Thursday, August 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink August, 2011 Blog Hop: Inspirational Photo Challenge

An inspirational photo (shown below) challenged us this month for Papertrey Ink's blog hop -- another great photo because it can be interpreted in so many ways! My inspiration came from the lady's checked dress and the bouquet of flowers. Every product used on my very CAS card is available at Papertrey Ink with the exception of the DMC embroidery floss and Sakura Jelly Roll glitter pen.
Using PTI's Stampers Select White CS for my 1/4 fold card, I die cut the right edge with Edger's #3 Die. Bitty Box Basics paper was used to cut a Half & Half die shape, as well as a 1" piece with the Edger's die. I glued this inside my card's right edge so it just peeks out for a tiny pop of color. LOVE the Half & Half and edger dies and I will use the larger edger on my envelope's edge too!
My stem, flower and sentiment from Botanical Silhouettes are stamped with Landscape and Raspberry Fizz inks. I think the Jelly Roll glitter pen adds a nice touch to my bloom! Then I simply tied embroidery floss through a PTI button for a very quick and simple finish.

Thanks for coming by and have a hopping good time today!!!

42 comments:

Kara said...

very pretty!

Cecilie said...

What a nice clean card that still sports many great elements. Thank you for pinning out what inspired you - that is great to read about and learn from.

Kay said...

Sweet, sweet flower, and it looks beautiful with the shaped edge!

Susie said...

Sweet and lovely.

Ally said...

Such a beautiful card. I love the colors you chose, and the stamps and paper, too. Very pretty! ;-)

Andrea M said...

So pretty Marge! Love the flower against the blue!

Lisa said...

Lovely CAS card Marge!

jen said...

CAS to perfection! love it!

Rhonda said...

Don't you just love half and half!!! Great card.

Jessica Griffin said...

Beautiful card!

Laura Isham said...

So lovely, and stunning colors. Love how you used the Half and Half dies.

Chunyuan said...

Beautiful card.

I'm Renee said...

Beautiful...
love the colors and how you used the edgers die...
gorgeous!!

Terri said...

Very nice, I especially like the checkered background piece.

Leigh said...

What a lovely card! Great job with the inspiration piece!

Teresa said...

Love that blue gingham, especially how you double layered the edge. Very pretty.

The Paper Parade said...

CAS, but beautiful! I also took inspiration from the dress, and used half and half, too!! :)

Marybeth said...

Beautiful and simply stated . I like that you used the dress.

Janelle said...

Love how you used the edger die to provide an extra pop of color -- and the other die, too, to make the strip (can't remember what it's called...). Really great card.
Thanks for adding me to your prayer list. (And don't feel like a worthless human being for any reason... be thankful that computer frustrations are your biggest concern at the moment! :) )

Joyce said...

Beautiful card

Jill said...

Ooh, Marge, I never thought about how the half-and-half dies echo the #3 Edge dies--wow! I love how they look together here! And I LOVE the extra bit of blue bitty dot paper you cut and added to your shaped edge--perfect idea!

Jen Carter said...

So pretty! Love the edge of the card!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Lovely! Such pretty, pretty colors! That half&half die is the best and gorgeous with this paper!
Hugs, Wendy

Sonia said...

Ooooooh....love the edge! Especially the layering...so cool!

Cibele Glazer said...

Oooooh! I love it, especially that you used the Half and Half die with the edger die. I will have to try this.

Thank you for leaving such a wonderful comment on my blog. I haven't had a chance to go through the hop yet but I wanted to stop in and say hi.

Tonya said...

I love how the floss just makes the whole thing pop! Beautiful card.

Kristen :-) said...

Love your use of the half and half die! (still have to get that on my list!) and I am a sucker for anything from Botanical silhouettes... Just a truly wonderful card!

veronica said...

love your layout, cool edges!

Linda said...

Lovely card!

Suzanne said...

Love the layered edges and the pop of bright pink!

Lynn Put said...

Wonderful card for the hop! I love how you used the Edgers die and layered the pieces and your stamped flower is perfect on this!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Awesome, I love how you used the edgers, and tied the half and half in with it!

Lynette said...

Very pretty, Marge. I love your take on the inspiration challenge. It's always cool to stamp on patterned paper - I often forget to do that.

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

FABULOUS! LOVE your take on the challenge picture! So creative and beautiful!

1CardCreator said...

Love the beautiful edge, gorgeous card!

Suzanne Russell said...

So beautifully simple! thanks for the inspiration!

jp said...

Simple and sweet!

Mary Jo said...

Marge what a simple but pretty card. Love the edge cut and the colors you selected.

Inkyfingers said...

What a fabulous CAS card - I might just have to case this one - its lovely.
Hugs
Carol x

Sue Lelli said...

Marge, this is delightful! LOVE the double layered edge and that PRETTY flower with the embroidery floss! FAB card!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Darling card Marge! Love the pretty flower and fancy border!

Michele said...

What a lovely card! Love the pop of pink!

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