Saturday, May 25, 2013

PTI's May Blog Hop - Beautiful Bouquets!

I managed to play along this month with the PTI blog hop - yay! The theme is "Bouquet Builder", and Nichole provided some awesome color combos as inspiration for a floral themed card. I used (roughly) the second color combo, with a couple of minor switches, to end up with: Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, and for the leaves, Limeaid Ice and Simply Chartreuse.

I stamped a subtle background using Background Basics: Postmarks, and stamped the leaves from Happiness in Bloom directly over that. The flowers are also from Happiness in Bloom, but for something different, I layered the two larger ones with a Flower Fusion #4 as a center. For the smaller one, I just used a small circle die and stamped tone-on-tone from Sketched Shapes. A brad and buttons finish off the flower centers.

The sentiment is from Bountiful Banners. The banner and the flowers are all popped up on dimensional adhesive, and I custom colored some gems with a Copic marker to accent the banner.

Thanks for the great color combos Nichole, and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Make it Monday - Paper Piecing

I'm sharing a card today to play along with this week's Make It Monday - Paper Piecing. I always like the look of paper piecing, but don't utilize the technique very much. since I needed a card for my nephew's upcoming birthday, I thought that Enjoy the Ride would be a fun set to use for this technique.

I pieced the car together using papers from Doodlebug's "Boys Only" 6"x6" paper pad. The car is popped up on my square card base, which I layered with Simply Chartreuse cardstock, Summer Sunrise and Limeaid Ice pattern paper, and a striped paper also from the Doodlebug line. I used a Fabulous Frames die to cut the frame from a piece of the Doodlebug paper - I thought the number pattern was appropriate for birthday theme.

Here's a close-up of the license plate, customized with Simple Alphabet. I just love doing this with Enjoy the Ride! :)

I'm really pleased with how this card turned out - I think it's bright, happy and fun, yet still masculine enough for a boy. I hope my nephew likes it too! I'm so glad that Melissa shared the paper piecing challenge this week - thanks, Melissa!

And thanks for stopping by!