasn't horribly thrilled when I heard about these new dies. They weren't something I thought I absolutely *had* to have in my hot little hands.  But, after playing with them myself, I now know how much fun it can be to make an "interactive" card. I thought it would be a PITA (crass, I know), with lots of fussy folding and cutting... but these were quite simple and pack a big punch.

I think this final card is my favorite.

This last one features another die from the Movers and Shakers: Poppers collection. I paired it with the beautiful Anniversary set, Pretty Peonies, and Celebrations. Those gorgeous frames in the new Anniversary set work quite well with the Celebrations die!

I used a classic color combo: Raspberry Fizz and Ripe Avocado. I also got to pull out my new Raspberry Fizz: Bitty Dots patterned paper too. Definitely love this paper!!

Aren't those flowers just gorgeous?!
I wish PTI had dies to match, because I had to "fussy cut" all of those flowers. Let me tell you, I like the effect, but I can think of a lot better things to do with my time. Like dishes.... Ha.

I colored a little on the flowers, too, to try to add some dimension and depth. I'm most definitely not a master, though I am fairly pleased with how it turned out.

As I was working with the pieces of this card, I knew I needed some more contrast between the Raspberry Fizz Celebrations die cut and the RF patterned paper. Since there's no "Layerz" type die for the Celebrations die (oh, how I wish there was!), I was sneaky and die cut another Celebrations frame in Smokey Shadow (to complement the Smokey Shadow sentiments), cut it in half, and glued each end on the Raspberry Fizz die cut so that it looked like a shadow. It's one of those things that I am sure I read somewhere and filed in my "Nifty Techniques" subconscious file, but I was all proud of myself for being so clever. Don't worry; the feeling passed quickly.

Isn't that pop up just awesome!?! Definitely adds something unique to the card.

I'm really quite pleased with this one... I need to stop getting so attached to cards, because I am very reluctant to give them away when I really like them. It's getting out of hand.

Thanks for checking out my submissions... I hope everyone enjoyed the blog hop!! I'm definitely going to spend some quality time on Nichole's blog tonight after hubs heads to bed, so I can check out everybody else's submissions. Can't wait to get more inspiration!

Supplies: (All PTI unless otherwise noted)
Ripe Avocado, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz plain cardstock
Raspberry Fizz Bitty Dot pattern paper
Celebrations stamps and die
Pretty Peonies
Happily Ever After
Raspberry Fizz, Smokey Shadow ink
Olive ink (CTMH)
Martha Stewart doily edger punch
Martha Stewart markers
Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll pen


  1. This is a pretty card. I wasn't sold on the peonies when I saw the anniversary set but they are gorgeous cut out and popped off the card. Nice job!

  2. This is beautiful! I love how you used the new anniversary set and combined it with Celebrations! Fabulous job with the challenge!

  3. Absolutely beautiful!!!! I just love the colors and the interactive details are perfect!!!!

  4. Thank you!! This one is definitely my favorite. I really hope PTI comes out with dies to coordinate with the peonies... That was a pain! Thank you, ladies, for looking and commenting! :)

  5. Sooo pretty!! What a wonderful interactive card. And I love the colors you used!

  6. I had the same thought about the anni set needs dies, especially afte I saw that some of the DT girls had them popped up. Was even thinking maybe they have dies, and they'll come out next month?! One can always hope. I also love your die shadowing technique! Need to Pin this so I can remember it!

  7. Wonderful cards! I love the colors! Dies must come for the Anniversary Set!

  8. I certainly hope so!! PTI seems to be very interested in customer feedback, so hopefully enough people will request them.

    Thank you for looking! (And pinning) :)

  9. Beautiful card! I love that color combo! A fave, for sure! You colored (and cut, Ugh!) those peonies so nicely, and that shadow behind the celebrations frame was perfection!

  10. Thank you Jessica!! :) Yeah, the cutting was no fun... but I think it was worth it in the end!