March 18, 2011

grape or raspberry?



Make It Monday and Tuesday Trigger somehow just seem to go together, like peanut butter and jelly or mashed potatoes and gravy or a burger and fries or… Well, you get the point. Sometimes, though, I worry that I might be forcing the pairing. PB&J just isn’t the same unless the jelly is grape, and I was afraid this card was going the raspberry jelly route, good but not great.

Anyway, when I saw the TT photo, I wished I owned the PTI Button Boutique set. Since I don’t, I needed to come up with another idea that would capture the feel of the button card. That along with the colors were what stood out for me.


Love Lives Here was sitting on my table, so I used it to test colors, also trying out patterns with the square stamps, which are the bottom portion of the house stamps. The 3x4 patchwork pattern speaks to me of the buttons grid. I’m happy with how it turned out.


I used harbor blue as an accent and the buttons are a given. The top of the card panel is embossed with polka dots to complement the dots in the stamps, pick up the hardanger stitching in the napkins, and meet the requirements of MIM#6, a partial embossing challenge. 


I’m still trying to decide. Is it grape or raspberry jelly?

nancy

supplies:
paper:  vintage cream c/s (PTI)
stamps:  Love Lives Here (PTI)
ink:  creamy brown and chestnut roan chalk, dune and harbor pigment (Clearsnap)
punches:  1-inch circle (EK Success); 1/8-inch circle (Recollections)
extras:  Swiss Dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug); buttons (La Mode, Basic Grey, My Mind's Eye); lace from LSS; ribbon (Michael’s); seam binding (thisgoodday Etsy); ecru floss (DMC); quilt pin from stash; beads (Michael’s brand); Caribbean blue opals (Jolee’s)

22 comments:

resmith said...

This is so cute! Great job with both of the challenges. I so need to get the Love Lives Here set. I don't even know why I passed it up:(

Beate said...

GORGEOUS card! Perfect for the challenge.
Hugs and smiles

Mad for Paper said...

Beautiful card. I love the little touch of blue.
TFS
Ang

Michelle said...

Hi Nancy, Just poking around your blog...really like your style!

Marybeth said...

This is a beautiful card! I like how you used the LLH stamp .

Mommy said...

I think it is definitely grape jelly if that is the best! (Who doesn't love PB&J with grape jelly - I ate them in the hospital after I had my son and was laid up several days with complications so they have an especially fond place in my heart with the memories they invoke!) What a truly lovely card! I adore the "Love Lives Here" stamp set and I really like the way you used it here! Stunning!

Janelle said...

Great job with both challenges, Nancy! Wow -- super card, great details, lovely bow. But, I'm a raspberry with peanut butter girl, so for me it's raspberry. For you it can be grape. :) (I say tomato, you say to-mah-to... haha)

Kelly in Canada said...

oh, this card is so grape! it is lovely, lovely. the touches of blue just make me smile.
kelly (creative buzz)

Kara said...

gorgoeus!!! i love how you used the house stamp to creat this awesome pattern!! so clever:)

lam said...

a beautiful and very elegant card, love what you did with the lovelives here stamps

onecraftymama said...

I think it's gorgeous - but I hate grape jelly, so for me it's blueberry jam :) Love that layered button!

Monika Wright said...

I really want to try my hand at embossing...you do such a lovely job with it on your cards!

Michelle Philippi said...

I love your stringed buttons...and the pop of blue is a nice break-up to all the neutrals.

Margaret M said...

Oh this is a definite grape! The little hint of blue and the ribbon adds just the right touch! Great Job!

Tricia said...

Ok I just love this card everything about it the patchwork, the buttons, the ribbon, LOVE it.

BethieJ said...

Nancy I LOVE it.. I am gonna call it RASPBERRY! (because I prefer Raspberry with my PB!! LOL!) it is just LOVELY! That touch of blue is PERFECT!! Nice job on the challenges!!!!!

Monica K. said...

Very cute!! I love how you made a patchwork with the bottom of the house. It looks great!

Cath said...

Hey Nancy! What a sweet approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

Michelle said...

wow!! My favourite card so far today :-)
i love the vintage style and colours you have used.
Just a tiny bit jealous wish I could make a bow like yours x

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

Gorgeous! I love what you did with the stamps!

Charlene said...

Life's short...two kinds of jelly never hurt anybody. Lovely, lovely card!

Karen said...

I love this card--everything about it. You've used one of my favorite PTI sets as well.