Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Papertrey Ink's 11th Anniversary - Day 1

Hello friends.  Papertrey Ink is celebrating 11 years and the challenge for Day 1 is to use a sketch by one of the designers.


I chose Dawn's sketch and card as my inspiration since I was using a couple of her stamp sets.  Here's her card:


I changed up my colors so as not to completely copy Dawn, and came up with this birthday card:


I used both Gran's Garden and Farmer's Market Florals with Pure Poppy, Scarlett Jewel, & Pale Peony inks to stamp my florals and blend my background using a stencil I made with the Quatrefoil Cover Plate.


Guess I've got Valentine's Day on the brain with these colors, huh?!!  With the crisp white of the card base though, I really like the way these colors pop!

And speaking of Valentine's Day, had to show you a picture of the nugget cake my dear friend Julie made:


Is that not the cutest thing ever?!  What a LOT of work!!  And she made 7 of them!!  I'm so glad I was one of the recipients...thank you, thank you Julie!!  :0)

If you'd like to join in the celebrations over at Papertrey Ink, click HERE.

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


20 comments:

  1. Marcia, your card is stunning! I love that you paired those two flower sets together. They look wonderful together and your card design is perfect! The nugget cake is awesome! Such a fun idea!!

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  2. Beautiful card Marcia! Love your pretty bouquet of flowers! The stenciled background looks fabulous! What a yummy sweet treat! Great take on the challenge!

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  3. Gorgeous card Marcia and your friend's nugget cake is such a cool idea~

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  4. Love the way these pair together. Beautiful card!

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  5. Eautidul card! Love all the red flowers with the beautifully sponged background!

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  6. Marcia, what a beautiful card - I love the colors you picked along with the Quatrefoil background. I'm pinning this one. And I want that nugget cake! lol

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  7. Beautiful done Marcia, what a fabulous card!

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  8. Beautiful card and impressive looking cake (I’m going to google nugget cake as I’ve never heard of one b4)

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  9. Gorgeous, Marcia! I love how you combined the two flower sets. I will have to remember that. The colors are stunning.

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  10. Gorgeous, Marcia! Love the tones of pinks and berries!

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  11. This is a showstopper, Marcia, using two of Dawn's fabulous florals. Your color choices are fabulous and love the stenciled Quatrefoil oval. That nugget cake is priceless!

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  12. WOW, this is fabulous, Marcia! In my favorite colors too. A really beautiful design.

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  13. What beautiful, vibrant flowers! And I love how you made a stencil for the background!

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  14. Your flowers are so gorgeous, Marcia! I love your arrangement and the colors are fantastic! Oh that cake would be difficult to want to take apart to eat, it's so pretty!

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  15. They are both beautiful, but I love the depth of the second one. So pretty!

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  16. This card is a real stunner <3 love your florals and the background is awesome

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  17. This is gorgeous! I picked the same sketch and it looks like we did the background the same way.....great minds...lol Love your color choice and those beautiful flowers!

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  18. Your card is gorgeous Marcia. I love the colors and the way you did the background.

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  19. Beautiful!! Love your stenciled background with the oval aperture. Ovals are so pretty and feminine to me and just perfect for your pretty spray of flowers. Gorgcous colours too! The cake from Julie looks yummy!! xx

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  20. Lovely card. I like how you mixed the florals. They go so well together. Love the colours as well. Just lovely.

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