Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Papertrey Ink birthday card





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Hello everyone. Today is the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop and this time Nichole has given us a watercolour challenge with this inspiration picture of watercoloured ice lollies and a grey script sentiment over the top.


Blog hop inspiration

I decided to go with a floral theme and used one of the smaller flowers from Pretty Peonies, which I am ashamed to say has been sitting in my stash unused for more than two years. I took a panel of white card and randomly stamped the flowers using a pale grey ink.




I watercoloured the flowers and leaves, and then added a blue wash between them. Once everything was dry, I stamped the sentiment ( from Wet Paint 3) in grey ink using my Misti. I had to stamp a few times to get enough colour down to give some contrast with the background.





Next I used 2 rectangle dies to cut the centre and outer frame, and matted both of them onto hibiscus burst card. I glued the outer frame flat on the card and then raised the centre panel with some fun foam. As I wanted to keep the design CAS, just a few little glitter dots finished it off.

I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. PTI's Blog Hoppers always amaze me with their fabulous projects.

I'd like to play along with





Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x

37 comments:

  1. Very pretty card...love the pink and grey and your beautiful delicate water colouring.

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  2. This is such a beautiful card and I absolutely love the water colouring on your centre panel. And your laying of the white and coloured CS really frames it perfectly too. Its a gorgeous card and I'm so glad you joined us at TIME OUT this week!

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  3. So beautiful...love your fabulous water coloring!

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  4. This is so pretty Carol! Love the soft blending of colours on your center panel and the gorgeous pink you framed it with.

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  5. Carol, your layered card is stunning! I love this style of card and your water coloring skills are amazing!!

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  6. Beautiful, beautiful card Carol! Love how you layered it and your water coloring is fabulous! :0)

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  7. You captured the softness of the watercolors so well! LOVE the layered framed panels!

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  8. Beautiful, soft watercolors, Carol. Love that layered technique!

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  9. This is so pretty, I love the soft colours, thanks for playing with us at Retro Rubber this time. Cx DT

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  10. What a pretty card this is! So soft and gentle. Lovely colors and flowers. It's good to finally use your two year old stamp, isn't it? I'm afraid much of my never before used stuff is already considered retro, but I'm working on using it. I'm so glad you shared this in our Retro Rubber flower challenge!

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  11. You really captured the essence of the challenge with your beautiful pastels and your grey overlaying sediment! Awesome job matting, too! This is spot on and really lovely, Carol!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

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  12. Soft and pretty and fabulous! Great understanding of the inspiration!

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  13. your flowers look so soft and lovely inked with the gray!

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  14. Very pretty, love how the colored layer pops!

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  15. Carol, your card is simply beautiful.
    Fabulous design.

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  16. Beautiful card Carol. Love the soft and delicate colours of your watercolouring. xx

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  17. What a gorgeous card! It is so soft and beautiful and I love the grey sentiment!!

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  18. Beautiful card! I love the way you cut the panels so that the images are layered!

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  19. Carol your card is soothing and beautiful! Love your stamping and beautiful way you framed it!

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  20. Beautiful card Carol! I'm so glad you inked up that set~

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  21. Beautiful card!! I love that layering technique, too.

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  22. How beautiful! This is such a fun stamping technique and I love your soft colors. Thanks for reminding me of this fun look and thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining us!

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  23. Beautiful! and I love the layered design!!

    Patti

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  24. A beautiful dreamy take on our challenge Carol, love the pretty feminine take and a clever technique.
    Great to see you play along in our birthday hop this week at AAA Cards. Thanks so much. Sarah x

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  25. WOW!! This card is STUNNING!! I LOVE your light watercoloring on this card. It looks so beautiful. I also adore how you double matted this. I am going to have to try this technique. Really wonderful design.

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  26. I love the double layer and the softness of the colors!

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  27. What a watercolor beauty! I love how you made this card so soft and delicate. Perfect details! Thank you for playing along with Retro Rubber and hope you will play with us again soon.

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  28. Love the backgrounds you have on your panels and how the pink card stock makes them pop off the card. Thanks for playing along with us for our Birthday Bash at AAA Cards!

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  29. Love the soft colors on your card and love the sentiment. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber.

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  30. Hello Carol: What a beautiful card, I love the double frames with that awesome pink color. YOur flowers are soft and water colored perfectly.
    Thank you for taking time to play along with us at Retro Rubber, hope to see you again in the gallery soon.
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

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  31. Your card is so pretty. I too love the soft colors you chose and how you colored them.

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  32. Carol, such a soft and lovely card. Great watercoloring! Yes, that MISTI does come in handy for helping to darken stamp images through multiple inkings... I love mine! Hope to see you play along with Retro Rubber often!!

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Thanks,
Carol x

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