6/25/10

Papertrey June Blog Hop Challenge!!


I really love the products from Papertrey Ink but I never participated in their monthly blog hop - until tonight! The theme for this Blog Hop is favorite color combos. One of my favorites is Ripe Avocado, Berry Sorbet and Spring Moss. And my new favorite stamp set has to be Friendship Jar and Friendship Jar Fillers.

So this is the card I came up with - and I think it is super cute - hope you like it too:

I know, right? Is that just too darn adorable or what? Here's what I used to make this fun card:

The small dot patterned paper is from Bitty Dot Basics (although the Sorbet one looks a little different...hmmmm.....maybe I grabbed the wrong thing? anyhow - - - - ) and the cardstock is Spring Moss. I embossed the Spring Moss with the PTI Canvas/Linen impression plate (LOVE!) and stitched along the top edge of the dot paper. The zig zag was cut with a PTI die and added to the top edge of the card.

Now for my pickle jar - I stamped the empty jar with gray ink onto Vintage Cream cardstock and cut it out. And I inked up my pickle image with Spring Moss ink and stamped it all around, masking so the pickles look like they overlap each other. The pickles were then colored with a few different shades of Copic markers to make them look sort of real. A little very light green around the outer edges of the pickles added a little color to the "water" in the jar.

I stamped the lid in gray ink, cut it out and added it to the top of the jar and fancied it all up with a stamped "ruffle" that I cut out and I tied a piece of rustic twine.  I also stamped the sentiment on Vintage Cream and added a little rustic twine to it as well. Oh and to finish it all off, I added a piece of clear cardstock (also from PTI- they have everything!) that I trimmed to fit the jar, complete with wavy top edge for the liquid in the jar and adhered in a couple of tiny spots so you couldn't see the adhesive unless you looked.

If you want to hop around and see what other goodies people are sharing tonight (and why wouldn't you??) you can find the complete list of hoppers at Nicole's blog: http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/

Thanks for stopping by - I hope you'll leave me a comment about my card and please stop back again!

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33 comments:

BonnieRose said...

very cute..... congrats on your first pti hop!

Jen Carter said...

You're right! That jar is adorable! Great job using it for this challenge!! Too cute.

Lorraine said...

Great color combo and I love the pickles in the jar!

Mariana said...

This is just adorable, I love you pickles!!

Heather P. said...

This is so totally adorable!!

Dell said...

Mary,
This is just too cute!!!

Linda said...

Cute, cute, cute! Great colors and great composition. Did I say cute?

Nerina said...

That jar **is** too jolly adorable! I really love the way you've coloured the pickles - and your stitching on the background panels!

Andrea M said...

Great card!! Love those realistic pickles :) Great color combo. Happy hopping!

Marge said...

Yep, too darn adorable!!!

Kelly S. said...

I have been WAITING to sit down and use those pickles in a jar, heeee! Thanks so much for the inspiration, now I have to try this weekend! Love the dotty paper you put in your layout, too!

Stephanie said...

hey Mary, it's my first hop too!! We must be on the same wave length lately :)

This is absolutely terrific! Those pickles are awesome & so fun...what a great card to receive :)

Becky Carafa said...

Lol, very cute!

Emm said...

I love this set, too. Fun card!

Kay said...

Absolutely adorable; love those pickles!

Mindy said...

So much fun! Love what you've done with the jar set.

resmith said...

Such a great card! Love those pickles!

Suzanne said...

welcome to the HOP!! it's so much fun! your card is adorable!!

Michelle said...

So cute! Great job masking the pickles and putting the jar together. Love it!

Jill said...

Ha! Pickles! Love 'em! :-D We used similar colors, Mary, so of course I adore yours! ;->

Kerri said...

Oh this is so cute! I love your jar of pickles, and your layout is fab! I didn't get the fillers set, but maybe I do need it...:)

Cammie said...

Glad you joined the hop. This super cute. Great job coloring those pickles. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jessica said...

Great Card, those pickles look awesome!!

Natasha said...

Oh my goodness, this card is awesome!

Terri said...

glad you were able to join in this month. Cute card. Nice color combo too!

Victoria said...

Very cute. You did a great job coloring those pickles!

Sue Lelli said...

The jar of pickles and the sentiment are FAB! Great card!!!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Cool card - the pickles look so life-like!

Lori said...

Too cute! Love the combination of polka dotted panels.

peggysue said...

Happy first PTI hop Mary, cute card! Love pickle jars.

Cathy Weber said...

This is a really cute card and the first one I have seen using the pickles for this set. You used really cute papers and I love the sentiment.

Eva said...

Great PICKLES! Coloring on them looks awesome. I like the design of your card. Thanks for posting a link for me to check out!

Amy said...

This card is adorable! You did a great job with the layout and those pickles! :)