Sunday, March 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop

For this month's blog hop, Nichole Heady provided a fun inspiration photo (from Katherine Marie Photography) on which to base a project:


I was immediately drawn to the happy, bright, yellow and aqua color combo, and the fun mix of patterns - especially the stripes, because I ♥ stripes! I got Distressed Stripes not too long ago and had not really put it to much use, so I thought this was the perfect time to make my own custom striped paper, alternating Harvest Gold and Aqua Mist ink.


For the focal point I used the new Birthday Tags, along with Mat Stack 5. I added a ribbon an a couple of Harvest Gold buttons, a teeny Aqua Mist scallop using the heart border die, and added sentiment along the bottom from Big & Bold Wishes. (Here's a tip: I wanted that sentiment to match the Aqua Mist, but when I stamped with AM ink, it turned out looking green on the bold yellow cardstock base! I tried Hawaiian Shores - still green. Finally I tried Blueberry Sky and it gave me a much better match to the colors in the card!)


Thanks for stopping by!

43 comments:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love these stamp sets together... say that on the release and was thinking "I don't need the birthday sentiments", but you're not helping my resolve.

Aimee said...

Really really lovely! I keep resisting this stamp set but I sure do love it here.

kari bell said...

great mix of layers and patterns.

rebecca said...

This is a BIG smile card! Love the mix of patterns and vibrant color!

Stephanie said...

Debbie......I just absolutely love your homemade patterned paper with these colors! Gorgeous card!

Pam W. said...

Great use of patterns. And way to go with making your own pattern paper with your stamps.

Kara said...

love the mix of fun patterns!

carol (krillsister) said...

Beautiful card. Love how the oval birthday tags fit so nicely in the mat stack 5 set. Those stripes are great.

Mayol said...

Love all the layers on your card! The stripes are great - you're making me think of getting the set :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous use of patterns!! Lovely card~

Karen C. said...

Great combo of patterns and layering of all the details. The stamped striped background is perfect for this challenge.

paperella said...

What an awesome layout, Debbie! Thanks so much for the ink tip :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. You made an amazing background with the Distressed Stripes. Your elements all balance beautifully Debbie.

missy said...

Great card! Love the design.

victoria h said...

Such a cheerful card.

Audrey said...

Beautiful card! Those distressed stripes look yummy!!

IamDerby said...

This came out wonderful, love all the layers.

Renee said...

Beautiful!
LOVE those fabulous stripes...
and the polka dots...
and then the perfect sentiment...
gorgeous! :)

Kristii said...

Wow, wow, wow!!!!! I totally love your design!!! So bright, fun and cheery!!

Nadine said...

Love all the layers of your card Debbie! Thanks for the tip about the inks. I don't have Blueberry Sky yet so will put that in my next order. And maybe the Birthday Tags too… :)

Marybeth said...

Soo pretty! Love all the papers and layers of the gorgeous card

Caren B said...

Very pretty, the Distressed Stripes set has been on my radar for a while, but it always seems to get bumped for something else! Love what you did with it.

Amy Everson said...

Debbie - this is beautiful! I love all the layers and the stripes.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I heart stripes, too, and just love how you put together this card! It is so clean and sharp. Love it!

Joyce said...

Such a bright and fun card. I love how you used the distressed stripes along with the polka dotted paper. That birthday tag looks really great with the Mat Stack, too.

Deanna Jean said...

What a fun bright card. I love the mix of patterns and all those layers..yummy!

boneygirl said...

Such a lovely card. I bought the Birthday 2012 stamps, too and cannot wait to try them out. Thanks for your inspiration!

connys blog said...

love your adorable card, love how you mixed the different patterns.
Conny

Terri E. said...

Such a beauty.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Luanne said...

Wonderful!! Now I REALLY want those oval dies and the Birthday Tags. Very pretty!!

The Paper Parade said...

This is a really great card! I love the layout, and the stripes and polka dots :)

Kathy Mc said...

Ooohh, Birthday Tags should be on its way to me any day now. Love your distressed stripes ~ the entire card is just fabulous, Deb!

alittleability said...

Bee-you-tiful card. Love it. Great job

Leigh said...

Fabulous card, Debbie! I love your wonderful layering!

Jen Carter said...

Deb this is fantastic!! I love your stripes!!

Suzanne Russell said...

Gorgeous, Debbie! Love the new Birthday tags-great job on the challenge. :)

Marlena M. said...

This is gorgeous. I love the brilliant teal here.

Helen F. said...

Beautiful mix of patterns, Debbie! Great combo of stamp sets too :)

LEG Studios said...

Love you card. The mix of colors and patterns is impeccible!

Melissa said...

So pretty, Debbie! I love the distressed stripes background with that tiny scallop border!

Laura :) said...

This card is just perfect. I really love everything about it!! Makes me want to go get all the stamp sets you used right now :)

Lisa said...

Beautiful card! Love all of the patterns and dies!!

Michelle said...

Debbie, all the entries for this month's PTI blog hop were amazing, but I think yours is my favorite. It looks so well put together. I LOVE the stripes you made using Distressed Stripes and the mini scallops using the heart border. Thanks, also, for the tip on using Blueberry Sky on Harvest Gold.