Tuesday, February 10, 2015

PTI 8th Anniversary: Happy Moments

Woot!  This card catches me up on the Papertrey Ink eighth anniversary challenges!  The fourth day was a challenge to create a floral bouquet on a card using more than one floral stamp set.  I actually used four different sets for mine.

It looks deceptively simple, but there was a lot of fussy cutting involved.  I didn't have dies for one of the sets, so to keep them all somewhat uniform, I cut out all the flowers and leaves by hand.  I enjoy that sort of thing, so it wasn't any big deal.  It just took a little extra time.

I stamped the flowers in spring colors.  Yesterday was rainy and overcast.  Dull grey everywhere.  I was craving color, which definitely came out in both of the cards I made.  I didn't finish this one until late evening, so the picture had to wait until today.  My youngest daughter got braces put on her teeth this morning, and I took her "after"picture at the same time.  New adventures!  By then it had stopped raining, thankfully.  (still overcast though - I'm ready for some sun)

Once I was happy with an arrangement of the bouquet, I glued each piece down one at a time.  There's a few things I would tweak, seeing it with fresh eyes, but overall I think it turned out really nice.  I stamped my sentiment in the corner and adhered the panel to an Hawaiian Shores card base.  I love these pretty flowers!  Can spring come now?   :)

Stamps:  Bold Bouquet, Ruby Rose, Ruby Reprise, Happiness in Bloom (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Dark Chocolate, Hawaiian Shores, Berry Sorbet, Winter Wisteria, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado (Papertrey Ink); Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper:  White, Hawaiian Shores (Papertrey Ink)


  1. I love your pretty bouquet! And I too am ready for spring and some sunshine and flowers!!

  2. I am so sorry for leaving so many comments, but I just love everything I see. Your fussy cutting is flawless! Beautiful arrangements and just beautiful card! I must add you to my google friend connect! I am just blown away by your creativity! You truly are an amazing designer! So glad to have stumbled on your blog. Have a fantastic week!


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