Saturday, February 12, 2011

PTI's Think BIG Challenge

This is day 8 of the Papertrey Ink festivities celebrating their 4th Anniversary.  The challenge today is to make a card with something really Big/Gigantic on your card! (Go try it out, they are also giving away the most generous prizes). Ok!  I gave it some thought for a while, and knowing that I needed to make a male birthday card made me come up with this:

Paper: PTI cardstock
Ink: Tea Dye Distress Ink, Juniper dye ink (CTMH), Versafine Onyx Black
Stamps: PTI, Alli Edwards (part of the sentiment)
Other: Twine by Jillibean, Nestability Die

Part of challenging myself was to try out a new colour combination from one of PTI's members', and this colour combo happens to have been mentioned as Erin's favourite.  You know what, I really like it, I think it's perfect for a male type card.

I die cut the biggest star I have from Nestabilities.  Then I stamped it with the Background Basics: Woodgrain stamp from PTI using Tea Dye ink, I also inked it around the edges a little.  I then stamped the sentiment which is a combination of a big "Smile" from Ali Edwards (I love her fonts), and then a sentiment from PTI's Star Prints set.

The middle strip is stamped using the Juniper ink and PTI's Polka Dots Basics stamp.  I finished off with a little chocolate brown twine.  The star is also popped up with dimensional dots.

I really like how this card turned out.  I know that it's quite simple in design, I toyed with stamping the base card with something to create a bit of a background, but then decided against it, sometimes plain is good!

I may be back later, if I ever get to finish those Valentine treats!


AnitaRex said...

Lovely! I love the colors and the stamping! Perfect male card for sure!

Dawn said...

It is a great card Brenda. And I agree, background stamping would have taken away from the focal star.

Rosemary said...

super cute card, brenda! love the big star!

walchowDesign said...

Cute card and big idea with the gigantic star!

Emily Leiphart said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the woodgrain star and the mix of sentiments. I've been looking for some star die cuts. You are full of inspiration!