Papertrey January Blog Hop Challenge

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Hey! It's time for a Papertrey Blog Hop! I'm excited to be participating in this one because it's been quite a while since I joined in on all the fun.


The challenge this time is to pick your favorite project from 2011 and share it. To take it a step further, you are also challenged to create a second card that is inspired by the favorite project you select.

Pretty fun, huh?! I had a tough time choosing just ONE project...there are several that I really love, but decided on this (See original blog post with additional photos)


For my new card, I used the same concept of the square card with a die cut from the center, and another die-cut used as a frame. This time the card is larger, measuring 5.5" x 5.5". I used the Delightful Doilies set, which is one I should really use more often because I just love it! Also used the coordinating doilies dies.


The main doily was stamped with VersaMark ink on PTI white cardstock, then embossed with white ep. I used two Tim Holtz Distress Inks to apply color with the ink blending tool, alternating between pink and red. The doily is popped up with some dimensionals.


The small center element is from the DD set as well. It's die-cut, and then stamped using the "Love" sentiment from Gracious Vases, and popped up with dimensionals. To make it complete, I scored about 1/4" along each edge of the card front!

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my project today...thanks for stoppin' by!!

Stamps: PTI - Delightful Doilies, Gracious Vases
Cardstock: PTI - White
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress - Fired Brick, Victorian Velvet
Dies: PTI - Delightful Doilies
Embossing Powder: Sweet Stamps (white)

26 comments:

  1. Both projects amazing, but I love your newest--the colour is awesome.

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  2. awesome, love, love, love it!!!

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  3. Wow! Love both projects. Using the doily die was a good choice.

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  4. Beautiful cards. ;-) I love those sweet, cute originals, but the doilies on the second are just beautiful. Great job on all of them! ;-)

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  5. SO sweet! I think your new version raises the already high bar!

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  6. What a fabulous CAS design. Love it!

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  7. This colour scheme and card design creates such a striking effect. A real eye catcher!!

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  8. Oh your originals were so SWEET and the new version is a bit on the elegant side!

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  9. WOW! Love all the little details and techniques you used! Such an eye-catching card! :-)

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  10. Fantastic! I love this card...this'll be a case-r for sure!

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  11. Beautiful, love the color on the second one especially!

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  12. Absolutely stunning and so elegant. Love all the cards.

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  13. Wonderful cards. They are all lovely but the newest is just stunning! Love the colours and the design you've used.

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  14. Wow. I love how CAS and elegant these are. Beautiful.

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  15. I have to say I love both versions of your cards. They are gorgeous. Lesley

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  16. What neat frame ideas! And I love that you chose to use the doily in your new card. You're one smart cookie ;)

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  17. What wonderful note cards! I love how they have dimension to them. Clean, simple looking and beautiful.

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  18. Fun use of delightful doilies!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  19. Ooh, love the use of the stamp set and dies! Gorgeous job!!

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  20. What a unique and gorgeous design for a Valentine! That pattern looks amazing in the white embossing on the red, WOW!

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  21. All these projects are wonderful. There is a 'wow' factor in the second one, trying to figure out how it was done. I love the red and white.

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  22. Hello! Great cards!
    Loving the pops of color on the all white set & your doily card is fab.
    I am your newest follower. Look forward to coming back for a visit again soon.
    Crafty best wishes,
    Sonia

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  23. I like your vibrant colors that you can use in here's card,Its looks pretty but this is in large size,you want to make this in small size with small pearls pins......
    Plastic Card Printing
    Plastic card

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  24. Great cards! Thanks for reminding me how beautiful Delightful Doilies can be! These are both outstanding projects-great job!

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I'm so glad you came to visit me! I would love to hear your thoughts on my creations. It just makes my day! :)

 
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