Tuesday, July 26, 2011

PTI July Blog Hop

Another gorgeous photo as inspiration - memories of summer on a perfect winters day in Brisbane.

So the elements I took from this photo - obviously the colours and the pattern on the knee rug.  

Again, I need birthday cards, more for my daughter's friends so probably not this one. I used the Guidelines stamp set (new to me)  to imitate the rug and the vellum (in a very loose way) reminds me of the window.  

I wanted to gently border the sentiment so adhered a thin strip of dark chocolate behind.  The chandelier?  well,  it has been kicking around on my desk for so long, I thought it should be used before it got broken (they probably had a chandelier off camera!!)

What you need
Cardstock - PTI white, spring moss, dark chocolate, vellum
Stamps - PTI Botanical Silhouettes, Guidelines 2, Beautiful Blooms 2
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa;  Pearlescent Orange, Jade;  SU early espresso
Smooch - Carrot
Die - PTI Simple Circles
Gems and Wood Flourish - Kaisercraft
Dimensional Magic


  1. Ooooh, I love that chandelier! ;)

  2. Hee-Hee -- love your theory about the chandelier & I LOVE it and your CARD -- Beautiful!!!

  3. Oh!! Very neat! The chandelier is a great focal point!

  4. Of course they have a chandelier off camera! A chandelier perfectly matches this photo! :-) It's a really pretty card and your background is just amazingly beautiful!!! Love it!!
    Hugs, Wendy

  5. LOVE the vellum/window inspiration with the thin brown bands! LOVE the background stamping! WOW! And the chandelier off camera is a hoot! GREAT card!

  6. Stunning! I LOVE your background stamping and the vellum strip (yummy!). I think you're probably right about that chandelier off camera, too, so great job on that element! ; )

  7. Wow, you totally nailed the pattern; I'm so envious, would love to have that set. Thus is such a wonderful card! Elegant as always, and I love your subtle chocolate detail.

  8. Hi Cass! LOVE LOVE LOVE!! your background stamping
    and colours and vellum sentiment strip!! So pretty!

  9. Nice job. Love the background.

  10. Gorgeous! I love the pattern you created, and the vellum strip is perfect for the sentiment. Thanks for sharing!

  11. This all works so beautifully, even the crazy chandelier. :-) I especially love the vellum sentiment strip (and it calls up window images for me too). I'm glad you told us how you got the lovely border on it, because that is the perfect finishing touch that I might just use one day. Very, very elegant, once again.

  12. Wow! Where did you get that fab chandelier? Love your take on the inspiration.

  13. Oh my goodness, the chandelier is fabulous.


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