PTI - color/sketch and Maile Belles

My favoritest ever stamp company, Papertrey Ink, is celebrating it's 8th anniversary and I am playing along with a couple of their challenges this week. Because there's product up for grabs and I'm not passing up the chance to win!! So today I have two cards to share with you. The first one is a color/sketch combo card based on the following inspiration:

And here is my card:

I used Sentiment Signs for the text panel on the right side and Polka Dot Parade #12 for the candle and the "just for you" sentiment. I managed to get all the colors in there as well with the dots around the sentiment in a Copic close to Simply Chartreuse and a piece of baker's twine that is definitely the color of Raspberry Fizz.

The next challenge I played with was using a piece of artwork designed by Maile Belles and recreating the feel and look of her card. This was tricky because her artwork is sooo amazing but I'm happy with the end result. Here are her cards I was trying to "copy" the style of:

I wanted something clean and simple with one large image to the left of the card and a sentiment going across the image and this is what I came up with:

Instead of stamping the large image, I die cut the heart from the card front and used that as my "image". The inside of the card was lined with a metallic looking red paper. The card front was also embossed with the Damask Designs impression plate, although that's a little hard to see in this photo. I added the band across the heart which was a die in the Uncorked die set. I'm not sure what set the sentiment itself is from but it fit perfectly!! The border at the top is a trimmed piece cut from the Heart Border die.

This card is also being entered at Curtain Call where the challenge is Kissing Booth and here's the inspiration photo:

Yep, I think this card fits the bill!

That's all for me tonight. I plan on being back again soon with more challenge entries and maybe a few other goodies along the way. My hope is to get this blog moving again so stay with me!! See you soon!

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