Monday, June 25, 2012

A card for the Papertrey Ink June 2012 Blog Hop....

Today I needed a card for my cousin's birthday so I decided to use the Papertrey Blog Hop inspiration for my card.  You can find the blog hop info: HERE

Here is the inspiration photo:
(photo credit on Nichole's blog linked above)

I was inspired by the yellow and aqua and green colors (though I don't have new leaf ink yet) and by the ruffles. 

Here are some pictures of my card: 

 It is a dark and rainy afternoon here in Seattle so I had a hard time getting the color right on my photos even though I took them with the daylight I had available and attempted to adjust them in my photo software.

The card base is lemon tart, the stamped patterned paper I made is on aqua mist cardstock with the following inks:   simply chartreuse ink (PTI); Yellow citrus (colorbox) and Soft Pool (Hero Arts). 
This is the first time I have made an entire sheet of patterned paper by hand.  I really like the way it turned out and I still have a lot of the sheet leftover to make more cards with.  I made a long card 7.5in long x 4 in wide just to try a different size card for fun.  I was so excited that my new stamps arrived in the mail today in time for me to use them for the blog hop.  The stamps I used are "Lovely Layers" and "Love Lives Here" for the background paper.  The sentiment is from "Think Big Favorites #16".  I was trying to keep the card fairly simple.  And once the patterned paper was made it didn't take long to finish my card.  I am still not sure about the bling I added - I wish I had thought to dot the "i" in "wishes" with one of the bling.  I tried to switch it but it would have left a mark on the cardstock so I left it as is....oh time.

Happy Hopping everyone!
: )   Jill


  1. great card Jill - sorry the weather didn't co-operate for the photos (when people ask why we are in SoCal & most family & friends are in the PNW our answer is always "the weather")

    I love the border layers at the top of your patterned panel & the balance between the button & twine.

  2. Really lovely Jill, the lovely layers stamping is so pretty.

  3. What a great mix of stamps for your stamped background! And I love the layered border strips, too! Very pretty!

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love your card too. Sooo pretty. Smooches... Felicia

  5. Your stamped paper is fantastic Jill and I love how you've finished it all off with the button and twine

  6. The stamped background is lovely Jill and I really like the border punch strips together like that!

  7. Jill...I only have 5 minutes...saw your comments and am thrilled you found some inspiration on my blog! I'm on my way to church to start Bible School decorations...quickly tried to 'follow' you, but something is working very slowly...either my computer or Google. I'll try again later...took a very quick look at your first few posts and would love to follow you!! Love your Papertrey card!! time for me to participate this time :( Hopefully we can stay in touch!! Gotta go!!

  8. Lovely card! Pictures turned out wonderful. :)
    I wish I lived in Seattle. I'm in the hot humid state of TN. I used to live in Oregon and miss it soooo much! Love all that rain!
    New follower. :D

  9. So Pretty Pretty! Love all the Wonderful stamped PTI goodness! 8-) Your layered border is so Pretty too! Love this! 8-)



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: ) Jill