Friday, May 25, 2012

PTI May blog hop


It's that time of the month again! It's Papertrey Ink's monthly blog hop. Ever since starting my blog and following along with this hop, I have never been disappointed. It is always so much fun! Here is our inspiration photo.


These are some of my favorite colors to work with. They are so versatile for boy or girl. Well, the recepient(s) of this card will be delighted to receive it in just about 24 hours *hint, hint*. I usually want to incorporate the patterns I see in the ispiration photo, but this time around, I simply went with color inspiration. I used a sketch from retro sketches, although the challenge is over. I just can't pass up an awesome sketch. Here is my card:



For those of you who know me, I have been challenging myself to steer away from just white card bases. Yahoo!! I did it!! I used my score pal to create the diagonal lines on the black cardstock. It is a little hard to see in the photo, but it really packs a punch. I did use my Linen/canvas IP on the card base, but the photo just didn't pick that up either. sigh. The stamped image is from Botanical Silhouettes. I love that set!! I used Spring Moss and Simply Chartreuse for the flowers and popped up some of them with foam adhesive. And I finished it off with a bow. This is pretty daring of me since I have a fear of bows. Enjoy the hop!

36 comments:

  1. Super pretty, Deb! I love how you mixed the Spring Moss and Simply Chartreuse blooms and raised some of them with dimensional adhesive! Fabulous!

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  2. Beautiful card. So elegant!

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  3. lol, your bow looks beautiful! such a pretty card! great job!

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  4. so lovely and elegant, Deb!

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  5. I want that stamp so bad and now even more so!!!!

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  6. Works perfectly - stamps and sketch and colors. Really beautiful.

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  7. Oh Deb this is beautiful. One of my favorite stamps sets. Love the use of both spring moss and simply charteruse.

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  8. Very nice clean & simple style!

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  9. The ribbon with the white is the pefect finish Deb.

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  10. Just amazing. It doesn't even need the diagonal scoring (which I can't see on my computer) - it's simple and elegant and classy.

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  11. Really beautiful card. Great design work.

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  12. Beautiful ! I love hoe you cut a bit of the flowers out. I bet the color is gorgeous in person, for some reason the photos are not doing the cards justice, with color. Love the layout and your bow.

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  13. Love your sweet and whimsical card! Simple and lovely...every detail!

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  14. I really like how you popped up some of the flowers

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  15. Beautiful!
    Love those blooms...
    and such a fabulous layout! :)

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  16. ooooo..this is really gorgeous!!

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  17. Deb this card is stunning! I seriously was so excited to see all the colour you used, that is a big step and it totally paid off. Your bow is gorgeous, so perfect.

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  18. Gorgeous card, love your popping flowers.

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  19. What a great design!! I must try this too :)

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  20. Very cute card! Love the simplicity!

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  21. I LOVE your BEAUTIFUL card!! Great take on the challenge!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  22. Wow I am really impressed with your cutting of the flower...and I love this sketch and how you used it for this challenge! Beautiful card!

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  23. Oh, Deb, for someone with a fear of bows, you certainly made a gorgeous one! I love this card. I love everything about it, especially those fussy cut flowers!

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  24. so pretty!! beautiful, fresh and clean!! perfection...love it!

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  25. Hi Deb! Wow I adore the soft clean look of this card! Beautiful!

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  26. love your fussy cutting of the flowers, so pretty!

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  27. Your fussy cutting is awesome. I wish I could do that. Love that stamp. Lovely indeed. Very nice. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the love. Hugs

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  28. It is a perfect CAS card ~ just beautiful!

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  29. Well, I just have to say that this card is beautiful, and I'm so grateful to be the recipient of it.

    We had a great time together this weekend, despite the weather.

    And you're welcome very much! ;)

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  30. Drop dead gorgeous!!!!! I adore this, Deb! You amaze me! I think I should challenge myself to use less white card stock--just bought a whole bunch (LOL)!!

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  31. What a beautiful card. You did a great job stepping outside of your comfort zone. Thanks for the reminder to pull out that Botanical Silhouettes set. It really looks gorgeous on your card.

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  32. I love the rounded edges and offset panels. Gorgeous!

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  33. this is lovely!!! beautiful colors. i adore the slightly different shades of green for each bloom. beautiful card!

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