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Friday, May 25, 2012

Papertrey May Blog Hop Challenge

Welcome to the monthly PTI blog hop! I have a CAS card to share with you today!


I was inspired by the colors in the inspiration photo, shown below, although I chose to work with a brighter, more vivid green in New Leaf.  I chose a black & white pattern for the chevron strips, inspired by the gingham in the photo.  There was so much texture in the photo from the flower dish, to the white plate, to the flower in the center of the dish that I wanted to use a lot of texture on my card as well but still have balance.  To do that I used the Simple Stripes Impression Plate.


As you can see, the photo shows a beautiful spring flower, but for my card, I wanted to use another sign of life, the butterfly.


I die cut two butterflies, one from cardstock that I stamped on and the other from vellum that I later impressed with the Vineyard Impression Plate.  I then sewed them together and left the strings hanging off the top to mimic a butterfly's antennas.  

Thank you for stopping by today!  

Supplies:
Simple Stripes Impression Plate, Love Lives Here Butterfly Die, Beautiful Butterflies Die & Stamp Set, Chevron Dies, Happy Days by Echo Park Patterned Paper, Vellum, PTI Out on a Limb Sentiments, New Leaf Ink

20 comments:

  1. Oh I LOVE this card! So trendy (chevron stripes) and fabulous!! Great work!

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  2. Very pretty! So fun to see how you used your new goodies!

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  3. Great card Jen! Love the embossing with the chevrons :)

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  4. Darling card Jen! Love your sweet layered butterfly!

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  5. great card..i love the sentiment!

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  6. Love that IP! And it's great that you used a butterfly for your focal point and layered it. Fabulous!

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  7. Love that fabby butterfly!
    Gorgeous card! :)

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  8. Such a pretty card Jen! Great idea to layer the butterflies like that. Love the texture too.

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  9. So pretty... I never think to impress vellum like that!

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  10. This is SO CUTE! Love your take on this challenge.

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  11. I LOVE your BEAUTIFUL card!! Great take on the challenge!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  12. Beautiful card and I really love seeing the new impression plate in use, so fabulous.

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  13. Great card. Love the IP with the chevrons.

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  14. This is gorgeous Jen. That IP is going straight in my cart!

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  15. Jen what a beautiful CAS card. I love all the details--the impression, the butterfly and the chevron stripes. Have a fantastic holiday weekend.

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  16. Love, love, love all the embossing. And the beautiful butterfly.

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  17. Love the impression plate you used Jen? The butterfly is gorgeous in that green and velum. Very CAS and elegant!

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  18. Jen this is so cute! I love the embossed vellum butterfly! And that chevron looks perfect!

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  19. What a fun take on the inspiration! Thinking I need that impression plate!

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