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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink April 2012 Blog Hop Challenge


It`s time for another Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. This month`s inspiration 
picture has lots of colourful fabrics in blues, pinks and  a little bit of green.


The fabrics that really inspired my card were the white 
and blue ticking, the pink floral print and the pink polka dot.



1. Distressed Stripes were stamped in Bashful Blue (SU) onto PTI Rustic White card stock. The edges of the paper were sponged with the same blue ink. A row of blue stitching was done around the edge of the front panel.
2. The focal panel was cut with the Button Card die and then stamped with the frame from Button Boutique. The heading (Button Boutique) and the sentiment (Pretty Peonies) were stamped with Smoky Shadow ink.


3. Text Style was stamped over the button card with Fine Linen ink.
4. The button card was mounted onto a medium blue paper.
5. The leaves from Pretty Peonies were stamped with Spring Moss ink.


6. The solid flower image from Pretty Peonies was stamped with Raspberry
Fizz and Pure Poppy, hand cut and then added to the button card with
foam dimensionals.
7. Polka Dot Basics was stamped with Raspberry Fizz onto a small piece
of Rustic White card stock.  The corners were rounded and the edges
were sponged with pink ink.
8.  A piece of thin pink ribbon was added to the card front before
attaching the two focal panels. A bow was added to the card front.
9. Three pink pearls were placed on the top right hand corner.
10. The front panel was mounted onto a Rustic White card base.





Card Interior
1. Two sentiments from Pretty Peonies were stamped with Raspberry Fizz.

2. The small floral outline image was stamped onto Bella White card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black, coloured  with copic markers and then hand cut. It was then glued into position to accent the inside of the card.








Thanks for visiting today. Enjoy the rest of the blog hop!!
Karen C.

38 comments:

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Very pretty card! Love those peonies and how you used the blue stripes for your background.

A Crafty Person said...

Lovely card! I like the way you finished the inside too.

dbjhudson said...

Very nice. I'm inspired by your decorating the inside of the card also.

Patty J said...

Really lovely - great combination of peonies and button boutique.

Lisa said...

Your soft blue stripes remind me of a cozy flannel. Lovely card!

laughadaisy said...

This is such a perfect interpretation of the challenge photo, I love it! I love the patterns you used, and the ribbon and pearls are so lovely. The Pretty Peonies bloom is just gorgeous! Awesome job. ;-)

Amber said...

Perfect!!!

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Love your card Karen! Such a beautiful use of the peonies and the stripes are perfect!

Tracey McNeely said...

What a fantastic card Karen. I love that you stamped the peonie on the Button Boutique die cut.

Mayol said...

This is just lovely! i love the different patterns you used, and the balance between the bow and the pearls!

jen said...

Wow! I love all the images you combined for such a pretty result! Gorgeous take!

PatQ's Cards said...

Beautiful card, Karen. Love how you combined so many designs.

Monika/Buzsy said...

How very pretty Karen. Love the striped background, the fab button tag with the flowers... great take on the photo.

Cyndie said...

Oh, super cute!!! I love the way you incorporated the ticking and the polka dots, and the flower. So cute to use the Button Boutique frame, too, and I love the placement of the elements. Just lovely!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Oh I LOVE the way you used the button card and peonies together! This is so pretty!!

janmjax said...

What a lovely card! Such a great combination of elements and stamp sets!

Gerdine said...

Beautiful! Love the 'interior' of the card!

Jill said...

Excellent combo of stamp sets, Karen! This is heartwarmingly vintage and so pretty. I want to frame it and hang it on the wall!

Marybeth said...

Love the stripes with the polka dots, this is such a great card with a bit of vintage feel to it. The inside is just as pretty.

Anne said...

I love your card both inside and out. Your attention to every detail is amazing.

Leigh said...

This is so pretty, Karen! I really think I need Button Boutique now.... :)

victoria h said...

lots of fab stamping to make a lovely layered card

Lynn Put said...

WOW, this is fantastic! You've really captured the look of the inspiration photo, I love the layered stamping on the Button Boutique card!

Anne B said...

Love what you did with th challenge photo - love all the layers and that gorgeous peony :)

angelabranon said...

Just love the pattern combo and the button holder stamp. I just got the button botique and you have given me some ideas.

angelabranon said...

Just love the pattern combo and the button holder stamp. I just got the button botique and you have given me some ideas.

Michelle said...

Karen, your card is absolutely beautiful! Well done! :-)

Aman said...

I love how you mixed the two different stamp sets!

Jill Norwood said...

A beautiful card inside and out! Love your take on the inspiration photo!

Carolyne Aarsen said...

Beautiful card! You did a great job with this one.

Val said...

Such a pretty card!

carol (krillsister) said...

Lovely card. Love those distress stripes in that blue. Oh so pretty. The peony looks great. Nice job cutting it. Love the text stamped. You always do a splendid joob with the interiors of your cards.

Emm said...

So pretty! I love the focal point!

Joyce said...

This is a beautiful card--inside and out. I love how you replicated that blue striped fabric exactly--and so much care was taken with all the details. Great idea to use the button card die, too.

Terri said...

Great card. Love all the different elements, especially the stripes. and your use of the button die.

LEG Studios said...

Truly a wonderful card! I love the color combination and your sentiment choices too. Just beautiful!

Suzanne Russell said...

Oh, Karen! I love that we both focused on the blue stripes and used the same stamp set but ended up with very different cards. The big, bright dots look great in contrast to the stripes and the repetition by way of the pearls is perfect!
Thanks so much for your encouraging comment. I admire your work and appreciate your input. :)

maryrose said...

Stunning! I love the ticking stripe background! Never would have thought to use the Button Boutique frame...so clever!