Tuesday, March 25, 2014

PTI March Blog Hop


Well, it's the 25th of the month, which means there's nine months left until Christmas! ;)
I'm just kidding! (Although, it is true....)
No, it means it's time for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop.

This month's challenge was all about "high gloss."
That's right, we were challenged to create something that with some shine to it.

I had been hoping to get my new order in time for the hop.
I had a plan and it involved Wet Paint. ;)
When it didn't arrive yesterday, I knew I had to make something from my stash.
I went online looking for a little inspiration and found it in


I love the mix of patterns and colours, 
so I decided to take my cue for these in making my card, 
while still including some white.


I used some Heidi Swapp patterned paper as my background.
On it, I stamped a sentiment from KIS: Birthday in versa mark and heat embossed it in black
to make it glossy.

I die cut the slide frame several times from orange zest card stock and 
stacked them together for some dimension.
On the top die cut, I stamped the coordinating Slide Frame stamp in versa mark 
and heat embossed it in clear embossing powder.
I die cut the slide frame one more time in white and used the centre as a backing
for my lovely Heidi Swapp acrylic butterfly.

Here's a photo taken at an angle so you can see all of the shine.



I'm also linking this card up to The Card Concept Challenge #6,
which is to create a birthday card.
The style of my card is Clean & Layered.

Thanks for looking!

79 comments:

Lynn Mangan said...

Leigh, this is so soft and feminine. I love how the butterfly pattern is mimicked on the paper. Stunning.

Elena said...

really beautiful, Leigh! but you almost made me cry when you mentioned christmas - i need sun and to be rid of the snow before anyone mentions a winter wonderland again ;)

craftmates said...

Lovely card! That orange frame really pops. Love all the colours you used.- Irma

Sherrie M. said...

This is beautiful Leigh. Love how all your elements compliment each other. The boldness in the dark pink can hold its own with that great glossy frame.

Alanna said...

This is beautiful.

merryf said...

Fabulous! That butterfly makes me so happy, I love the repeat of the flower image!

Casandra Bennett said...

This is so lovely. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog yesterday. Have a great week! (Love the pop of orange, btw!)

DIANA L. said...

Very nice the orange really stands out Have a blessed day
DIANA L.
dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Scrappin4kim(Jennifer) said...

This is so pretty Leigh, love that Butterfly!

artful-notions said...

Gorgeous Leigh. Love the glossy frame. But your butterfly is the star!

Veronica Z said...

Such a pretty card! I love your butterfly. I'm sorry your order didn't arrive in time for the hop, hopefully it will be there today!

Julia Aston said...

what a wonderful background on this - and beautifully glossy bright frame!

PatQ's Cards said...

Such a beautiful card. You put several designs together and it worked out great.

Marybeth said...

Beautiful! Love the stamping on PP . It was hard to get the shine to show up on the photo. Great job!

Steph Hilt said...

So Pretty Leigh! Don"t feel bad about not receiving your order yet...still waiting for mine too ;)

victoria h said...

super pretty Leigh

Maureen said...

what a gorgeous card! I love the soft colours with the pop of orange! Fabulous!

Joni nina Andaya said...

Beautiful Leigh!!! So loving this color combo :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Very pretty! Love the butterfly and the unexpected pop of orange!

Marcia HIll said...

Stunning! Love all the detail in this soft and beautiful card! The stacked frame and the clear embossing on it frame that butterfly so beautifully...lovely, lovely!! :0)

Kay said...

Beautiful card- such a lovely framed butterfly!

Jen said...

oh, I love this line of Heidi Swapp!! Those butterflies are lovely!!! Love your card girl!!

Michele said...

This is so pretty! Love the frame and that vellum butterfly!

Jacquie Southas said...

Beautiful - love the patterned paper, the stunning butterfly & great orange slide frame!

Tracey McNeely said...

Leigh what a gorgeous card and your technique are perfectly executed! LOVE this.

Martha said...

Darling card, Leigh!

Diane Jaquay said...

Leigh, WOW! The colors on this are so beautiful, and framing the butterfly with the orange makes the whole card just POP! LOVE!

Laurie Unger said...

Leigh, this is stunning! TFS

Linda said...

Leigh, such pretty paper and I love that butterfly. Such a lovely card.

Lisa said...

This is a feminine girly card Leigh! Pretty butterfly too!

carol (krillsister) said...

Great card. I especially love that butterfly.

Sabrina Alery said...

So very beautiful and I love the unexpected pop of orange!!

Joyce said...

This is just gorgeous. Love that shiny frame. So sorry your order didn't arrive in time. Maybe tomorrow?

