Sunday, April 25, 2010

PTI Blog Hop!

 For April's Blog Hop, the challenge was to use tissue paper.  I chose to do Faux Silk on 2 "folksy" cards with Giga Guide Lines and some fave images from Rustic Branches and First Fruits. 

I have been wanting to try this cutting trick with the pineapple ever since Nichole Heady debuted the set "First Fruits" so long ago!  She showed how to cut the edges of the pineapple and "flick" them forward to give it dimension...love how it looks.  Also added some Liquid Pearls...wish that stuff came in a jumbo size :)


Tried same type of card with different colors and sparkled up some of the berries on the Rustic Branches wreath with Tim Holtz Distressed Stickles in Fired Brick!



Thanks so much for stopping by on the hop!

44 comments:

Kara said...

Beautiful! Great job with the faux silk. I love your pineapple too!!
Kara

Chris Simon said...

Great job! I love the overlapping Giga Guide Lines stamps. Never thought to do that!

Taheerah said...

Gorgeous cards, I just love the colours you used for your Giga Guide Lines medallions!

Liz said...

Great job!

Anika said...

Gorgeous use of those stamps and the technique!

Rosanne said...

Grogeous cards, love that pineapple!

Dana said...

Kelly the BG on both of your cards is awesome. So cool. I really like the pinapple one...it's so realistic with those popped out scales.

Jennifer Carter said...

Great cards! Love that background!

megspaulding said...

Great card! Love that pineapple!

Marge said...

Wow, that pineapple card is just STUNNING! Your second one is prety fabulous too!!!

Mariana said...

Awesome job! The backgrounds are just great!! Thank you for inspiring me!

Terri E. said...

Such fun cards. Way to rock the tissue paper challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Dana said...

LOVE that pineapple!

Nerina said...

Gorgeous cards - your pineapple is absolutely beautiful!

peggysue said...

What a great little pineapple! Great idea making it with scalloped paper! And belated happy birthday to DH!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Great cards. And that pineapple is awesome! Love the details and the way it looks.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Love your cards! The background is fantastic and that pineapple is super.

Barbara said...

Love those backgrounds and that pineapple is fabulous--must try that!

Diane Jaquay said...

I LOVE that pineapple card, just fabulous! Great job on both of these!

Deb C said...

Your pineapple is just amazing!

BethieJ said...

Both cards are WONDERFUL!!!
Happy Hopping!

Tracey Cuccia said...

WOW...these are stunning! love the BG's and that pineapple?? WOWZA!!

resmith said...

Love your cards!! That pineapple is gorgeous!

Susan said...

Oh these are beautiful!! I love the color combos! That pineapple is to die for! You must have a lot of patience to do all that cutting. It's really spectacular! Love the Giga backgrounds!!!

Shay said...

Awesome cards! Your backgrounds are fantastic--your use of the faux silk technique was brilliant.

Laurie said...

What a fun technique for a great background! Love it!

Baseret said...

Your backgrounds are amazing! I love both of your cards!

mamareebs said...

Luv that pineapple! Too cute.

pattylt said...

Wow, you nailed that pineapple! Both the cards are cute and love your color selection on both of them. But! I really love that pineapple!

Janelle said...

Nice job on the faux silk technique. Love that pineapple!

Kerri said...

I love your faux silk backgrounds, and that pineapple looks fabulous!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Kelly I knew you would have some awesome ideas waiting...and you did :)!!! Love the Giga BG!!!
The pineapple rocks!!! Two absolute BEAUTIES!!! Hugs ~S~

Katie {choc0holic} said...

Awesome! I love the backgrounds!

Amy said...

Your faux silk cards are soo pretty! Don't you LOVE this technique?

Jeanne said...

Beautiful projects! Love the silk technique but the pineapple is one of my favorites. Love the pearl touches. Congratulations upon such a great win!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Both of these are just beautiful!

Cammie said...

Great job on both of these. What beautiful backgrounds! And that pineapple is fantastic!

Nadine said...

Both of your cards are just beautiful! Love how your faux silk background!

Karen C said...

Both beautiful cards! Love the pineapple!

Theresa Tyree said...

I'm def gonna try that faux silk technique. Yours are beautiful!! BTW- nice looking hubby! ;o)

colleenk said...

cool backgrounds! and I really like the pineapple cut like that. I am going to add that to my list of "gonna have to try"

Terri said...

Great backgrounds. I especially like the pineapple though you did a fabulous job on it!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Very pretty Kelly! I LOVE the dimension and shine you added to that pineapple.

~~Meredith

merniebug said...

Hi Kellie: I love the colors you've used on these two cards but I'm just crazy about the pineapple thing you did. Fabulous. I've got to give it a try. Nice to see you out here in Blog Land. Hugs, Mel