pti's august blog hop


Hello! I'm so happy to have a new post to share! I took a little break from blogging this summer... Many thanks to those who continued to check in on me here even though I didn't have anything new to share!


Enough about that -- on to the card details! For the autumn theme for this blog hop, I chose to focus on autumnal colors.

I created the flower stems by curving a Faux Ribbon component into a gentle arc before sticking it onto the acrylic block and stamping. The flower stems and leaves are stamped on kraft and then cut out so they could be threaded through the slot on the die cut tag. The stems were threaded through the slotted end of the tag first, then the ribbon was attached.


After laying everything out on the kraft card base, I decided it looked too plain so I pulled out my canvas background stamp and used versamark ink to give it some subtle texture.


supplies used:
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stamps: canvas background (SU!); faux ribbon for the stems, everyday button bits for the leaves, first fruits for the sentiment (PTI)
ink: chocolate chip (SU!); versamark
paper: very vanilla, kraft, chocolate chip, more mustard, really rust (SU!); scarlet jewel (PTI)
other: 3/4" dia. circle punch, 1" dia. circle punch, 1-1/4" dia. circle punch (SU!); ribbon, rhinestones (Michaels); upper crest border punch (Fiskars); ribbon tag die (Spellbinders)

53 comments:

travelingmama said...

This is SOOOO cute!! I adore your flowers!! I'll have to come check out more of your blog in the morning when it's not after midnight! Yawn!

Aimes said...

Just stunning! The colours are AMAZING and your flowers are so modern and stylish! Love the subtle bling too!
Aimes
x

ashjoy said...

Very cute!

Bonnie said...

So cute! Love your sweet circle flowers!

Stampin' Pam said...

Oooh I love the offset flower circle centers with the bling - great idea and clever way to build this project. Love your selection of fall colors.

Lori Y. said...

Very creative. Love the circle flowers. Great idea.

Marge said...

Very clever; gorgeous result!!!

Terri E. said...

Love your fun flowers and great bling. You really projected the warmth of the autumn season.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Scrapping Julie said...

Very cool. love those little flowers.

Rebecca said...

I love the flowers that you made. The autumn colors are gorgeous together. And I do like that you stamped a background on the kraft. Nicely done!

Crystal (mom4cuties) said...

oh these flowers are so beautiful and the colors are so warm!!

Cammie said...

Perfect autumn colors. Your flowers are so stylish.

Maile Belles said...

So cute!!! Love those flowers!

Melissa said...

I love the warm colors and those flowers are so cute!

Sue Pardue said...

Very pretty. I love how you made the flowers out of circles. A simple shape that when layered looks beautiful!

Jamie said...

Great card! I love those flowers, so cute!

Lori said...

So very cool, love it!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Cute card! Love all your circular flowers. Very creative! :) TFS

Marcie S. said...

Great job on your first blog hop! I love that canvas background 'look'.

ChristineCreations said...

Oh I LOVE this! What a great addition the canvas is on the Kraft! Beautifully and creatively crafted!

Regan said...

I LOVE it!!!!!!!!

Janelle said...

I LOVE it! Great colors. Great canvas texture on the Kraft. Great idea to thread the stems through the slot in the tag. Love it all!

Lacey said...

Very cute! What a great idea!
~lacey
www.handstampedbylacey.typepad.com

Belinda said...

So cute! Love the texture on the kraft and the flowers are so sweet!

Liz said...

I love how you did this without any autumn stamps! Amazing!

Kristina said...

No stamps?! Incredible! What a clever way to use those circle punches! Love the colors you worked with, too!

Chris said...

very cute! love your flowers!

Michelle said...

Wow - that's a lot of on your own work there....and it turned out great....those simple circle flowers are just lovely!

Steph said...

Oh my goodness....I LOVE your card! So fantastic.

peggysue said...

Very funky flowers, neat idea with the circle punches.

Linda said...

Great card! I'm sure lots of work went into making something look so clean and simple. Wonderful color & texture.

Amy said...

How cool is this! Very modern look.

Catherine said...

Amy~ I love the colors you chose...and the circle flowers! Great job!

Heather P. said...

*squeals* Oh I LOVE this!!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Great fall colors, love the sparkle!

Traci M said...

This is such a graphic and fun card, and the rich colors do remind me of fall!

Purple D said...

I love the kraft background a lot! The colors are beautiful!

Antje said...

Love your flowers, great idea!

Amanda Sewell said...

Gorgeous! Love your circle autumn flowers!!!

BethieJ said...

OHHH this is DARLING! love the colors of the flowers.. so CUTE!

kimosabescraps said...

very nice.. I love the textured cardstock!

Cheryl said...

ACK! I love it! Those flowers are just amazing.

Terri said...

Nice job. Great color combo and I especially like how you created the flowers.

Purple D said...

BTW, I used PTI's Orangerie ink. Thanks so much for your comment.

Deanna said...

Great card! Love it!

Natasha said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning job! Love the layout, the layered circles, and the canvas stamp looks awesome on kraft. I'll have to try that!

sarahmartina said...

Look how darn cute this is!!!!

Mara... said...

fabulous flowers!! And I love the border punch on the bottom, adds such a nice detail!

IamDerby said...

Very Retro!

Karen said...

love this!! great job, great colors

Lisa H. said...

this is A-dorable!!! love the colors.

Pamelamma said...

Those flowers are awesome! I love how you used the kraft paper and all the fall colors. Awesome card!

Nikki Schmaltz said...

WOW! FABULOUS creativity!