Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink

Beachy VW Birthday Card – Papertrey Ink March 2015 Blog Hop Challenge


pti march 2015 beachy VW birthday

I am back for Papertrey Ink’s March 2015 Blog Hop Challenge!

Here is this month’s inspiration:

pti march 2015 blog hop inspiration

And boy, did it challenge me. I have been struggling with challenges this month. The inspirations have not inspired me (too much winter or too many hours on the couch with Netflix? Who knows!), or my attempts look too contrived.

Here are my first attempts at the challenge:

pti march 2015 attempts

I really, REALLY wanted to use my new Bold Blooms (Essentials by Ellen/Julie Ebersole) stamps, but I try to use Papertrey Ink products for the Papertrey Ink blog hop (seems only fair!). After the first 3 misses, I went back to my storage drawers and found the PTI Enjoy the Ride stamp set.

What is not to love about a yellow VW Bug on the beach with a plane banner (the plane flew off the card – ha!)? I used my blending tool to create the sky and the sand. Even pulled out the OLD Papertrey Ink Chai and Chamomile ink cubes I bought years ago and never used.

Thanks for stopping by!

clementine bug 1971our last VW bug, circa 1971

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, paper – Papertrey Ink Kraft, White, inks – Copic B0000, C1, YR68, Papertrey Ink Chai, Chamomile, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Squeezed Lemon, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, linen thread – Stampin’ Up!

12 thoughts on “Beachy VW Birthday Card – Papertrey Ink March 2015 Blog Hop Challenge

  1. Fun road trip to the beach! Great card!

  2. Love the beachy feel of your card – makes me ready for a road trip 🙂

  3. Love this! Perfect for the warmer weather!

  4. Such a HAPPY Bug! 😉 I hope your beach is more thawed than mine…..still 2 feet of snow in our yard….blah! Love your card!

  5. Such a sweet card. I’m looking forward to some beachy weather too. (After all of our snow melts!!)