Saturday, February 9, 2019

PTI Cards


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Lots of negative comments with all the changes at PTI, but nobody's complaining about the chance to win a $100 gc in the new challenge called Laurie's Fabulous Favorites--haha!  Like Laurie, I really can't pick a favorite--it changes day to day!  I'm not one who sits at the computer waiting for the shop to open on release nights, but that's exactly what I did when Dawn's Delicates dies were introduced.  I also seldom buy kits from any company, but when Don't Forget to Write was released I had to get it.  Truthfully, I haven't used much of the kit except for the pretty pink pen (yep--one reason I got the kit which is pretty silly!) & the wonderful scalloped note card die.  Today--these are my favorites--haha! For my entry I die cut one bloom from Spring Rain cardstock & the other from Blueberry Sky.  I saved the little pieces for another project & just used the outlines.  They were brushed heavily with a shimmer pen & layered together--LOVE the look!


The dot in the center is Wedding Dress Pico Embellisher.  It's the perfect size element for the scalloped note card I cut from white cardstock & splattered with blue ink.


Decided the sentiment will go inside or I'll use it as a note card, if I decide to part with it--haha!
PTI Transformation Tuesday is one of my favorite challenges, so I was really glad to see it's continuing.  This time I used a Fall card I really like as inspiration for a Christmas card.


It's amazing what a difference just changing colors makes--white die cut on red cardstock compared to green die cut on ivory cardstock.  I used another 2 other favorite stamp sets--Spruce & Sprigs foliage with Snowflake Flurries sentiment.  I love Mix & Mat: Flourishes die set so used the same 2 dies as the original card.  The inks are PTI Ripe Avocado, Simply Chartreuse, Prairie Grass, Olive Twist & Weathervane.  The berries are covered in Christmas Red Stickles & I added sparkle to all the foliage with Stardust Gelly Roll pen.


The red mat is Pure Poppy cardstock & PPP Sparkling Clear Confetti provides embellishment.  I plan to make as many flat Christmas cards as possible this year as I'd like them to just need a single stamp.  This one looks dimensional, but it's really very flat.  I'm also entering SSS Monday & Allsorts.
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20 comments:

  1. I need to subscribe to see what's happening at PTI and when these challenges take place. I hope you win this one, Greta! Your blue card jewelry is stunning and no one would blame you if you kept it for yourself! Great Transformation Tuesday make, too!! Hugs, Darnell

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  2. Beautifully done Greta with both your cards. Love the blue one a lot and your Christmas card is fabulous.

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  3. A lovely shimmer on the flower Greta and bold holly as well.

    B x

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  4. lovely cards, Greta - both so pretty in their own unique way - love the winter transformation card!

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  5. Wonderful transformation card and what a huge difference a few subtle changes can make. The first card is stunning and love the eye catching effect x....I would keep this one too x.

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  6. I too had to go over to the PTI Bloga and read up. Wow, such negativity. Honestly, I've had nothing but positive experiences with PTI. I love their cardstock and it is so reasonably priced.

    But I'm here for your cards not a PTI discussion.

    Your first card is such a stunning use of the die. It is gorgeous and reminds me of a delicate blue flower.

    YOur second card makes great use of the delicate frames and is a beautiful Christmas card.

    Thank you for the Valentine and the die cuts my friend.

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  7. I keep saying this, but it is true... you have created another fabulous set of cards, Greta! You really know how to rock the PTI challenges!

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  8. That blue card is simply stunning. The sparkle shows up so well and I love the design of it. I wouldn't blame you for keeping it and maybe framing it for wall art. It does make a huge difference when you change colors on backgrounds or die cuts. Both of those cards are beauties.

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  9. These are both awesome but I do love that blue creation you made. That is stunning! I can see why you want to keep it.

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  10. WOW! That delicate die is GORGEOUS! I LOVE the shades of blue on it.... so pretty Greta! I also like your lovely Christmas cards! It's funny how changing the color of something makes it look so different! I think that's why I like recreating my cards sometimes... It always looks different than the original! Have a great day!

    Theresa

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  11. Ah Greta - your blue and white card just takes my breath away! Sooo pretty in my favourite colour. Look at you go with the Christmas cards already. Such a good idea to keep them flat for posting and I love the die you used.

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  12. Me too - absolutely love your sparkly blue card! Thanks for sharing how you did it.

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  13. Beautiful cards, Greta. I llllllove the dies. Hugs, my friend.

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  14. I love your cards, they are beautiful!

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  15. Beautiful cards, Greta! Love your blue bloom - what a gorgeous card that made!

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  16. Fabulous cards, Greta - love the blue burst card and the beautiful cards with frame!!

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  17. You use PTI's products beautifully Greta! These are all marvelous cards!

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  18. Well done with the PTI products, Greta! Gorgeous blue and lovely die cut on your first card! It does very well without a sentiment, so pretty! And, second card with the remake is perfect! I do love red and against the white is perfect!

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