Saturday, December 22, 2012

Italian Card Set - Rosie Posie

Our friend's Mother In Law is visiting from Italy so we thought we'd make her a small gift. She does not speak English, so I made sure to use my Italian Language stamps from PTI. Wow, those were really handy to have on hand and they are only $5! I originally bought them to make my friend a set of thank you notes.

Anyhow, on to the design. I was heavily inspired (and practically copied) these gorgeous cards by Maile Belles from the PTI design team.  All the stamps (except for Italian words) came from PTI's Rosie Posie stamp set. The hexagons come in a strip that has 5 hexagons. My only huge gripe is that on every other row, you need to stamp offset from the previous and you are one hexagon short on a 4.25" wide card. So then you have to ink up on hex on the strip and try and line it up to complete your row. I really wish they had put SIX hexagons on that stamp strip. Would have saved SO much time.  The outer and inner hexes are stamped separately. So this is a pretty time consuming card.  Fortunately, my husband is a great helper. He will pop the ink cover on and off and hold things and place, and whatever I need. He is the best, plus it also makes the gift from BOTH of us! =)  Here are some more cards in the set (each one we made different).

* Grazie = Thank You, Buon Compleanno = Happy Birthday, Ciao = Hello


PTI Global Greetings Italian, Rosie Posie

Card Dimensions:
Cut 4.25" wide by 11" tall. Score at 5.5" to create top fold. 2 cards out of one 8.5 x 11" sheet.

White from PTI

PTI Rosie Posie & Global Greetings Italian

Black Memento Dye Ink for background and most sentiments
Embossed colors from Colorbox in Razzberry (I love this color), Peony, Ruby, and Lilac,  Pink Grazie Rose: Fresh Ink in colorPink Lemonade
Stems: Fresh Ink in color Basil
Embossing powder: Clear and holographic

Misc.Foam tape to pop-up elements from 3M

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