Monday, July 25, 2011

July Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!


Hello everyone! I know it's been a little quiet around here since last month. Sorry about that. Hopefully I can find the time soon to put together a few new posts. Today I wanted to make sure I played along with the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. This month's challenge was to be inspired by this photo:


The first thing that caught my eye in this photo were the colors, followed by the medallions on the throw and the butterflies on the pillow. So here's my card:


I don't use a lot of butterflies, but I thought it might be fun to use one this month. So, I die cut the butterfly using the Love Lives Here die and stamped it with one of the medallions from the Iconic Images set that Papertrey gave away to attendees of Stamp-A-Faire this weekend (so much fun!!!). I die cut a second butterfly and made a Melon Berry Sandwich with the two butterflies. Then I glittered the heart and filled in the void with clear glaze.

Next, I cut a mat from Hawaiian Shores cardstock and ran it through the Cuttlebug with the Diamonds impression plate. Then, using a pencil, I free-hand drew a trail and hand-stitched over it with embroidery floss. That piece was adhered to a white card base and the butterfly was attached with foam tape.


To do the sentiment, I cut a 3/4" strip of white cardstock and notched the end with a square punch. The sentiment, from Up, Up, And Away, was then stamped in Dark Chocolate ink and embellished with a rhinestone. I trimmed the strip to the appropriate length and adhered it to the Hawaiian Shores layer using Scor-Tape.

It's a pretty simple card, but then most of mine are. Thanks so much for stopping by for this month's blog hop! I hope to be back again soon.

Recipe:
Cardstock: Hawaiian Shores, Melon Berry - Papertrey Ink; White
Stamps: Up, Up, And Away, Iconic Images - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Spring Moss, Dark Chocolate - Papertrey Ink
Other: Butterfly Die (Love Lives Here), Diamond Impression Plate - Papertrey Ink; Embroidery Floss (#352) - DMC; Glitter Pen - Sakura; Glossy Accents - Ranger; Rhinestone

11 comments:

I'm Renee said...

Simple...
but stunning!
A true lesson in why less is more!

Nora said...

This is so pretty!! I love everything about it!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful! Lovely butterfly and the trail behind it!

Marge said...

Simple, perhaps, but beautiful!!!

Kara said...

nice texture!!

Anonymous said...

Ohh, I love the texture you used! Beautiful!

Laura B. said...

great card, love that butterfly trail!

Christina said...

This is adorable! I just love the stitched trail you added and that fabulous background impression.

It was so much fun meeting you at SAF! I hope our paths will cross again sometime soon!

Tracey McNeely said...

Really pretty card, Hawaiian Shores is one of my favourite PTI colours.

Randi said...

:-)

Kelly S. said...

Gorgeous, Lizzie! Love that twine and the beautiful diamond impression plate background! I wasn't a butterfly person, either, until I got that Love Lives Here die! So glad to see you back to blogging again!