Saturday, July 25, 2009

Text Box Text Style--July Blog Hop





























It's time for another PTI Blog Hop! You can read all about it HERE. This month's challenge was to use text in some way on your project. I chose to use the set Background Basics Text Style and my first PTI love, Text Boxed. Using text lends itself to emboss resist, as does Text Boxed. I stamped the text BG in Palette Burnt Umber on cream CS, then clear embossed the leaf image over it and brayered with Ripe Avocado, trimmed, matted with Ripe Avocado CS. I used my Long Rectangle Nestie to emboss the cream layer on my card front, nestled the focal piece into it, and stamped the sent. which is from Out on a Limb Sents. I stamed the same BG on an old PTI stamp box in Timber Brown Stazon, let it dry, then die cut it with SU's butterfly die. I put some adhesive pearls down the middle for the butterfly's body and attached with foam tape. I love how this turned out and I'm very proud of it! I hope you like it too and that it inspires you to use text on your projects. Can't wait to see what the other hoppers have created--there are always a TON of amazing projects!


43 comments:

Banu said...

Amy, this card is just WOW.....I mean it ab fab. I really loved the way you have used the text for background and also the butterfly is beautiful. Way too cool.

Sara Paschal said...

I so love the butterfly done this way and now I have to dust off my Text Box stamp set and get busy. Great job!

MBelles said...

Beautiful! Great job with the text.

Maureen L. said...

Beautiful card. Very elegant

Savitri said...

So pretty! Love what you did with the butterfly!!

Stampin' Pam said...

Stunning! Love that butterfly and the clean lines of this card.

Rosanne said...

Very pretty!

Regan said...

I love the simplicity..its just gorgeous!

Chris said...

this is gorgeous!! love the colors you chose! >"<

Heidi said...

Oh my! This is so beautiful! I love the colors, layout and simplicity of this card. It is so crisp and striking.

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous card!!! tfs!!

Catherine said...

I love, love, love the butterfly...great card!

Kacey Elliott said...

Sooooo pretty! I love text boxed and still have not bought it. You did a beautiful job on this!

IamDerby said...

Gorgeous!!!

Donelda said...

great card! i have that stamp set (text boxed) but never think to use it.... now I have some inspiration!! Yeah!!

Nancy L. said...

lovely card!

Dana said...

Very elegant card! Love the stamped butterfly :-)

Jamie said...

Love it! Love it! Great job!

raduse said...

Gorgeous and so elegant.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

I agree with the others - Love how you stamped your text on your butterfly! Very pretty touch! TFS

Chrissy said...

this is beautiful amy!

sarahmartina said...

Great job! I used the same text on an acetate butterfly too!!! Great minds think alike. ;-)

Daniela said...

So pretty, love the butterfly!

peggysue said...

Very elegant, looks great!

Kim said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I love the combination of text and the leaves and the pretty clear butterfly is a beautiful touch!

Marcie S. said...

Great butterfly! I love this card!

Marge said...

I love, love, love the butterfly...fab card!

Karen said...

Your butterfly is stunning, but your panel is equally as beautiful! :> Great offering for the hop, hop, hop! :>

Bonnie said...

You should be very proud of this! It is fabulous!

Janelle said...

I am going to have to try that emboss resist technique. Gorgeous! Great idea to use one of the old stamp boxes for the butterfly. Really nice card!

PurpleD said...

The butterfly is just gorgeous! Such a great idea!

Michelle said...

That text butterfly is sooo awesome!

scrapmin said...

Gorgeous! Your butterfly is absolutely stunning!
Mindy

Susan aka "Crunchy" said...

You should be proud of it! This is breath taking gorgeous!!

I am a sucker for butterflies, and that one is just one of the best I have ever seen! I love that you used that resist technique. It turned out so great!! Such a wonderful layout and perfect colors for this card. Really, really love it!!

Cheryl said...

Very clean and simple, but oh so pretty!

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL card!!!

Jennifer Lubbock said...

The leaf over the text is so striking! Nice work.

Lori said...

Beautiful--and a great way to reuse the PTI packaging, too!

Liz said...

Beautiful!!

Babies- Beth said...

I love how you stamped on the acetate! It worked so well!

Rose said...

Love the text on the acetate....great card !!

travelingmama said...

This is beautiful! Best wishes from Morocco!

Terri E. said...

Oh my gosh, your butterfly is STUNNING!!! Super fun and fresh use of text.

It's a good life!
Terri E.