July 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink July 2012 Blog Hop

Hello!

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Its time for Papertrey Ink's monthly Blog Hop and we have this photo for inspiration:

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I really like these colors, very summery!!  I had a good friend who needed a Bachelorette card and she wanted a denim/white eyelet trim, country chic card. I had the eyelet part, but wasn;t really sure what do to, until i saw this picture, i knew these colors would go great with a denim color and white eyelet trim.


First i had to come up with some denim. I recently moved and didn;t keep my denim fabric. But i came up with what i think is a good alternative. I used some blue textured cardstock and PTI Linen impression plate. Before running it through my Big Shot, i inked up the impression plate with white pigment ink. I used an older ink pad, i didn;t want major coverage just the hint of white. You can kind of see it in the picture, but it looks really good in person!!


Next i stamped and embossed the flower image in white, along with the sentiment 'celebrate.' Then i did the flowers again on white cardstock. I used all the colors in the inspiration picture to color the flowers. I just pressed each ink pad onto a clear blog and used a little water and a paint brush to color the flowers and leaves.

I then cut out each flower and leave and adhered them to the card. I added a bit of white eyelet trim around the blue panel and last added some alpha stickers to spell lets.

Since this card is for a Bachelorette party, i used 'lets celebrate' on the front and on the inside stamped 'the bride'

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Dana

Supplies: (everything is Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Stitches & Swirls, Happily Ever After
Ink: Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet, Simply Chartreuse
Embossing powder: Hero Arts
Alpha stickers: Authentique 
Trim: Joanns

20 comments:

  1. So pretty! I love that you used a blue background.

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  2. What a fun background you created. And the blooms are so very pretty.

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  3. love the vivid blue you used as the background color.

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  4. Wow, thanks for explaining how you created this fabulous card! Very cool techniques!

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  5. Very pretty and that blue background POPS!!!

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  6. I love your denim background. It makes the whole design pop.

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  7. You were successful with your faux denim. The ink looks so soft used as a watercolor, really lovely with that stamp set.

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  8. Lovely card and that background is fantastic!

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  9. Love the way you created the denim! The soft colors of the flowers are complemented beautifully with the strong blue.

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  10. Very cool background with all those warm colors, nice choice.

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  11. Very cool background with all those warm colors, nice choice.

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  12. What a cool technique! I love the bold blue background - your coloring really shines on it.

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  13. Great water color effect on those flowers.

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  14. Dana, your card is spectacular! I love that bright blue background and the watercolour feel of the flowers. :-)

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  15. So striking and pretty!! The colors are fabulous!

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  16. Wow ~ this is beautiful ~ you really put a lot of work into this card!

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  17. beautiful! i LOVE the textural effect of the impression plate.

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  18. I love the bit of white impressed into the blue and those flowers are gorgeous the way you coloured them! Thanks so much for stopping by during the Paper Smooches August Release Hop!

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  19. Oh wow, I would have never thought to use such an intense blue with these colors, but it looks absolutely fantastic!! Good tip about putting ink on the impression plate before using it, too.

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