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow your layering of stamps on here is amazing!!! This card is beautiful and I can only image how it must look in person!

PiecesByEmily said...

Gorgeous! I love the soft colors with a pop of orange.

Kristy Vernon said...

Beautiful card! I love the shock of orange. It looks so good with the patterned paper and the butterfly.

Simply Shaz said...

Very pretty card :) love all the patterns and colours
Shaz x

Inkyfingers said...

I love how you took that inspiration picture and made a wonderful card from it Leigh. I hope your order comes soon! It takes an age to get to me in England.

Helen F. said...

Wonderful design on your card, Leigh! These colors are beautiful together too

Tracy said...

so very pretty Leigh - a beautiful combo of all the elements.

Charlene said...

I was surprised, I got my order in 5 day...usually 7, and then I go and forget to make anything :-(...but you improvised so well!!! I LOVE those fun, bright colors! And when you get that order we need to see the wet paint :-)

maryrose said...

Beautiful, Leigh! I love that pink and orange combo!

Megan Carroll said...

Great card Leigh! Love the frame!

Rema said...

Love this card Leigh. You did an awesome job...

Beth said...

Beautiful card, I love that patterned paper! :-)

Beth xx

Kathy Mc said...

Love the subtle colors and butterfly with the pop of orange. This is beautiful, Leigh!

Manuela said...

beautiful card, love the look of the frame with the clear embossing powder also the butterfly.

Kathryn A said...

Love your bright frame, and the paper and butterfly are gorgeous!

Jodi_E said...

Cute idea to shine up the frame. Love your card.

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Beautiful card Leigh! Love the glossy frame and the soft butterfly!!

Stacy said...

Love your card, orange is unexpected and perfect!

Celeste Goff said...

Such a pretty card! I just adore that gorgeous vellum butterfly!

Karen said...

Just gorgeous!

Jill said...

Leigh, I love the softness of your papers contrasted with the vibrant "pop" of the orange slide frame! Soft and sophisticated at the same time!

A Crafty Person said...

Leigh, your card is beautiful! I like the orange slide frame with the Heidi Swapp pattern paper.

BethieJ said...

Leigh your card is BEAUTIFUL!!!
Happy Hopping!!
Have a GREAT day!!

Rhonda said...

Love the different layers for the background Leigh.

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

So pretty! Love the mix of patterns!

cm said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Leigh (hope you're not tired of reading the same thing from me, but your work is...well, gorgeous!). The butterfly...oh. my. goodness. I don't have any PTI products (I know...some day), but if I did, butterflies would be #1 on the list!
c

Nora N. said...

Leigh! This is so lovely!! I LOVE the butterfly with the the slide frame. The paper you used is so pretty!! Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous!!!

Diana K said...

Love this, Leigh! Great design and you chose such gorgeous paper.

Jennifer said...

Goregous card Leigh! Love your butterfly and frame, so clever =)

Lorraine said...

Oh your card is gorgeous! I love the design!

lostinpaper said...

Another stunner Leigh, love how the pattern flows through to the butterfly!

Happy Dance said...

Wow! Love the colors and your design! That butterfly is innovating, Leigh. Simply a gorgeous card. Can't stop looking at it! Bev

alexandra s.m. said...

absolutely STUNNING Leigh!

Lizy Bartaby said...

I really love this Leigh! What a great idea layering up all the die cuts...never thought of that before!
Lizy xx

Jennifer K said...

Gorgeous, Leigh! Love all the textures you have going on with the acrylic butterfly and the shiny frame.

pinnednpenned said...

LOVE THIS! Wow that frame is delicious-- texture, gloss and color. And I love all the patterns on the paper. Nice work Leigh!

Kara said...

very pretty!

Kristii said...

What a pretty card!! The butterfly is absolutely stunning and the background is beautiful!

Skye said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colour combination and the pretty patterned paper.
I have nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. Details on my blog.

Lee Ann Barrett said...

So pretty, Leigh! Your decision to use the mix of pattern and color was perfect-I love how it turned out-and I would have been afraid to try! I just love the butterfly with its collage of pattern and color. Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at The Card Concept!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Beyond word gorgeous!!! Delicate and lovely, and boldly frames, pure BLISS!

Nathalie said...

I love how pretty and simple this one is!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

So totally in love with this Leigh! The colours and patterns are so well chosen, and the high gloss on that bright frame?! Love! Thanks so much for playing to find a Cure For The Monday Blues!

Lynn Hardy said...

What a pretty, feminine card - I love it!

conil said...

Congrats on winning the "Cure" challenge. This card is so lovely, I gasped when I saw it.

Suzanne said...

This is such a beautiful card, Leigh!