Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink March 2015 Blog Hop

Hello friends.  Time to play with Papertrey Ink's monthly blog hop again, and this month we're being challenged to use aqua and yellow.



I'm already getting requests for graduation cards, so figured this would be a great time to get started.  I am still in love with the "smooshed" technique, and used Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, and Harvest Gold inks to create my background, and then added a butterfly from the "Life is Beautiful" die which I cut from the Harvest Gold Pattern Pack in the mini and larger polka dot paper.  My sentiment is from Dawn McVey's new "Tucked In: Congratulations" stamp set.  I added a few aqua enamel dots to finish off the card.

Blog inspiration

Here's the beautiful inspiration picture we had to base our cards on.  I just love the soft colors and how they make me think "Spring"!

You can check out all the other cards and hop along over on Nichole's blog right here.

Thanks so much for stopping by and happy hopping! :0)

26 comments:

  1. Your smooshing technique is gorgeous Marcia!!

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  2. Well, you've mastered smooshing! Wow, love that bg in those colors! Beautiful 'flighty' butterfly, too!

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  3. great congrats card in spring colors!

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  4. Marcia, this is gorgeous. You've smooshing is so beautiful. Love it.

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  5. Marcia, this is fabulous! You "smoosh" like a pro!

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  6. Love the smooshed inks and stunning butterfly - beautiful card!

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  7. GORGEOUS background, love it! And your big bold beautiful butterfly is so perfectly awesome, and of course that fantastic sentiment. LOVE everything about your creation!

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  8. WOW! This is such a gorgeous card! I love the background!!! Have a wonderful day! XO

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  9. Gorgeous taken of the inspiration photo! I love the background and the way the butterfly is popping off the card.

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  10. I am so in love with this card, Marcia! Just the perfect amount of inking in the background, and the butterfly with the enamel dots is wonderful in the polka dots. What a great graduation card!

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  11. Very lovely card! I like that happy yellow butterfly.

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  12. What a beauty Marcia and I love the way your smooshed ink came out!

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  13. Love the smooshing behind your butterfly, Marcia. It almost looks like a handprint. That's a fabulous sentiment for a graduation card.

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  14. absolutely gorgeous... love that smooshed background you created!

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  15. You killed the smooshed background, Marcia! So pretty with the double polka dotted butterfly (love that!).

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  16. Perfect congratulatory card for any occasion, Marcia! Great "smooshing" and love the double-layered butterfly in coordinating patterned paper taking flight.

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  17. Your smooshy background is gorgeous. (I'm still practicing that technique! )
    Love the way the top butterfly die cut allows the second one to show.

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  18. Lovely!! The background is perfect.

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  19. Lovely!! The background is perfect.

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  20. Beautiful! I love these two colors together, too! The smooshing is perfect, too! Love it!!

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  21. I just saw this on the PTI blog and had to come by for a closer look! This is gorgeous, Marcia!

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  22. Congrats on your shoutout in this month's newsletter Marcia! It's an awesome card, I love it!

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