Thursday, September 25, 2014

Berry Bouquet

Time for the monthly Papertrey Ink blog hop!  I really love the inspiration picture this time.  The sweater looks so cozy and warm.  I love the sweet berries inside the galvanized metal pot.

We were given a selection of color combos and sketches based on the inspiration picture that we could use if we so chose.  These are the ones I selected.

I deviated only slightly by adding a scalloped frame and some Ripe Avocado leaves.  It really needed that touch of green.  I used a fun dotted image from Winter Cheer for the background, first stamping the solid circles in Soft Stone, and then the outline circles in Smokey Shadow.  I edged the Soft Stone panel in a silver paint pen.  It's easier to see if you click on the picture to enlarge it.

I cut a scallop frame from Smokey Shadow cardstock using a Shakers & Sprinkles die.  Using the same silver paint pen, I added little dots in each scallop.  I placed it off center to frame my sentiment.  The Soft Stone panel was matted with Smokey Shadow cardstock that was distressed along the edge.  It echoes the lovely textures in the inspiration picture.  The whole thing was glued on an Autumn Rose card base.

I cut a pierced-edge flag from Smokey Shadow and embossed my sentiment from Tags For Spring in silver.  Naturally, all the silver accents are a homage to the galvanized bucket.  I cut some Turning a New Leaf sprigs from Ripe Acocado cardstock and placed three Autumn Rose buttons on top.

I really love how my card turned out and I feel it captures the inspiration picture beautifully.  You can see other cards for the blog hop here.

Stamps:  Winter Cheer, Tags For Spring (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Soft Stone, Smokey Shadow (Papertrey Ink); VersaMark
Paper:  Soft Stone, Smokey Shadow, Autumn Rose, Ripe Avocado (Papertrey Ink)
Misc:  Shakers & Sprinkles die, Turning a New Leaf die (Papertrey Ink);  Pierced Fishtail Flag STAX die (My Favorite Things); silver embossing powder, Autumn Rose buttons (Papertrey Ink); silver paint pen; distress tool


  1. Oh, this is beautiful, Ann! I love it!

  2. Your card is so PRETTY! Love your take on the sketch!
    Have a GREAT day!
    Happy Hopping! :)

  3. So pretty and I just love the design of this card.

  4. Super pretty! Love the way that the buttons just pop!

  5. what a pretty card! love the touches of silver!

  6. Oh this is very pretty and great take with the Colors !!

  7. This is so pretty! Love your take on this sketch.

  8. Love the treatment you gave to your background. I bet it's stunning in person! Wonderful card!
    Thanks a bunch for the sweet comment you left on my blog! :)


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