Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Hello all! I'm so thrilled that I was able to get this card created to join in on the Papertrey Ink blog hop. I LOVE their products, so it was easy to pick some out to feature in a card.

I was inspired by the colors and elements in the photo above that Papertrey Ink chose. While I think Spring Rain would of been a better match to the photo, I enjoy adding my own twist to a challenge photo and so I chose to use a card base of Aqua Mist. The sentiment was part of a euphemra pack from Pebbles that I cut down to fit the card. Next I stamped out some flowers and leaves as well as die cut them using the Peonies on Parade set, which is one of my favorites! I colored those in using the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks in Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Broken China and Cracked Pistachio. I simply smeared them on some plastic and picked up the color with a watercolor brush mixed with some water. I then added in another leaf from the Pebbles set, a few feathers from an old pack from Michaels and a trusty doily. I knew it was pretty full but I still wanted to add one more element. So I pulled out the Spring Woods stamp and die cut set to create the cute little bird. I stamped him in Saffron Spice, Harvest Gold and Olive Twist inks. Finally I used a gold metallic marker to add a few dash lines along the edges.

- Jessica


  1. Lovely, lovely card and I especially love how you did the bird! :0)

  2. Hi Jessica! Wow, what a beauty you created! Love all the lovely layers and elements. Such a great touch to add the gold lines on the edges too.

  3. Beautiful! I love your wonderful take on the inspiration photo!

  4. Wow is this ever gorgeous!! I love how you embellished the feathers and included that sweet, sweet bird. I would frame this!

  5. A gorgeous collage! I love all the elements you've combined here.


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