Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Papertrey March Blog Hop Challenge

This month's challenge here is related to the coming of Spring and the colors shown in this beautiful inspiration photo:

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 photo credit: Country Living


Starting with a Stamper's Select White card base, I added a layer of Aqua Mist stamped with VersaMark and a design from Turning A New Leaf. My watercolored piece using the "smooshing" technique was attached with foam tape to the Grand Madison Window die cut from Hawaiian Shores. Using Harvest Gold, Aqua Mist and New Leaf, I stamped two floral bouquets on white die cuts from Bitty Bouquets. Before stamping the sentiment, I added a Harvest Gold & Vellum layered butterfly with a clear rhinestone in the center. Can't really see in this photo, but I did add little dots on the flowers using Wink of Stella. Fortunately, this sympathy card isn't needed right now, but my stash was down to nothing. 




Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Harvest Gold and Vellum
Ink: Harvest Gold, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, New Leaf and VersaMark
Stamps: Bitty Bouquets, Boutique Borders: Sympathy and Turning A New Leaf
Dies: Bitty Bouquets, Poppystamps Grand Madison Window and Sizzix Embosslits Beautiful Wings
Other: Watercolor Paper, Acetate for "smooshing", Rhinestone, Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, Glue Dots and Foam Tape (all from my stash)

13 comments:

  1. This is a wonderful sympathy card.I love your smooshing and the flowers and butterfly sitting on the window sill. Very nice design!

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  2. Such a pretty card, Kathy! Love the smooshed background for your window frame.

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  3. Beautiful card, Kathy! Love the smoshed colors through the window. I always like to have a couple of sympathy cards on had - they are so hard to make when you really need one.

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  4. What a beautiful card. It is always good to have sympathy cards in the stash. I am superstitious enough to believe that if I have a stash of sympathy cards, I won't need them, but if I run out of cards, I will need it. So, I try to have a large stash.

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  5. Such a lovely Sympathy card! The butterfly is so pretty on the windowsill with the flowers! And I love the background you created!

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  6. Just love the smooshing behind the window. CLEVER.What a beautiful card.

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  7. Wow! This is gorgeous! It's always good to have these kind of cards on hand. Glad it's not needed at this moment. Beautifully done!

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  8. Wow. This is gorgeous! The smooshing looks great through the window love everything about your card.

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  9. Oh, this is gorgeous! I love watercolouring and how you paired the Bitty Bouquets with that window frame die!

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  10. Love the window die with the Itty Bitty flowers! Perfect!! Your smooshed background looks great, too!

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  11. beautiful smooshed background and stamped flowers on your card

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