Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Paper Trey Ink August 2015 Blog Hop Challenge

Hello!! I hope you are all enjoying your last week of August. I am back to work. Cannot say that I do not miss summer already, though.

Today I am sharing the card I created for the Paper Trey Ink August 2015 Blog Hop Challenge.
It was to use the photo below as inspiration to create a card.

I chose to use the colors as my inspiration, and mostly the yellow, orange and brown colors. If you look at the photo on an angle, you almost can see "stripes." This was the inspiration for my striped background on my card.

I chose to use Paper Trey Ink's "Watercolor Wonder" stamp set to stamp the background stripes. I used PTI ink in Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Canyon Clay and Terra-cotta Tile. I chose to stamp on Fabriano hot press watercolor paper. It is thinner and smoother then cold press. I chose to use watercolor paper because after I inked the stamp, I spritzed it with water so the stripes would be a bit drippy looking. I did not want the paper to warp. The hot press paper dried flat, which does not always happen with cold press.

While the paper was drying, I die cut and stamped Paper Trey Ink's "Simple Sunflower" stamps. First I stamped the flower in Harvest Gold and then stamped over it in Summer Sunrise. I then used a water brush to go over the flowers with a little bit of Vintage Photo Distress ink.

I wanted to bring some of the fiber from the photo into the card so I used some Bazzill Jute as an anchor under my flowers. I layered the flowers over the jute using glue dots. 

I then stamped and embossed a sentiment using Paper Trey Ink's "Year Round Puns" stamp set and adhered it to the card using foam adhesive. The last step was to adhere a few "rainstones" on the front.

I thank you for stopping by my blog. Have a wonderful day!!