Wednesday, July 25, 2012

PTI July Blog Hop



This month's PTI Blog Hop challenge is to gleam inspiration from the above photo and use it to create a project!  The photo looks so light and airy.  The color palette is a soft and citrus-y.  Isn't it just lovely inspiration?  If you would like to check things out for yourself, you can find out all about it here.


I knew I wanted to make a card that focused on the gorgeous bouquet.  I decided to use the beautiful tulip bouquet in the Friendship Jar Spring Fillers set.  I also knew that I wanted to incorporate vellum to give that light and airy feel to my card.  My original idea was to create a gorgeous color wash for a background and overlay my bouquet on vellum.  I thought if I colored a bouquet and laid it over a color wash, that it would end up too busy, so I decided on an embossed bouquet outline.  I pulled out my watercolor paper and distress inks and I think I made a half dozen color washes before getting one that I liked.  




Next, I stamped the sentiment on vellum and let it dry well before stamping the bouquet in Versamark ink.  I sprinkled on some satin pearl embossing powder from A*Muse and carefully removed any embossing powder that was over the sentiment.  The result wasn't quite bright enough to stand out against the color-washed background, so I repeated the process, but this time with white embossing powder.  I mounted the color-washed piece to a Berry Sorbet card base and attached the vellum overlay.




I went back to the satin pearl embossed bouquet and decided to experiment with some Copic markers.  I really like the results as it gives a sort of watercolor look.  I attached the vellum to a Stamper's Select White card base.  I like this card so much better than my original idea!  Funny how that works sometimes.  I have a need to send this card out right away, so I'm planning to make another one soon to keep in my stash.  :)




Other than those mentioned, all supplies are from PTI.


Thanks ever so much for stopping by!

44 comments:

  1. it's funny how the creative process goes sometimes - your end result is stunning! great job!

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  2. So, so beautiful!!! Love this!!

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  3. Love the copics on the vellum! I need to try that. Beautiful card.

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  4. Ooh, these are both gorgeous!

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  5. Beautiful. ;-) Both cards are so lovely - I love the different techniques on each of them. Really, really cool. ;-)

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  6. Both are beautiful! Such an elegant and soft look!!

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  7. Both of your cards are stunning. Beautiful.

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  8. This is absolutely beautiful. Great job with the inspiration.

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  9. Stunning stunning stunning! LOve it! - Irma

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  10. These are both so lovely! Greatly inspiring!

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  11. Both cards are stunning, but the second card has an elegance to it with the color over the white c/s.

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  12. Wow, I love the way the second card turned out! Definitely going to save that to try at some point. THanks for sharing!

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  13. Great job with the Copics. The card is beautiful.

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  14. Absolutely beautiful! Love that you pulled out an older set to use!

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  15. They are both great. I especially like the second one. It is beautiful.

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  16. love the bouquet and sentiment- great cards

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  17. I start with a plan and often end up in a completely different place at the end of the project - I'm so in love with the Copic colored flowers (and the flower stamp).

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  18. I commented on your first one on Flickr, but I have to comment here on the second card - which is stunning! I love white embossed images and your coloring is fabulous! Thanks for sharing them both!

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  19. This is gorgeous!! BEAUTIFUL coloring!

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  20. These cards are just SO beautiful... I love them!

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  21. Love them both! The second is amazing!!

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  22. Beautiful cards. Love the color wash background. The embossed boquet is so pretty.

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  23. Stunning!..love them both!!!

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  24. Wow...both of your cards are beautiful..really like the second one.

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  25. Lovely! Forgot about markers on vellum.

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  26. Just beautiful colored flowers ~ the second one is really beautiful!

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  27. Both of these cards are so beautiful!

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  28. Your card is just beautiful. What a great idea to use the vellum. And your coloring is perfect.

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  29. I'm definitely going to try copics on vellum ... your card is absolutely stunning!! I think this really is such a beautiful interpretation of the inspiration photo.

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  30. Gorgeous! I don't blame you for making an extra. It would be a joy just to look at this one for a while. :)

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  31. Just gorgeous!!! Love this

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  32. Wow! Stunning, just absolutely gorgeous, brilliant and stunning!!

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  33. Your card is simply stunning. Thanks for sharing it!

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  34. I love this card! I have 2 questions... how did you attach vellum to the card stock and did you color with the copic markers on top or underneath the vellum? Thx!! Khill1@cinci.rr.com :) thank you!

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  35. Gorgeous ~ both cards! I need to use vellum more often because these are just stunning.

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  36. This card is absolutely stunning! I have a question. I found the tulip stamp on PTI's website, but the tulip is in a jar. How did you manage to stamp the flower without the jar around it?

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