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Thursday, February 25, 2016

PTI February Blog Hop

Good afternoon! This is my second post today. The first post, Jessica's 2k IG hop, is below, so if you're searching for that post, please keep scrolling. 

The inspiration for this month's Papertrey Ink blog hop gave me a bit of trouble, I'll admit. I loved the colors, and I loved the overall feel, but it was a challenge for me to come up with a project. (I think part of the reason is that I am still impatiently waiting for my Anniversary release order, so my brain won't stop thinking of ideas to use with products I don't yet have!!)

Anyway, here's the inspiration photo:


And here's my take on it:

I heat embossed a bunch of the blossoms from Bold Blossoms using White Satin embossing powder around the edge of a panel of watercolor paper. (Strathmore 500 series... wow!) I then used my Dr Ph Martin's watercolors to paint inside the lines with a couple of different shades of pink. (I wanted to use my new peonies stamps, but the snow we had yesterday delayed them. Boo!) I stamped and embossed a few more blooms on a scrap piece of watercolor paper, then colored them with the same color and fussy cut them, to be popped up later. I die cut the greeting, from Graceful Greetings, then stamped it with Ripe Avocado ink. After trimming the colored panel down, matting it with a piece of Lovely Lady card stock, then mounting that on my Spring Moss card base, I popped up the extra blooms to add some dimension to the card. 

I hope you enjoyed my rendition of the inspiration photo! I'm going to have to save this one for future reference, when I have my pretty new stamps to play with. :) Happy hopping, friends! 


  1. Those floers really pop! Wow :)

  2. Very pretty, love the colors you used.

  3. Oh my you stamped a gorgeous background for your card. My order this month included Graceful Greetings also. Very pretty design!

  4. Lovely card, your coloring of the flowers is wonderful!

  5. Wow! That's quite a lot of work! It worked out great! Gorgeous card! :)

  6. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the depth of color! Just beautiful!

  7. WOW!! What a delicate work of art!! I love the technique you describe I'd be scared to death to try it! but I love it!! : )


  8. Simply stunning!! Love your watercolor/techniques!!

  9. Dear Emily, repeat after me: "I do not need pretty new stamps to play with"!!! Have you looked at your card?!! Amazing. How would it/could it have been any more stunning than it already is!!!