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.

38 comments:

Heather P. said...

This is soooo pretty! :)

Lindsay said...

Very nicely done! Love the colors you used.

BonnieRose said...

Ohhhh I love these colors.. beautiful design!

Steph Zerbe said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

Jackie Pedro said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! I literally GASPED when I saw this, Jen!! STUNNING....GORGEOUS!!! I feel a CASE coming on!!!

Jill said...

Just lovely, Jen. The vintage cream felt flower with the Pure Poppy button is my favorite aspect--it's gorgeous!

Jen Carter said...

This is one of my favorites tonight!! Love the CAS style, the polka dots, the red button in the center of the flower. Very cute!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

So pretty! Me likey. :)

Laurie said...

Oh my! This is a fantastic card! I love the flower!! The color combo is awesome!

Andrea M said...

What a superb card! Gorgeous! I have to get these dies! And the cream felt is fantastic! Great color combo. Happy hopping!

Anika said...

Pretty card! Lovin' that felt flower!

Pam W. said...

Great card! The woodgrain on the H. Shores reminds me of waves. Very cool.

Kelly S. said...

I LOVE this one! The woodgrain on the HS looks perfectly beachy..and I think you know a thing or two about beachy :) Awesome white felty flower and love your sentiment...wanna switch hometowns just for a bit ;)

Stephanie said...

oh my is this ever gorgeous or what!! I think it's my favorite of the hop so far (and your #99!)

Natasha said...

WOW! Absolutely stunning!!

Marge said...

Oh, TRULY LOVE this sooo MUCH!!!

Baseret said...

WOW! I love your card.I love Hawiian Shores with red!

Kay said...

Beautiful card, Jen! I love those bold, happy colors!

Nerina said...

This is such a great combination of colour and texture! The woodgrain and felt flower look fabulous together! I also love the scallop facing upwards - such a great touch!

resmith said...

Beautiful! Love it!

Joy said...

This is beautiful! Love it!!!!!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Beautiful color palette and perfect card...love the simplicity!

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card, color combo and I love your fuzzy flower too!

Stamper for fun said...

Beautiful card and combo.

**June**

Kara said...

Great colors, beautiful card!

Lynn said...

Gorgeous card Jen..I really love how crisp the white felt flowers look on top of the bright colors - stunning!

Vicki Dutcher said...

You would never know your hand has issues - your cards are fabulous!

Becky Carafa said...

This is fabulous, Jen!

Michelle said...

Your card is lovely! It is definitely "Dawn-esque"! Love it!

Terri said...

glad you were able to play along again. Great color combo. Nice card too!

Tethered2Home said...

Chiquita, brilliantly done. Love the wood grain.

Amy said...

WOW, LOVE the white die cut flowers! I haven't used this color combination but have wanted to ever since that paper came out from PTI!

Anthonette said...

Aloha Jen,
I loved your color combo. Beautiful card, Chica!

Shirlann said...

Ooooo...not only the choice of color is my fav but I love how you used the woodgrain texture! Lovely!

Emm said...

The polka dots and woodgrain are fabulous together and I love Hawaiian Shores with the red!

Sue Lelli said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! LOVE the blue woodgrain and the fresh snow polka dots!!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Beautiful card, I just love the woodgrain texture on the Hawaiian Shores!

peggysue said...

Very pretty, so glad you found time to play and post. I like that woodgrain background.