October 5, 2009

Mexico & India...

I got to complete a few more of the PTI World Card Making Day challenges...just one more to go -- maybe tonight!

I actually made up my 'India' card the other night, but am just getting a chance to post.

I think the thing that catches my eye most about Indian art & textiles are the right bright colors, and infusing it with a lot of gold and jewels.

So -- that is what I decided to do (however I've realized I need to get new gold EP -- mine is looking a bit dull these days!)

Here's my 'India' inspired card:


I started out using my Basic Backgrounds Retro set, and I randomly placed some raspberry jewels I had in my stash and used my (now tarnished) gold EP.  I cut a piece of Gold CS with my Labels 8 Nesties, and stamped the sentiment and placed the raspberry heart...but it needed something more, so I stamped the flourish, and added some gold 'beads'.  In retrospect, I would stamp the sentiment in a different color, as it looked nice while the ink was still wet, but a little too light once dry.

Then we move on to Mexico --

DH and I honeymooned there in 1999.  We had a MAGNIFICENT time, and loved every minute of it.


I used the first PTI Anniversary set, Beyond Basics, to make my patterned paper, and the spritzed it with some so saffron and summer sun inks.  I used some enchanted evening ribbon, and placed the sentiment on a die cut from the Labels 9 set.  I went around the embossed border with my gold paint pen.  I think this could qualify for the ever-elusive "Guy card" :).

Thanks for stopping by today -- hope you have a super day!!

Supplies:

India card:
Stamps: Birthday Basics, Basick Backgrounds Retro, Fancy Flourishes, Heart Prints
Ink: Versamark, SU Tempting turquoise & pink passion craft
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, raspberry fizz, brushed gold
accessories: gold EP. dimensionals, jewels, raspberry fizz satin ribbon


Mexico Card:
Stamps: Beyond Basics
Ink: Enchanted Evening, really Rust, Old Olive, brilliance chocolate

Paper:  Really Rust, Enchanted Evening, Glossy white
Accessories: markers, nestabilities labels 9 dies, gold paint marker, enchanted evening satin ribbon



8 comments:

Just Us Girls said...
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Alyssa said...

These are great! I am really bummin' that I don't have the retro backgrounds set - I immediately thought of it with the India challenge! You did great on both cards! Love that Mexican tile ;o)

Stampin' Pam said...

Hi Tracey - I'm trying to post a comment but I was logged in with the wrong log in - oops - sorry. I love your two projects - great take on the two countries - I really like the patterned paper. :-) Hugs!

Lisa Kind said...

These are so pretty, Tracy! I've never used those cool stamps from the 1st PTI anniversary set! Great use of them!

Deborah Young said...

Ooooohh la LA!!!! Those are great, stunning, beautiful! Labels 8 will be my next Nesties purchase...right now I am crazy about Labels 5!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Great job with both of these cards! I Love the red jewels sprinkled throughout your India inspired card & gorgeous Mexican tile! Good luck with the PTI WCMD challenge! :)

Rebecca said...

Lovin' both your challenge cards! I didn't get to the "Mexico" one - I was a bit stumped, but your's is fab!

Emily Leiphart said...

So pretty! I can't wait to see what you made for the PCS release tomorrow! ;)