Friday, 25 March 2011

Papertrey Ink Birthday card for March Blog Hop

Hello everyone,





Yay! Today is the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop Day and I've been able to play with my PTI stash. The challenge was to use embroidery thread on a project and when I looked through my stamps, the flying trail from Little Lady jumped out at me as begging for a little thread.



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I stamped it in spring rain ink then pierced holes before stitching with matching embroidery floss. I used the butterfly dies to cut two sizes of butterfly and stamped them with two shades of blue ink before stitching around the smaller butterfly, moulding them to get some dimension, and sticking them onto the end of the trail. I used one of the fillable frames dies to create the sentiment tag and then layered up the card and mats. I softly inked all the white areas of card so there wasn't such a stark contrast and stamped a trail of small butterflies to lead the eye through the card. I found some stripey ribbon that had quite a sheen to it and added a few gems for a little more bling.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop today. As this card is destined for a special lady, I'm going to enter it into the challenge over at Allsorts

Hugs
Carol x
Recipe

PTI

Stamps - Butterfly dreams. Little Lady, Birthday Basics, Signature series butterfly.

Dies - Butterfly, Signature series butterfly, fillable frames 4.

35 comments:

  1. Very pretty Carol. Love the butterflies.

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  2. Oooh, I think I'm in love! I love the blues, I love the butterflies, and I LOVE the stitching on the butterfly!

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  3. Beautiful card...love your stitching and colors used. Fabulous!

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  4. Wow! Such beautiful use of the floss! I love that you put it around the edge of that top butterfly. :)

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  5. This looks so pretty! Love the flight of the butterfly in stitches!

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  6. Very beautiful.
    Love the stitched butterfly trail...
    and the colors are gorgeous!

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  7. Love the stitching. So pretty!

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  8. Very pretty! Love the stitched butterfly trail!

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  9. Very pretty! I love that ribbon!

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  10. Lovely. The stitching adds another texture to an already beautiful composition.

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  11. This is such a unique card design. I love the way that you added the stitching around the butterfly wings and the added gems. So pretty.

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  12. ooh it's gorgeous Carol - really lovely.
    Linbyx

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  13. What a beautiful card Carol! I love it and those stitches are so perfect for it!!! So, so pretty!
    Have a great week-end, hugs Karin

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  14. Carol your card is so professional looking, its just beautiful.

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  15. Love the blue tones, so very pretty and soothing!

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  16. So beautiful! I love the subtle small butterflies in the background!

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  17. Oh how pretty your card is. The butterfly in particular is beautiful.

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  18. Very pretty! I really like the layered butterfly and its stitched trail.

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  19. pretty card, love the layout. the floss details are awesome too. :-)

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  20. so creative and that butterfly is stunning. love the stitching. really great job!

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  21. Well done! It's balanced and beautiful. Thanks for sharing your creation.

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  22. Love how you used the floss and the little background butterflies. Nice card.

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  23. Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog. Your card is absolutely wonderful! Perfect in everyway!

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  24. Lovely card, Carol. I enjoyed reading about your design process. The ribbon is fab.

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  25. what a beautiful card!!!!! I love the bold color scheme and the butterfly is beautiful!

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  26. Love your stitched trail and butterfly wings. That blue is stunning!

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  27. I love everything about this, Carol- it would be a great card even if there was no floss on it. All of the layers and all of the butterflies are wonderful!

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  28. Lovely card Carol - love the stitched trail.

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  29. Beautiful elegant card - love it!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

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  30. Beautiful Card. I love the stitching! Kate

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  31. Oh this is lovely! The stitched trail makes it so unique.

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Carol x

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