Sunday, February 14, 2016

PaperTrey Ink Alphabet Challenge

Happy Valentine's Day! I hope everyone had a fabulous day today!!

I spent the morning cleaning out my pantry. Not too exciting but it so needed to be done. I threw away so much out of date stuff that it kind of made me sick.

Here is the before photo:


Here is the after photo:


It was very much of a relief to get it done!!

Then Chris came home with this bouquet for me. Charlotte was so mad that he did not plan anything for Valentine's Day. We have been married for almost 20 years so things like this really don't matter to me. Also, my birthday is tomorrow and him remembering that is more important! (Though Charlotte says he has nothing!!)


I am more a wildflower girl then a rose girl so I am happy with these!!

Now for my card. I created it for PaperTrey Ink's Paper Crafting Alphabet challenge. It was to choose the first three letters of your name, look at the chart and then make a card from what it says.


Since my name is Nora, I used N, O, and R. I had to try a new product that I had not used yet (the stamp set "Twig Wreath), incorporate an ombre effect and round some corners. I actually did the "A" to with the stitched border but it was inadvertent so I am not counting it. This was a totally fun challenge!!


I created an ombre effect by blending PaperTrey's Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise and then Lemon Tart ink on white card stock. I then stamped a wreath from the set "Twig Wreath" in brown. I embellished the wreath with some of the stamps from the set.


I tore the edge of the blended card, used a die to create stitching at the top and adhered it to a Kraft card base. I rounded the top edges. I then die cut and stamped the flowers from the set and adhered them using both Ranger Multi Matte and foam adhesive.


I finished off my card with a bow I created with Jute, some Pretty Pink Posh Sequins and Stickles. I also embellished the flowers and the pink berries with gel pens. 

This was really fun and I might do this again if I have time. I bought this stamp set, loving how everyone I have seen used it and then it sat. This challenge was just what I needed to get it out and use it!!

I thank you for stopping by tonight. Have a fabulous week!!


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18 comments:

Keri said...

Such a pretty colorful card! :)

~amy~ said...

Your pantry looks awesome...luckily my college boy organized ours during his winter break! Beautiful blooms.

Your card is beautiful....the colors are awesome!

artful-notions said...

Simply beautiful, Nora. Love how you inked the bg. Makes the wreath and flowers pop!

Joyously Noelle said...

Bright, happy, and lovely!

Annheidel said...

This is gorgeous! I really love your colors.

Hippymom83 said...

Gorgeous! I love the colors!

Hannelie said...

This is soooo pretty! I love your card!
(it always feels good after cleaning up and throwing out, doesn't it!?)

Lindsey said...

Nora, this is gorgeous! I love the background and your wreath is so perfectly embellished. Your pantry looks amazing! Good job! And your flowers are beautiful. (I'm a wildflower kind of girl, too.) And Happy Birthday!!!!! I hope your husband has a surprise for you and that this is a special day!!

Susanne Vargas said...

Love the colors on your card! So warm and cheerful!
Doesn't it feel great to clean out the pantry (or a cup board, drawer, etc)? I always post pone it but when I finally do, I realize it doesn't take too long and makes me so happy!

Oreety said...

Gorgeous, I love everything about it!

Greta said...

I love the Twig Wreath stamp set & you've used it beautifully! I really love the ink blending you did--stunning!

Marybeth said...

Always feel good when things are cleaned out! Gorgeous flowers and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you,Nora! The card you made is beautiful! I bet you bought some Papertrey Ink on your birthday!

Diana K said...

Totally fabulous! Love the colours.

Anita in France said...

Fabulous blending, Nora ... such a gorgeous background for that bright, happy wreath! Lovely bouquet! Hugs, Anita :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful inking! I love the colors you chose and the blended background!

Kim Heggins said...

Such a wonderful feeling to clean out the cupboards, you did such an amazing job would you mind coming over to my house and give me a hand? Your flowers are so pretty and I am in love with your sweet card.

Diane said...

Fabulous background colors Nora, and what a lovely design. Gosh the flowers are so pretty.

Hugs Diane

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so pretty!