Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Papertrey Ink June Blog Hop Challenge

Hello friends.  Posting a little later than usual as we had college orientation today for my youngest...gosh I feel old!  And probably a good thing I'm better at stamping than school...chemistry, biology, medical terminology, psychology - yea, I definitely think I'll stick with stamping! :0) 

The challenge this month at Papertrey Ink was to use a touch of gold in your card.  I kept mine very simple but am very pleased with the way it came out!  Take a look:

I started with a white card base, then added another white layer that I embossed with a SU! ef and then sponged very lightly with SU!'s Going Grey ink.  I loved Papertrey's challenge last week so much with the colored vellum flowers, that I used that idea again and embossed my flower image (Gina K - Year of Flowers) first with white embossing powder, and then again using the rock n roll technique with gold embossing powder just on the edges of the flowers.  I used SU!'s Regal Rose & Primrose Petals inks on the backside of the flowers with a q-tip to add some color.  I finished off the card using PTI's "Boutique Borders: Thanks" stamp set (Dawn McVey) for my sentiment and embossed on either side of the sentiment with the little flourish in gold also.  It came together very quickly once I had the idea, and I love how elegant it looks!

Make sure you check out all the other entries for this challenge...some absolutely beautiful cards! (http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/) Thanks for stopping by...I love it when you do! :0) 


  1. You have every reason to be pleased! This card is beautiful. I'm so impressed with all the techniques you used on it.


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