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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Papertrey May 2011 Blog Hop Challenge


May is the month when many flowers are in full bloom after a long winter's sleep.  
For the blog hop this month we want to see your favorite take on flowers.  
You can stamp backgrounds, create custom floral embellishments, showcase unique 
flower center additions (buttons, rhinestones, beads, etc...),flowers die-cut from 
different materials (like fabric, felt, vellum, etc...) or anything else you can dream up! 




     I just received my new order from Papertrey Ink with all sorts of  flowery goodies. 
I wanted my card to include the violets image from Year of the Flower Collection and the seed packet and accessories from Garden Variety. So Much Fun!!  
      I actually tried several different coloured card stock and ink variations, but this is the one that I liked the most. I don't know about others, but when I get a new stamp set it often takes a bit of trial and error before I get 'comfortable' with the possibilities. 

     I didn't get the seed packet frame in my recent order, so I ended up cutting it out by hand!! Yikes. The frame is on my wish list now!! 
     I also stamped the violet on white card stock and after colouring with copics I fussy cut it before adding it to the embossed white background. I also did a lot of heat embossing with white on the Royal Velvet card stock. I really like the way that it 'pops' on that dark background. 

Here's a quick overview of the goodies that I used:
Stamps: PTI Butterfly Dreams (sentiment); Garden Variety; Year of the Flowers Collection 
PTI Dies: PTI Button Card; Garden Variety Die Set;
Cardstock: PTI Royal Velvet; Lemon Tart, Stamper's Select White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Lovely Lilac; Versamark
Other Supplies: White Detail Embossing Powder; Stampin' Up Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder; rhinestones; copic markers; EK Success Dotted Scallop Border Punch 

Thanks for visiting. Enjoy the Blog Hop!!
Karen C.

25 comments:

Dana said...

Beautiful card, you put your new goodies to good use :) Also, WOW for cutting the frame by hand. I would have never guessed this from your photo!

Audrey said...

Karen, this is beautiful! Such amazing coloring! What copic colors did you use for the violets?

Sue Ann said...

BEAUTIFUL COLORING!!! And the card is so so pretty!!

I'm Renee said...

Have to agree about the white on Royal Velvet...
stunning!
Such an impact!
Fabby colors...
gorgeous card!

Lorraine said...

Ooh, gorgeous, Karen! Love all the new goodies you used, the purple w/ yellow and all the textures (oh and the flowers, of course)!

Susan said...

This is so pretty!! I love all of the details on this!!

Marge said...

Stunning work & all hand cut -- WOW!!!

Pam W. said...

Very pretty, Karen. I especially love the layout of the card. Great job!

Banu said...

WOW Karen...Beautiful Card. Loved the color combination and the design also. Very pretty.

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful card...love the layout! ;)

Lynn said...

wow, lots of work into this card. Love your coloring.

Leigh said...

Great job on the handcutting! I love all the texture you have on your card, too!

Lisa said...

This would be the perfect card for my mother-in-law...she's a purple fan. Very pretty!!

Jill said...

Royal Velvet and Lemon Tart? Who knew? It's a great combo, Karen! It's so striking, perfect for setting off the violets! I love the way you have the gloves "pointing" to the seed packet--GREAT touch!

Kristii said...

Karen, your card totally makes me smile!!! It is just beautiful!!!!

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

LOVE your card and all the beautiful deatails!!! Your coloring is fab too!!

Inkyfingers said...

Great colours and what fabulous texture. Love it.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Gorgeous!! Love the texture in the background, looks amazinG! Great card!
Hugs, Wendy

Jen Carter said...

Karen, this is really pretty! Love the flower you colored!

Jen said...

This so needs to be framed for all to admire for all eternity. Seriously Karen this is just stupendous! Love.

Kristin said...

this is gorgeous!!

Tracey McNeely said...

This is a really beautiful card.

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Lovely - I like the striking look of the Royal velvet.

Linda said...

Beautiful card! I love the color combo you chose. You did a great job!

Anne B said...

Beautiful card, karen. That royal velvet/white combination really pops and I think you did a great job of cutting the frame out by hand!