Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink July Blog Hop




I'm playing along with this month's Papertrey Ink blog hop even though this month's inspiration photo is a little out of my comfort zone.  The focal image of the photo is a super feminine floral bouquet and soft pink-orange-yellow color palette.  I’m not a big floral person, so I kept things clean and simple for my card, opting for just a few blooms instead of a full-blown bouquet and using fewer colors.

I used two of the colors that I generally wouldn’t put together for my card—Summer Sunrise and Harvest Gold—along with the Daydreamer set. I stamped the stems in green ink, then added a matching bloom at the top of each with a stamp first inked in Harvest Gold, then rolled along the edges in Summer Sunrise, then blended with a light tap into my Harvest Gold ink pad to soften the colors. The result is a super subtle gradation in the colors on the petals—just what I was looking for!

The layout is very simple. I attached a strip of Summer Sunrise cardstock to the right side of the image panel and used my sewing machine to zig zag stitch along the end, then attached the panel to a Harvest Gold card base. I stamped one of the set’s sentiments in Orange Zest ink on a Summer Sunrise panel—I tried Summer Sunrise ink first, but it looked too light on the panel. I think this sentiment is perfect for a birthday card! A Summer Sunrise button, tied with some Summer Sunrise satin ribbon, is the only other embellishment on the card.  I think I might try the design again in a Berry Sorbet/Sweet Blush color combination . . .

Materials Used:
Daydreamer stamp set, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, and Simply Chartreuse inks, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, and White cardstock, Summer Sunrise satin ribbon, Summer Sunrise button (Papertrey Ink); 1 ¾” circle punch (EK Success); sewing machine

18 comments:

  1. Lovely! So bright and cheerful!

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  2. Very pretty. ;-) I wouldn't normally pair those two colors together either - I have this thing about yellow... But you have turned them into a lovely card. The Daydreamer flowers are some of my favorites. Nice job. ;-)

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  3. Very pretty and happy card Lori! Love the touch of zigzag for contrast~

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  4. Considering the inspiration photo was a bit out of your comfort zone, you did a lovely job. I like the touch of sewing.

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  5. You did a great job making the inspiration photo work for you. This card screams sunshine and happiness.

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  6. What a pretty sunny card. It makes me smile.

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  7. Lovely card. Love the stitching and your ribbon.

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  8. I think your flowers capture the soft, dreamy feel of the inspiration photo perfectly!

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  9. very pretty, love the stiching too

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  10. Stunning card, Lori! Great summertime card with those pretty flowers and ribbon tied button :)

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  11. Lovely card. I love the stitching and the button.

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  12. What a pretty card!! Love the colors! Totally brings a smile to my face!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. Perfectly sun shiny! Makes me happy.

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  14. Very pretty ~ love the use of the daydreamer set!

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