Monday, August 30, 2010

thanks nichole!

Nichole, this blog hop is for you - thanks for everything that you do, from the bottom of my heart!  There's hardly a day that goes by that I don't check in at PTI, or any of the DT's blogs, or the forum.  You are such a big part of my life. You are my crafty idol!

Nichole Heady is the creative goddess behind the brilliant trio that is Papertrey InkBriefly, I discovered paper crafting for my Japanese Gardens wedding in Oct. '05 (I made the invitations, program, fan menu, origami crane placecards, entry giftbox, exit giftbox, wish tree tags, table numbers, and sparkler/matches holders)After that I took time off crafting to have a baby, buy a house, get a dog - all that good stuff.  When I decided to explore stamping two years ago, I stumbled on Heather Nichol's blog, discovered PTI, and fell down the rabbit hole :)

This is my Thank You card inspired by Nichole, bright sunshine in my life:
I finally got a cuttlebug and can use PTI dies and impression plates, I made a card that would let me get creative.  I was thinking 'Golden Harvest' while I designed it.
 
It was tricky with no harvest gold ink, but I stamped in lemon tart and kissed the edges with summer sunrise.  I love it!  The embossing is gold, the front of the card is linen textured and the diecut mat is canvas textured, so it's very luscious in person.

Here's to you, Nichole - we love you!!!
Christy

SUPPLIES:
stamps - PTI Leaf Prints, Daily Designs, Round & Round, Damask Designs (sentiment)
paper - PTI harvest gold, rustic cream
ink - PTI lemon tart, summer sunrise; VersaMark, Distress Ink in antique linen, VersaMagic in straw
accents - PTI harvest gold twill ribbon, harvest gold vintage button; gold embossing powder
dies - PTI mat stack 4, leaf prints, linen and canvas impression plate
tools - Scor-it mini, cuttlebug, 1 3/4" circle punch

41 comments:

Sara Mac said...

Gorgeous card! It's so warm and welcoming. Love the embossing.

Laurie said...

Beautiful!! I just love those leaves!

Keva said...

Oh wow!! This is great. I love the colors you used and that mat stack die look fabulous in the middle. Really pretty card!

Aimes said...

Simply stunning! Love your aperture and the fun you've been having with your cuttlebug!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Susan said...

Oh my goodness!! Let me get my chin off the keyboard...This is spectacular! I love everything about it!! Just amazing!!

Laura Isham said...

Oh my gosh, this card is STUNNING!

Kelly S. said...

Ummm...luscious indeedy!!! Love this layout, the embellishing, and the lovely background that you created!

BethieJ said...

Christy this is STUNNING! I LOVE every little detail!! Just BEAUTIFUL!

Kara said...

this is crazy good!!!:)

Nerina said...

Wow, wow and more wow!! This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I love the stamped leaf background, the layering of your mat and circle elements and the embossed leaves on the edges - so much to look at and appreciate! Absolutely gorgeous!

Amy Beth said...

I love all the layers and texture.

Cathy Weber said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful. The new leaf set is so nice in the pretty soft colors you chose for this card. Very pretty card.

Kay said...

Luscious is a perfect word to describe this card; I love everything about it!

mamareebs said...

Wow, this turned out beautiful. I love the entire card. I especially like the button detail :)

peggysue said...

Ohhh look at that cutout window, beautiful!

Melissa said...

Your card is amazing! I love the texture and the colors are just beautiful! The mat stack die is a great shape for a cut out!

IamDerby said...

Your leaves are so pretty!

Sue Ann said...

OH MY GOODNESS ...... can we say over the top AMAZING AND BEAUTIFUL!!! I hope you are feel well .... xoxox

Lauren said...

WHOA!!!! This is AMAZING!!!!! SO So So beautiful!! I just love the warmth of it.

Jamie Lane said...

This is stunning! Great card.

Gayatri said...

Fantastic. love everything about this card :)

Nadine said...

Wow Christy this is just stunning! Love the window card and the colors! Perfect!!

Baseret said...

WOW,wow,wow! This is stunning!

Amy said...

You have done an outstanding job with this...the colors/layout/embossing. I literally said, "oh wow!" Beautiful!

Quilter422 said...

absolutely stunning work, and the layering is to die for!

Chris Simon said...

Amazing job! The colors are warm and beautiful (very clever with the ink colors, too). And all of your die cutting and texturing created a wonderfully rich backdrop for the lovely leaves.

Jen Carter said...

This is so pretty! I love how you did so much with a monochromatic look! Great job!

Ginny said...

Wow, this is an amazing card!! Love the leaves and the embossing!

Victoria said...

Christy, I literally gasped when I saw your card! It is amazing! Wonderful job.

Angy said...

CHRISTY, You did an AMAZING job here! So stunning - a great tribute to Nichole.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Beautiful card.

Becky Carafa said...

So soft and beautiful, love it!

teegee7617 said...

Beautiful! Love those leaves!

Sandy Kay said...

So beautiful - love how you combined sets here!
Sandy (Sankada)

sugacatz said...

Loving your colour scheme and your use of the leaves. Funky. Lx

Debby said...

Love the muted colour scheme and all the little details.

Lizzie Jones said...

It's so beautiful and warm. Lovely job!

Lisa V. said...

Christy, this is stunning. I love how you used the new leaf set. Perfect.

Ingrid Danvers said...

This card is gorgeous, Christy. You did a wonderful job. I really love the color combo and all dimensions.

Monica K. said...

This is awesome, Christy!! Love the yellow so much and the way you stamped the leaves is so gorgeous. I'm sure Nichole loved it!

Noora said...

WOW! such a beautiful card...beautiful stamping!