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Carnation Thinking of You Card – Papertrey Ink April 2015 Blog Hop Challenge


pti april 2015 carnation thinking of you

Today is the 25th of April, which means it is time for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop Challenge (April 2015)!

The inspiration photo brought back memories of high school corsages and boutonnieres made of carnations. I L.O.V.E. carnations. My allergies are tolerant of most carnations (not so much roses & orchids!).

I stamped PTI’s carnations in Blushing Bride (I must admit, my least favorite of Stampin’ Up! pink choices…but it fit for this card) on white cardstock, and then used an aqua brush and ink pad to add color to all of the petals. When dry, I fussy cut the carnations, and mounted them on a navy blue leaf frond background. Sprinkle in a few Swarovski jewels, add a sentiment, a bit of silver metallic thread, and the card pretty much made itself.

Here is the inspiration:

pti april 2015 blog hop challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Papertrey Ink, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Blushing Bride, inks – Stampin’ Up! Blushing Bride, Night of Navy, VersaFine Smoky Gray, die – Spellbinders, jewels – EK Success Swarovski Elements, embossing powder – Ranger Liquid Platinum, thread – Coats Metallic Silver.

23 thoughts on “Carnation Thinking of You Card – Papertrey Ink April 2015 Blog Hop Challenge

  1. Such beautiful carnations. Lovely card.

  2. wow!!! i like so much colors you choose, it’so tender!!!

  3. Beautiful carnations and I love the navy leaves!

  4. Beautiful card – love the navy leaves behind the soft pink flowers!

  5. this is absolutely gorgeous. I love the pink of the huge blooms and the blue leaves. its wonderful!

  6. This is so stunning! The artfully painted carnations in soft petal pink, against the navy leaves are wonderful! Lovely, lovely, Kathy!

  7. Beautiful, beautiful card! Your carnations are just gorgeous!! :0)