October 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink October Blog Hop


Hey folks!  I'm a little late to the party, but I made it!  Today is the monthly Papertrey Ink Blog Hop, and this time Nichole supplied us with another fun inspiration photo.  



Aren't those fabric pumpkins beautiful?  I had a few false starts with this card, but I finally settled on replicating the striped pattern on the front panel of the largest pumpkin, the colors, and the leaves.

On a Rustic White cardstock panel, I adhered strips of Fine Linen and Orange Zest.  Then I stamped some faux zig-zag stitching between the stripes.  The whole panel is debossed with the Linen & Canvas IP.

The tag and sentiment are from 2009 Autumn Tags and the leaves were die cut and stamped using the Delightful Dahlia set.  It's hard to see it, but the Ripe Avocado card base is debossed with the Polka Dot IP, as well.

All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted
Cardstock:  Ripe Avocado, Orange Zest, Fine Linen, Dark Chocolate, Rustic White
Stamps:  2009 Autumn Tags, Delightful Dahlia, Patterned Borders (TPC Studio)
Ink:  Ripe Avocado, Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up! ), Spiced Marmalade (Ranger)
Tools:  Dahlia leaf dies, Limitless Layers, Linen & Canvas IP, Polka Dot Basics IP, hole punch (Fiskars)
Accessories:  buttons, twine (Pebbles, Inc.)

Sorry to post and run, but I have a heap of grading to do!  I'll be back to see the rest of the entries soon. Have a great night, friends!

34 comments:

Marybeth said...

Christina the is gorgeous. . Beautiful stitch work too.

Suzanne said...

Christina, this is so beautiful! I love the faux stitching with all the strips of color - great idea!! The color of that twine is wonderful too!

Andrea M said...

You may be late (at least you made it, unlike my sorry butt LOL!) but girl this is a worth hanging around for!!! WOWZAS!!! You are on some kind of wicked roll my friend! LOVE!!!

Noelle said...

This is an adorable card, Christina! Love that stamped stitching, too cute! :)

Joyce said...

Late, but still there! This is a wonderful card. I really like what you have created with the background. It's very interesting without being too busy.

Rhonda said...

Love the way you used the twine Christina. The dahlia leaves are the perfect touch.

Deanna Jean said...

Love the faux stitching on this and the colors are beautiful together. Great take on the inspiration photo.

Karen said...

lovely design

Jen Carter said...

This is great!! I love the twine for the tag and the buttons in the corner! The stitching is great too!

Chunyuan said...

gorgeous. Love the stripes and stitches.

Ginny said...

Absolutely FANTABULOUS!!!!! I adore that zig zag stitching between the strips of card stock! So totally ingenious! Very creative card - wonderful colors and overall design is excellent. Kudos to you. (I am pinning it now).

Cristina said...

I was wondering where you were! It's just not a PTI blog hop without you. :) And of course, the card is the usual awesomeness that you ALWAYS deliver. Love that pinked circle.

Scrappin4kim said...

Adorable card!! Love the zig zags you added.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

You're not late, you're fashionably on time! Love the leaves and string....

Amy said...

Hi Christina! So glad that you didn't give up with your false starts! I don't know how many times that has happened with a card for me! What you replicated here is amazing. The pattern is spot on and I love the die cutting you did with the pumpkin panel and leaves! And those 2 buttons?? PERFECTLY placed if I do say so! Have a great week!

Maureen said...

oh, that faux stitching is fabulous!! Very effective :) Love those leaves!

carol (krillsister) said...

Beautiful card. Love the background. The faux stitching is great. Though it was real.

Helen F. said...

Christina, your card is so perfect for this challenge. Love the stitching and pumpkin tag!

Marisa said...

Absolutely love it!! Great use of the rick racks and the touch of twine is perfect. Wonderfully done :)

Suzanne Russell said...

Beautiful as usual, Christina! I love the zig zag stitching and many stripes reflecting the stacks of fabric!

Jeanne said...

Great card with dimension and eye catching. Love the pumpkin tag...I need to pull that stamp out! Thanks for sharing.

Cassandra said...

Great job Christina, love your take on the photo.

Lindsay said...

Such a gorgeous, well done card Christina! LOVE the colors and stitching!

Sara Mac said...

So glad you were able to join the hop Christina. I really like the stripes you created. Great use of that pumpkin tag too. I think adding the leaves behind it really adds a lot. I must remember that.

Laura B. said...

love that striped background you created!!!

Anita S. said...

Love this! I love Papertrey Ink - I try not to go there- it costs me to much money!!!!

Dr. Ivy said...

Another wonderful card. I love the stitch lines. I have several stamp sets with stitching and now you have inspired me to use them.
I am sad I missed the hop, but life has been crazy. Great job.

Kara said...

beautiful!!

Karen B. said...

Wow Christina, this is a beuatiful creation! Love the stitching!

Pamela said...

Oh I love this!!! :)

Virginia L. said...

This is one amazing fall card, Christina! Love love love all the elements and your color take!

WinterBerry Glen said...

This card is simply beautiful. I love the stitching and the way that you added the different "patterns" to the card with strips of cardstock. so cute!

The Paper Parade said...

Oh Christina, this is simply gorgeous! I love that you used the leaves behind the tag...I never would have thought to do that, but it looks awesome! And the stitching and stripes are such a wonderful focal point. The twine pulls it all together. Love it! Did you get your prize package, yet? I finally got mine last Wednesday!

kasia c. said...

LOVE this card ! That tag is awesome and I love the lines of faux stitching, you do blocks of colour so incredibly well!
I hope you are having a fabulous weekend. :)

p.s. thanks for the well wishes! We are super excited. :)

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