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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

June PTI Blog Hop

Hi friends,
Today, I'm hopping along for this month's:

The challenge this month is a Touch of Gold.
I have a couple of cards I created with that in mind.

Here's the first:
 I call it the Midas card because it's all gold *Ü* I challenged myself to go for a CAS, one layer card. I stamped five different leaves with Colorbox Gold. The sentiment is heat embossed in pirate gold powder on a Vintage Cream card base.

The second card has a bit of dimension:
I stamped the leaves in gold ink & then heat embossed the veins in Pirate gold. I then added Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Close to Cocoa inks to them---> sparingly to not lose the gold completely. I fussy cut them out so I could pop them up on the card front. The sentiment is stamped in Close to Cocoa on Vintage Cream cs. The edges were distressed & inked with more gold ink. I also flicked a bit of gold ink on it.

Card #1 is also playing along at:
 CAS on Sunday: One layer wonder
Cupcake Craft: Not For Flower- CAS
Creative Card Crew: No Designer Paper

Ugh... sorry for the lighting on my pics. I am still waiting for the light bulb for my photo light to arrive so this wonky lighting is driving me crazy! Aaack!

Thanks so much for hopping by!
Tootles!

The 411
Stamps: Turning a New Leaf (PTI), Leaf Prints (PTI), Signature Greetings (PTI), In Bloom (PTI)
Ink: Gold (Colorbox), Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Close to Cocoa (SU)
Paper: Vintage Cream cs (PTI), Gold CS
Accs: gold sequins, Gold Viva Decor Pen

44 comments:

  1. Love the simple elegance of your cards and the sparkle!

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  2. Oh, these are both so lovely! I especially love the overlapped stamping on the first one and how you added the sequins!

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  3. Very pretty! I like them both but really love the first one. Simple but very elegant!

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  4. Beautiful, beautiful cards. The leaves in the second are so gorgeous I just want to reach out and touch them.

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  5. Well I have to use the 'Wow' word on both cards! The leaves are a knockout!

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  6. Lovely cards. My favorite is the first card.

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  7. pretty cards - the leaves are lovely golden

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  8. Pretty card - I like your design.

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  9. ooh wooow I love monochromatic card you have made..it is really romantic and elegant and love the sentiment too...great monochrom card....Love also the second card great colors of the leaves...

    I am joining also the CAS on sunday challenge...I would be glad if you could visit my blog and leave some love..my card is number 20 to help you to find me..many thanks before..hugs, Monika from Germany

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  10. These are fantastic, I really like the first card. The gold and vintage cream work great together :)

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  11. WOW!!! LOVE your second card!!! What a brilliant idea!

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  12. Very pretty cards that use gold in marvelous ways!

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  13. Love the elegance of your cards. The second gold leaf collage is stunning!!

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  14. I love leaves and this card is gorgeous!

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  15. Oh my! Both cards are wonderful! Love the simple design of the first; and on the second card, those leaves are amazing!

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  16. Wow! Both very elegant beautiful cards!-Irma

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  17. Both cards are stunning! I love the simplicity of the first one and those gold embossed leaves on the second.

    Linda

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  18. I love both cards..so beaufitul!!!

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  19. Both are amazing....love your one layer card especially.

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  20. Really great cards, love the idea of the first one with one layer and then embossing the sentiment!

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  21. Beautiful! Love the stamping on the first one.

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  22. Oh my! Both cards are just beautiful!

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  23. I LOVE these!! Such NEAT Cards and Fun takes on the challenge!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

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  24. Great cards! The second one really grabbed my attention & I hope to CASE it!

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  25. Are you the one that always said "I'm not good on CAS cards"???
    Don't want to hear it again. *LOL*
    Your cards are so pretty! Both of them.

    Big hugs,
    Gaby

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  26. Both cards are so stylish, love them!!

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  27. So pretty! I love the detail on the second card - plus they are such soft and elegant examples of how to use gold without a lot of embossing :)

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  28. So pretty - I love the softness of the gold and the subtlety of it combined with your color palette :)

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  29. Fabulous cards Karli! The first one is my favourite with the subtle leaves and bit of bling!

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  30. Just breathtaking! What wonderful composition as well as a sensational use of gold.

    I have one critique, and that is I fear that most people who do a Google image search for PTI will not easily find your glorious creations.

    I noticed that an image search (at least in Google) uses the first image in your blog post. For you, it just shows Papertrey's logo, and doesn't give a hint of your beautiful creation. You can fix that by putting an image of the card (or a tantalizing close-up of it) as the very first image, followed by PTI's logo, if you wish. Your cards are so beautiful that everyone who does a search should want to visit your blog!

    Thanks for sharing your creations.

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  31. Your cards are both beautiful! I especially like the "midas" card. So simple yet so striking!! Great job!

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  32. What beautiful elegant cards love them. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew in our no designer paper challenge hugs Tania (DT) xx

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  33. Beautiful cards - love the dimension on the leaves!

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  34. Beautiful cards and such pretty CAS designs. Thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake this week :) Donna ♥ x

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  35. Gorgeous in gold! As pretty as your 'midas' card is, the second one really stands out with those gorgeous leaves.

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  36. Two super cards. The leaf card looks spectacular!

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  37. They're both gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

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  38. Great cards! I love the CAS designs and the colours are so elegant.

    Thanks for playing along in our "no designer papers" challenge at Creative Card Crew!

    ~ Crystal (DT)

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  39. Absolutely amazing card. Thanks for playing with us at Creative Card Crew! Yvonne

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