Friday, June 25, 2010

my FIRST PTI blog hop!!


Woohoo! I'm excited - this is my first time to participate in the monthly Papertrey Ink Blog Hop! The June Blog Hop challenge is to work with a favorite Papertrey Ink color combination. I came up with a lot of different fun color combos - in fact, the birthday card for my dad that was in my last post was originally a potential blog hop project. ;) Soooo, here is the color combo that I will highlight tonight:


I love the richness of the brown and orange, and the simply chartreuse is just the perfect green to work with them!  So, here is my card:


I used my new Outlines Alphabet and colored the letters with Copics from the Terracotta Tile and Simply Chartreuse trios.  I also tried a tip from Nichole's blog and colored some white ribbon with Copics, but then I ended up almost completely covering it up, LOL!  I found some brads in my stash that also coordinated well with this color combo, and thought they made a nice addition.

By the way, just to share it - here is the color combo from Dad's birthday card, in my last post:



I'm off to hop to some blogs!!  Be sure to check out everyone's great projects that will be linked up on Nichole's Blog tonight, starting at 8:00pm Eastern!

40 comments:

Suzanne said...

Debbie, I love the embossing on the chocolate background. Very stylish.

Wendy said...

I really like this color combo and the embossing is super cute :).

travelingmama said...

This is so great! Love your colors!

Lindsay said...

Love it Debbie! I will be writing that one down!

BonnieRose said...

congrats on your first hop, your cards are fabulous!!! hugs

Mariana said...

I love your card!! Awesome combo and a striking card!!

Heather P. said...

Such a retro combo... LOVE it! :)

Lorraine said...

Love your rich color combo and card.

Karen C said...

A wonderfully clean card! Love the color scheme!

Nerina said...

Love the way you used your combo! So striking and rich!

Andrea M said...

Gorgeous color combos! Absolutely lovely card! Happy hopping!

Jen Carter said...

This is really cute and I like all the various elements--buttons, embossing, etc--that you used on this card!

Mandy said...

I love this card, you did an awesome job

Becky Carafa said...

Love both of these combos, Debbie! Definitely gonna have to try them!

Stephanie said...

what a great card for your first hop!! It's mine too and I'm having a blast checking out all the fabulous cards like yours :)

Kelly S. said...

Oh these colors look awesome together! They really take center stage with your sweet and simple layout, great job!

Marge said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Jill said...

I love your autumny color scheme, Debbie! I will definitely be using it! The embossed background looks great, and I spy a stamp from Heather's new library set--I love it!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

I love your card! It has such a modern look to it and welcome to the blog hop!! :)

Kay said...

I wasn't sure I'd like this color combo when I first saw the swatches, but then I saw your card, and I love it!!!

resmith said...

Such a fun card!! Love the colors!

Tonya said...

Super colors, especially for the masculine card! Great job!

Gayatri said...

What an awesome card. Beautiful earthy colors. I loooove this color combination.TFS!

Michelle said...

This is a new color combo for me and I'm loving it! I really like how you used it in your card. Thanks for the inspiration! I'm going to try this color combo as soon as I can.

Stamper for fun said...

I love your first color combo to inspire me for masculine cards. I always have a mental block for masculine colors.

**June**

Cammie said...

Welcome to the hop! Love this color combo and this striking card! Thanks for the inpsiration.

Natasha said...

Wow! This card is awesome! Love the coloured in letters!

Terri said...

Glad you were able to join in this month. Cool color combo. Nice job on the card too. I just got that alphabet set a few months ago I still have not used it though. I really need to change that soon!

Emm said...

Great colors. I like all the different elements of this card!

Melissa said...

Great combo! Love your card!!

Keva said...

That color combo just looks yummy. Great choices and the card is sweet!

Victoria said...

Fun color combo! So bright and cheery, it would be great for anyone. Great job!

Lee said...

What a great colour combo. Your card is lovely too!

Barbara said...

I really LOVE that color combo, and your card is awesome, Debbie!!

jen said...

GREAT card!!! Love the combo- congrats on your first hop- super fun, right?! :)

Linda said...

Beautiful! It looks like something out of Cards magazine. I love it and am putting it in my inspiration file. Thanks so much for sharing.

Maggie said...

What a great choice of colors!

Laurie said...

OH my goodness Debbie! I don't know how I missed this! What a fantastic card! I love the combo and all the little details you put in! Great card!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Gorgeous and bright, love it!

peggysue said...

Very nice! I like the different colors used in the open alphabet.