Sunday, April 25, 2010

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Hey there hopping buddies! :)  Are you all having fun yet?  This is the first hop I've participated in- I'm usually just checking out every one's creations.  But this month I'm joining in on the fun.  The challenge this month is to use tissue paper on your project.  I decided to go with the faux silk technique.

I made my own background pattern using Round & Round and Dot Spot in True Black ink.  I then used the technique Nichole described here.  I will admit that it's not my favorite technique.  Nichole can do it flawlessly.  Me?  Yeah, not so much.  But, it does lend some nice texture to the card.

I repeated the image from my background in versamark in behind the sentiment (also from the Round & Round set), and layered it with the building image.  This is another one of those times I wish I would have ordered the Mat Stack die!  I hand trimmed the image, and added some rhinestones.  I made a little ruffled "skirt" out of Bitty Dot paper, and added a simple black ribbon to finish it off.

See you all during the hop! :)

Supply List: (All supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White
Patterned Paper: 2008 Bitty Dot Basics
Stamps: Round & Round, Dot Spot
Ink: True Black, Versamark
Misc.: Rhinestones (My Mind's Eye), Black Ribbon, Tissue Paper


  1. Wow! That's really cool! I love the bright colors!

  2. I don't know what you are talking about. I don't see any flaws. It is a lovely card. I tried this technique too. I will have to post that card on my blog tomorrow. But I think you did very well!!!

  3. I think your card looks great ......

  4. This is a really cool color combination, but I'm most impressed with how you patiently cut around those swirls. :) Nice card!

  5. This is so pretty! LOVE that color combo--so preppy!! Great design!

  6. Excellent - so bright and cheery! Love it - looks so fun.

  7. the focal image is pretty! love the card and the colors u used! nice job!