Friday, February 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink March 2011 Blog Hop

The theme for this month’s Papertrey Ink Blog Hop is scallops. They are a big trend in paper crafting and I have to admit that I use them a lot in my projects. I made two projects for today’s hop featuring scallops as part of simple scenes that I built using PTI's stamps and dies.

This card uses scalloped strips as the grass in an outdoor scene. I started with an Aqua Mist panel and layered two scalloped strips at an angle along the bottom of the panel. The strips were stamped with polka dots from the Polka Dot Basics set using ink that matches the cardstock for a subtle look. This simple detail adds a lot of interest to the design.

I stamped one of the hot air balloon images from Up, Up, & Away on a matching die cut. I found that Vivid’s Straw ink is a nice match to PTI’s Harvest Gold. After adding a pair of white felt clouds to the panel (and somehow losing the smaller cloud die—I will be spending some time searching for it over the weekend . . .), I used foam tape to set the balloon in place. The set’s “thank you” sentiment is stamped in brown ink on a double-ended banner die cut. I did a little faux stitching at the end to “attach” the panel to the card. The scene is set on a kraft panel, then layered on a piece of Dotty Biscotti patterned paper and a Harvest Gold card base.

Materials Used:
Up, Up, & Away and Polka Dot Basics stamp sets, Simply Chartreuse and Dark Chocolate inks, Simply Chartreuse, Aqua Mist, Harvest Gold, Kraft, and white cardstock, Dotty Biscotti patterned paper, medium scallop, cloud, hot air balloon, and double-ended banner dies (Papertrey Ink); Vivid Straw ink (Clearsnap); white felt, foam tape


This little tag was actually my first idea for the blog hop. Here, I used several layered scalloped strips as water. I cut them from Hawaiian Shores cardstock with the medium scallop die and attached them to the bottom of the Aqua Mist Tag Sale #3 die cut so that they were offset.

I stamped the fish image from the Pond Life set in Orange Zest ink on a matching cardstock scrap, then covered it with clear embossing powder and heat embossed it. I cut it out and added a blue crystal for its eye before attaching it to the tag with foam tape. The “birthday fishes” sentiment is stamped on an orange double-ended banner die cut and anchored to the bottom of the tag with a button tied with a little baker’s twine. I threaded some ribbon through the tag’s hole and secured it with another button to finish it off.

Materials Used:
Pond Life and Pond Life Sentiments stamp sets, Orange Zest ink, Aqua Mist, Orange Zest, and Hawaiian Shores cardstock, Orange Zest grosgrain ribbon, medium scallop, Tag Sale #3 and double-ended banner dies, Orange Zest buttons (Papertrey Ink); Tuxedo Black ink (Memento); clear embossing powder (Stampin’ Up!); baker’s twine (The Twinery); blue crystal (Imaginisce); foam tape

36 comments:

  1. Lori,
    You have wowed me with your card. I love the colors, the design, everything! Very nice job.

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  2. These are both super cute! I love how you've used the scallops as either land or water on them!! Great job! ♥♥♥

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  3. pure awesomeness. Love these projects.

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  4. Both the projects are ab fab. I loved the tag and loved the card as well. You have built the scene so well. Really neat.

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  5. Both of these are super cute!! Love the scalloped trees and the water too!! Love the colors on the tag and the fun way you mixed all the elements!

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  6. Both projects are beautiful- I'm really loving that happy little fish tag- great use of scallops!

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  7. Oh these are both great, love the extra detail the scallops give the cards.

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  8. These are both super cute! I love that fish tag and now feel the need to pull out that stamp set...it's been getting a little dusty!! Great job on the challenge.

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  9. Super cute projects! Love the tag and that cute little fishie. :)

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  10. Both are very cute. Scallops for the land is a great idea. I would like to use it some time. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  11. TOTALLY cute! Love the scalloped grass and the tag is adorable!! Great job!

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  12. Love the tag! The card is great with the "grass". Great idea!

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  13. Both your card and tag are AWESOME!!! Love!!!

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  14. That card is gorgeous, and the tag is killing me! LOVE it!

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  15. oh they are both so cute! the aqua mist look so different paired with the different color schemes. great work!!

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  16. Great job on both of them. Love how you used the scallops for grass and water. Very clever.

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  17. Such clever uses of scallops!! I love both projects!!

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  18. The card and the tag are so pretty I love the colors and the simplicity! grat job!

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  19. The card and the tag are so pretty I love the colors and the simplicity! grat job!

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  20. Two fabulous creations! Love the polka dots on the first one, and the tag is just the cutest!

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  21. This card is just SO sweet! I love it :) It looks like a picture perfect scene out a window. Awesome job!

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  22. Adorable! I love how fresh and bright the card is.

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  23. These are adorable! Love the scalloped hills!

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  24. Lori...these are divine!! I love the scalloped hills over which the air balloon is floating!! So fantastic.
    And the tag is great too. Love the colours.
    (I'll be saving this email post too when I get to work on Monday morning and find it in my inbox.) xxx

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  25. These are fabulous, Lori. Love your grass and waves!

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  26. Absolutely beautiful!!! I love your use of scallops!! Perfect!

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  27. Awesome projects!!! So so cute!

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  28. Hi Lori,

    These are so pretty!!! I especially love the fishy tag, perfect! Fun!

    Hugs, Wendy

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  29. I love the both! Great job with the challenge!

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