Wednesday, January 25, 2017
It's the first monthly Papertrey Ink blog hop of the year! I loved the inspiration picture and the challenge to do pretty florals on a black background. One of my crafty goals this year is participate every month, so I'm glad the first one really caught my attention. I knew exactly which stamp set I wanted to use - Mini Blooms by Papertrey Ink. That was the easy part. Execution, not so much. I refuse to admit just how long it took me to make this. lol
Time doesn't matter anyway. I love the finished card! I cut my black background with a stitched rectangle die from Blueprints 13 by My Favorite Things. I stamped the floral clusters from Mini Blooms onto the black cardstock in VersaMark ink to give myself a pattern. (It ended up being really hard to see.) I added white Nuvo Crystal Drops over the dots.
All of the florals and leaves were stamped on their matching die cuts using Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, Royal Velvet, Ripe Avocado, and Simply Chartreuse inks. I popped up the main flowers with foam tape and the rest were glued directly to the cardstock. It turned out so bright and cheerful!
Finally, I embossed the sentiment and flourish using white powder in the center. I love how the colorful flowers pop against the black background. This was a fun challenge! Stop by Nichole Heady's blog to see everyone else's cards. I'll be back soon to post some cards I made at a workshop last week. Ta!
Stamps: Mini Blooms (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: VersaMark; Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, Royal Velvet, Ripe Avocado, Simply Chartreuse (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: White, True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Misc: Mini Blooms dies (Papertrey Ink); Blueprints 13 die (My Favorite Things); White Nuvo Crystal Drops; white emobssing powder (Filigree)