Sunday, February 25, 2018

February Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!




Happy Sunday!  I have a card to share today for this month's 




I focused on several elements from the inspiration photo.  I used stampers select white card stock.  For my key elements I stamped and die cut some flowers and leaves from Seasonal Borders: Spring set and Seasonal Border die collection.  I also stamped and die cut some of the smaller birds from Brushed Birds stamp set and Brushed Birds die collection.  The leaves came from Warm Regards stamp set and Warm Regards die collection.


Next, I die cut the shape shifters: Circle 1 die.  I ink blended just into the center some green parakeet and prairie grass inks.  I used my versamark pad to lightly touch the pinking edges of the shape shifters circle and silver embossed. I used Background Basics: Celestial Sky to add some aqua mist speckles around the green to mimic the robin egg speckles.  I added foam tape to the back of the circle.  I added this to a piece of Harvest Gold Bitty Big paper die cut using the stitched frame from Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical die collection.  I arranged my flowers, leaves, and birdies to the side.  I die cut the scalloped frame from Keep It Simple Frames.  I  added this slightly to the side.  Next, I die cut the "Hello" and layered twice in gold foil cardstock using Graceful Greetings die.  


I added this entire panel to a scalloped base using the Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical die collection again.   I felt my card needed one more pop of green, so I chose new leaf card stock and die cut with the scalloped A2 fame and cut off a section at the bottom and added to my card.  I love the addition this touch made to the overall look of my card.  I finished my card with a few clear sequins.

I am also playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches and TicTacToe Challenges.




As always thanks so much for hopping by!

Betty


29 comments

  1. oh my goodness...sooooo PRETTY!!!

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  2. Such an adorable, colorful card, Betty!!

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  3. Lovely card; I just love those brushed birds!

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  4. you always blow me away with your gorgeous designs, betty!! this one is no exception... absolutely stunning!!

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  5. There are so many design elements to take in here...the overall look is just adorable!! But I really love how you anchored the design in green, and the use of your frames!! Beautiful card, Betty!!

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  6. Beautiful layerings of die cuts and patterns Betty! Your brushed bird is lovely sitting among the pretty blooms!

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  7. Gorgeous, Betty! Love every bit of your design!

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  8. Your layering is gorgeous! From the yellow polka dots to the sweet blossoms, it is all beautiful!

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  9. Stunning as always Betty! Love the bright spring colors~

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  10. Love the poka-dots and the birds and flowers. Very springy, the card just makes me smile.

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  11. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Betty! And I am so glad to see I am not the only one still hooked on those Brushed Birds! Lovely, lovely card!! :0)

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  12. Oh this is stunning, Betty! Love those sweet Brushed Birds, beautiful flowers and your festive Springtime colors :-)

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  13. Your card is so pretty. I love all your wonderful layers.

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  14. Your card is a lovely breath of Springtime, Betty! Each layer adds something very special to the design. Just beautiful! 💗

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  15. This is so bright & cheery, Betty! I love the birds & beautiful flowers...and all of your layers are amazing! ♥♥

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  16. So sunny and sweet! I do so love that little bird!

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  17. Such a fun and cheerful card Betty! Love the pretty blossoms and sweet bird! Great take on the challenge!

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  18. Such a bright, cheery card! Love your colors and all your layers. :)

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  19. GORGEOUS card. Really, this is stunning!

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  20. Oh my goodness Betty, I love how you got this stunning card from the inspiration photo! So many lovely layers and you used that darling bird. I confess that I have yet to ink mine up and I've seen so many wonderful projects using them. The gold "hello" and the silver tipped edges really add elegance to this beauty. I always leave here inspired by your work Betty. Just beautiful!

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  21. So pretty and such a bright spring palette of color!

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  22. This is truly lovely. Such a gorgeous scene you have created for that sweet bird! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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  23. What a lovely spring card! Love this sweet little bird and the pretty flowers. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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  24. You certainly made great use of your new supplies in this beauty, Betty! You are becoming a layering queen like Melissa, and it’s all good. I can’t do it but obviously you can. Still waiting for my Brushed Birds to arrive!

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  25. Betty, this is sooooo stunning! Love all the gorgeous details! Layers and layers of beauty! So happy you joined us at The Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week! XX

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  26. Your card makes me smile, Betty! So cheerful...and the colors just sing spring! Thank you for joining us over at Tic Tac Toe Challenge -- hope to see you there again soon.

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  27. Absolutely gorgeous! Amazing details and fabulous colours make this one special card that I just adore. Thanks for joining at FMS!

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