Sunday, August 25, 2013

PTI Fast Food Blog Hop Challenge

Unbelievable.  I've missed several Papertrey Ink blog hops this year, mainly due to lack of mojo once I got in my studio. (usually at the last minute)  This time, I got it done AHEAD of time.  Almost a week early.  There is hope, folks.
This month's blog hop challenge is a color and sketch combo called Fast Food with six different choices.  I was immediately drawn to this simple sketch and yummy color combo with a gorgeous layer cake.  Who wouldn't love a slice of this?

Doesn't that look divine?  Super easy sketch too!  I knew exactly what I was going to do.  In fact, I ended up making two cards.

I simply took each color, die cut a strip using the Double-Ended Banner die, stacked them on my card like the sketch, and then stamped my sentiment.  I decided it needed a little something extra, so I stamped a large flourish in VersaMark across the strips.  So quick!

Once I finished my first card, I saw the extra banners lying on my desk (the die cuts two sizes) and decided to make another one, but this time off-setting the strips enough to leave the banner edge.  I love how it looks! 

There was a Make-It-Monday video sometime ago on glittered buttons and I've wanted to try it ever since.  This card was the perfect excuse!  I searched through my stash to find similar buttons in each color.  Not an easy task.  I got pretty close though.  I covered the top with liquid glue and then covered them in crystal fine glitter. 

So deliciously blingy!  They are the frosting on the cake.  :)  lol  Letting those dry was the only part that took some time.  I added them to their matching strip of paper in a stack.  (like the cake, naturally)  Then I just stamped my sentiment and called it done.

These cards were quite easy and very fun to make.  Glad I could participate in the blog hop this month.  If you want to see more, check it out here.

Stamps:  Boutique Borders: Birthday, Fancy Flourishes, Boutique Borders: Thanks (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  White, Hibisicus Burst, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Spring Rain, Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento); VersaMark
Dies: Double-Ended Banners (Papertrey Ink)
Buttons:  Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Spring Rain, Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink)
Misc:  Crystal fine glitter (Martha Stewart)


  1. Oh I love the banner card......the buttons look delicious and absolutely love you used the banners for his sketch!!!

  2. Oh, these both look fabulous! I love how you stamped on the cardstock strips on the first one and the lovely glittered buttons on the second!

  3. Love both of these cards! The flourish & glitter buttons are perfect details!

  4. Absolutely gorgeous! The flourish really did add the finishing touch.

  5. Wow, Heidi, I do love these impeccable made, colorful and blingy cards! Obviously Mojo was in residence when you made these!! I'm pinning that button card. I remember that video, but did not participate and now I can't wait to try it after seeing your perfect "icing" buttons!!

  6. Oh my gosh these are both gorgeous! WOW… I love both of these! The glitter buttons and the flourish stamped on the strips. If we voted the winer I vote these two cards :)

  7. What fantastic cards!!! Just a perfect take on the challenge!!


    The Stamper's Stitches

  8. I love both of these. The flourish definitely "makes" the first one, and the glittered buttons and banners are fabulous!

  9. both are so pretty, but I just love the one with the glittered buttons!!

  10. Love the thank you banner card! So fun!

  11. Beautiful job! Genius to add the flourish to strips in the first card. Love the banners and buttons on the second. Pinned these!

  12. Both cards are fabulous, I love how you have such a great interpretation of the challenge with such cas cards...lovely.

  13. 2 cards beautifully made. Great job Ann!

  14. Love the banner card with the glittery buttons. Thanks for the inspiration.

  15. Fab cards, I love the second one especially. :)


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