I was in India on vacation for my brother's wedding and missed the PTI release this month. The first one I have missed since I have become a PTI fan. So, when I saw that the Blog Hop Challenge was all about backgrounds, of course I had to participate. Jet lag and time constraints were not going to stop me :)
I am also participating in the Christmas Cards Challenge in hopes of having all my holiday cards done in advance this year and I had this idea for the CCC March for which I was going to create my own background paper and this blog hop was the perfect time to get that done.
I used the dotted wreath (or that is what I call this image) from the Merry and Bright Additions and the Star image from the Merry and Bright and created this background.
I stamped the grid lines from the guide lines set using Spring Moss on the PTI White Card stock.
Then I stamped the dotted wreath using Pure Poppy ink, aligning it to the cross section of the lines and then stamped the star in the center in Avocado color.
Here is the completed background, cut to 4 x 5.25 and glued to a green card base. If you look very closely, I forgot to stamp the image on the top right corner and it kind of looks odd...:)
I was waiting to use this new Snoopy Sledding stamp that I had gotten and this was the perfect card for it. I cut the image out using Nestabilities Petite Scalloped Ovals and layered it with another Pure Poppy scallop. The sentiment from 2008 Holiday Tag Collection completed this card. A simple card and easy to reproduce as I have to do at least 5 more of these for the CCC Challenge.
Here is the finished card,
Stamp Set - PTI Guidelines, PTI Merry and Bright, PTI Merry and Brigh Additions, PTI 2008 Holiday Tag Collection, Snoopy Stamp
Paper - PTI White Card stock, PTI Pure Poppy, Generic Green
Ink - PTI Avacado, PTI Pure Poppy, PTI Spring Moss, PTI Noir Black, Copics
Other - SU Small Oval Punch, Nestabilities, Copics