Saturday, September 25, 2010

September PTI Blog Hop

This month's blog hop theme is to show a skill you have learned from fellow blogger / stamper.  I've learned so much from so many bloggers.  It was hard to choose what to showcase.  I decided to go with a technique I've been wanting to try since Taheerah shared a gorgeous evening invitation she made.  She shared it on the Papertrey forum so I don't have a link to show.  She impressed a border on the invitation using PTI's In Bloom impression plate and a modified Spellbinder's mat.  I've done a similar technique with Cuttlebug folders, but not with impression plates.

Here's my card using this technique:

Here are a few photos to show you how this was done:


1.  Cut an embossing mat to A2 size
2.  Cut a rectangle out of the middle

3.  Build the above "sandwich" to run through the Cuttlebug

This is what it looks like after impressing the border.  Sorry for the bad photo.

4.  Score inside border using Scor-Pal
What do you think?  Isn't it a cool technique?  Thanks to Taheerah (Little Miss T) for the idea and the inspiration.

***EDITED ***  Taheerah just got a video tutorial made for this embossing techinique.  You can view it HERE.




All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted.

Stamps:  In Bloom, Delightful Dahlia (sentiment)
Paper:  Vintage Cream, Terracotta Tile
Ink:  Vintage Cream
Accessories:  spellbinders embossing mat, In Bloom impression plate, vintage cream satin ribbon, Scor-Pal, rectangle Nestabilities, white embossing powder

60 comments:

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Oh my God Sara - I'm speechless!! I'm *so* honoured you chose to CASE this idea, truly made my day!! I really must get my video tutorial for this up and going!

Gorgeous card- just love the red on white and the In Bloom flower. Gorgeous!!

Sue Ann said...

What do I think ..... I THINK HOLY MOLY ......... and the colors that you used really just put it over the top. AMAZING SARA ...... this is LOVELY!!!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial ...... I am a visual learner!!!

Leah said...

Super cool technique and makes me SO sad that I still don't have a Scor Pal! LOL!
This is great and the PTI Impression Plates are just lovely!
Glad to have seen this!!!

Keva said...

Oh wow...this is cool! I better get a sheet of paper to write down all of the inspiration for new techniques I am getting today. Fabulous!

Paul said...

That is a great technique! So effective. This is the first time I've been able to participate with the PTI fun being from Wales so the time difference never allowed. I'm also new to PTI products and have only just had my first order so am having loads of fun seeing what others create with the items.
TFS
Paul
http://craftyblogocks.blogspot.com/

Debby said...

This is a fabulous take on what is a great idea.

Sue McRae said...

Beautiful and elegant card!

Lorraine said...

Wow, Sara, your card rocks! I love the design, colors and the technique you learned from Taheerah. Thanks for sharing!

Deanna Jean said...

Your card is beautiful. I think I'll have to give this a try too. It gives the card a unique focal point.

Aimes said...

What a gorgeous card and a fabulous technique! Thanks for the pictures - I'm a visual learner ;D
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Rhonda said...

Gorgeous! I also appreciate the visual pictures.

Debbie said...

Hi Sara! That is such a pretty card! I love the technique too, gonna hafta try it!

Janelle said...

Thanks for sharing Taheerah's technique, Sara! Your card is absolutely beautiful! I'm definitely putting this on my list of ideas to try.

Anonymous said...

Stunning! G :)

Cathy Weber said...

Sara I love your card and your tutorial. I am absolutely going to give it a try. This is probably my favorite blog hop so far as I have learned so much in a very short time. Love the In Bloom card.

Kay said...

This is a cool technique, and your card is just beautiful- everything works so well together!

Debra said...

Thanks for the step by step photos, very helpful. Your card is gorgeous! Love the red and white combo!

klarcher said...

What a great card, thanks for adding the photos of the technique you learned from Taheera

Anna said...

Your card is truly beautiful...from the colors to your use of techniques. Thanks for posting the steps!

Amy Beth said...

So fabulous! I will have to try this one out as well.

LittleSurferGirl said...

Beautiful! Your card is simply stunning. Fabulous job!

Ginny said...

Sara, your card is simply stunning! Thank you so much for listing the steps, I can't wait to try it out for myself!!

