Saturday, April 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink April 2015 Blog Hop

Hello friends.  The inspiration photo for this months Blog Hop at Papertrey Ink highlights a wedding (reception) using the new popular colors of navy blue and pink.  Waaaaaay back when I got married, my colors were dark gray and pink, so I can see the appeal of the navy and pink quite easily!  Here's what I came up with for this challenge:



I had had the Floral Flaps Die sitting on my desk for a while now to encourage me to use them....yes, I had bought them months and months ago, and never used them.  So anyway, with a wedding themed card in mind, I figured this was the time to figure out how to use these dies!  Definitely didn't use them as was intended and cut off the edge strip that is supposed to be folded over to the back of the card.  I then lined them up on a square panel of silver glitter cardstock like a quilt block.  After gluing in one triangle with all the small pink and green pieces, I finally remembered I had a tool my girlfriend Sue had given me for my birthday (pick.me.up by Silhouette) that worked wonderfully for picking up all those tiny pieces and setting them in the right spaces...the last 3 triangle went much quicker!! :0)  Everything was then layered onto a white card base, and then I added a vellum strip that I embossed with the sentiment from Quilled Elegance.  A little bit of silver cord finished off my card.

Blog hop inspiration

Can't wait to see what everyone else came up with from this inspiration photo, and you can too by clicking right here. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

26 comments:

  1. Fabulous! Love the silver inlay, love the design!!

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  2. Wow Marcia, this is so beautiful.

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  3. Love how you think, Marcia. This is an inspirational beauty! Bet I've been married longer than you! Way, way back!

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  4. Stunning I love all the intricate detail. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

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  5. Oh, my... This is such a gorgeous, intricate card! Love it!!

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  6. Stunning, Marcia! I love how you put the different coloured pieces back in the die cut and that you used silver glitter paper as your background.

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  7. This really looks like stained glass! Beautifully done!

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  8. Marcia, this is truly stunning! The silver background gives this card a rich elegance.

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  9. Marcia this is just lovely- i love how you used the die and the colors - just perfect. the shimmer cardstock just bumps it up a notch

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  10. Lovely card. The silver gives your card a nice touch. Elegant.

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  11. Wow! What a unique take on this challenge! Love your elegant card. The silver is a wonderful background!

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  12. OMGoodness...beautiful!!! Love everything about this card. A perfect wedding card! I'm glad you remembered to use the pick me up tool!!!

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  13. Beautiful wedding card, and I love how you have laid in all those different colors back into your die cut.

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  14. Such a elegant wedding card! I love the inlaid die cuts.

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  15. Your card is so beautiful, Marcia. The Floral Flap die designed this way is one of my faves.

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  16. Marcia, this is simply beautiful!

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  17. Creative & beautiful, Marcia!

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  18. WOW, Marcia, this wedding card is just beautiful with the silver shimmer background. Using Floral Flaps like you did really adds a lot to card designs. I think I need one of those pick.me.ups. : )

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  19. Beautiful card Marcia, love the use of the die - great colour selection.x

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  20. Really beautiful inlay work, Marcia!

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  21. Wow Marcia ! Gorgeous way to use those dies, I've used them a few times but not all four. Love this!

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  22. Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS! It reminds me of a beautiful stained-glass window! Love it! Looks like a lot of love and work went in to it! I bet it becomes a family heirloom! ;)

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  23. Your card design is both fun & beautiful!

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