Friday, July 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink July 2014 Blog Hop

Good morning friends.  Playing along with the monthly blog hop over at Papertrey Ink today, and what an awesome inspiration photo they gave to get us motivated!  There were SO many different elements to the photo that I loved, that I couldn't just pick one!!  So I didn't and used quite a few of them and love how my card(s) came out!  Take a look:


I used the 2 main colors from the inspiration photo (Pure Poppy & Spring Rain) as my starting point, and then because the photo reminded me of Melissa Phillips, I tried to make my card like one of hers! :0)  I started with a size that she always uses (3.5 x 5.5), a kraft cardstock base, and then just started adding elements from the photo.  I used "Wreath for All Seasons", "Bird's & Blooms", and "Blooming Button Bits" stamp sets (all PTI) for my wreath, the bird (which I polka dotted with my white gel pen), and my sentiment.  If you click to enlarge the photo, you can also see that I used my Aqua Painter to the red berries on the wreath to give a bit of a softer effect...really like how that turned out!

I usually make 2 cards so that if I really like something that I've done, I can still send one out, and then have another one to keep for awhile...I know, I'm crazy!!  But anyway, I changed up my 2nd card just a tiny bit. 



I used the "Tag Sale #4" die to stamp my wreath on this time, and also added a few flowers from the "Birds & Blooms" stamp set.  I switched up my ribbon, the sentiment, and also added a piece of washi tape to this one. 

Here's the inspiration photo:

July Blog Hop Inspiration


It will be fun to see how everyone else interpreted this photo, so head on over to Nichole Heady's site right here and check it all out!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend! :0)

17 comments:

  1. This is wonderful, Marcia! Love all the elements! The tiny layered butterflies are just too cute!

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  2. Great ideas and colors, Marcia. And great idea to do a duplicate!

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  3. This is so so pretty! I love the flowers around the wreath!

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  4. Both of your cards are wonderful...love the design.

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  5. So pretty, I love them both. Makes me want to get out my Wreath for all Seasons-it's been a while!!

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  6. Love your style, love these cards!

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  7. Love your card and all the added extras....

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  8. These are both very pretty! The birds are so cute with the little dots!

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  9. Super fresh country feel to this one! Love it!

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  10. Beautiful wreaths! Love these "Melissa-esque" cards :)

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  11. Both of your cards are great! Love all the sweet details!

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  12. Love the wreaths and your choice of colors...so many sweet details!

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  13. You've captured Melissa's style well--so many lovely layered details. A sweet interpretation of the inspiration photo.

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  14. So beautifully layered with lots of pretty elements from the inspiration photo, Marcia!

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  15. Marcia ,the layers on your card are a beautiful! So many beautiful details .
    Congratulations on your win!!!!!!!!

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  16. So many neat elements on this card Marcia. Love the cute little butterfly in the middle. Great take on the photo.

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