Midnight Quilt Mania

Monday, January 25, 2010

The Total Package




Welcome to Papertrey Blog Hop night! This month's challenge was to create a "total package". Here is the challenge posted on the Papertrey site.

Total Package Challenge

During this month's release there was a lot of chatter about the interior of cards and how they don't always get the attention they need. This month's challenge is to create a card that has the "total package". Create any style card you can dream up, then take it the next step. Embellish the interior and adorn the envelope. You might even want to add a little something to the back of the card! Be sure to take photos of ever aspect so we can all be inspired with what you create! We can't wait to see what you make!

I forgot about the envelope until I re-read the challenge just now. Oops! You'll just have to imagine a very sweet, and probably sparkly envelope to go along with this card.

The Aqua Mist Labels 1 die is stamped in VersaMark with an image from Background Basics Retro. The Sweet Blush layer is also stamped with the same image. It is very subtle in the photo but easier to see IRL. Along the bottom third of the card I stamped the smallest dots from Polka Dot Basics 2 in Sweet Blush (love the new formula!) and then scored a couple of lines on my Scor-Pal and then in the center I adhered a piece of scor-tape and added glitter. I adore glitter! The card edges are all smudged with the Vintage Tea Dye Duo. The sentiment was stamped with Aqua Mist.

Here is a close up of the heart. You can see a little bit better the smudged ink. I used Sweet Blush and the Vintage Tea Dye Duo to distress it. I used my Marvy Scallop Heart punch and punched several layers from some Making Memories paper. I followed Dawn McVey's tutorial for making flowers but used a heart instead. :) The pretty brad in the center is also from Making Memories.


Here is the inside of the card. I carried through the heart theme and used a cute image from Tiny Treats: Valentine. Along the bottom I used the border punch again and carried through the design elements of the polka dots and glitter too. Plus I added a couple of buttons.


Thanks so much for stopping by! I can't wait to see what everyone else did!


Supplies: All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless noted. Stamps: Background Basics Retro, Polka Dot Basics 2, Tiny Treats: Valentine; Take Note . Ink: Sweet Blush, Vintage Tea Dye Duo, Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides, VersaMark (Tsunenko). Cardstock: Sweet Blush, Vintage Cream, Aqua Mist. Accessories: Nestabilities (Spellbinder), Scallop heart punch (Marvy), text print paper (Making Memories), Sweet Blush ribbon, Glitter (Art Institute), Border Punch (EK Success), Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Aqua Mist vintage buttons, antique brad (Making Memories).


44 comments:

Anika said...

Gorgeous! I love the vintage look!

ashjoy said...

Very vintage! Just love the softness!

Diane Jaquay said...

Really pretty Kim, love the vintage touch you gave this!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Very pretty card. I like the brad in the center of the heart.

Terri E. said...

Such a wonderful glittery and vintagey card. Way to rock the blog hop challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Melissa said...

So cute! I love the soft colors and the glitter strips over the polka dots!!

Heather P. said...

This is so soft and pretty! :)

Cathy Weber said...

What an elegant card. Such a vintage feel to it. Really nice, Kim.

Rosanne said...

Very pretty, love the vintage'y' feel!

Rhonda said...

Love the heart!

Frogwoman said...

What a lovely card.

Cindy said...

Oh man this is gorgeous. Love the bookprint hearts, so sweet.

lynn said...

soooo pretty!

BethieJ said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE the vintagey feel of it!! Great job!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very soft & pretty card! Love the vintage touch!

Lori said...

beautiful, love the colors and that is one of my favorite punches!!

Babies- Beth said...

I love it, it could be a sweet baby card, too!!

Rebecca said...

I like the tea duo on the edges. And that border is so soft and sweet with the colors you used!

Kay said...

Great card- everything fits together very well, and I love the color combo!

Nerina said...

So pretty!! I love the mix of the shimmery strip and the vintage paper - it's a beautiful juxtaposition!

Lori said...

So pretty!!! I love the soft colors!!

Leora said...

Love this. Great job!

Sharron said...

Very pretty! Love the soft, vintage feel!

Deb C said...

Wow, wow, wow! SO pretty. I wish I could do this type of vintage cards, but alas mine just look shabby without the chic part.

Your card is truly breathtaking.

TFS!!!

Janelle said...

Beautiful, Kim, and I love, love, love the Valentine that you sent me for the swap. So gorgeous. Love the heart, the lacy scallop punch, the glitter, the polka dots... everything. So soft and lovely (just like this one)! Thanks!!!!!

Deanna said...

So pretty! Love the vintage feel!

Lea L. said...

This is so sweet and pretty! I love the strips of glitter! Great job with the blog hop challenge!

♥Lea

Chriss Blagrave said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the soft colours!

IamDerby said...

so soft and pretty!!!

Kimberly said...

This is vintage perfection! So pretty.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is just beautiful!

Sue Ann said...

LOVE IT!!! LOVE THE HEART!!! So so beautiful

Marge said...

So very soft & sooo pretty!!!

Lisa said...

this is beautiful!

Cammie said...

I love the soft vintage look of your card! Thanks for the inspiration.

Heidi said...

This is such a sweet card! I love the vintage look!

Ingrid Danvers said...

Hi Kim! I couldn't join the blog hop last night due to the time difference, so I am catching up now. Your card is simply gorgeous. Love the glitters that you added. Thanks for the inspiration!

*LittleMissT* said...

Such a beautiful, soft card! I love the vintage feel it has, and you've echoed the outside perfectly on the inside!

Mary said...

Love the soft pretty colors on this and just adore how you completed the inside!

Jennifer K said...

So soft and sweet!

Aimes said...

I'm hopping a little later than normal! Your project is oh so pretty! Those colours are so soft and pretty - I love it!
x

Cindy said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving such nice words. I got back into card making when I discovered PTI almost 2 years ago. I really feel connected to my PTI friends and I really appreciate sharing this fun craft with you.

Kerry said...

Love the soft colors! Very pretty vintage look.

Terri said...

Nice job! I especially like the softness and vintage look.