Wednesday, July 25, 2012

July Papertrey Bloghop

Today is the 25th so it is time for another Papertrey Bloghop
This was the inspiration photo for the challenge.
This is what I came up with

I didn't think I was going to get a chance to participate in this one since I am busy with Etsy orders but I loved these colors so much I just had to make something. I also used Nicole's make and take project that she shared on Stamp-a-faire day as inspiration too. I started by stamping the background with the new Sweet Life stamp set using the colors in the photo. Unfortunately my Melon Berry is the first generation ink and has become a very dark pink so I used SU Cameo Coral instead. At first I had a really hard time stamping the images but Nicole graciously shared a diagram in the forum after I asked for help showing how to line them up and that helped a lot. After stamping the roses I filled in with leaves from the set then I finished the background off with Summer Sunrise ink and polka dots. The sentiment is from Year of Flowers Morning Glories. I was also having a hard time stamping on the velum without it smearing so I embossed it instead. I matted the card on a piece of Simply Chartruse Cardstock that I embossed with the Linen impression plate then I machined stitched around the background piece with matching thread I just happened to have. Finally I finished the card off with a tiny butterfly. I really love how this came out. I hope to make more of these in the future as a card set with a matching box. I didn't get a chance to make anything on Stamp a faire day but enjoyed seeing what everyone came up with and  am looking forward to trying more of the projects soon. I am still watching the videos. :). This card is also a thank you to Nicole and the design team for hosting such a great event. I am hoping year I will have more time to participate the day of and maybe even have someone to stamp with.  That's all for now. Hope the rest of your week is a great one and as always thank for stopping by.

30 comments:

Kara said...

Very pretty, Terri!!

A Crafty Person said...

Lovely card.

Tracey McNeely said...

Such a beautiful card Terri!

Cassie said...

Wow, that is lovely, Terri! I was so drawn to the this card from the inLinkz :D

Leigh said...

I love how you paired the make & take card with the blog hop inspiration photo! Very pretty!

Rhonda said...

Glad you are busy with Etsy orders. Lovely card. I am enjoying making my own pattern paper too.

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Gorgeous stamping and colors!!! Lovely card Terri!!!

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!! The colors all blend together so beautifully. The roses look perfect. Love it! donna

Geri said...

Very pretty!!!

June K said...

I'm so glad you found the time in between or orders "to hop." Beautiful card, Terri.

artful-notions said...

The bright coral added just the right touch. Lovely
Thanks for the heads up about the diagram in the forum. I have to check that out.

Susie said...

Gorgeous card. Excellent use of stamps.

Joyce said...

This is just gorgeous. You did a fantastic job on your roses.

Scrappin4kim said...

Very pretty card. I loved the make n take on Sat. I might have to make another as well

Jacquie Southas said...

The roses are great, but I LOVE your stitched edge.

Karen (carefree creations) said...

Beautiful! Love the stitched border (so precise).

Crafty Kate said...

Very pretty! Love the stitching!

Pam W. said...

Your roses are beautifully stamped. And you just can't go wrong with that layout.

nancy jane said...

The roses work beautifully with Nichole's sketch.

angelabranon said...

Teri, this is so very pretty.

Kristii said...

Sooooo very pretty Terri!!!! The roses are absolutely amazing!!! Love!

Cheryl said...

Oh, that is so pretty! I love the different color combinations for all the roses. Beautiful!

Sharron said...

Beautiful, Terri!

Kim said...

Terri, your card is just so beautiful, love all of those roses. That was a fun technique to learn too and your card is just fabulous! Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog too! Good luck with your Etsy shop too.

victoria h said...

Stunning background and card. I've saved the stamping advice to pocket for when my set arrives.

Renee said...

This is gorgeous...
but I can only peek!!
I do NOT need this set...
I don't...
and everyone is tempting me wherever I look...
so I can only peek!!
But I know it's gorgeous...
that incredible bloom...
my resolve is weakening! :(

carol (krillsister) said...

Beautiful.
Love the embossed butterfly Perfect touch.
great job stamping those roses.

Marcie Rhys said...

Great card. Your flower colors are wonderful, and the polka dots are the perfect rose companions. Thank you for sharing.

Suzanne Russell said...

Beautiful! I love the addition of the butterfly.

Jean said...

Your roses are absolutely gorgeous ~ great color choices!