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I am Sarah, a stay at home mom of two wonderful, little boys. In my life before kids I was a fifth grade teacher. I now work with first year teachers, which I love. Creating is one of the ways I stay sane. I become very cranky if I have not stamped or scrapped in a while. Join me on this creative journey.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Papertrey September Blog Hop Challenge

This is the first time I have done the Papertrey Blog Hop Challenge. Now don't get me wrong I check them out each month but have never been brave enough to join. This month I decided to give it a go. The challenge was to show off your skills that you have learned from fellow stampers out there in blogland. My card actually has two techniques that I learned. The first is the Crimped Diamond Background, basically you use your paper crimper to create a diamond shaped background. I found this tutorial on Beate's blog ,Fresh & Fun. The second technique was one I saw on Nichole Heady's blog last year when she introduced Boo To You. She used Copic markers on her pumpkin and then used her blender pen to take away some of the color. I tried to do that here and make polka dots on my pumpkin. You can see her demonstration here.
There is one more thing I did learn but I don't know who to thank for this tip. My gems were originally white so I used my Copic marker to color them orange.The second photo although the pumpkin is not as clear shows the diamond background a little better. Enjoy and thanks so much for stopping by.
Supplies:
Stamps: Papertrey - Boo to You and Tiny Treats
Ribbon and button from Papertrey
Cardstock all Stampin' Up
Other: Copic Markers, gems, crimper

33 comments:

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Very funky - that crimped background is brilliant!

Leah said...

Oh this is sooooooooooo cute! I've been putting an PTI order together in my head forever and love that wee lil' stamp set..seeing it now! LOVE it!
Love the background and the lil' gems!
=)
Leah

Aimes said...

So glad you were brave and joined the hop!!! Love your pumpkin - great shading and I too love to colour my gems for co-ordinating bling :D
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Rhonda said...

So glad you are playing along. Copic markers are a great tool to have.

Cathy Weber said...

Sarah this is a really cute card. I love the coloring you did and that mat stack frame. Great job.

Sue Ann said...

SO CUTE!!! I am so happy that I could see that background because it is uber cool!!! I will have to check out that tutorial....... I must have missed that somehow ....... I love me some Beate!!! FANTASTIC card for your little pumpkin :)

Sara Mac said...

What a fun card. I hadn't seen that crimping technique before. Thanks for sharing.

Ginny said...

Such a cute card!! I haven't seen the crimping technique so I'll have to check it out! This is my first hop, too, glad you joined in!

klarcher said...

What a darling card, one of the great things about this blog hop is finding techniques that we have missed the first time around

Kelly S. said...

Yay for your first hop! Love the dotted pumpkin with the dotted ribbon...and your background looks amazing!

Ravengirl said...

This is lovely! I haven't been brave enough to try the crimped diamond background yet!

Marge said...

WOW -- GREAT first hop post -- LOVE this! I too love my Copics for coloring gemstones, etc.!!!

peggysue said...

Happy first hop! I like using my copics for coloring pearls and such, they're great for that!

Melissa said...

So cute!

Kristii said...

Sooooo very cute!!!! Happy first blog post to you!!! and what a cute post it is!!! I love it!!!

Gayatri said...

So cute! Love that sentiment and so glad you participated in the blog hop. Its so much fun, isn't it? :)

Janelle said...

Cute card -- and nice use of all those techniques you've been soaking up while waiting for the courage to joing the PTI Blog Hop. Glad you stepped out and participated this month!

Jen Carter said...

What a fun background! Great card!

sillyleann said...

I am so glad you joined the fun this time. Your card is so pretty. I've never seen that before with the crimper. TFS!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Very sweet! Good job!

Cassie_lu said...

cute card

Nerina said...

Happy first Hop!! Your punkin' is totally adorable - love the matching gems too!

Ohhh Snap said...

It's a beautiful card, and those are awesome tips! TFS!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE that crimped background! Glad you got brave enough to join the hop! FAB tips!

Laura Isham said...

oh my word this is cute. the layout is so fun! great card

Amy said...

So glad to see you at the hop! Love your crimped background....I don't think I've seen this before and will have to check out this tutorial. Your shading with the copics is great!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very lovely fall theme card!

Cammie said...

What a fun card! So glad you joined the hop. The crimping technique is new to me. Thanks for sharing.

Babies- Beth said...

What a great job on your first hop! I love your background, and will go figure out how to do that today!

Victoria said...

Great techniques, Sarah! I like the crimped background, will have to try that sometime.

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Love your card, you did great on both, crimped background is perfect for this little pumpkin.

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