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Monday, July 25, 2016

PTI July Blog Hop

Hey friends!!  Stopping in on this lovely morning with a card for this month's PTI blog hop.  I only got one card made for Stamp-a-faire as the weather has been so nice and my boys wanted to get out and do some things.  I did manage to get a card made for the blog hop.  The inspiration photo is so pretty and I had a definite idea in mind, but I just could not make it happen with the first two stamp sets I tried!  I finally pulled out Garden Grace and was able to make my idea happen.   I die cut some Soft Stone cardstock with my Quatrefoil coverplate and then cut away about 2/3 of it to create a lattice looking corner piece.  The white panel was die cut with the largest Double Ups die and the lattice adhered to that.  I die cut the floral image and then stamped it using two shades of orange and two shades of green.  Unfortunately it didn't stamp very well in the center of the floral image, but at that point I had been trying to make a card for about 2 hours so I embraced the less than perfect look and went with it, lol!  I stamped the sentiment, also from Garden Grace, and then adhered the floral image in place.  Some bright blue sequins were added to bring in that little pop of bright blue you see in the inspiration photo.  I also sprinkled some tiny clear sequins around on top of the image.  I'm going to post this to the current Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge to add texture.
 

Thanks for stopping by today... would love to hear your thoughts!!


Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI Soft Stone, white; Stamps:  Garden Grace; Dies:  Garden Grace, Double Ups, AJVD; Inks:  Hero Arts Orange Soda, Soft Cantaloupe, SU! Pear Pizzazz, PTI Simply Chartreuse, VersaFine Onyx Black; Hero Arts sequins; Pretty Pink Posh clear sequins

27 comments:

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Love, love, love your beautiful card! Great design!

Petra Swart said...

Being busy with one card for two hours, Rosemary - that happens to me so often, my friend!!!! But you did find the perfect stamp to use in the end and your card turned out beautifully!!! Love that great lattice die and to me your stamping looks perfectly fine!!! Wonderfully done!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

Barb Kirkwood said...

I love how you used a partial background, very effective. I'll have to give that a try. Pretty card.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is beautiful, Rosemary! I love it! Fabulous take on the inspiration photo!

lainey said...

What a beautiful card! The partial cutting on your coverplate is so smart and works perfectly for your background.

Karen said...

This is just beautiful!!!

Vicki Finger said...

I love how you used only a aportion of the cover plate die. Ingenious!

StephH said...

Hello fellow Washatonian! Your card really caught my eye - Great design - so smart to use the partial cover plate as a trellis. (Just this morning I was thinking about using Garden Grace for a friends birthday card, no I definitely will!) I don't know how much stamping I'm going to get done this week, the weather is supposed to be fabulous, finally summer arrived!!

A Crafty Person said...

Beautiful card! I really like the partial quartrefoil background piece.

Connie MacFarlane said...

Gorgeous card! Love the design, layers and partial quatrefoil die cut.

Nancy said...

Such a pretty design, Rosemary! Perfect take on the inspiration!

Marcia HIll said...

Beautiful card Rosemary, and I love how you used only a portion of the die cut to create a lattice for your lovely flowers! :0)

Debbie Selby said...

I love how you partially cut away the quatrefoil cover plate. Beautiful card

Betty Sue said...

Rosemary, I love your partial die cut that you used for your background! Beautiful card!

Sandy S. said...

Mmmmmm...pretty! I really like the way you've trimmed the colver plate.

Greta said...

Such a creative use of the quatrefoil die cut, Rosemary! Love the floral spray & the sequin pops of blue are perfect!

Karren said...

Oh wow! This is one of my favorite cards of yours, Rosemary! The flowers on the "lattice" look amazing!

Martha said...

OH, Rosemary, this is simply gorgeous!
Every detail is beautiful & so perfect.
FABulous take on the inspiration photo.

Jacquie Southas said...

I love everything from the partial coverplate to the blue sequins! Beautiful take on the inspiration photo!

Joyce Casaldi said...

I love that cover plate! Very pretty card!

Lisa said...

Rosemary this card is stunning! I love the way you trimmed the quatrefoil die cut and the way you've layered everything. It all flows together perfectly. The sentiment looks right at home the way it's tucked in. This is my favorite card from you EVER!!! SWOON!!!

Maureen said...

Oh, I just LOVE how you cut part of the cover plate off! This is just stunning!

Diana K said...

I'm seeing a lovely front porch, on a house with lots of gingerbread trim. So gorgeous and so beautifully done. I'm with everyone else on the perfectness of that partial quatrefoil cut - it adds so much to your card and just plain makes sense. Love this.

samantha's cards said...

This is so lovely.

Olga Jewell said...

another gorgeous creation by you!!!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely card Rosemary. The flowers are so pretty... I also like the partial cover plate.

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is the epitome of fabulous florals! I love how the flowers pop, yet the whole color palette is very calm and soothing. I also adore the way you've made the lattice wend its way over to the side of the card. It's a lovely effect and I enjoyed seeing this so much! Thanks for sharing your skills with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!