Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop July 2018

Hello friends.  It's the 25th...my favorite time of the month to play along with Papertrey Ink's monthly blog hop!  And what a FUN inspiration photo we were given this month:


I mean how FUN is this and doesn't it just scream SUMMER?!!  I found inspiration in the colors, and the ocean theme, and came up with this FUN card using some of my new stamps and dies from last month and this month's release.  Here's what I came up with:


I started by making a stencil with the latest Shape Shifter: Oval die and then blended Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, & Enchanted evening inks to create my ombre ocean background.


Next I started adding elements from the Fence Line: Summer (LOVE, LOVE this set!!) set and Salt Air: Fauna.  I was going to add my sentiment in red to bring in the red from the inspiration photo, but after adding all the elements from the 2 sets, there just really wasn't room to add it, so I added a die cut crab in Pure Poppy from Gina Marie Designs.


I finished by adding a bit of WOS to the fish, some Rainstones, and some white baker's twine to the top.  This was such a FUN card to make and just really, really LOVE all the ocean themed sets that PTI has come out with in the past 2 releases!!

Well I'm off to hop along and see what everyone else came up with for the inspiration photo this month.  You can check it all out and play along right HERE.

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


30 comments:

  1. Oh Marcia, I just love this!! The stenciled background, the sweet ocean fenceline and that little crab, the perfect pop of color! The fenceline is on my wish list and I wish I had it right now so I could case your beautiful card. Happy hopping today!

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  2. My favorite time of the month, and a positive favorite from a favorite designer and friend! You captured the feel of the inspiration and owned it! From the sweet shadowy seagulls flying in the air to the smiling fish and red crab, your card screams 'SEA-HEAVEN'. I love it! Miss you! Hugs!

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  3. Love it!! We had so many “fintastic” sets recently! Love how you’ve combined them to make this beauty ❣️

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  4. It sure does scream summer and a fun day at the beach! Your fish background looks great with the summer fence. And I love that you added the lobster for a pop of red. Super cute card!

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  5. I love this, Marcia! How fun that you used the new summer fence set! I wish I could jump in and be a part of that wonderful scene.

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  6. I love your fun summer themed card with all those lovely die cuts and elements. Love the pop of red with the red crab die cut. TFS

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  7. Marcia, I absolutely love this card! The stenciled waves in the oval die with the fish happily swimming by, that fabulous fence line and seagull and your pop-of-red crab are screaming Summertime Summertime!
    Okay, I'm off to double check all of the items on your card are on my Wish List ;-)

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  8. Love this with the addition of the crab! I can't wait to get this Fence Line set! I have the crab die too, and was thinking I could use it with this set! Now I know for sure! Looks great!

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  9. So pretty! LOVE the red crab. Fence line has quickly become one of my favorites.

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  10. what a great stenciled background you created Marcia! love that fence (I have it but haven't used it yet!) and the bright red crab! A beautiful inspired card!

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  11. Gorgeous I love how you stenciled the background . all your elements are just perfect. I love the red against the blue it really stands out.

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  12. Absolutely super, Marcia!! I love your soft, stenciled background and the ocean elements in the front. I can't wait to get my hands on the summer fence line set!

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  13. What a fun card, Marcia. I love the fence line set with that shape shifter die. Beautiful work!!

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  14. This is just wonderful, Marcia! I have the Fence Line Summer set but didn't think of using it. I love your
    red crab (may have to look into this one).

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  15. Hi Marcia! First time visitor to your blog. :) What a fabulous design! Stenciling the shape shifter and pop of "crab" color made for a really great card! (Love the fence palette too!) Plz forgive me for adding my disappointment-I'm a big fan of the designers @ PTI, they're so talented. I wasn't able to pick up this month's Fence line, because I missed ordering by 2 hours and it's out of stock now. But if I'm able to purchase it, I hope to make a design as wonderful as your's. Thank you for sharing your BEAUTIFUL card! :)

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  16. Fantastic beach scene, Marcia! Just love the fence with the seagull and the cute crab atop your wavy oval with sweet fish!!

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  17. Marcia, this is wonderful! I love the sponged background and the adorable scene! That crab, though! Love it!

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  18. Wow....this is one gorgeous and beautiful card, just love your background! Your crab is just adorable!

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  19. Love your stenciled background--wonderful card, Marcia!

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  20. THAT is some inspiration, Marcia! You've truly been inspired, and every element of your card is fantastic!
    =]

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  21. So many fun elements that make a fantastic summer scene, Marcia! I can almost smell the ocean!

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  22. So much detail, this is one of my favorites from the hop. Love the crab especially!

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  23. Oh how fabulous is this! Love that fence line and the pop of red for the fun crab. Awesome take on the hop photo Marcia!

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  24. So pretty! You really captured the inspiration photo in such a creative way!

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  25. I just adore your scene...the wood stump with the bird is fantastic along the fence...the whole thing is just amazing, wonderful presentation for the blog hop!!

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  26. What a great card, Marcia! So much to look at and admire! I see you have lots of new goodies - my wish list is growing!

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  27. Adorable beach scene card Marcia! Love that stenciled and sponged "water" ... beautiful colours. And those sweet fishes swimming around. Great elements with the fence, crab, etc. So much fun!! xx

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  28. This is just so delightful! I love everything...the fishes, the seagull, and that fabulous red crab!

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  29. I love this card, Marcia! You created a sweet beach/ocean scene. The design and the color combo are fantastic! The stenciled water is so pretty and the Rainstones are the perfect finishing touch. Hideko xx

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  30. My heart just skipped a beat! This is stunnig!! Love the detail and that brilliant fence and the fact you still kept it CAS is genius!

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