Papertrey Posse February Challenge & Make It Monday #2

I have to admit, I set out today to complete one card for two challenges.  Papertrey Posse and Papertrey Ink Make-It Monday #2.  I was so excited a few days ago when I was asked if I would like to join the Papertrey Posse blog group.  I have been wanting to join a blog group for a while now and was so happy to have been asked to join this particular group.  I already knew and admired several of its' members and am so looking forward to getting to know the members I don't know and to participate in their challenges.  The challenge today was by the February Hostess, Maggie.  The details of this challenge can be found here:  http://papertreyposse.blogspot.com/2011/02/papertrey-posse-february-challenge.html  Maggie challenged us to make a card using some of our favorite things.  One of my very favorite things to do is, Clean and Simple cards, white embossing and using a magazine picture as inspiration.  I was able to do all three with this one card.  I found this beautiful bedroom picture in a Better Homes & Gardens Magazine.
                                                                              
I loved the colors, so bright and cheerful.  Who wouldn't love that bedroom, I know I would!  I loved the white flowers and also the green flowers mixed together on the blue background.  The polka dot pillow also stood out for me.  Here is  my card: 

To create the look and feel of this bedroom for my card, I used Hawaiian Shores cardstock embossed with Larger than Life stamps in white embossing  powder.  I used some Simply Chartreuse ink to add a few green flowers.  The white strip stamped with Polka Dot Basics 1 in Simply Chartreuse ink represents the sweet pillowcase I love so much.  Lastly, since I still needed a card to enter the last day of the PapertreyInk Make it Monday #2 challenge, I just had to add a vellum sentiment strip over the polka dot strip.  Just a tip:  To adhere the vellum, I sprayed the back of the vellum with Scotch Adhesive spray.  As long as you get it right the first time and don't have to reposition it, the spray adhesive is totally clear.  It doesn't show through the vellum at all.
I would like to thank all the members of the Papertrey Posse for inviting me into their group and I look forward to the monthly challenges as well as the friendship of so many wonderful crafty women.

11 comments:

Jen said...

What a beautiful card Cathy. Not that your capable hands could create anything less. I can see the challenge stimulus in you card completely. Gorgeous! Congratulations on becoming a member of The Posse, I am so very pleased (and a tad benignly envious) for you. You and your mad skills are totally befitting. Well done and I look forward to more fab news and glorious creations! Hugs. x

I'm Renee said...

Beautiful!
I love those colors...
and I would be inspired by that photo as well!
Hope you have lots of fun times with the Posse...I don't know many in that group but I'm sure you are going to love it and I'll come see you there!

Audrey said...

Oh my goodness Cathy! What a beautiful inspiration picture!! And a beautiful card! I love the color combination :)

Baseret said...

What a happy card!I love these colors!!That polka dot strip is perfect.

Sue Ann said...

Love the colors Cathy ~~ The embossing is perfect!!!!

Suzanne said...

Cathy, the white embossing on HS is absolutely stunning. We are so thrilled that you have joined the Posse.

Jen Carter said...

This is perfectly inspired by that photo!! Love the embossed flowers! So pretty!

resmith said...

This is beautiful! Such a great inspiration picture and you di a fabulous job! I was just looking at this set and said I need to use it soon!

Stephanie said...

Cathy.......This is so, so beautiful! Seriously! Those colors and the stamps you used are match made in heaven! Love that vellum strip, too!

Lisa H. said...

really pretty. love this set and how you used it. totally nailed the inspiration piece. NICE!

Emm said...

Beautiful card! I love the color combo you used!

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