Friday, 25 May 2012

Papertrey Ink birthday card

Hello everyone and welcome to Kez who is a new follower this week. Summer has finally arrived in Manchester, I have a great weekend planned seeing family and friends, someone else will be doing the cooking, some chilled white wine will be imbibed and all seems pretty peachy in my little corner of the world. To top it all today is PTI blog hop day and this is the inspiration picture that Nichole gave us this time



I loved these colours that take me right out of my comfort zone and I used a distressed chevron stamp for the background which gave an unusual (for me anyway) graphic look

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I matted the background onto spring moss card and cut a half and half die out of black card, and then again from spring moss card, which I cut down to provide a sentiment strip for the centre.The flower was also cut twice in the same colours with the Bloom Builders 3 die to give a full, two toned flower and a gem was coloured with a Copic marker to add a little bling to the centre.


A sentiment from Birthday basics was stamped and embossed in black to finish it off.

I quite liked this design so I decided to make it again in one of my favourite colours and I was so surprised at how much colour changes the feel of a design.


I can't wait to get round and see what all the other hoppers made. Thanks for looking.

Hugs
Carol x









14 comments:

  1. Beautiful card. Wonderful design work.

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  2. Lovely cards. The colours do make a big difference.

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  3. Great cards! The chevron looks so cool stamped up and down like that and your two-coloured blooms are fabulous!

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  4. Don't you just love that chevron stamp? :) Great cards!

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  5. The Chevron is amazing on your card and the flower looks so striking ! Both are so pretty Carol, have a great weekend!

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  6. You won me over with chevrons! The way the half and half die is positioned is a great idea and I love the mix of green and black in the flower! So neat!

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  7. wow Carol these are sooooo stylish.
    Linbyx

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  8. I love the chevron stamp turned in this direction and your flower is amazing!

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  9. Carol both cards are fantastic, I love the green and black mum.

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  10. Great graphic background and use of the half and half die.

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  11. I LOVE your two toned flowers ~ great idea!

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  12. Great card. The flower paired with the chevrons is truly beautiful.

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  13. Thank you for leaving a message on my blog. Hopped over to take a look at your blog & love your cards. Didn't know which one to leave a message on first but just adore this flower. It really stands out. Stunning. Sx

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Hello, and thank you for taking time to visit my blog. I would really appreciate it if you could find time to leave a comment before you leave.

Thanks,
Carol x

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