Welcome to the Papertrey Ink Monthly Blog Hop!
Nichole's challenge this month was to use black for the background of your project - if you didn't come from her blog, you can head over to Capture the Moment for details.
I have really been wanting play with an idea I had to use the Quatrefoil Cover Plate die to create a window card, so took some time yesterday to make this card.
Window cards are notoriously hard to photograph, especially if you are trying to line something up to be seen in a specific spot through the window, so bear with me as I show the card from a few different angles.
I used Smoky Shadow cardstock and cut 2 panels with the Quatrefoil Cover Plate die, poking 7 of the tiles out of the inside front panel and 13 tiles out of the outside front panel. A few pieces of temporary tape helped hold the tiles I wanted to keep in place until the panels were adhered together. I also cut a 6.5 x 4.25" card base with a score line at 1" to create a flap.
The wrong sides of the die-cuts are adhered together, with a piece of transparency and the front flap sandwiched between them. Six of the tiles on the front of the card were replaced with tiles cut from Sweet Blush cardstock.
The inside of the card is finished with a Vintage Cream tile sitting on a Hibiscus Burst oval (I know it looks like a circle in the photo, but it really is an oval). This tile is stamped with a couple of the small hearts from the With All My Heart stamp set and lined up to fit in the center window panel.
Does anyone else have a container sitting on your desk temporarily housing little bits and pieces until you have time to put them away properly? Well, I do LOL, and earlier this week I finally tackled my overflowing basket. What a nice surprise to find 10 tiny pink gems hiding at the bottom!
My search of the rest of my gems didn't turn up any more in this tiny size, but I did find a few slightly larger in an ever so slightly different shade of pink. I think they make the perfect finishing touch!
And here is one last photo from a different angle.
This card is also being linked to a couple of the challenges at Moxie Fab World: the Use 10 Different Embellishments Challenge and the Make a Card with a Window Challenge.
I'm off to see what else has been linked to the PTI Blog Hop.
Thanks for stopping by,