May 25

Papertrey Ink May 2014 Blog Hop

Written by: iwona    14 Comments

Hello, I’m sorry for the absence! I have just started working part time, the job is physical and exhausting, and I find myself having have to adapt quite a bit… I worked 9,5 hours yesterday and had to get up at 4 am to be there at 5.30… ouch! I’m so NOT an early bird! Same today – actually as I’m publishing this post now, it’s 4.30 am and I’ll be out of the house in a short while.
Oh, and there’s THIS too… have you seen?? Came sorta unexpectedly as I certainly wasn’t counting on it. I’ve been trying to come up with something clever for the next round but I’ve been so tired that I just produced whatever I could and hoping for the best 🙂 (did I mention that my 1 yo Julka is having a terrible teething affair right now? oh my god, that’s one aspect of parenthood that I don’t like)
You’ll see the card… very soon. And I hope that even though I think I could have done better, you will still cast a vote if you think it’s worth it 🙂

Anyway! I had a card luckily prepared ahead (shocking! I never do that) for the  Papertrey Ink May Blog Hop. I saw the theme in the teaser post and I was instantly inspired. It’s aqua and melon and as cheesy as it is, because this combo has indeed dominated the world of design, it happens to be one of my strong colour crushes. I just had to play.

So here’s what I did. I pulled out a sheet of my beloved Aqua Mist cardstock and stamped on it the circle elements from Delightful Doilies stamp set, in Aqua Mist ink. I made a panel from Melon Berry cardstock, spruced it up with additional strips of CS and stamped the sentiment from Boutique Borders: Birthday in Berry Sorbet ink. I secured the strips together with a staple.
Then I stamped the feathers from Feather Finery in Melon Berry and Ocean Tides ink, fussy cut them (I don’t have the dies), and affixed to the card. I curled up their edges and added a natural twine bow.

It’s hard to see on the photo, but I also stamped a tiny dot from Dot Spot, with white ink inside every circle element in the background. It helps break down the monotony and adds a subtle interest.
A few enamel dots from My Mind’s Eye finish the card.

I have a card or two up my sleeve so I should be back soon enough… plus, of course, I will have a Gallery Idol card to blog about too. Cheers!

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