Friday, June 25, 2010
Papertrey Ink Blog Hop
I've only participated in one previous Blog Hop with Papertrey Ink, but I couldn't resist this month's super flexible challenge, which was to play with your fave PTI color combo! I whipped up a quick card this afternoon and am just BARELY getting it posted before the deadline. Here's a look at my color combo:
I had a lot of fun creating my card with my favorite PTI colors of Kraft (surprise, surprise!), Hawaiian Shores, Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream and a tiny splash of Ripe Avocado. I also pulled out lots of neglected PTI goodies and put them to good use!!
I used my Woodgrain Impression Plate on the Hawaiian Shores CS and rounded the top corners with my Corner Chomper. I stamped some Polka dots from Polka Dot Basics II in Fresh Snow Ink (because I don't have Vintage Cream ink, and the Fresh Snow actually matches pretty well) on the Pure Poppy CS and added a strip of scalloped Kraft CS.
The flower is a layered felt flower cut with the Beautiful Blooms Dies and a Pure Poppy button for the center. The leaf, stamped in Ripe Avocado ink, is from the Turning a New Leaf set. Finally, I added the "Mahalo" sentiment (this Maui girl is ALWAYS needing to refill my stash of Mahalo cards!) from the Aloha stamp set.
Overall, I LOVE how this simple card turned out. I'm pretty sure the layout was inspired awhile back by a similar card I saw on Dawn McVey's blog using the woodgrain texture, some polka dots, and a diecut flower, but oriented horizontally. I remember loving the look of the woodgrain, polka dots and flower combination and stored it in the far recesses of my brain for later. (I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure I saw something similar on Dawn's blog)?? I can't wait to recreate this card in other color combinations and am off to check out the other Blog Hop participants for color combo ideas to use in the future!!
You can find a list of all of the Blog Hop participants on Nichole's Blog.