Friday, January 25, 2013

PTI's January Blog Hop

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Welcome!
It's Jan. 25th, and time for PapertreyInk's Blog Hop!
The challenge? Black!
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Beautiful, striking, eye catching with the ability to focus attention on it's subject, Black!
For sure, a mammoth of a challenge to start the year!
Wonderful to have time to edit all mistakes, cuz black ain't forgivin'!
Did a birthday card with the new stamp and die set, 'Hands of Time'.
During it's release, Nichole did a pale version of this layout, which I loved!
Took on the dark side with copper and aqua embossing.
Background Basics: Farm and Barn copper embossed on Smokey Shadow cardstock.
A sweet heart, similar to Michele Phillips example, stamp embossed 'With All my heart'.
More from 'With All My Heart'. This time white stamped background from 'Background Basics: Medallions. Pink heart border die cut, with some pink rhinestones. The reverse with smokey shadow ink on white cardstock using the medallions stamp. All PTI papers.
Clear embossed 'Beautiful Butterflies' on the black background for the next card.
Rosy Posy stamp and die set, in various PTI inks on the Tag Sale die.
PTI pattern pack Simply Chartreuse in back.
Sentiment is from Fabulous Frames.
Lastly, and honestly what took the longest, was a card for my valentine,
also from the 'With All My Heart' set.
Black background stamped with 'Backgound Basics: Super Stripes'.
Note to all: Must wait 'till background dries thoroughly before applying embossing powder!
The stitching is stamped from 'Sew Simple Borders'. Hawaiian Shores cardstock base.
Hop on over to Nichole Heady's blog to see more!
 
 
 

46 comments:

  1. Oh wow, Nancy! You and all your cards are amazing! Love the embossed chicken wire one. Well, I love them all.

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  2. Five cards! You've seriously outdone yourself! I keep trying, but I can't choose a favorite. They're all fantastic.

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  3. Wow! All of your cards are amazing! I especially like the clock card and the one with the chicken wire background!

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  4. Wow, look at all your projects! Well done-- you totally rocked the black background with these!

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  5. There is so much WOW in this post Nancy! You rocked every single one of them. In love with your first two cards, the embossing looks like copper and your Rosie Posie arrangement is awesome. Very inspiring.

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  6. WOW!!! So many beautiful creations! I am loving the copper embossing. Also loving what you did with the clocks:-) Every one of your projects are just stunning!

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  7. Wow! Wow! Wow! What an amazing selection of beautiful creations!!! Inspiring for sure!

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  8. Wow! You really outdid yourself on this challenge! Your cards are gorgeous! Really love the ones with the timepiece. I'm going to have to get that set! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! :)

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  9. Wow, you've been busy. All beautiful cards! - Irma

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  10. Love all the cards Nancy - the colours all pop against the black backgrounds.

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  11. WOW!!
    You have been busy!! :)
    They're all fabulous...
    but I love the clock.
    The copper embossing with the aqua...
    love it!!
    And with pops of red...
    fabulous, fabulous card!! :)
    Oh! And thanks to it and the embossed chicken wire...
    I'm now after some copper embossing powder! :)

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  12. Wow, you didn't disappoint on this challenge with all that you got done, Nancy! Way to really play around with this challenge, I love it! My favorite is your WONDERFUL clock card embossed in copper - wow-ee!!

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  13. Wow--you have been busy. I love all of them. Especially like how you embossed the entire background on some, before adding your focal point. Everything pops more on black.

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  14. LOVE them all, especially the clock card! So many FAB details and time went into these!

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  15. Wow! You've been busy! Such pretty set of cards! Especially love the clock card. :) The embossing looks awesome. I really like the colors... gives you that rustic, old time feeling.

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  16. Oh Nancy, each one of yours is so awesome! I need to go back and really 'study' each one again :)

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  17. wow! All are gorgeous but the clock face is amazing!

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  18. What a beautiful job on all your cards! Everyone of them just pops with color against the black background. :0)

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  19. Wow Nancy! What a beautiful post full of inspiration and GORGEOUS cards!!!!! I am loving that clock set and I haven't purchased it yet! It is on my wish list now for sure! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration today and always!
    :) Jill

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  20. Oh my. Yes, the clock is outstanding. But I have to say the black glittered damask butterflies are my favorite. With the red bakers twine and the green rhinestone...just pops perfectly. And in the love card with the pink hearts and tiny pink rhinestone trim, I just love how it all comes together and looks simple but has SOOO much detail. Gorgeous as usual.

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  21. Youv'e been a busy gal Nancy! These projects are over the top. Great job....

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  22. This black background idea really has your creative juices flowing. I've never even thought about using copper or verdigris embossing on black. It's positively stunning and oh so perfect with those beautiful clock stamps. And your final card is retro, and a knockout. The blue stripes on the black paper are fabulous, and I love the bit of shadow it makes showing through around the 'LOVE you'. Great taste is timeless.

    Thanks for you inspiration today, and for taking the time to leave me a lovely comment. Enjoy your travels through blogdom.

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  23. Oh my goodness.... so much amazing detail, variety and color! Love them all!

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  24. You have been busy busy. Love the all but gotta say the clock is my favorite.

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  25. My heart be still! You knocked the ball out of the park on this hop! All I can say is WOW!

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  26. Wowza you really went to town with this challenge! Beautiful cards with wonderful details and color combos!

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  27. Wow, you were prolific! Such great cards. I especially love the Hands of Time with all the copper.

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  28. Wow you really did a beautiful job on your projects!! I am really loving that Hands of Time and what you did with it!!

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  29. Nancy, beautiful cards! I really like the plaid background on your "LOVE" card

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  30. Love the first card!! Copper and turquoise on black are my new favourite colours!!

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  31. Wow I love what you did with the clock! It's beautiful and very detailed!

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  32. Wow--you really got busy! Lots of wonderful inspiration here!

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  33. Everything is amazing! Truly - wow!

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  34. WOW!!! Amazing work!!! So many beautiful creations!

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  35. Oh my Word they are all amazingly gorgeous!!! Thank you for your kind comment on my blog!!

    Precious Hugs
    OmaGloria

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  36. Gorgeous collection of cards!! I lovee the clock face card and will be borrowing the embossed chick wire idea!

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  37. Wow...awesome job! They are all so beautiful! I like the first card with the Hands of Time set the most. I just love the copper and aqua embossing.

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  38. Wow, this is such a great collection of cards. It's hard to pick a favourite as they are all so unique. The clock is so detailed and intricate with the copper and aqua embossing, but I also like the bright bold look of the Rosie Posie card.

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  39. Oh my goodness!!! Your card are truly amazing Nancy! My jaw is literally hanging open. You have a great talent...and I love your "about me" section. Are you a writer as well?

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  40. My gosh, Nancy...you've been busy! Each card just as beautiful as the last! :) That clock card's detail blows me away! :)

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  41. You outdid yourself! These are fabulous, but my fave is the Hands of Time---makes me wish it had gotten in my cart.

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  42. Beautiful cards, all, but that copper and aqua clock is heart stopping!

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  43. Wow, Nancy i can not choose a favorite from these gogeous cards, they are all stunning!! Please keep them coming.. I am a fan!

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  44. What a wonderful set of cards.
    All so different, but lovely.

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