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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

PTI's May Blog Hop

 Hi there! Today's the PTI May Blog Hop, and I feel like it's been forever since I participated in the blog hop. This photo, though, was super inspiring, one that immediately summoned an idea to my brain! (Sometimes it's just too hard to come up with a project, and I'm lazy a busy lady!)

Here's the inspiration photo:

Blog hop inspiration

As you can see, my rendition is pretty literal. I even attempted to copy the approximate color combinations and silvery gray sentiment. Because popsicles are what I would consider dessert (okay, maybe not, but they're sweet) my brain translated it to cupcakes. I used most of the images from Baker's Dozen, which is seriously one of my all-time favorite stamp sets (and for some reason, one that I always forget about, but when I think about it, I utterly love it and want to make 923 cards with it). I stamped them with Versamark and heat embossed them with Hero Arts White Satin Pearl embossing powder. 


The darling little confections were colored using my trusty Zig markers and a wet paintbrush, as well as adding some sparkle and shimmer here and there with a silver Wink of Stella pen. 


The sentiment was created using stamps and dies from the Don't Forget To Write Make It Market kit, and let me tell you- are THOSE bad boys going to get a work out at my desk. The dies, the stamps, the flowers.... it's all phenomenal. I die cut the "sending" first from silver glitter card stock, then decided to give it a little more height by cutting two more of them from watercolor card stock. This is actually the first time I've successfully layered intricate card stock sentiments, and I think it's due to the fact that I used the watercolor card stock. It was just sturdy enough that it held it's original shape really well. Plus, I only had to cut two of them to make a nice thick sentiment. The "birthday cheer" was heat embossed in silver using a stitched banner die cut from vellum. I wrapped it around the stitched rectangle (a die cut from The Ton's Double Stitched Rectangles) and adhered it, then helped it to stay down even more firmly by strategically placing the "s" and "g" in the "sending" die cut over top of the vellum. Vellum is tricky, but I really like the subtle effect it has. 

I hope you enjoyed my version of the inspiration photo! I can't wait to see what everybody else does! Happy Hopping! :) 

42 comments:

  1. This card is a masterpiece! You did a wonderful job coloring all those cupcakes - they look good enough to eat! The recipient of this card is one lucky person.

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    1. Thank you for such kind comments! :)

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  2. Oh, I love this! Fabulous take on the inspiration photo!

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    1. Thanks so much, Leigh! Your popsicle project was just darling, too! :)

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  3. Oh Emily, I absolutely love your card! Those cupcakes are all just scrumptious. I think I need that set!

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    1. Thank you, Connie! I think you do need that set... it's one of my all-time favorites from PTI! Thanks for visiting and commenting! :)

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  4. That's some mighty fine watercoloring on those cupcakes, Emily! This is a darling interpretation of the inspiration photo!! I'm delighted to meet you and become your follower and I'd love to have you visit and follow me, too!! Enjoy your day and the Hop!! Hugs, Darnell

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    1. Hi Darnell! Thank you so much, both for the kind words and the follow! I've reciprocated. :) Can't wait to see what fun arrives in my email inbox from you!

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  5. Oh your cupcakes are wonderful! I always forget about this set too! It looks like you had a ton of fun coloring these! Great take on the inspiration photo!

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    1. Thank you so much, Shelly! I always have a blast coloring these little cupcakes, but I haven't gotten to color so many of them at one time. It was fabulous! Thanks for visiting and commenting! :)

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  6. Absolutely love love your cupcakes!! So much detail and love all the colors!

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  7. These are amazing! Beautifully colored! love the added glitter paper sentiment! Just gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you so much! What a compliment from someone whose projects I admire so much! :)

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  8. Gorgeous card! What a great take on the inspiration photo!

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  9. This really is a work of art!! Gorgeous Emily!!

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  10. Wow, expert water colouring!! Great job on the hop! I love to stack die cut sentiments - try using a thick card stock even like (gasp!) Michaels 110lb white/cream. It holds up well.

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    1. Thank you, Cara!! I took your advice and tried layering with the Hobby Lobby version of the 110 lb c/s... worked like a charm. Thanks for the idea!! :)

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  11. Fabulously detailed card - so fun & festive!

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  12. Ok, I have this set and love it too but the way you colored it with your ZIG pens is amazing! I can’t wait to give it a try! Love the softer look of this! WOW!

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    1. I use my Zig pens on basically everything haha. So glad you liked the card and it inspired you! Thanks so much for visiting! :)

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  13. Just saw you heat embossed each one! Lots of love went into this!

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    1. I actually used my MISTI, and since I only repeated one of the stamps, it went fairly quickly! I used to think heat embossing was so cumbersome, but that MISTI sure makes things so much easier! :)

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  14. Wow! This is delightfully pretty and fun, Emily. I like it a lot!

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  15. Oh my...your cupcakes are simply amazing Emily! You have colored and detailed each one of those gems to perfection and I am just in awe! Fabulous card!! :0)

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    1. Thank you so much for such kind words, Marcia! I so appreciate it! :)

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  16. So yeah, this. is. wonderful. I love this card soooo much!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Gina! :) I appreciate it!

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  17. Oh my goodness! I have never wanted this set until now! I think this is just the sweetest card I've seen all year! (and I have see a LOT of cards this year heeheehee

    Outstanding job!

    Patti

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    1. Thank you so much for such kind words, Patti! I so appreciate them!

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  18. p.s. I am your newest - enthusiastic! follower!!

    Patti

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    1. Wow, thank you so much! I appreciate it! I hope you won't be disappointed! :)

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  19. One of the best interpretations of the inspiration photo I've seen - gorgeous!

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