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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

PTI Blog Hop, January 2017!

Hi there! Yes, this is my second post for today. I always seem to forget about the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop... until the 25th of each month, when I receive an email from PTI with the inspiration photo. Usually, by that point, it's far too late for me to get a project done, photographed, and blogged, but today, somehow, the stars aligned just right and my kiddos napped just long enough for me to (ignore my other duties and) get a card done! 


The inspiration image for today really inspired me. I absolutely love the chalkboard look, and that's exactly what this image made me think of:

Blog Hop Inspiration

Isn't it just so pretty?? Anyway, here's my take on it:



I started by die cutting a panel of Smokey Shadow card stock (I have already packed up my black card stock. For shame!) using the Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical die. I then stamped my greeting from Fancy Pants Sentiments using Versamark and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I stamped the coordinating flourishes using PTI's white pigment ink to add to the chalkboard feel. 


For the pretty flowers, I used the Black Magic technique, first stamping my blooms from Forget Me Not using the same white pigment ink from PTI, then coloring over the top with my Prismacolor pencils. I added a few little flourishes here and there with my white gel pen, as well as filled in the centers with some sparkly orange gel pen. The final step was to mount the scalloped die cut onto an Amethyst Allure card base and call it quits!

I'm so happy I was able to get a card made this month... Thank goodness for a long nap! Now, back to packing... le sigh. I seriously need a magic wand to just magic all of our stuff into boxes, and then magic those boxes into the appropriate rooms of our new house. This is so tedious. I'd much rather be playing with my goodies. :) Have a fantastic day, friends! Can't wait to see what everybody else has come up with for this one! 

22 comments:

  1. I love that technique, and you did it sooo well! Good luck packing; we've move five times now in three years and I hope we're done for a while! Beautiful card, just beautiful.

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  2. Love your chalkboard technique! Who knew that pencils could bring such bold color to those flowers. So pretty!

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  3. What an amazing job on the flowers I love your design

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  4. Your card is gorgeous! New subbie here. I am loving all of your cards!

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  5. Love the technique you used - so pretty!

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous. What a great technique.

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  7. Emily, so glad you got to play along as your card is gorgeous. Love the chalkboard technique but have yet to get into the Prismacolor pencils. The results are stunning though. Happy moving!

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous card! I love your pretty flowers using that technique.

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  9. Love the chalk-board effect you've given your project! Super!!

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  10. Gorgeous! Love your colorful chalkboard. And the coloring is fabulous! Love how you added the flouished too.

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  11. Gorgeous take on the inspiration photo!

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  12. Beautiful bright colours on the black cardstock, perfect for the hop!

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  13. Your card is so impressive with the black/white and pops of color. Just beautiful. Thank your kiddies for allowing time to share with us.

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  14. Gorgeous card. Beautifully coloured to make those flowers pop! Black magic is on my list of techniques to try.

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous! I would have never guessed those were the forget my not flowers. They have a regal appearance on your card. I will have to try this technique soon! Oh and what a brilliant idea to heat emboss the sentiment but just stamp the flourishes..definitely gives it that chalkboard feel! Good job!

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  16. Beautiful card, great technique. I'm experiencing a new interest in colored pencils so your project quickly caught my eye. I'll try a little black magic of my own! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  17. Really pretty. Love the chalkboard look.

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  18. Great to see this Beauty Highlighted in the PTI February Newsletter!! Congratulations Emily:)

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  19. Such beautiful coloring--gorgeous card!

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  20. This card is stunning and I am anxious to try this technique!

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