Sunday, February 7, 2016

Papertrey Ink 9th Anniversary: Thanks a Bunch

Yesterday's Papertrey Ink anniversary challenge was to make a card inspired by a piece of clothing.  I pinned this pretty dress on my Pinterest fashion board ages ago and thought it would be fun to duplicate the blue floral pattern.  Unfortunately, I do not know where it comes from!

I stamped a lot of flowers from Bitty Bouquets by Papertrey Ink on white cardstock using Enchanted Evening ink.  I hand-cut every single one.  Apparently, I am that kind of crazy.  :)

I stamped black stems on a white card base using an image from Remember, trying to vary the heights and placement.  I randomly stamped a small bud image from Bitty Bouquets in the same blue as the flowers.  Then I glued down my flowers to create the floral spray design.  I used a black marker to change the color of the small dot in the flower centers.

As a final step, I added a white sentiment strip just slightly above center with the saying "Thanks a Bunch" from Petite Pots.  I'll admit the card is not quite what I had envisioned, but I still like the sweet simplicity.  If you want to see other cards from this challenge, check them out here.

Stamps:  Bitty Bouquets, Remember, Petite Pots (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento); Enchanted Evening (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  White (Papertrey Ink)
Misc:  Basic Black marker (Stampin' Up)


  1. Oh, I want this dress and your card! So pretty and perfect for your inspiration piece.

  2. Outstanding card! and fussy cutting all those blooms - dedication.

  3. Ann, I absolutely love this card! It's quite simply stunning. And the dress that inspired you is gorgeous.

  4. This is so elegant! Beautiful design, Ann!


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