February 8, 2011

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday Challenge

All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted:
Cardstock:  Hawaiian Shores, Orange Zest, white
Stamps:  Star Prints, Mat Stack 2 Collection, Signature Greetings, Year of Flowers:  Mums, For the Graduate, Masculine Motifs
Ink:  Inkadinkadoo (Black), Ranger Distress Ink (Spiced Marmalade)
Tools:  Fiskars (star punch)
Accessories:  Aqua Mist button, DMC floss

Please scroll down or click here to see my ColourQ Challenge post!

Hi folks!  I'm back with post #2 for today.  I just had to take the opportunity to play along with the Make it Monday Challenge at PTI.  Erin Lincoln demonstrated a fun and easy way to make a card using a group of related sentiments.  After rummaging through my collection, I decided to make a Congratulations card that would work for a graduation or a number of other occasions.

I love the simple design and fun colors of this card.  I stamped all but one of the sentiments onto white cardstock with black ink, singling out one to stamp in orange.  I added a few stars from Star Prints and an Aqua Mist button to balance out the empty corners.

In a happy accident, I originally planned to center the sentiment  panel on the Orange Zest mat, but as I was laying it out it shifted, and I decided I liked the off-center look.  I think it adds more interest to an otherwise simple design.  The panel is mounted on foam adhesive onto a Hawaiian Shores card base.

So glad you could stop by again today!  Thanks again for all of your comments!

13 comments:

Beverley said...

Stunning! This card really caught my eye! The LO is FAB and I just LOVE the colours you have used.

Marisa said...

Great take on the challenge. Good luck :)

Karen said...

GOOD LUCK CHRISTINA!!! This card is so fantastic - I'm gonna try this challenge today.......try being the operative word! lol

Karen
x

Cristina said...

This is perfect! A great balance of all the elements and colors.

Lindsay said...

AWESOME Christina! I looove those colors and your word choice rocks! Great card!

Francie said...

Ooh, I really like this one! You really nailed the challenge with your great mix of sentiments. I also like the off-center mount.

Pam W. said...

Great color combo! Great balance to the design.

Nance said...

I love the offset orange mat--such a great detail and I love how it balances the star in the other corner. The colors are FAB-o-licious together and I adore the way you've placed the sentiments. Bravo!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is beautiful Christina! The way you balanced the orange throughout the card, just perfect!

Andrea M said...

Oh WOW!!! I love that you offset the panels so the orange peeks trough on two sides!!! What a great design element!!! Fabulous card Christina!!

Belinda said...

So pretty Christina! Love the pops of orange on the card! Just lovely!

Laurie said...

There have been alot of beautiful cards for this challneg but this is by far my most favorite card! Gorgeous!

Amy said...

I like how you didn't center your sentiment panel but off set it! That is a great touch! I loved this challenge but did you find it hard to line up so many sentiment stamps and have them not look crooked?

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