5/25/11

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop



I look forward to playing along with the Papertrey Ink blog hop each month but I haven't had an opportunity to play along much lately. But this month's theme - combined with some new PTI stamps that just arrived on my doorstep a couple of days ago - inspired me to get creative and play along!


I used the new Year of Flowers Collection stamps and Background Basics Retro for this card, choosing to color and highlight the center flower. It was stamped on the card and colored as well as stamped on a second piece of cs, colored, cut out and adhered with foam tape over the image on the card base. From the angle of the photo, you can see a little bit of the double edge - image above and image below. The leaves were also colored and cut out but since they were adhered flat to the card, you don;t see the image under the pieces.

The border was stamped in white ink, sentiment in black and then die cut using one of the Mat Stack dies trimmed to fit the space perfectly! I love being able to use the dies this way as well as using them in their entirety, creating more use for them. Not that they're not useful as is but a few more fun ways to use them is great too! Oh and the black piece on the front of the card was also die cut with the three window die from PTI as well.

That's it for me - enjoy your hopping and thanks for stopping by!

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29 comments:

Anna said...

Mary- Your card is great! I love the black and white with the pop of color! You did an awesome job with the Blog Hop!

Jessica said...

Great card, Mary, love the pops of color!

Sarah said...

I really like the way you treated the leaves on the center flower. And that tiny bow? So sweet!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the black and white and POP of daffodil! FAB card!

Marge said...

This is just FABULOUS!!!

Elizabeth Hart said...

I love what you did with card with the single colored flower. Very lovely.

Krista said...

what a pretty way to highlight this flower! def going to keep this in mind to try. and i really like the white stamping along the bottom

Lisa said...

I love just the one colored flower-it really gives a punch to the whole card :)

Jen Carter said...

Love how you spotlighted the center flower. So pretty!

Lisa said...

This is a great card - that little pop of color is awesome! Good job!!

I'm Renee said...

Great card!
Love that *pop* of color...
love your color scheme!
Fabby card!

sarahw said...

So pretty, Mary. I love the design of your card.

Cyndie said...

Wonderful spotlighting technique! I love the black-and-white with accent yellow--lovely!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Pretty with the pop of color against the dark!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Lovely card!! Especially with that one colored flower and two whites, and also the way you placed those leaves, that's clever!! Love it!
Hugs, Wendy

Tracey McNeely said...

So pretty and eye catching!

lesleyworth said...

gorgeous! love the splash of yellow on the black and white!

Terri said...

Very nice. Love the colors.

Linda said...

Clever use of the various elements. It reminds me of a filmstrip with a pop of color. Really different and creative.

Gina said...

I love the pop of color on the black and white card. This is quite simply lovely!!

Dana said...

I'm completely in love!! Will def have to try this technique!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Very, very Pretty! I like the simplicity of this card and how you highlighted only one of the daffodils. Very well done.

Karen said...

What a great design idea! Love this card!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

The black and pop of colour is so striking. Beautiful!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Beautiful card, I love those colors together!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

I love this, I love the pop of one coloured flower!

Karen H. said...

Oh this is very cool. I love the colored leaves all the way down to the sentiment.

Celeste said...

Gorgeous!

Neusinha said...

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