Tuesday, September 25, 2018

PTI September 2018 Blog Hop Inspiration

Well, second time is a charm!  I made a card using this same inspiration photo in August and didn't get the message that the challenge had been changed to September.....so here we go again.  lol

Here's the inspiration photo.  Isn't it great!

I drew my inspiration from the pumpkins,
except I gave mine happy faces, the leaves and the plaid.....
and I made my card into a Halloween card.


I made the background by sponging Distress Oxide inks in Salty Ocean & Peacock Feathers.  I sprinkled a little water and some Stampendous Shabby Blue EP and heated.  The plaid was made with a background stamp from GKD called Diagonal Stripe.  I used PTI Tropical Teal & Orange Zest Ink.  I cut it with the largest of the Pierced Feature Frame dies.  If you position it in the center of the paper, it will leave a little border that fits perfectly as decoration for the inside of your card.  I added a fence decorated with sprigs of bittersweet.  The pumpkins were stamped with Summer Sunrise and rock and rolled with Zesty Orange ink.  The sweet faces were stamped in True Black.  I added some leaves stamped in Simply Chartreuse and Ripe Avocado.  I added a cute little Dracula from the MIM Halloween Pin Ups set.

Here's a peek at the card I made a month too early.

Thanks so much for stopping by to look.  Your kind comments are always appreciated.

The Recipe:
PTI Stamps - Fence Line Autumn, Autumn Pumpkins, Pumpkins Expressions Mini, Stylized Autumn, Beautiful Berries, MIM Halloween Pin Ups

PTI Dies - Pierced Feature Frame

GKD Background Diagonal Stripe Stamp

Distress Oxides - Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers

Stampendous - Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel


  1. Cute, CUTE cards Sharyn!! I really like the one you made for this month...so whimsical and just plain FUN! Last months card is just as pretty though...you got a lot of mileage out of this ispiration photo!! :0)

  2. Well, I love the Halloween cutie, and so will some lucky recipient. Your first card is beautiful. Both perfect for the challenge!

  3. Oh my goodness!! So cute!! I love your card!! I too made my card in August :)

  4. I did the same thing Sharyn - only I pulled it off my blog that day before anyone saw it!! Love how you used the dracula with the blue background and pretty plaid! and your first card is lovely as well!

  5. Such a fun, happy Halloween card. Love the blue background, plaid frame, happy pumpkins and of course that cute little Dracula. I really like the first card too.

  6. This is adorable! A fun and festive take on the inspiration!

  7. LOVE these, especially the plaid backgrounds. Really cute cards, really great designs!!

  8. This is a cute, non threatening card for Halloween. Love the Dracula and the scene. You made a beautiful plaid with those colors. I love the first card too and the plaid on it.

  9. Yeah but that wasn't your fault, poor communications on their end. LOVE both of your cards. Today's with those little pumpkins and that gorgeous plaid! You could sell your perfectly stamped Designer Papers--seriously!!!

  10. So so cute! Fun also to see how the photo inspired you differently the second time!


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