Traveling Mama said...

This is so elegant and so beautiful! I LOVE it!! Hugs from Copenhagen!

Traveling Mama said...

This is so elegant and so beautiful! I LOVE it!! Hugs from Copenhagen!

Victoria said...

Thanks for the tutorial on how to do the frame, Sara! That is gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration!

sillyleann said...

OMG! OMG!! OMG!! I have been wanting to do this SO BAD. I could not wrap my mind around how to do it. This is PERFECT. Thanks so much for giving me the visual. Perfect!!!! Thank you, thank you! And your card is adorable. I love how you finished it off. Great job!

peggysue said...

Yay! A shout out for Miss T and a technique I DESperately needed to learn! Great card!

Cassie_lu said...

WOW! this is a stunning card and I love how you did the embossing on it.

Kelly S. said...

WOW oh WOW this card is fantastic! Thanks so much for the photos. The colors and the technique make for one awesomely elegant birthday card...fabulous hop post!

Ravengirl said...

Very cool! Love the embossed border and the fab tutorial!

Ohhh Snap said...

Stunning card and great tutorial. TFS!

Stephanie said...

I love this idea! Thanks for showing me the step-by-step. I learn so much better when I get to see pictures. This post is now going in my "projects I want to do folder"....Thanks!

Marge said...

Jawdroppingly gorgeous! Must remember to try this once I finally get some impression plates!!!

Melissa said...

Beautiful, Sara! This is a gorgeous look and thanks for showing the step-by-step. I Can't wait to try it!

Kristii said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Thanks for the tutorial!!! I'm gonna have to give it a try!!!!!

Jen Carter said...

This is gorgeous! Wonderful work!

Karen said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing the step by step!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Wow, great card! I love the red and white, it's so classy and vibrant.

Amy said...

What a beautiful card.....love the In Bloom flower peeking out of the "frame". Looks so nice in white.

Pam W. said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the pop of red against the white. Thanks for the picture tutorial. I just may have to give this a try. TFS

Gayatri said...

Gorgeous card and a great tutorial, Sara! I have to definitely try this out this weekend. Top on my list to do...:)

Eva said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial...I saw this on Amy's blog and loved it...i am a very visual gal and the pics really help!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fabulous card! And great technique too, thanks for sharing!

Deb C said...

What a gorgeous card! I guess I need to order more embossing mats, LOL~ I must try this.

TFS~!

Kara said...

simply gorgeous!!!

Krista said...

beautiful card! love the colors and the embossed frame. have to try it for myself

Nerina said...

Wow - what a beautiful card! I love the way you used this technique (THANK YOU for the tutorial!) The way you stamped the image onto the red card is absolutely beautiful - your card is so elegant with the mix of embossing and stamping like this!

Christina said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I hadn't seen this technique so I'm glad you shared it. Beautiful!

Sue Lelli said...

Beautiful! LOVE this technique!!

Sue Lelli said...

BEAUTIFUL card! FAB technique!

Laura Isham said...

goodness if this isn't a beautiful card! love the technique you used. love the impression plate and the stamp together. it is a very striking card.

jen said...

what a striking card!! fantastic technique!!

Cammie said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for the photos along with the steps! I am adding this post to my tutorial file.

Dawn said...

Sara, I just love your card!!! Beautifully done and thanks for the tutorial on how you achieved this!! I will have to try it!

Babies- Beth said...

I loved Miss T's card and I love yours- thanks for those photos...now maybe I will try this!

Nadine said...

What a great technique to showcase for the blog hop! I loved Taheerah's card so thank you for creating a tutorial so I can try this out too.. The color's you chose are fantastic, just pops right off the page!

Niki Estes said...

What a neat idea and a beautiful card, Sara! I love the embossed frame!

Silke Ledlow said...

GORGEOUS!!! This is one elegant creation Sara....a show stopper for sure!!! Hugs ~S~

Jennifer K said...

Wow Sara! This is simply stunning. I really appreciate the steps showing how you made this - I can understand it so much easier now. Lovely, lovely, lovely!!

Ohhh Snap said...

I left you an award on my blog :D. Thanks for all the inspiration!