June 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink June Blog Hop


Hi friends!  Just popping in quickly with a post for the Papertrey Ink blog hop.  We have friends staying with us this weekend, so my crafting and blogging time is limited, but I didn't want to miss the opportunity to play along with this month's challenge.  

This month's challenge is to use this photo as inspiration:

I immediately thought of THIS card by Jessica Witty using watercolors and knew I wanted to use them to create a rainbow-colored backdrop on my card.  I also spotted the dragonfly hooks on the wall and decided to incorporate the dragonfly stamp from Masculine Motifs.  

I first cut a piece of watercolor paper using Mat Stack 5, stamped the dragonfly with Versamark and heat embossed it with white powder.  Then I used watercolors to create the rainbow background.  Once it was dry, I stamped a sentiment from Signature Series:  Butterfly.

On the card base, I punched a decorative border along the bottom edge and added a white cardstock panel debossed with the Diamonds impression plate.  I used the blue watercolor paint to color some seam binding, let it dry, and tied it around the bottom of the card front.

All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted
Cardstock:  white
Stamps:  Masculine Motifs, Signature Series:  Butterfly
Ink:  Versamark, Black (Inkadinkadoo)
Tools:  Mat Stack 5, Diamonds impression plate, border punch (Martha Stewart)
Accessories:  seam binding (Etsy), watercolors (Crayola)

I hope to have some time to hop soon!  Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!  Have a great night!

30 comments:

Chunyuan said...

Love the watercolor effect as background.

Gayatri said...

Perfect senitment for a perfect background. Love your card, Christina

Laura B. said...

lovely watercolor background, so so pretty!!

Jen Caputo said...

Lovely card. I love the colored stripes on the tag, great take on the inspiration.

Lynn said...

Pretty card! Love what you've done using the Mat Stack 5 die and dragonfly!

Marisa said...

Brilliant take on the insp. pic, Christina! Love the bottom border, the embossed image and of course all that white space :)

Suzanne said...

Hi Christina! I've missed you! Another stunning creation! I love it!! That dragonfly image is perfect...oh yeah, and Jess tells me you are coming to Cincinnati...YAYAYAYAYAYYAAAY!!!!

Tracey said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE it!!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Great card, love the embossed background and the heat embossed dragonfly.

Lee said...

This is really beautiful.

Karen B. said...

What a beautiful take on the inspiration photo, love how the dragonfly makes such a statement on your elegant card.

Stamper for fun said...

Wow Christina! I love the beautiful watercoloring. The colors are so pretty.

Sue Ann said...

YUMMO ........ Love the water colors on this beauty. And the IP really kicks it up ...... crazy how an impression plate can change the whole look of a card!!

kate adderley said...

Once again christina, another beautiful card, lm so lovin your work, hugs ...kate

Brenda said...

Perfect take on the inspiration photo! I love that centre panel, so beautifully watercoloured!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Very pretty! Love the crisp white to make your sentiment panel stand out.

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Christina. The colors are perfect and the embossed dragonfly looks awesome. :o)

Ravengirl said...

This is beautiful! I love the emboss resist with your dragonfly. It makes it really pop!

Luanne said...

How delightful! Love the dragonfly, just an awesome card!

Peggysuez said...

Love this!

Linda said...

Beautiful!

kasia c. said...

GORGEOUS!! Christina this is stunning. :) Your gradient rainbow and that fabulous texture....yum!

Terri said...

Very nice!

The Paper Parade said...

You did an awesome job on this card!! It is simply stunning :)

Keva said...

This is SO gorgeous! I love the impression in the back, too.

Lindsay said...

What a fun card Christina! I LOVE the rainbow panel! Fabulous!

Jen Carter said...

This is gorgeous! I love the watercolor background and that seam binding in blue is beautiful!!

Andrea M said...

FABULOUS friend!!! I love the watercolors! But what I really love that you die cut it and placed it against a white backdrop! That makes it extra awesome!!!

Laurie said...

WOWZERS! This is beautiful! I love that focal point image! Those colors look amazing like this!

Diane Jaquay said...

oooooh, this is perfectly LOVELY!!!

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