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Weathered Floral Thinking of You Note Card – Papertrey Ink June 2015 Blog Hop Challenge


pti june 2015 blog hop thinking of you

When I first saw the inspiration for the Papertrey Ink June 2015 Blog Hop Challenge , I was stumped. Heavy sigh. Not feeling it.

I looked again Monday morning, and this came through the fog.

Here is the inspiration:

pti june 2015 blog hop inspiration

I stamped the sentiment and embossed it. Then, I added flowers around it, but muted the colors by stamping off first (second generation stamping). I die cut flowers and distressed the paper (crumple, crumple, open, repeat!). A thin strip of scrapbook paper, and it was complete.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, paper – Heidi Swapp Favorite Things, Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Barely Banana (retired), Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, ink – Stampin’ Up! Barely Banana (retired), Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, die – Papertrey Ink, circle punch – Stampin’ Up!,  embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

32 thoughts on “Weathered Floral Thinking of You Note Card – Papertrey Ink June 2015 Blog Hop Challenge

  1. You really captured the inspiration photo! Love how the background makes the flowers pop! Great card Kathy!

  2. A wonderful take on the inspiration! I love the pretty flowers!

  3. Sometimes what comes through the fog is the best of all! Love the tower of stripes and the muted stamped blooms. And the final outcome is perfection! Gorgeous card!

  4. Nothing abut your wonderful card looks like your were ‘stumped’, Kathy! It’s beautiful…love the stripe down the side design 🙂

  5. You’ve done a fabulous job! Love this.

  6. You captured this beautifully on your card Kathy! Love this pretty design!

  7. Great depth created with the stamped and die cut layered blooms!

  8. Given what you came up with it’s hard to believe you were stumped for inspiration. Really nice.

  9. CAS perfection Kathy…love it!! :0)

  10. What a cool side border treatment you made, Kathy! And your sprinkling of blossoms is divine!! Hugs, Darnell

  11. Beautiful design. I love the small strip of striped paper along one side. So sweet.

  12. A really beautiful card!

  13. Love the layers of flowers and super striped border!

  14. So pretty.