April 25, 2010

April's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop


Hello and welcome fellow Papertrey Ink fans!  I am so glad to be participating in this month's blog hop (my second).  April's Blog Hop is all about using tissue paper.  I decided to use it in a similar way as Nichole Heady did with the faux silk technique.   I stamped a background using the Background Basics: Diamonds with Dark Chocolate ink and I stamped some white tissue paper using the Background Basics: Text Style with Spring Rain ink.  I crumpled up the tissue paper and then adhered it to the Dark Chocolate stamped background.  I thought it came out pretty cool.  Using this piece I decided to make a couple of cards--one masculine (honestly I couldn't resist!) and the other feminine.  I also decided to keep with the same colors and most of the same stamps (a good way to challenge myself to use stamp sets more creatively).  I am happy with how I decided to use Dot Spot on the feminine card and mean to do so more in the future.

Enough writing though (I can almost hear the sighs of relief), here are the cards:


For the masculine card I did some subtle paper piercing and watercolored with the Spring Rain ink to create some interest in the center of the large Dot Spot image and also embossed the other side of the center so it popped out a bit.  Lastly I added random brads for a little more dimension:


For the feminine card I stamped the violet over the large Dot Spot image and added a brown edge and center by using the Dark Chocolate ink with some water to paint it on.


I hope you enjoyed the cards!  I can't wait to see all the wonderful projects you all made.  Thanks for calling at the Hall.

Supplies:

Spotty Birthday Card
Inks: Dark Chocolate and Spring Rain, Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Dark Chocolate and Spring Rain, Papertrey Ink; White, Georgia-Pacific
Other: White Tissue Paper, Papertrey Ink packaging; Copper Mini Brads; Foam Dimensional Adhesive 

Dotty Violet Card
Inks: Dark Chocolate and Spring Rain, Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Kraft and Dark Chocolate, Papertrey Ink; White, Georgia-Pacific
Border Punch: Scallop Dot, Martha Stewart Crafts
Pearls: Denim, Kaisercraft
Other: White Tissue Paper, Papertrey Ink packaging; Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper, We R Memory Keepers; Foam Dimensional Adhesive

33 comments :

Susan said...

Oh wow! These are stunning! I love the effect the tissue paper has on your cards. Just gorgeous!!

Anika said...

Gorgeous! Love the use on Dot Spot on that Violet! Yet another reason to buy Dot Spot!

Liz said...

So pretty!

Terri E. said...

Fun masculine cards. Way to rock the tissue paper challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Jennifer Carter said...

You did a fantastic job on both cards!

Dana said...

Neato-frito! I love them both!

Nerina said...

Love the mix of patterns here! Really creative job - beautiful cards!

peggysue said...

Both look wonderful, I particularly like the violet one though.

Kara said...

that flower is insane!! so pretty!
Kara

Barbara said...

Love them both! Especially the second one! Gorgeous!

Diane Jaquay said...

Both of these are very creative, love the affect you achieved, very pretty!

Kelly S. said...

Love the color scheme, and how your paper pieced with Dot Spot!

BethieJ said...

These are FANTASTIC.. I love the color combos!
Happy Hopping!

Chris Simon said...

Very cool cards! I love all of the pattern and texture that you've created.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Lovely cards. My fave is the flower one!

Christi said...

love these two cards!!

resmith said...

Wonderful cards! Love them both!

Mariana said...

Love them both! Great job!

Charlene Austin said...

These are both WONDERFUL!!!

Amy said...

I love how you used the dots on the violet! Very pretty!

Karli said...

The violet with the dots & inking looks awesome! Love the mix of papers. TFS :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Beautiful cards!

Karen C said...

Love the layered faux silk technique and Dot Spots on the violet!

Marge said...

Hi Shay! Thanks for becoming a follower on my blog! I had to bow out of the hop midway last night as I've been battling flu. Going to finish hopping today! Both your cards are FABULOUS! Love your masculine card--those brads are the perfect touch. Your feminine flower card is awesome--need that dot spot stamp now!

colleenk said...

I love that polkadotty flower and the colors are great too! Very nice!

Sara Mac said...

Beautiful cards. Your faux silk looks so soft. Fab idea to stamp dot spot on the violet.

Katie {choc0holic} said...

I love the polka dotted flower! Both are fabulous!

megspaulding said...

Both are great but I especially love the second one! Nice job!

Terri said...

Nice job on both of them. I especially like the second card though. Very cool!

Theresa Tyree said...

I love the soft look of the background. I really want that Dot Spot set, especially after seeing your cards. I wish it'd come back in stock.

Rosanne said...

Beautiful cards!

Lisa V. said...

I love both cards, but the violet is stunning. I like how you used the flower stamp over the dot spot. Great job.

*LittleMissT* said...

Oh my God, these are gorgeous!! I just love what you've done to create the subtle background and just all the little details - perfect!!

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