Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

I know, I know...I haven't blogged in ages! Things have been a little crazy in my life. I recently left my job and I am catching up on a lot of things I have shoved to the back burner, so to speak. And I'm looking for a new job, as well. Creatively, I have been busy but not so much with cards. I've been trying to increase my product selections at my Etsy store (https://www.etsy.com/shop/CreativeMaryment?ref=hdr_shop_menu) so I've been trying new things and posting over there, rather than here.

But today, I took a little time to play along with the Papertrey Ink monthly blog hop cause you know how I love PTI!

Our inspiration was this photo:

And this is the card I created:

I used the Chevron Vertical Die to create the gray overlay which I adhered to the white card base. I used the Scrolling Script stamps (now in the vault) to stamp my sentiment and then hand cut and rolled a peachy/orange flower as an embellishment, which I added with a glue dot.

Simple but effective, no?

If you'd like to recreate the flower, it's super easy to do. Hand cut a circle from a piece of cardstock. It doesn't have to be a perfect circle - wavy edges work great! Starting at the outside edge, cut a spiral in the circle. Again, we're not going for perfection. Then start rolling from the outer edge of the spiral and continue rolling until you reach the center, keeping the roll nice and tight. Now let the roll relax a little and glue it in place using a couple glue dots on the bottom. That's it! Add to a card or package for a fun embellishment. You can see more of my hand rolled flowers in shadow boxes on my Etsy store (link above).

Thanks for stopping by!

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Jill Norwood said...

Love your sweet card! Your rolled flower is so pretty!

Martha said...

What a lovely card this is.

DIANA L. said...

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Marybeth said...

Love your take on the inspiration photo , Mary! Love that bloom!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Simple, but effective, YES!! Well done, Mary!! Hugs, Darnell

artful-notions said...

So simply elegant, Mary. Thanks for tip on creating the flower. Beautiful!

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful background and beautiful rolled flower!

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Jacquie Southas said...

Love the mix of bold chevrons and scripty sentiment!

Jen Carter said...

So pretty!