July 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink - July Blog Hop

This months Papertrey Ink Blog Hop is about inspiration from this Photo:

I was inspired by the colors, orange is my favorite color so any excuse to use it, i will!! Usually orange is put with pink, so it was nice to see it with a blue/green color. I didn't have a plan for my card, i just started with the Daydreamer stamp set, then went to my scrapbin to find some similar colors to the photo.

I cut a tag from sand colored paper, then stamped a sentiment from Daydreamer set. Then i stamped a small flower from the set in versamark and used clear embossing powder. I used the small burst in light orange, and stamped the center of each flower. Last i added orange rhinestones to each flower.
For the top of the tag i wanted to do something a little different then add a piece of ribbon in the traditional tag style. Instead i cut a piece of ribbon and thread it through the whole, with a bit left over at the back. Then i threaded the other end back through the whole but left a loop on the right side. Next i threaded it back through, but left a small loop on the wrong side of the tag. I did this until i had 3 loops. The front loops are bigger then the back. Next i adjusted the front loops, by pulling on the back loops, until the front loops looked like a flower. To secure it, i used the extra long tails and covered the small loops on the back and pressed the middle of the flower (front) to flatten the back loops. With a little double sided adhesive i secured my long tails over the loops in the back. Last i added a big orange rhinestone to the center of the flower

For my background paper, i started with some poke-a-dot paper. I then used the same burst i used on the flower and stamped it over the pattern paper in orange ink. Next i used some tissue tape from Tim Holtz to make pleats across the pattern paper. I must say i am kind of disappointed in the tissue tape. The package said adhesive tape, and it is adhesive, but it is not permanent and easy to remove from the front of the card.

So after doing my pleats, i removed the pleated strip from the patter paper and used double sided tape on the front and back of the strip, then adhered it to the card. This way it will stay on the card, and the tape on the front will keep the pleats from coming undone.

I then used the orange ribbon and tied it around the pattern paper and over the top of the pleated tissue tape. I tied a bow off to the left and then added my tag. I adhered this to my cardbase, after rounding all corners.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink, Daydreamer
Die: Papertrey Ink, Tag
Ink: Studio G, Versamark, Memento
Pattern paper: Bazzill
Ribbon: The Ribbon Boutique
Tissue Tape: Tom Holtz, Symponphy
Embossing powder: Joann's, Clear


  1. so pretty, great sentiment!!

  2. Beautiful, I adore the tag! The orange loop flowers are so pretty.

  3. WOW -- BEAUTIFUL interpretation!!!

  4. Dana I really love what you have done here. The background is gorgeous and the tag is beautiful. Thanks for the details on how you created the ribbon flower.
    Carol x

  5. Purely delightful! I'm in love with that gorgeous orange bow against the background- just wow!

  6. What a fabulous card! Love your color distribution, and that tag is fantastic. The background is awesome, and that pleated paper is the bomb! Great job. ;-)

  7. Wauw, this looks so pretty, love all the patterns that you used and also especially that ruffled newspaper!!! Very nice!
    Hugs, Wendy

  8. Oh I love that image from Daydreamer and it looks so great stamped over the polka dots like that! Your design is too cool with the tag, newspaper, orange ribbon, and perfectly placed rhinestones! One of my faves on the hop so far!

  9. Very pretty! Love everything about it!

  10. I love your homemade ribbon flower and the neat newsprint ruffle! What a fantastic design :)