Papertrey Ink May Blog Hop: Flowers

To say I love the new Papertrey Ink stamp set, Garden Variety is an understatement.  I think it is the most creative, happy, welcoming stamp set around.  Today I made a card for Papertrey Ink's May blog hop and the theme just happens to be Flowers.  I could not wait to try my new Garden Variety stamp set along with another new set, Year of Flowers Collection.  With these two sets I can make as many adorable flower seed packet cards as I want, with any type of flower that I want too!  This card's inspiration was the release card made by Nichole Heady using YOF Mums.  Here is a link to Nichole's card.

Here is my card:
For my take on the mum stamp image, I colored the mums with Red/Violet copic markers and had an absolute ball creating the seed packet.  There are so many different combinations that can be made with the seed packet stamps.  I used a Kraft Parisian doily and some hibiscus burst cardstock stamped with the Impression Obsession Cover-A-Card Gingham stamp.  One stamp and my entire card had a beautiful gingham pattern stamped in Versamark.  I used the sentiment from the new PTI anniversary set, Botanical Silhouettes and zigzag stitched a little underneat the word "friend", just to make it stand out a bit.  Three pearls underneat the stitching for a little interest and just because I wanted to use my new Honey Bees stamp set, I stamped a cute little honeybee and glittered him up for absolutely no reason at all other than I liked it.  Thanks for taking a look at my card.

29 comments:

Wow! What a beautiful card. So many gorgeous stamp sets used -- really stunning. I especially love that stitching under the sentiment - really makes the phrase pop.

I'm Renee said...

Gorgeous!
Love everything about it...
your colors...
the stitching...
the bee!
They always seem to be hanging around flowers...
so it's perfect!
Your coloring is fabby...
just a gorgeous card...
love it! :)

Judy said...

very pretty.
Have a great day Judy

Marge said...

WOW -- this is sooo FABULOUS!!! See why you're so enamored of the new PTI set!!!

A very pretty card! Love the Garden Variety set.

Susan said...

Jaw dropping gorgeous!! I absolutely love everything that you did with this card!! It's beautiful in every way. The bee is such a sweet touch. Now I need to add Garden Variety and the Gingham stamp to my wishlist. :)

What a beautiful card, your colour scheme is fabulous!

Lisa said...

So happy in pink :) The mums set is my fav of the flowers for sure! Lovely design with your seed packet :)

Keva said...

Cathy, this is beautiful. I finally "get" the seed packet die after seeing this. It never made sense to me before now. Love the colors,too!

This is beautiful! So warm and lovely!

Cyndie said...

So gorgeous! Your coloring is just awesome, and the layout of your design elements is masterly!

That bee is perfect there!! Love this card, the combination of stamps is perfect and subtle color accents, gorgeous!!
Hugs, Wendy

Jill said...

Cathy, your card is lovely! My eyes were immediately drawn to the zig zag stitching--I love that idea! Great card!

Linda said...

Beautiful. And it's wonderful to be able to dress it up just because. Your coloring is lovely. Can't wait to get mine. Thanks for the inspiration.

Love that pink! great card!

Terri said...

Great job! The honey bee is a great addition. I wanted to use that set for my blog hop project but I just got my order yesterday. Love what you did with it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Gina said...

I'm now understanding why everyone was wanting a seed packet die. I also love the zigzag stitching under the sentiment. A lovely card.

Sue Ann said...

LOVE IT Cath ........ I cannot wait for my mini flowers !! Love the pop of stitching in the black and of course the doily is the perfect layering touch!!

Dana said...

Cathy, this is super pretty! Love how you combined the bright pink with the neutrals. The coloring on your flower is perfect, too!

Sharron said...

Wow--love the color! The flower is so pretty and wonderfully colored. i just got the Garden Variety set too and it is going to be such fun!

Cathy, I love everything about this card!! I love how you layered it on the doily (will be trying this myself), I love the colouring, the bee, the stitching, the glitter on the bee - it's all fabulous. I'm going to be coming back to gaze at this one some more in the next few days! :)

Shirley said...

Lovely and the colors are just wonderful!

Scrapthat said...

Ooo! I can't wait for my PTI order to arrive now! VERY pretty!

Karen C. said...

I just received my sets as well. It really is a fun combination. Love the dark pink/red mums that you've created on your card.

Kara said...

beautiful....cant wait to get my new stuff.....should be here on tues!!

Marybeth said...

Gorgeous card Cathy . I love that the gingham is a one time only stamp. The flowers are gorgeous too.

Jen Carter said...

LOVE!! This is gorgeous!! Just wonderfully delicious!! :) LOVE the flowers! Wow, you did a wonderful job coloring them! And the background...must know where you got that from!! :) Love the kraft doily behind the focal image too!

Jen Carter said...

Oh, just reread your post and realized that you told where you got the gingham stamp from! I missed that the first time! Hee hee!! Blame it on tired eyes!!

This is amazing! I love the coloring you did. And the zig zag stitching adds that special touch detail. Great job!

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