Monday, December 26, 2011

PTI December 2011 Blog Hop

It's good to be back blogging again and today I have a card that I made using tissue paper and ribbon left over from Christmas gifts I received.  This is the first time I have participated in a Papertrey Ink blog hop and I am really excited - and cutting it down to the wire - yikes!!

I started looking through my PTI stash and remembered that I had never tried making a pattern with the grid lines - can you believe it?  I really am a hoarder.  So I found a variety of stamps and used them to create the pattern paper.  The color choice was definitely from the ribbon.

Then I was getting worried that the pattern and the ribbon were too over powering, so I decided to add the trees and sentiment, and then crumple the tissue paper and glue it down using the "raw silk" technique.  It softens the picture and I think makes it look like you are looking through a frosted window pane.

I used the same green ink from the pattern to water color the trees.  I just pressed the chalk ink to my craft sheet and used a paint brush to color them.  The banner was added when I made a mistake with my handwriting.  Yes, I'm owning up to it - I want y'all to know that you should try to come up with a clever way to hide a mistake when you can ;o)

So this is my finished card! I am so excited that I finished it - just barely....

Have a great week and Happy New Year!!