Wednesday, January 25, 2012

January Papertrey Blog Hop



Greetings, Blogland! Today is the January Papertrey Blog Hop and I thought it might be fun to participate (it also helps me keep the blog resolution dream alive). This month's challenge was to choose a favorite card from 2011 and make another card inspired by the first. Fun, right?

I chose a card I made with the 2010 anniversary set. I'd just fiddled around with the stamps for awhile and decided it was time to make a proper card. Does anyone remember this guy?


Looking at it again, I decided that I liked the layout and the stamp set so I decided to create a second card using those elements.


This time around I went with the poppies image rather than the dandelions and used one of the shorter sentiments since I knew I would have a smidgen less white space. I also chose a slightly wider ribbon that had a bit of a wrinkled, poppy-petal texture and I embellished the space around the flowers with rhinestones rather than gussy-up the blooms themselves.


All in all I'm rather pleased with my second version and I can definitely see a few more of these variations in my future.

Enjoy the blog hop, everyone! See you all again soon.

Recipe:
Stamps: Botanical Silhouettes, Polka Dot Basics II - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Kraft, Sweet Blush - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Spring Moss, Sweet Blush, Fresh Snow - Papertrey Ink; dark green pigment, brown pigment - Studio G
Other: Edgers 1 Dies - Papertrey Ink; White Ribbon - May Arts; Rhinestones (colored with a Sharpie) - Darice; Foam Adhesive - Scotch

23 comments:

Lisa said...

SOOOOOOO very cute!!

Pendra said...

Great cards... both colors are just beautiful!!!

Sonia said...

Just beautiful, Lizzie!
I love that set, too :)

carol (krillsister) said...

Beautiful! Love both versions. The polka dot background is a nice touch.

Kara said...

really pretty lizzie!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Both beautiful but I love the feel of you new pink card.

Leigh said...

This is beautiful, Lizzie! Botanical Silhouettes is one of my very favourite sets!

bjmartin said...

These are lovely! You should do a whole set in pretty colors.

Susan Rob said...

Gorgeous cards! Those yellow flowers are so pretty, and the dotted background is perfect.

Kelly S. said...

BEEEE-AUTIFUL, Lizzie! These are just both so soft and lovely! The border with the ribbon compliments your gorgeous wildflowers perfectly!

Karen C. said...

I love both of these cards, Lizzie. I really like the way you've used the Edger's die ad layered the white focal panel over top. It's such a soft and pretty look.

Ted said...

Lizzie, what a beautiful, delicate card...that bow is perfect as well as your various shapes and style! :)

Joyce said...

These are both so very gorgeous. I like them both equally!

Chunyuan said...

both cards are goreous. hard to pick one.

Jean said...

Beautiful cards!

Kristii said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I love the color schemes in both cards and I love how you double stamped the florals to create some depth. The jewels add that special touch!! Beautiful!

Sara Mac said...

I remember loving the first card and this second one is just as gorgeous. So glad you are keeping up with your blogging resolution.

JJ Bolton said...

So pretty! Love the double stamping you did on the stems! And that delicate bow is the perfect touch!

Lisa said...

Both are so soft and pretty, love them!

The Paper Parade said...

Lizzie, your choice from 2011 was an excellent one as it is beautiful! Then to go and make another equally gorgeous one this time around...wow :)

Suzanne Russell said...

These are both just beautiful, Lizzy! I like both colors equally well. The scalloped edge is such a a delicate detail peeking out below the ribbon.

Juanita B said...

I like both of your cards equally. They are beautiful and very creative. Great thinking and execution, TFS.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

So Pretty! I love the design of your cards and the soft pastels in building them. Just beautiful.