Monday, June 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink June 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 stamped the large leaves from Turning a New Leaf on an Aqua Mist card base using Simply Chartreuse ink.  For the flowers, I die cut a pair of yellow dotted blooms using the one of the Beautiful Blooms II dies.  For dimension, I added a solid yellow circle topped with a pearl to the center of each flower before attaching it to the cardfront with dimensionals.

To bring in a ruffled element, I pleated a strip of Harvest Gold cardstock to set at the bottom of the card.  It's secured by a piece of Simply Chartreuse satin ribbon.  I slipped a little strip of Simply Chartreuse cardstock at the bottom of the cardfront, just underneath the lower edge of the pleated strip.  The "sending you a happy hello" sentiment from the Sending You set is stamped in the upper right corner of the card in Hawaiian Shores ink.  A sentiment with a "hello" in it seemed like the right match for this cheery design!

Materials Used:
Turning a New Leaf and Sending You stamp sets, Simply Chartreuse and Hawaiian Shores inks, Aqua Mist and Harvest Gold cardstock, Bitty Dot Basics patterned paper, Beautiful Blooms II #1 die, Simply Chartreuse satin ribbon (Papertrey Ink); 1/2" circle punch (EK Success); self-adhesive pearls (Recollections); foam tape

17 comments:

  1. Really pretty card Lori, that pleated cardstock is fantastic and the ribbon tied over it just tops it off!

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  2. Fabulous pleats! Love the pretty flowers too!

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  3. Lovely card. Great job on the pleating.

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  4. Beautiful Lori, love the folded paper and the satin ribbon.

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  5. great card - it really has a fresh & pretty feel to it!

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  6. Lori, this is really pretty. I love the pleats.

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  7. I love the Simply Chartreuse stamped on the Aqua Mist cardstock! So pretty!

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  8. Beautiful card Lori! Very clean and simple. Elegant.

    Jessica Griffin
    http://www.canyoupixelthis.com

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  9. Gorgeous card! That pleated cardstock is just wonderful.

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  10. Love the way you added the pleats and kept the clean and simple style. Beautiful!

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  11. So pretty. I love the ribbon tied around the pleats.

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  12. Very pretty spring like card. I really like it especially the pleated card stock and ribbon. Great ideal

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  13. Very pretty! Great job on the pleats.

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  14. Just lovely ~ great take on the inspiration!

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  15. Such a pretty card. I love your pleated border.

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