11/21/2011

PTI: MIM #42 ~ Hang Your Heart at Home for Christmas!

Hello out there in blogland!!! I'm here tonight to share my card for this week's Papertrey Ink ~ Make it Monday. The ultra talented Betsy Veldman has put together a great video this week showing a fun layered background technique. And here's my take on it!


All of my stamps are from the  PTI: Love Lives Here Holiday set. I used a chestnut brown ink for the background sentiment as well as the focal sentiment. I arched this one on my acrylic block before inking and stamping. A sprinkling of hearts went into the background as well using pure poppy ink. Next I used warm brown and soft blue inks on the edges of the card. The strip of fun paper is from an older Cosmo Cricket 6x6 holiday pad called Jolly by Golly. Aren't those little mugs of hot cocoa sweet. Well... I think they're full of warm, creamy hot cocoa...my hubbys fav!!!  The mittens were die cut and stamped with aqua mist ink. Warm brown ink and glitter were used on their toppers. Some twine from Martha Stewart and foam tape string them snuggly onto my card!

That's about it and I can't believe I actually made and posted this on Monday...I don't think that's ever happened for a Make it Monday!!! ~Lisa

30 comments:

Annette said...

aww this card is so sweet...i love the mittens and the hot chocolate...great card..

Brenda said...

Ooh Lisa! I love what you did here! A very Betsy Veldman style of card, it's a beauty! And your colors are awesome! Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog, I really appreciate your visits!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So cute Lisa! Those mittens are darling!

Kim said...

Lisa, just beautiful and very welcoming. Love the colors and design.

Linda said...

Very cute card Lisa. Nice idea arching the stamps.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Those mittens are just too cute! LOVE the glitter! Great papers and your design is FAB!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Very, very nice!! You even combined it with the previous challenge, hi hi, with the glitter on the mittens! Looks great! Warm card, like it a lot!
Hugs, Wendy

Elena said...

very cute!

Cyndie said...

Oh, Lisa, how cute this is! You did a great job on the text background, and I just love those mittens! I love the colors you used, too.

Pauline said...

This is fabulous! So cosy with these warm colours, and the background stamping is gorgeous!

Ally said...

Love it, Lisa!! That DP is fabulous, and I love the string of mittens and the way you curved the sentiment stamp. Wonderful job on the technique, for a fun, fun card. ;-)

Karen B. said...

This is so beautiful, and very welcoming too with the design and the colors. I really like how you've angled your stamps in the background, such a fun little detail.

Marlena M. said...

Lisa, this is awesome! I love your use of this technique. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. ;)

Joyce said...

This is just so cute. I love those mittens (I have a thing for mittens) Your patterned paper is perfect, and I love how you have used this technique.

Marybeth said...

Oh , this is adorable cute and beautiful ! Such a nice cozy card. Have a wonderful thanksgiving , Lisa.

Mynnette said...

Oh my word, Lisa! LOVE this--I've heard about MIM, but was wondering if you have to use PTI images and supplies? I'll go check it out--thanks for inspiring me to try something new! You rock! :)

Jennifer aka Scrappin' Aggie said...

Lisa - your card is so beautiful! I love how you did the sentiment stamping on the background, very clever!

lostinpaper said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the subtle stamping in the background and your colour scheme is perfect!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love this card Lisa. So festive.

Maria said...

Adorable Christmas card! Just love that sentiment! The mitten banner is too CUTE! Love it...great job! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!:-))

Gayatri said...

Beautiful background, Lisa! Love the mittens :)

Ruby said...

LOVE this Lisa! Wow you did well to get it made and posted on the day it went live. I always remember about it a week too late lol. Great card!

Suzanne Russell said...

Precious card! Crazy about the mittens and the colors are my absolute favorite combo!

Sincerely, Ree said...

I LOVE this! Such a Wonderful card! Great color combo. Looking at your card gives me warm fuzzies...I want to bake and have some cocoa, too. :)

Marie said...

Wow, great use of that stamp set! Love the muted background.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

This is fabulous, love how you've used the Make It Monday technique.

Basement Stamper said...

Very cute card, love the mittens hanging!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, I just adore this color combo, Lisa! And your card is so cute! Thanks so much for visiting me and leaving me so much love! You're a treasure!

Cheryl said...

I LOVE this card, Lisa! Great colors and dp's, and those little mittens are adorable. All those cups of cocoa, make me want to make a Starbuck's run! :) ~Hugs, Cheryl

Stephanie Elton said...

Oh my goodness I love this card!!! I adore blue and red at Christmas time. This is adorable Mom E.!