Wednesday, December 26, 2012

PTI December Blog Hop


Once again, I'm playing along with Papertrey Ink's monthly blog hop. This month's challenge was White & White.

I was a little intimidated by the challenge, because I love colour. But I thought, it's suppose to be challenging, right? So, I actually ended up creating two cards for the hop.

I was inspired by Iwona Palamountain's Sketchbook Saturday Challenge #86 to create my first card, using my favourite PTI white cardstock (rustic white), PTI stamps (lovely layers, movers & shakers sentiments) and dies (lovely layers, half & half, heart border).




Since I couldn't add colour, I decided to add a lot of texture, with layers, stitching and my PTI linen & canvas impression plate.


For my second card, I decided to break out my new PTI shape-up sweater die and coordinating stamp sets.


I used PTI rustic white cardstock & stamps (purls of wisdom, knit bits, fillable frames #9). Again, I wanted to add texture, so I stitched on my card and heat embossed the knit pattern with white embossing powder. I layered the front diecut over a piece of Offray ribbon, stitched the ribbon in place and then stitched four buttons over top.



Thanks for looking!

46 comments:

Elena said...

Soooooo pretty!

Kara said...

gorgeous...both of them!!

landerson213 said...

Both are simply gorgeous. Love that white on white embossing for the sweater!

Lauren
http://landersoncraftydesigns.wordpress.com/

Luanne said...

You've rocked this month! Awesome cards!

Rema said...

Both cards are beautiful....

Tracey McNeely said...

Both of your cards are so pretty, hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Rema said...

Awesome cards!

Joyce said...

Both cards are so pretty. I especially like your embossed cable knits.

Teresa Kline said...

gorgeous!

enjoy *~*

sanketi said...

Stunning cards!

pamela said...

I love all the textures you gave to a white on white card :)

artful-notions said...

Leigh, you used your textures perfectly. Love 'em both!

Kelly Griglione said...

That gray looks incredible on your white card!! Such a different look than the typical black. And your brad looks like something I would hoard for several years before using : ) Love your whites, Leigh!

Karen said...

Both are great, but I especially love the first one. Lovely Layers is definitely one of my faves!

craftmates said...

Both very pretty cards! Love the embossing on the sweeter.- Irma

Joninina said...

I love those cards!

Helen F. said...

Ooohhh, Leigh, both of your cards are beautifully done. The stitching and embossed knit texture on the sweater is perfect :)

Betty Wright said...

Love both! Great tonal embossing! The sentiment placement on the sweater is very couture! I still have the flower on top card on my wish list. Beautiful!

Lindsey said...

Beautiful as always. I especially love the texture on the cards.

maryrose said...

Love 'em both! I really love the layout of the first, and the details of the second. Great job!

maryrose said...

Love 'em both! I really love the layout of the first, and the details of the second. Great job!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Lovely Leigh! I hope you had a wonderful holiday!

Michelle said...

Leigh, both cards are great! I love the use of Lovely Layers in such a minimalistic way!

Greta said...

Wow--both cards are masterpieces! Wonderful use of the inspiration photo!

A Crafty Person said...

I love both your cards. The lovely layers card is beautiful and your sweater card is super fun.

sentsue said...

Wonderful Leigh! You do the best stitching. Perfect accent.

Kristen :-) said...

Love. I have lovely layers and NEVER thought to use it wi white and grey... It's so classic and gorgeous. Thanks for the ideas!

Sue Lelli said...

Both are Fab! Love the sweater message!

Jacquie Southas said...

Great use of texture & layers to make the white on white pop!

Vicki Dutcher said...

How totally awesome is the sweater! So cute!

Amy Papale said...

Both of you cards are beautiful! Love the dimension with the embossing.

Laurie Chilton said...

Oh my goodness they are both so beautiful. I am new to your blog but I definitely plan on returning. :)

LEG Studios said...

Great cards, Leigh!

Peggysue Turner said...

Very nicely done.

Jill Norwood said...

Beautiful cards Leigh! Love them both! :)

Emily said...

Both cards are a nice use of white-on-white but I love how the whole focal point on your first one runs the middle of the card. Very elegant looking.

Amy Kolling said...

OH I really think I need this sweater die now!!! Leigh these are just gorgeous! Your stitching is the perfect embellishment to both cards! Thank you so much for sending me one of your beautiful holiday cards! <3

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Eeeek! Absolutely gorgeous :)

Linda Monroe said...

Beautiful Leah. Great stitching and great design.

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Totally in love with the sweater card Leigh, you're really making me start to cave on the die and the knitting sets! Love your first card too!

Carolanne said...

Love these! So much detail! Wonderful designs:-)

andie librandi. said...

leigh, both of your cards are so pretty. i'm really thinking of adding lovely layers stamps to my wishlist...it's so simple yet stunning!

Jean said...

They are both just fabulous ~ love your stitching!

Annheidel said...

So pretty! I like the gray with the white.

Tonya Jastad said...

Both cards are lovely! Every time you use the Lovely layers stamps I break mine out but mine don't turn out as pretty as yours! Great job!

Linda Suarez said...

Beautiful cards Leigh! That sweater card is amazing!