Saturday, September 25, 2010

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop


It's time for another blog hop with Papertrey Ink!  This month we were to be inspired by another stamper...whether it be a technique that was used or their style. 

Each week at Splitcoaststampers, two stampers are honored.  Anne Ryan chooses the "Queen for the Day" on Friday, a stamper that participates in weekly challenges but who is gracious with comments on others' cards.  On Sunday, Beth Silaika hosts the Featured Stamper challenge, showcasing a stamper with style! 

For each challenge, you "case" the stamper by choosing a card in his/her gallery, and changing at least 2 things about the original card.  It is SUCH a great learning experience!  I find that I may be loving a stamp set, and am having a hard time with a layout.  That's how these cards came about...


This week's "Queen for the Day" is Carla Suto!   Here is her card.  She used the cracked glass technique on a gate fold card with a lovely little garland image.  So I used the same technique with my wreaths.  The technique is listed in the Resources section of SCS along with so many other great ideas ("Almost everything I ever learned about stamping, I learned from Splitcoast"!)


I thought it would be perfect to make the panels like Carla's, but turn them into a sketch on a regular card.  I was also inspired by Betsy Veldman's door card during the countdown week.  I didn't have Wreath for All Seasons yesterday, so I made this one with Rustic Branches (and a background stamp from Hero Arts) using Carla's card as inspiration...

So now I have 2 great cards inspired by 2 great stampers!  Stop and see who's featured every week at SCS...you'll learn so much!  Thanks so much for stopping by on the hop!

Supplies (card 1):  Wreath for All Seasons and "autumn" from First Fruits, PTI; kraft and Vintage Cream cardstock, Tim Holtz Distress inks, Memento Paris Dusk ink, Vintage Cream ink, Stazon Timber Brown ink,Versamark ink and clear embossing powder, PTI Woodgrain Impression plate, scalloped square punch, ribbon (dollar bin someplace!)

Supplies (card 2):  Rustic Branches, PTI, (Linen background, retired SU, pine bough background, Hero Arts), Vintage Cream and kraft cardstock, PTI, Tim Holtz Distress inks, Distressed Stickes, Versamark and Clear embossing powder, scalloped square punch, ribbon (dollar bin JoAnn's!)

41 comments:

Leah said...

I LOVEEEEEEEEEE these!
Totally totally love them! What a great way to finish up this blog hop...at least its almost done for now, LOL!
TFS!!!!

Rhonda said...

Love this technique. The cards are wonderful.

Karen C said...

I love how you used the cracked glass effect! Awesome cards!

Pam W. said...

Gorgeous! Great job with the cracked glass technique.

Aimes said...

What gorgeous cards - I love the cracked glass technique!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Kay said...

I love these wreaths with the cracked glass technique- just beautiful!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Beautiful!

Laura Isham said...

Kelly, its just beautiful. Love the cracked glass technique and how antique-y it makes the image look. You card is just wonderful

Sue Ann said...

OH BOY do I need to play around with this technique!!! These cards are just beautiful Kelly!! I saw your post in my reader before dinner but I wanted to wait and be in the quiet so I could completely enjoy your work. GREAT JOB tonight ........ these are truly BEAUTIFUL!!!

Sara Mac said...

Wow Kelly these are gorgeous! I love the woodgrain on the first card. The ribbon on the second card is the perfect touch!

Cristina said...

WOW! Those are some serious stunning cards, with loads of technique. Bravo!

Krista said...

the cracked glass is beautiful over the wreath. will have to remember it for the future

Betty Wright said...

Both are gorgeous, Kelly! The cracked glass technique with the wreathe does look amazing! Beautifully done on both!

Marge said...

WOW, sooo beautiful! Now if my wreath set will just arrive. . .?!!!

jen said...

This is GORGEOUS!! I always forget this technique- thanks for the reminder!!! :)

Deb C said...

Very pretty. I love the cracked glass and the gate fold technique.

Janelle said...

Pretty cards!

Allison said...

Oh my word! That first card belongs in a magazine...ah-ma-zing! Both are pretty...great job!

Baseret said...

I love these crackled glass wreaths. Both of these cards are just beautiful!

Kara said...

love these!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE both! Love the door effect and the wreaths are FAB!

peggysue said...

Oh cracked glass, looks FAB on those cards with the wreath, gives it quite the old world air. Fabulous!

Nerina said...

Oh wow! I love the way you've used the cracked glass technique on these two wreath images!! They add such an authentic, interesting and rustic look. Your gatefold card design is also wonderful - what a beautiful post!!

Laura - The Stampin' Soldier said...

Beautiful!

Kelly in Canada said...

Kelly, your cards are lovely. I love the cracked glass but I also love that the berries on your wreath (on the first card) are in a colour I never would have chosen. I'll need to rethink that!
Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog.
...the other Kelly who used the wreath

Heather Jensen said...

Very pretty! Love the embossed wood grain and cute wreath. I have that set too and love it. :)

Kalyber said...

I so rarely think to make bifold cards these are lovely.

Traveling Mama said...

wow! These are absolutely gorgeous!! Love them both!

Amy said...

Great cards! I just tried that technique out for the first time this week and now I'm addicted to it! Love the look it gives!

Vanessa said...

Hi Kelly! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, you made me feel special :)
Your cards are goregous! I love this technique and your crackled glass turned out fab! Vanessa x

Cammie said...

Ooooh! Gorgeous cards, Kelly! The crackled glass technique is perfect to use with those wreaths!

Jessica said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Gorgeous creation! How clever to have the holiday wreath with that wood grain background.
The other wreath is very festive too!
Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hello! : )

Babies- Beth said...

Wow, Kelly, these are really cool! I've never done cracked glass before- maybe I should try!!

Jen Carter said...

Great job with these! I love the cracked glass tecnique and how it turned out on your card!!

Huguenot Girl said...

Gorgeous card - particularly like the first one with the Wreath for All Seasons stamp (can't wait for mine to arrive!). Love the cracked glass technique - you have inspired me to give that a go again! Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comments.

Karen said...

I love all these cards, but the cracked glass is really special. That's something I've never tried.

Kristii said...

I totally love the cracked glass technique!!!! Such a beautiful card!!!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Total stunners, especially the second one! Love these cards!!

Lynn said...

What lovely cards and I really like the cracked glass technique on your first one!

Adele Fowler said...

love these great technique!! :)