Thursday, February 25, 2010

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!

This month PTI customers get the chance to pay homage to their favourite Design Team members, as a thank you for all the inspiration they provide every day. My introduction to Papertrey Ink came in the form of a blog I accidentally visited whose author blew me away with her creations. Each day I returned I found something clean, beautiful, creative, and yes, inspirational. Reading Dawn McVey's blog every week gave me the courage to try my hand at cardmaking. So I present to you my Dawn inpired creation. It includes the 5 things that say "Dawn" to me - Kraft cardstock, Raspberry Fizz, ribbon, scallops, and polka dots.
I wanted to try my hand at those circle cards that seem to be popular right now; so I pulled out my Coluzzle and got to work. Since I'm new to the Papertrey family, I don't yet have the supplies I *need* but I did the best I could to represent Dawn with what I had on hand. First up is some kraft and raspberry fizz cardstock from the "Try Me" pack. Next is a little vellum window and some embossing with my darling little Sizzix Texture Boutique. In place of the much loved Polka Dot Basics II (gotta have this set), I used a Cuttlebug folder to get some dots on my vellum. I cut a window in the card base so that I could show off the embossing a little better, adhered a half circle with a scalloped border across the top, added some ribbon and a sentiment, and I was done. Enjoy!

Supplies used:
Cardstock - PTI Kraft, Raspberry Fizz, Vintage Cream; Vellum - Office Depot; Stamps - Inkadinkado Chelsea Sentiments; Ink - CTMH Barn Red, Colorbox Chalk Chestnut Roan and Creamy Brown; Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug Spots and Dots; Ribbon - Joann Fabrics; Punch - Fiskars Scalloped Sentiment, Coluzzle

I'd like to say a big Thank You to all the designers at Papertrey Ink for being a continuing source of inspiration for me and everyone else in "internet land".
You Guys Rock!

Laters,
TraceyJ
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18 comments:

Suzanne said...

This is great!!! I love the color combination that you chose!

Marge said...

Very clever creation; love it!!!

Lori said...

Terrific!!

Daniela Hendea {PurpleD} said...

I love the color combo you used! Beautiful card!

resmith said...

Fantastic card!!

Michelle said...

Love the color and circle theme. Good job!

Julie Masse said...

Great card! Love the shape and pretty colors! :)

Shay said...

Congratulations on your first blog hop! I am a newbie too and hope to see you at many more to come. I find your card delightful! I think this is the first round card of this blog hop. I can't wait to discover more delights on your blog later.

Cammie said...

So glad you joined in the hop! Love your card! It's a great tribute Dawn.

Lizzie Jones said...

I love that you went with a unique shape for your project. And your color scheme really pops! Thanks so much for sharing!

Kelly S. said...

Oh your card captures the essence of Dawn's cards so perfectly, love the shape!

Dana said...

Your circle card is great and I totally "see" Dawn in it! Great job.

Taheerah said...

Love this cute little creation, definitely can see where you took your inspiration from!

Kim Wilson said...

Thank you for the comment :) it was my first hop so its a lot to learn ha ha! I am following your blog now, I love your cards! Feel free to add me too if you are interested!!!

Meg Sp said...

Very cute, great job!

Kay said...

Beautiful color combination and I love the shape! Great job with the challenge! ♥♥ Kay

Maureen said...

love circle cards!! The pop of pink is fabulous :)

KellyCali said...

Great card. Love shaped cards! :)

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