Saturday, March 25, 2017

March Blog Hop


Hi there, friends! I hope you're having a wonderful weekend! I just wanted to pop in today to play along with the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop.


The prompt photos that Nichole chose for this month got me so inspired that I figured it might be fun to give it a shot. So here I am!

You're Awesome Card

You all know how much I love building backgrounds, so I started there. I began by sponging a piece of white cardstock with Aqua Mist ink. Then, I pulled Courage & Kindness, Forget-Me-Not, and Turning A New Leaf to create my pattern. I went with an Aqua Mist, Spring Rain, Tropical Teal, Enchanted Evening, Dark Indigo, Stormy Sea, Lovely Lady, and Raspberry Fizz color scheme, also inspired by the photos. I used the Courage & Kindness dies to mask off the center of the largest flower to resemble the blooms in the inspiration photo. I also masked the flower centers for those flowers and the Enchanted Evening ones, but I hand cut those masks so there would be narrower margins between the colors.

You're Awesome Close Up


Once I had finished my background panel, I adhered it to an Aqua Mist card base. Then, I die cut "HI" from a Raspberry Fizz panel using the Headline Alphabet and heat embossed it with a sentiment from Family Ties. I simply added that to the front of the card with foam tape for a little dimension, but left the card alone otherwise. I chose to let the background pattern be the focus rather than any other embellishments I might have added. Thanks for joining me today and happy hopping!

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13 comments:

Cheryl said...

It's so pretty!

Marybeth said...

That is one amazing background you built! My goodness it's gorgeous!!!!!!!

artful-notions said...

Wow, Lizzie, your bg is spot on, fabulous!!! Love your card!

Greta said...

Fabulous stamping & absolutely love how you did the sentiment, Lizzie!

Luvpurple said...

Such a beautiful card, Lizzie!

Linda said...

A beautiful background, Lizzie.

Kathy Mc said...

Some day, Lizzie, I want to be just like you. It's great seeing you play along with us, and I love your card. The background looks just like that photo, and your sentiment strip is awesome. Just lovely!

Corinna said...

I love your background Lizzie! I built my own background too and it was just way too much fun! :D

Kathryn A said...

Love this background! It would make a wonderful fabric for quilting! I also like the unique way you've done the sentiment. I must remember that ;)

Marcia HIll said...

WOW...this definitely shows your amazing talent as a background artist Lizzie...totally in LOVE with this GORGEOUS card! I loved your tutorial last week so much using the What The Doodle: Paisley set that I used your idea for my card for the blog hop today! Thanks for once again giving me so much inspiration today...lovely, lovely card!! :0)

Vicki Finger said...

So pretty, Lizzie!

Claire said...

Love how youj've replicated the inspiration pics - just gorgeous!

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo!