Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink January Blog Hop: Favorite 2011 Project Challenge



Picking my favorite 2011 Papertrey Ink project wasn't at all difficult, probably because I adore the Half & Half  stamp set, and also love the fabulous fonts from Botanical Silhouettes!

I've followed basically the same LO for today's Blog Hop, but created a totally different look with Turning a New Leaf DP  for my BG and also using the Half & Half die for my sentiment (Inside & Out: Birthday). Perhaps this might work for a 'guy' card?


My focal bird on a branch image (Iconic Images) is fussy cut and Ripe Avocado edging repeats underneath, as well as along the right edge (Edgers #3), which I think helps balance the design.

My only non-PTI products are the green hemp cord from my stash and Antique Linen Distress Ink. Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the Blog Hop; I KNOW I will!!!

28 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Both are beautiful cards. I love your use of the half and half dies.

Kay said...

Both cards are beautiful, but the second one really ROCKS! That patterned paper looks absolutely perfect with that bird- I'm in love!

Ally said...

Love both of your cards. I love the bright colors on the first, and the subdued colors on the second - they're both perfect. Fabulous fussy cutting on that bird! I could definitely see using the second for a guy card. I think it could go either way, which is a great accomplishment, in my opinion! ;-)

Lisa said...

These are both lovely, but I REALLY like the warm earthiness of your second card!

Mary said...

Both are great but I really love the paper on the newer card - really adds something to the overall feel of the card.

Inkyfingers said...

I love both of these gorgeous cards and as I have yet to use my Half and Half sets, I might be back to case!

rebecca said...

Both are so lovely! I really love the half and half as well. Well done.

Karen C. said...

Your second card is wonderful. the fussy cutting on the bird image is amazing. Great combination of colours and patterns.

Kristen :-) said...

both cards are wonderful and they have a great layout.. but the second one really catches my eye - I am always on the lookout for possible masculine cards - and the colors, the images everything would lend itself perfectly for this. Its so warm and inviting. Might have to pin it! :-) thanks for sharing!

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful cards!

Penny said...

Love them both but the bird looks so elegant on that DSP :-)

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Very pretty cards! Love the second one using the pattern paper behind the focal point. Lovely.

Terri said...

They are both great. Love how you made a masculine version.

Cyndie said...

This is indeed an awesome layout. The original card was gorgeous, and the new one is even better! Love the color schemes on both.

bjmartin said...

I really like both cards - for different reasons. Interesting to see how the layout can look so different -

Sadielaine said...

I really like the colors that you used on the second card, but both are beautifully done!

Terrance Doxie said...

Love the background stamping with Turning a New Leaf. The colors are fantastic. Great job!

victoria h said...

Love your die use and iconic images bird stamped with a vintage feel

Kathy said...

Oh I love birds and your card is awesome! I love the pp you used...need to get some of it!

The Paper Parade said...

What a neat shape for your cards. I like the first one, but I LOVE your new improvement with the bold patterned paper and the bird...awesome job :)

Debbie Gaydos said...

These are just lovely! I really like how you used the edger die - such a fun look.

Marybeth said...

Both are so sweet , I have to say I am a fan of the second one , must be that bird on the branch. Beautiful!

Suzanne Russell said...

I adore the bird on the branch combined with Turning a New Leaf DP. Great take on your own card, they are both beautiful!

Karen said...

see why you picked this one to redo amazing shape great design!

Ohhh Snap said...

Beautiful cards!

Joyce said...

Fabulous to have two half and half dies on the same card. And, I love the bird. This would definitely work for a guy.

Katie_Bolinger said...

I like how the sentiment shape is the same as the card shape. Great color choices it would definitely work for a guy.

Kristii said...

Absolutely beautiful!! I love the decorative edge and the bird on the second card is absolutely perfect!!

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