Wednesday, January 25, 2012

There's no one like you

I'm jumping in with a post for the January Papertrey Ink blog hop today. Here is the challenge:

This month, in honor of the new year, we are challenging you to pick your
favorite project from 2011 and share it with all of us! To take it a step
further, you are also challenged to create a second card that is inspired by
the favorite project you select. Your new version of an old favorite could
carry over the color scheme, the layout or the stamp sets. We look forward
to seeing your best creations from 2011 as well as one of your first projects
for 2012!

I actually chose two projects and combined elements from both for my new card. It was too hard to pick just one! Click on the pictures to see the original posts.

I chose colors from both cards and then went a little crazy with the polka dots. The Harvest Gold card base is stamped with Vintage Cream dots. I used Vintage Cream ink to sponge the flower panel on the original card, so that tied it in nicely, plus it's a nice soft effect on the yellow. Like before, I stamped Fresh Snow polka dots on Hibiscus Burst cardstock, but this time I used two sizes of dots for a fun change. I like how the dots look like Sweet Blush, which was a color in the original card.

I re-created the large flower using polka-dotted Hibiscus Burst cardstock, crumpled up each layer, and then sponged with Raspberry Fizz ink. The button makes a cute flower center that breaks up the pink and brings another touch of yellow. This time,I used Ripe Avocado for the leaves as well as the sentiment strip, which was again distressed on the edges. The three paper strips echo the strips in the original card, but with a completely different look.

Put it all together and there you have my answer to this month's PTI challenge. I really like my new card!

Stamps: Friends 'Til the End, Polka Dot Basics (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Harvest Gold, Hibiscus Burst, Ripe Avocado (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Ripe Avocado, Raspberry Fizz, Fresh Snow, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Misc: button (Papertrey Ink); Blossom Two dies (Spellbinders)


  1. I love all three of your cards, old and new. So pretty.

  2. Very sweet! I love all the polka dots paired with the pink/yellow/green color combo!

  3. These are some of my favourite color combos. I really like your new card too. Really like how you did that center flower. Great job!

  4. Loving all the polka dots! That bloom is really adorable!

  5. This is just great. Love the polka dots, the gorgeous flower, and the colors. Great job casing yourself!

  6. Fabulous! I love your first two original cards. And I love today's card - so many gorgeous flowers! Wow. ;-) Love the polka dots on pink, and the flower seriously is the bomb. Love it! ;-)

  7. Very cool to choose two projects and combine elements of both! I absolutely love the end product, too :)

  8. Very pretty! I love the large flower focal point and your technique is well executed! TFS!

  9. All 3 are so sweet! I just love the pink dotted flower on the new one :) It looks so sweet with the matching background and the pop of yellow!!


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