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Monday, June 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink June 2012 Blog Hop Challenge


This month's inspiration is a fun take on florals, ruffles & pleats.  
You could include New Leaf ink stamped onto Aqua Mist card stock 
with some pops of Harvest Gold or Lemon Tart die-cuts! 
Have fun with your favourite ribbons to make pleats or ruffles!
I had originally planned on using my new Lovely Layers stamp and die set to create a focal point for this card, but after I finished the background stamping and colouring the added detail it looked to be too much!! So I decided to set aside the layered embellishment for another day and go with this clean and simple card!!

I used lots of inspiration from this photo .... a circular image, yellow pleated ribbon and the colours of green, aqua and yellow. 
Various images from Stitches and Swirls were stamped with Clover Meadow (Close To My Heart) and then coloured with copic markers. The small yellow dots were stamped with Lemon Tart using a dot from Beautiful Blooms II. 

The sentiment and ribbon are positioned over a little stamping blooper!!
* The circle was stamped with an old set from Art Warehouse in Hawaiian Shores and then the sentiment (Trendy Tree Tops) was added with green ink. 
* Three 'sparkles' (aqua and light green) were added above the sentiment.

* Two 'loops' of Lemon Tart Satin ribbon were attached to the card front and then the round sentiment panel was mounted with foam dimensionals.

Card Details(PTI unless noted)
Stamps -  Stitches and Swirls, Beautiful Blooms II, Trendy Tree Tops;  Art Warehouse: Interactive Circles
Inks - Hawaiian Shores, Lemon Tart; 
CTMH: Clover Meadow
Paper - Stamper's Select White
Other Supplies - Lemon Tart Satin ribbon;  CTMH: "Sparkles" (green and blue); foam dimensionals; 1 1/2" circle punch;  
Copic markers: YG11  YG13  YG17  BG11  BG13  BG18  Y21  Y15  C0  C1  C3  W1

Thanks for visiting.  Enjoy hopping today!!
Karen C.


Karen said...

I used the same set, but never thought to color them with Copics. It's just perfect for this inspiration piece. Love it!

Kara said...

so beautifully colored!! i love this Karen!!

Leigh said...

Oh, so pretty, Karen! I love how you stamped and coloured your background-- it's perfect!

Jacquie Southas said...

beautiful card - love the yellow ribbon!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful stamping, I like how you used the Trendy Trees sentiment.

Tonya Jastad said...

Great job! I love the loops of ribbon!

Anonymous said...

Karen, this is so pretty! I love your coloring and that yummy pleated ribbon :D

Michelle said...

I'm so glad you let your beautiful background be the centre of attention, Karen! Your card is gorgeous! I love that folded ribbon!

Jill Norwood said...

This is so pretty! Love the coloring of the background and how you made your sentiment and ribbon treatment!

Lorraine said...

Very pretty, Karen! I love the colors and stamps you used!

Anne B said...

Love your take on the challenge Karen. Fab idea to colour the images - wonderful look :)

LEG Studios said...

What a lovely card! You did a great job with all that coloring!