Thursday, August 25, 2011

PTI August Blog Hop



Once again, I decided to play along with this month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. This month's challenge was another inspiration challenge, using this photo:



I decided to make a card for my friend, Susan, whose birthday is tomorrow. I was inspired by the design on the inside of the case, so I recreated the look by stamping one of the stamps from the new Gratitude Journal set repeatedly across a piece of PTI Soft Stone cardstock with Versamark and then heat embossing it with white embossing powder.


I used Papertrey Ink cardstock (soft stone, pure poppy, raspberry fizz, new leaf), stamps (Think Big Favourites #7, Gratitude Journal), button, twine & dies (Bloom Builder #3, Turning a New Leaf.) The patterned paper is Crate Paper.

Thanks for looking!

31 comments:

I'm Renee said...

That background is stunning!
Love the colors...
fabby card!

Kara said...

love the background!!! awesome job!

Ally said...

Gorgeous, Leigh! I love the way you did the background - so fabulous! And that mum is just beautiful. Love your take on the inspiration photo. ;-) So lovely!

Laura Isham said...

This card is so crisp and clean and beautiful! Everything is done perfectly.

Lisa said...

Leigh the background on your card is beautiful! And the pretty pink bloom really pops! Nice job...Happy Hopping :)

Marge said...

LOVE the BG and sooo LOVE that bloom! Think I may have to cave & buy that bloom die!!!

Susie said...

Awesomely gorgeous!!! I love that flower. I want that die!!!

Deanna Jean said...

I just love that flower..and your background paper is gorgeous. Another great card.

Laura B. said...

so pretty, that flower is AWESOME!!!

Karen C. said...

Great combination of papers, Leigh. Your flower really 'pops' against the elegant background. I wish I had ordered that Think big sentiment. Love it!!

Elena said...

beautiful background! and that flower is drool-worthy!

Chunyuan said...

Gorgeous card. Love the background, stitches and color.

Rhonda said...

Love the flower!! Happy card!

Teresa said...

YOur background turned out wonderful. Love that flower too, perfect with the yellow button!

Gerdine said...

Love the flower!

Joyce said...

This is absolutely beautiful. Stunning in it's simpliciy. Thanks for linking me up this morning. I have just gotten a bit of wi fi here!

Marybeth said...

Wow! So pretty and I love the background and your new flower turned out just beautiful. Its also so clean and fresh Love it!

Jen Carter said...

So pretty! Love the background you created!

Kay said...

I love your background, and I really love the flower, too! ; )

Kristen :-) said...

you NEVER disappoint! We were on the same page with that stamp and a background! --- of course you took it up a notch and embossed! Just awesome!

janelle said...

The embossing makes the card, Leigh. Both the white-on-white and the bold sentiment. Gorgeous!

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Amazing background! I adore your interpretation of the image on this card. :)

Jennifer K said...

The white embossing on the Soft Stone paper is such a classy look.

Suzanne said...

Leigh, this is so stunning and a favorite of mine so far! From the background to the flower to the colors - amazing!

Terri said...

Great job, Love you use of the colors and the background.

Denise said...

As a sassy 14 year old I would have died to put pink and red together... these days I just love it. ;) Your card is fab, Leigh!!

Amy said...

LOVE your stamped panel on the top!!! It is just so elegant and your bloom just came out so wonderful!!! It was meant for this inspiration piece!

cards by cara said...

Great use of the swirly gratitude journal image! love this take on the challenge.

Suzanne Russell said...

Great background, great flower and I think the sentiment is my new favorite! Fun card!

Elizabeth said...

How fun and vibrant!!! Love it!
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The Paper Parade said...

I love how much the mum and the sentiment stand out soo much on this card! It looks fabulous! You can tell that you really took all of the elements in the inspiration photo into consideration. Awesome job :)