Saturday, March 25, 2017

Papertrey March Blog Hop Challenge: Flower Pattern Inspiration


Time for the March Papertrey Ink blog hop!  We were given a lovely inspiration photo of floral prints designed by Victoria Johnson.  I created my card background in that style using the Garden of Life, Mini Blooms, and Christmas Poinsettia stamp sets by Papertrey Ink.

print designed by the talented Victoria Johnson


It's interesting how different colors look printed versus my computer screen.  The gray looked like lavender, for example, so I used Winter Wisteria.  Shrug.  I am NOT re-doing it!  lol

I used lots of different flowers and colors to mimic the pattern.  I also hand-cut every single one.  I'm a glutton for punishment apparently.  :)  Actually, it's very therapeutic.  I had a podcast playing and the time passed quickly.  I love the zen of creating.

I glued all the flowers to a Dark Indigo card base and trimmed off the edges.  I didn't want to cover up my pretty background, so I stamped my sentiment from Happy Hydrangeas on vellum cut with a Keep It Simple Frames die.  I used Dark Indigo ink to match the card.  If I had a Misti, I would have stamped it again to make it darker.  It's a bit lighter than I hoped.  Still, I really like how this card turned out!

Check out other cards for the blog hop here.

Stamps:  Garden of Life, Mini Blooms, Christmas Poinsettia, Happy Hydrangeas (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening, Dark Indigo, Ocean Tides, Lovely Lady, Raspberry Fizz, Winter Wisteria (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  White, Dark Indigo, vellum (Papertrey Ink)
Misc:  Keep It Simple Frames dies (Papertrey Ink)

16 comments:

  1. Wow, that's a lot of hand cutting but worth it in the end - your card looks fabulous!!

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  2. Beautiful representation of this photo!

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  3. Beautifully done, Ann! Fussy cut all those flowers? You are a glutton for punishment but the results are fabulous.

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  4. Totally wowed! Gorgeous card plus you fussy cut. Can not believe! :)

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  5. Wow, so pretty. And what a lot of work, fussy cutting...

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  6. Beautiful card, Heidi! You had a lot of work, but totally worth it, it's like a recreation of the image... wow!

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  7. Ack!! Amazing design, I love how you cut and layered the flowers!

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  8. This is great! lots of work, really paid off.

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  9. Hand cutting ... wow! You really went the extra mile! I decided to use one of my blog hop cards for Mother's Day as well ... thought the floral theme went perfectly! I absolutely love your creation!!

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  10. Oh my, you really "nailed" the inspiration photo! Absolutely gorgeous!

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  11. What a fun combination of blooms

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  12. This is beautiful, Heidi! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo!

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  13. You cut them all out! Wow! It is so pretty and really captures the inspiration!

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