Friday, May 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink May Blog Hop


The inspiration photo for this month’s Papertrey Ink blog hop features a green and black color scheme with some bold patterns. I took my inspiration from the colors and the look of the multiple layers of dishes stacked one on top of the other to create this birthday card.

I built the card on a Simply Chartreuse base, starting with a plain white paper doily.  The shape and the delicate edges reminded me of the look of the plate at the bottom of the stack in the inspiration photo. After running a strip of Simply Chartreuse grosgrain ribbon down the center of a strip of black and white patterned paper, I set the strip on the card, right in the middle and overlapping the doily.

For the focal image, I stamped the label from the Happy Day set on a matching die cut piece.  The set's "birthday wishes" sentiment is stamped in the center of the panel.  After setting the panel in place, I accented it with a button embellished bow.  It's been a while since I've done one of these bows and I'd forgotten how nice they look!

Materials Used:
Happy Day stamp set, Simply Chartreuse ink, Simply Chartreuse and White cardstock, Black and White Basics patterned paper, Happy Day die, Simply Chartreuse grosgrain ribbon (Papertrey Ink); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko); black button (Michaels); white paper doily (Wilton); black baker's twine (Divine Twine)

26 comments:

  1. Such a lovely card Lori, all of your elements so eye catching!

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  2. Love your use of pp and your focal image is simply fabulous!

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  3. Great bold pop! Love the layers and mix of patterns too!

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  4. Wow! It's kind of like we crawled into each other's minds for this hop - your card and mine are remarkably similar! (That means I like the way you think!)

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  5. Very pretty! I love the ribbon bow under the Happy Day die!

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  6. Love the softness the doily adds to the card.

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  7. FABULOUS card Lori! Love your doily peeking out on each side of your pretty sentiment label!

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  8. This card proves the strength of black and white. That pattern paper was the perfect choice for this design. It really makes the green pop!

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  9. This is a great card. It really pops off the screen. Great layers.

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  10. Your card is beautiful - love the effect of the doily on both sides of your center panel!

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  11. these colors are just outstanding! Great use of design!

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  12. Love your card! I like the way the geometric print plays off of the doily - it is just charming!

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  13. Love your card! I like the way the geometric print plays off of the doily - it is just charming!

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  14. Love your card! I like the way the geometric print plays off of the doily - it is just charming!

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  15. Love your card! I like the way the geometric print plays off of the doily - it is just charming!

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  16. Beautiful card! Love how you cut the doily and flanked it around your focal point.

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  17. Awesome card This came out just beautiful, I love the doilie

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  18. Beautiful card, Lori! Simply stunning!

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