Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Papertrey Ink's April 2017 Blog Hop

Hello friends.  It's the 25th and that means it's time for Papertrey Ink's monthly blog hop! 

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April Inspiration

Isn't this a beautiful inspiration photo by Megan Carter?!!  Here's what I came up with:


I absolutely fell in love with Dawn McVey's card HERE using her new stamp set Gran's Garden, so I changed up the colors to match the inspiration photo and came up with this birthday card for our oldest daughter (Addy's mom) who turns 28 next week.  I absolutely love how this came out and the color combination...never would have used all these colors together on my own, but really love the way they look together!  I used Pale Peony, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Lemon Tart, Terracotta Tile, Smokey Shadow, & Soft Stone inks.  I did a little bit of ink splattering with Orange Zest, and then fussy cut around the bottom part of my stamping.  My card base was blended with Lemon Tart ink and then stamped my sentiment using the new Initial Sentiments: Birthday.  I pop dotted the top layer and then added a few Rainstones to finish off my card.



Can't wait to see how everyone else interprets the inspiration photo...LOVE these blog hops!!  :0)

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



   

40 comments:

Greta said...

I always love seeing what you come up with for the hops, Marcia & wozer--what a beauty! I agree--would never have put these colors together, but it's very appealing & may even do it again! Got my card made & will post it this afternoon.

Michelle said...

Absolutely beautiful, Marcia! I love how you've trimmed the flowers.

lainey said...

This is gorgeous Marcia! The cutting out and popping up of the panel really adds to the card. Your daughter will love it!

Kathryn A said...

Oh, my.... What a stunner! Love this.

Rosemary said...

what a beautiful take on the inspiration, Marcia!!

Susan Watanabe said...

Aaahh, you got your April delivery! I'm still waiting for mine. Beautiful take on the blog inspiration!

Scrappin4kim(Jennifer) said...

Beautiful, love the new stamps you used!

Julia Aston said...

Wow - love that look of the cut out and layered top section - what a beautiful card!

Anonymous said...

OH lala!!!!! So pretty!!!!

Karen said...

Fabulous!

A Cup of Cold Water said...

Marcia, you did am amazing job. You pulled off Dawns card beautifully. Your card is gorgeous.

artful-notions said...

Marcia, seriously, your idea to fussy cut the images was brilliant! Officially stating my intention to case this, from the fussy cutting to the color combo, all stunning! HB to Addy's mom!

Sadie said...

Marcia, what a unique and pretty take on the challenge! That fussy cutting is a perfect touch to the card. Great idea. Beautiful!!

Terri Trotter Earley said...

Stunning! Your pops of color are perfect

Kathy Mc said...

Oh, Marcia, I hope Dawn sees how she inspired you. This card is gorgeous, and I'm sure your daughter will appreciate its beauty. hB to Addie! Yes, Gran's Garden is sitting in my cart for my next order.

Carmela said...

Lovely card! I love how you have the top of the card cut out and overlaying the rest of the card. Such a unique design. Beautiful work, Marcia!

Unknown said...

This is beautiful! What a lot of cutting!

Unknown said...

Sensational! Love all of that fussy cutting, this is stunning! And I adore splatters! Well done!

Vicki Finger said...

I love that you fussy cut part of your image. My RA won't let me do that but it makes a big impact! Gorgeous card!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

This card is simply fabulous Marcia! Love how you cut out the design. I have yet to do a card like that.

Gina said...

Oh, wow!! I love how you fussy cut. And the use of colors adds so much depth. I really like this!! I'm sure your daughter will love the card.

Leigh Penner said...

This is gorgeous! I love it!

Bek said...

Pure perfection! Thanks for sharing :)

paperkicks said...

Love how you layered the flowers and leaves over the base...so creative. And, your colors and design are beautiful!

Helen F. said...

Your card is stunning, Marcia! LOVE your new stamp sets with this inspiration photo colors too :-)

victoria h said...

Beaucard love the dimension you added with the flowers framing the sentiment

Imke said...

This is very pretty and i see that you own already the Initial Sentiments. I´m waiting on my order **sigh**
Wonderful Card and great take with the Inspiration Picture !

Imke ~ MY CRAFTY PLACE

Vikki H said...

So very pretty, Marcia and casing Dawn's card was a good idea. Your colors are perfect. I always admire your stamping technique!

Dawn McVey (dawnsing) said...

So, so beautiful, Marcia! 😘

@JoyceCasaldi said...

Stunning!

lainey said...

Marcia, you sure are on a lucky streak - congrats on your win for this beautiful card. And get out there and buy a lottery ticket!!!!!

Diana K said...

It's so gorgeous, Marcia! I can't wait for my set to arrive. And congrats on the win!

Tonya said...

I had to come and take a better look at this after seeing it as one of the random winners. First, congrats. Second, this is so pretty and simply stunning!!!

Carmela said...

You are on a roll Marcia! What a pretty card and congratulations.

artful-notions said...

Again? Too happy for you! Gather all the goodies you want, my friend, cuz your beauties are an inspiration!!!

Greta said...

Oh wow--another win! Mr Random sure likes you, but your card would have been a worthy winner even if not a random pick! Enjoy!

Joyce said...

Your card is stunning, and I was so very happy to see that you were a winner at the blog hop. Happy shopping!!

Linda said...

Wow, Marcia, this is so beautiful. Love how you cut around the bottom of the flowers. And you won again? Lucky you.

A Crafty Person said...

Beautiful card, the new Happy Birthday stamp set has such elegant fonts.

Joyously Noelle said...

This is amazing! What a lovely card and design! Congrats on your win too, whahoo! =)