Monday, June 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink June Blog Hop



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June-blog-hop

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This months inspiration is a fun take on florals, ruffles & pleats.  Leaves me envisioning New Leaf  ink stamped onto Aqua Mist cardstock with perhaps some pops of Harvest Gold or Lemon Tart die-cuts!  Have fun perhaps trying your hand at pleats or ruffles using your favorite ribbons.  This photo sparks all kinds of amazing summery ideas! 

I love this month's photo challenge, the colors, ruffles and relaxing summertime feel  this picture exudes.
For this month's challenge I focused in on the lovely ruffled pillows especially the green one, it reminded me of Dawn McVey's notched flower die (that I now have to put on my never-ending wish list). I made my own notched flowers with the smallest 3 Spellbinder Classic Circles, then notched myself (happy enough with the results) PTI die would have made the job so MUCH faster. Oh Well! What's a girl with an extremely LONG wish list to do? I was lucky enough to find some Tim Holtz discontinued idea~ology washers paired with his long brads for the flower centers.
Dawn also showcased the "Its Official Stamp set this past Friday and I just happen to have that stamp set, but had forgotten about the fun BINGO card. The background was done using a TH embossing folder,  first I swiped Aqua Mist ink over the cardstock, then ran it through my CB. After that I took a mini foam dabber with Lemon Tart Ink and added splashes of color, reminiscent of the large pillow in the photo challenge. I also used my dabber to make BINGO marks on the two cards with Lemon Tart and Aqua Mist. The "Celebrate" ribbon is hand dyed rayon ribbon again with Lemon Tart , Archival Ink was used for the sentiment. Leaves are TANL die cuts, inked with New Leaf Ink.
Thank you so much for stopping by! Enjoy all the amazing Blog Hop entries!






14 comments:

  1. This is just beautiful. Love the way you made the background!

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  2. Very cool card, wonderfully soft.

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  3. gorgeous card, your notched flowers are perfect - never would have known you cut them yourself :)

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  4. Wow, this is awesome..loving those layered notched flowers, might need to buy that die! I love how you have the leaves cut out and coming from behind the flowers! Beautiful background!

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  5. You made your own notched flowers ... love it!! Will remember that one.

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  6. What a great way to improvise. Lovely card and such a lot of detail.

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  7. Great job making your own flowers. Beautiful card love all the details the ribbon banner is so creative as well.

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  8. I'd thought you'd used the notched flower dies until I read your write-up! I love the flowers layered over the bingo cards-- very pretty!

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  9. Awesome card. Great job with the notched flowers. I love your background. thanks for sharing.

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  10. Great job making the Notched flowers! I love the softness of this card. Bingo cards are great addition too!

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  11. A very pretty card ~ love the addition of the bingo cards!

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  12. Wonderful combination of elements Angela! Love the washers in the flower center and the bingo cards are so perfect with the sentiment! Great card!

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  13. What a beautiful card. I had no idea how pretty those flowered/notched dies could be. I'm totally sold on them now. The sentiment banner is sweet. I must try that. Soooo much to love here. Brilliant!

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