Monday, June 25, 2018

Papertrey Ink's Monthly Blog Hop - June 2018

Hello friends.  Happy Monday!  And it is indeed a Happy Monday because it's the 25th, and that means it's time for Papertrey Ink's monthly BLOG HOP!!  And what a FUN inspiration photo they gave us to work with this month!!  Take a look!


Now does this photo scream SUMMER or what?!!  Those popsicles look amazing and with temps about to go into the mid 90's later this week in Michigan, I would definitely LOVE to have a whole box of them!!

I was totally inspired by all the color in this photo and also the blackberries...and what a perfect opportunity to use a couple of my new PTI items!  The new Corner Adorner: June set from Lizzie and the Shape Shifter: Oval 2 die worked perfectly for my Summer-y card!


I started with my background, and at first I was going to use strips of the Bitty Big DSP in ALL the colors that were in the inspiration photo, but then got to thinking that I couldn't use ALL the colors in my stamped part of the card, so limited myself to Green Parakeet, Harvest Gold, Orange Zest, and Scarlett Jewel.  Would have liked to add some Royal Velvet (like I did around the outside shading of my blackberries) but there is no Bitty Big DSP in Royal Velvet available (hint, hint PTI!).  Anyway, I cut my strips in different widths and then added diagonally across my card base.


Next I stamped my leaves, flowers, and berries (Corner Adorner: June) in the coordinating colors to match the Bitty Big DSP and then die cut them out and placed one at the top (with pop dots) of the Shape Shifter: Oval 2 and one at the bottom (with pop dots) with my sentiment in the middle (also on a diagonal).  A simple white bakers twine bow across the top finished off this bright and Summer-y card.

And now it's time to hop along and see how everyone else interpreted this months inspiration photo...I'm sure with this FABULOUS photo there is going to be all kinds of inspiration to see and ahhh and ooooh over!  You can check it all out right HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


25 comments:

  1. Fabulous berries & flowers on that lovely oval, Marcia! Great take on the inspiration photo!!

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  2. This is fantastic, Marcia! I love the way you created that fun background. The colors are beautiful. The berries from the Corner Adorner look good enough to eat! Gorgeous card!

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  3. Oh my! How totally fun is this card! I love it Marcia ❣️

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  4. Love the polka dot background and the cute berries. Such a well designed card, Marcia!!

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  5. Fabulous card for the blog hop, Marcia. So pretty.

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  6. Marvellous take on that wonderful inspiration photo. The colours are amazing and loving the diagonal strips of paper on the background. The die cut fruit, flowers etc is so pretty and your card made me smile x

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  7. Lovely take on the inspiration! I can't get enough of the new Corner Adorner. Love how you used it for this card.

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  8. Love your BG made from strips of BB PP! And the berries look perfect with your BG! I just got my goodies from PTI but haven’t had the pleasure of playing with anything yet. TFS!

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  9. WOW. . . . . your card is exceptional in every way Marcia. Such an innovative BG with all those scrumptious colors and then you varied the width of each color to really make the viewer ponder your design even more.
    Outstanding work A+
    Loralee

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  10. Marcia, I love that polka dot background - what a clever way to use strips of paper! Those berries look ripe and ready to eat!

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  11. Love your blackberries and fun summer colors, Marcia! What a fun, fun card, my friend!

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  12. So pretty. Those berries look good enough to eat!!

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  13. So you're one of the lucky ones to get that Corner Adorner die! Those blackberries look so good! Great job with your colors repeating the hues in the photo.

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  14. Love all the colors you chose! Great design as always, Marcia!

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  15. Oh, I just love this, Marcia! The berries and other elements are wonderful. The polka dots and rainbow colors kick it up a notch! A beautiful design, Marcia!

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  16. the new corner adorner is absolutely perfect for your take on the inspiration, Marcia! your card is wonderful!

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  17. Okay, this is just amazing!! Wowza Marcia!!

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  18. Marcia, your Summertime FUN card is fabulous! Love how you used all of your new PTI stamps/dies here to create this perfectly yummy treat! :-p

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  19. Beautiful! I love how you inked up your berries!

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  20. Marcia, your card is a stand out! Great use of color with the whimsy of fruit

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  21. Love this beautiful take on the inspiration photo with this real looking berries, wow they look yummy! I love the way you stamped the berries with a darker edge.

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  22. Fabulous card, Marcia, and love the detail on your berries! Your Bitty Bigs strips created the perfect backdrop.

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  23. That fruit is good enough to eat!! It looks so juicy! Love this card Marcia!

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  24. Gorgeous Marcia! What a great way to bring in all those yummy colors and the use of the berries is brilliant. Such a great take on the inspiration photo!

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  25. Bright summery card Marcia! Love the strips of dotty patterned paper layered for the background. Those blackberries look delicious! :) And the flowers are pretty. Whoever receives this will definitely smile! xx

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