Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Papertrey Blog Hop: Patterned Paper



Welcome to Blog Hop!  This month's challenge was to build your own patterned paper using any of Papertrey's fantabulous stamps.  What a fun challenge! I chose to start with the dashed background from Background Basics: Retro and used the dotted line and one of the solid lines from Faux Ribbon. I used these three stamps to create my patterned paper. It's sort of a springtime plaid and I love it!



I rounded the corners and adhered that layer to a Spring Moss base. Then, I took a strip of coral cardstock and stamped it twice with the scalloped image from Beyond Basic Borders. I used a strip of Lemon Tart Twill tied with a knot to hide the seam. That was then added to the patterned layer.



My focal point is the wreath and berry image from Rustic Branches stamped in Spring Moss and Melon Berry inks. I added the sentiment from Limitless Labels in the center of the wreath to sort of fill the space and give the card a purpose. I cut out the wreath and mounted it to a scalloped circle of Spring Moss cardstock before adhering the whole thing to the base with foam tape. A little glitter on the berries and this card was finished!

I hope you've all enjoyed tonight's card. Try building your own patterned paper...it's a whole lot of fun!

Recipe:
Cardstock: Spring Moss - Papertrey Ink, coral - Bazzill, Ultimate White - Strathmore
Stamps (a slew of them today): Beyond Basic Borders, Faux Ribbon, Rustic Branches, Background Basics: Retro, Limitless Labels - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Lemon Tart, Spring Moss, Melon Berry - Papertrey Ink, Frost White - Colorbox
Ribbon: Lemon Tart Twill - Papertrey Ink
Other: Foam tape - Scotch

44 comments:

Karen said...

Great card! I love that you combined SO many different sets here!! And the colors look like a the collection of tulips dancing from the ground in a neighbor's front yard!

Lisa H. said...

ooo, this turned out so nice. love the colors. I'm getting a head start on the hop! TFS!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Excellent card!

Sarah W said...

This is really pretty. I love the color combination!

Tricia said...

This is beautiful!! I love the color combo!

Anya said...

Wow! I just love this - it is so beautiful!

Lisa said...

Amazing, love how you combined you sets.

IamDerby said...

I adore this!

BethieJ said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE! I love the colors you used!!!

Courtney Baker said...

Wow great idea! Love the colors too!

Terri E. said...

Love the colors and the slight overlay look. You rocked the background challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Julie Cameron said...

really pretty!

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this CAS card!! tfs!!
-t

Kacey Elliott said...

So pretty Lizzie! Love it!

Cindy Sinars said...

I've been putting off buying faux ribbon, telling myself I don't need it. I can see I obviously do need it now! Beautiful card!

Ashley C. Newell said...

Lizzie, I REALLY like your design!

care-in said...

What a great card! I loved how you incorporated so many different sets.

peggysue said...

What a pretty plaid! Why oh why did you have to add two new sets to my PTI wish list? Naughty. But oh, so pretty!

Jessica said...

Great combination of sets for the background! The finished card is so pretty and springy!

Scrapping Julie said...

ooo, love this. so cheerful

Deanna said...

So pretty! Love the colors!

Jennifer L. said...

Love it! I might have to add Faux Ribbons to my wish list.

Melissa said...

This is so fresh, I love it! Great mixing of sets for a beautiful background!

Cindy said...

Hand made plaid - I love it.

Dana said...

THis is so cute! I love how you made so many sets play nicely together!

Ally said...

Very nice, love the plaid!!

ALLY said...

Beautiful Lizzie! Love the colours you used! Fabulous back ground and card!

Tiffany Heilman said...

Great use of the lines to create a truly unique background.

Jen Caputo said...

so so so pretty!!! I love how you created the sort of plaidish background, it's beautiful!

Daniela said...

Beautiful. I adore the background!

Melanie said...

Very pretty card! I love that background you created!

Lynn P. said...

So pretty and springy - love the use of the different sets

eggette said...

Love it!! I love the colours you have used!

Stephanie said...

Just lovely! Stephanie

Dana said...

Lizzie, this is awesome. It actually looks very similar to a card I made a few weeks ago, but never posted...I actually gasped when I saw it lol! Of course, your colors are much nicer and do make me think of spring. So nice.

Gina Sisco said...

Hey great minds think alike for using Faux Ribbon!! Looove how this turned out. Always enjoy stopping by!

Heather P. said...

This is GORGEOUS! Absolutely love it! :)

kristie sessions said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I am just getting through the hop since last night was cRazzZy! I {heart} this back ground sooo much! So creative and fabulous colors! Lovely card~

Terri said...

Very cool! Love the bright colors and rounded corners too.

Kim said...

This is gorgeous! I love the plaid and the pretty color combination you used (and your lines are so straight).

Deb Rymer said...

Very pretty background. I have always hesitated to make my own plaid background, as my stamping doesn't stay straight enough - but yours looks just perfect. I really like the use of the different kinds of lines and colors. Great job!

Gwen said...

This is just sooooo gorgeous!!! fantastic job with the challenge!

Claire Brennan said...

This is lovely Lizzie - sorry it took me so long to hop this far!!!

sharon d said...

I love this! Very springy!