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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink July 2012 Blog Hop Challenge


It's been really quiet around my blog this summer. I just can't seem to get my 'ducks in a row' to get pictures and blog posts done. Must be the summer heat!! I really wanted to participate in this month's PTI Blog Hop, but really had some difficulty with the inspiration photo. 
Originally I wanted to create a 'bouquet of flowers' using the rose from Year of Flowers Collection, but after stamping and colouring five flowers in different colours I ended up just picking one of them to use on my card. Here is my very  "Berry Sorbet"  card with the marigold image:

I stitched a piece of dotted paper to the Vintage Cream card base. Tag Sale #4 was cut with Berry Sorbet card stock and adhered with the tag opening at the bottom of the card. A 2.5" circle was cut from Vintage Cream and then embossed with the Swiss Dot folder. Some Lemon Tart ink was rubbed over the dots to add a bit more colour and dimension to the background panel.

The marigold was stamped onto Stamper's Select White card stock and then coloured with copic markers and fussy cut. 

I actually took one of my lighter coloured marigolds (also fussy cut) and glued it to the circle, being careful not to glue the leaves down. The second marigold was added on top using foam dimensionals. The leaves were then 'curled' up.

Two pieces of  cream ribbon were added to the tag at the bottom; the sentiment (from Spiral Bouquet) was stamped with Berry Sorbet ink and three green pearls were added to the top right side of the sentiment. All of the edges were sponged with Berry Sorbet.

Card Details (PTI unless noted)
Stamps - Year of Flowers Collection, Spiral Bouquet
Inks - Memento Tuxedo Black; Berry Sorbet, Lemon Tart
Papers - Stamper's Select White, Berry Sorbet; My Mind's Eye: Follow Your Heart - Be happy
Dies etc. - Tag Sale #4, Limitless Layers: 2.5" Circles; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Other - Copic markers, foam diomensionals, 1/16" cream ribbon; sewing machine.

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


Tracey McNeely said...

Lovely card Karen, I love the dimension you added.

Crafty Kate said...

Really cute card! Great stitching!

Leigh said...

Oh, this is lovely, Karen! And I love your stitching!

Jacquie Southas said...

love the dimension you have by layering the flowers & great job with your photos - they really show off all your work on this card

Gabby said...

Nice PTI blog hop card. I like the raised flower on the emb dots bkgrd, followed by the polka dot bkgd paper. :)

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Oh my gosh! I adore how you used the tag upside down!!!! I am so going to lift this idea. :) Great job!

Anonymous said...

Karen, this whole card is so lovely. Every element works perfectly.

Jean said...

This is so pretty ~ love the floral focal point!

Sadielaine said...

Your card is beautiful and I love that centerpiece that you created.

Joyce said...

What a pretty card. Your focal point flower is just gorgeous.