Saturday, April 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink April Blog Hop

Hello Friends! It's Papertrey Ink's Blog Hop day. The challenge was to create something using Navy and Pink. When I saw that I knew I'd have to play along. I love this color combo. It's just so classic. The other day I started playing around with some ideas but I knew I'd be doing something with either polka dots or stripes. And that I'd be making something that was kinda go-big-or-go-home. I made three cards. The first one here using Polka Dot Basics stamped with Fresh Snow Ink then embossed with white embossing powder (just to get those polka really white!) I used the Enclosed: Flower die and Berry Sorbet Cardstock. Then I backed it with white cardstock run through my Big Shot with a Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder. I also made a butterfly using Beautiful Butterflies and the Beautiful Butterflies Layers set, positioning the die cut so that curly part of the wing took the spot right over the dot
for the "i".


My second card: I used my Misti with the Background Basics: Super Stripes to create that striped background. (Creating backgrounds with the Misti was a big selling point for that tool for me - it made creating this background so easy!) I used the Graceful Greetings set (stamped twice, again using the Misti, to get a really solidly stamped sentiment in Enchanted Evening ink.) as well as the Ruby Rose set to create that embellished flower. I added a PTI button and some embroidery floss to finish it off. Oh yes... and a little machine sewing around the striped panel.









My third card is pretty much like the first one I just reversed the color scheme of Berry Sorbet and Enchanated Evening and using the same stamp sets and dies and embossing folder.

That's all for me for today - I'm off to do some errands then come back and check out everyone's cards on the hop! Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

23 comments:

DIANA L. said...

Adorable.Have a blessed day
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

A Crafty Person said...

I love the polka dots! Polka dots remind me of springtime.

Diana K said...

Tracy, I still don't know how you managed to stamp those backgrounds, even with the MISTI! Gorgeous cards and I'm really liking that you chose the polka dots for your graphic backgrounds.

Birgit said...

Wow!! These are fabulous! Your stamped backgrounds look like pre-printed papers. They're perfect!! I'm beginning to think I need a Misti as well.

Rema said...

Love all three! Beautifully done...

sarah.boirin said...

beautiful cards, glad you love your MISTI too :)

Nancy said...

Three adorable designs! They all made me smile!

Rosemary said...

what a fun set of cards... love the polka dots!

Cindy H. said...

Tracy, these cards are really beautiful! Love the stripes you created with your MISTI ...and the sewing, oh my! That's definitely something I have not tried and yours came out perfect!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So striking and beautiful!

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous suite of cards! I really need that smile die cut! Beautifully done!

jen said...

These are all stunning! I love the stripes and the polka dots! I've been hearing good things about the misti.... Your stamping is definitely fantastic!

Joyce said...

All three of these are really wonderful.

Greta said...

Lovely cards--you were inspired!

Kathy Mc said...

Tracy, all three cards are awesome! Don't you just love your MISTI? It's made stamping so much easier and accurate.

Maxine D said...

Big, bold and absolutely stunning! Fabulous cards Tracy.
BLessings
Maxine

Donna Phelan said...

Your cards are beautiful and they make me smile! Well done!

carol (krillsister) said...

Lovely card. Awesome job with the stripes.

Clare said...

These are awesome! I love the different patterns, and the CORAL! One of my fave colors!

Leigh Penner said...

These are all so pretty!

Marybeth said...

Let me see if I can leave a comment today. Many times I come to comment and my iPad won't let me

Marybeth said...

Yay! Hi Tracy ,I see you have been busy and I love each beautiful card you made. Love the striped patterned paper ! Are you going to order the stuffy dice from papertrey ink ? I am !

Diane said...

Love the color combinations and designs Tracy.

Hugs diane