Papertrey Ink August Blog Hop

                                                     Isn't this a gorgeous inspiration photo?

Today I have made a card for the August Papertrey Ink Blog Hop and this pretty photo is to be our inspiration.  With so much to see in this photo if you really look closely, choosing what parts of it to use for my card was tough.  I finally settled on my love of the colors and patterns of the dress in the photo along with the bookprint and color red.  Here is my card:

If you look very closely at the inspiration photo, you will see that the girl in the picture is wearing a gingham dress which has what look to be embroidered white flowers along the bottom of the dress.  To get this effect, I used blueberry sky cardstock stamped with an IO CAC Roses background stamp to create the subtle white flower background using fresh snow ink.  I stamped a gingham background using some A Muse ink (blueberry) and cut both it and a layer of bookprint using Papertrey Ink's Edger Die #3, overlapping them slightly.  I cut a frame from the gingham layer using a Fillable Frame and one of my most favorite sentiments from Think Big Favorites # 3 in pure poppy ink.  I wrapped some red/white twine around the layers before I adhered them to the cardstock base.  Now, for no other reason than I wanted to try making one, I added a red flower made with the new Papertrey ink Bloom Builder #3 die.  I love how that red flower really pops against the blue gingham background.  This was a quick and easy card to make, hope you enjoy the blog hop!

40 comments:

I'm Renee said...

I'm not the only one that saw that gingham dress...
had to start with it!! :)
And I love the colors...
red, blue and white...
that gingham background is fabby!
Love the bookprint...
and that flower...
it's perfect!
A beautiful Summer day... :)

Karen C. said...

Wow ... your flower is a real show stopper. Love the blue gingham and the way you've used the book print in the background.

Cecilie said...

How fun that you focused on the dress, I never thought to use that pattern. But I love what you've done with the inspiration.

Marybeth said...

I thought gingham just because it fits so well with the whole picture, but now I see it. Your card is so pretty . When did you get your order? I'm still waiting. Can't believe so many entry's already, you too, on the west coast. Love your beautiful card Cathy .

Ally said...

Beautiful card, Cathy. ;-) Your color and pattern choices are fabulous. Love the gingham with the bookprint and the rose background, and that mum is just gorgeous. Can't wait to play with mine soon! Very lovely card. ;-)

Cathy....WOW! Stunning card! Absolutely love the gingham!

Lisa said...

I think your card is just adorable! It reminds me of a county fair with the sweet red, white and blue. Love the gingham :)

Kay said...

This is absolutely delightful- the colors, the layers- I just love it all!

Kara said...

beautiful!! love the sentiment window..so cool!! the colors are awesome too!

Marge said...

Love how we both (& Renee) saw the blue dress & how both you & I used the same edger die (with a bonus cut peeking out from behind)!!! Your card is beyond FABULOUS!!!

I really like the blue. It makes that beautiful flower pop.

I didn't even notice the dress!! I'd better have another look at the photo! Beautiful card!!

Rhonda said...

Another beauty Cathy! Love the gingham and pops of red!!

Chunyuan said...

Love the ginham patter and die cut edge. Beautiful card.

A beautiful card, I love the window!

Elena said...

that bloom is so pretty in red! I love everything on your card - the gingham, the die-cut window, the bookprint... and that flower!

Joyce said...

This is so amazing. I did not even notice that dress at all. How clever to use gingham. And that flower--wow. Great job on the card.

Victoria said...

Lovely card, Cathy! Love how you chose gingham as the predominant background, and that flower is amazing!

Jen Carter said...

Cathy, this is so pretty!! Great country feel to this!! Love the bookprint peeking through and that flower is gorgeous!

Terri said...

Great job! Love all the different elements especially your use of the gingham. I didn't even notice it. :)

Blew said...

I love the mix of colors and textures. Great job!

Excellent! Love your gingham and print on this and your mum is beautiful!

Suzanne said...

This is so fantastic I don't even know where to begin!!! I love it! I love the light blue with the red, and the gorgeous flower with twine and the edgers send me over the edge!

Tonya said...

Lovely card! I didn't even pay attention to the dress.

Jen said...

Beautiful card! I love that flower...so fabulous! The color choices you've made here really speak to me. So cheery. The gigham layer cut with the Edgers is marvellous! Exceptional card Cathy! Brava!

Monica K. said...

Such a gorgeous card! I love the blue gingham with the red. Hope you are enjoying your Blueberry ink! :) I love that bloomers flower too. So wish I had ordered that one!!

Oh my goodness, I LOVE this card! I truly think its one of my favorites of the whole group. I think it is simply beautiful :) And WOW does that mum make a statement!

Kelly S. said...

SOOOO gorgeous, Cathy! Your mum looks perfect, and I love your cool layout. PS...I noticed the gingham dress in the photo right away, heeee!

Marybeth said...

CONGRATS, on your win! Yea!

Susan said...

I love the colors and patterns you chose!! Those die cuts are fantastic.

CONGRATS on your win!!!!

Denise said...

Woot! You won a prize!! Woot!! I love this card - the edgers - the sentiment window - the twine - all of it is lovely!! HUGS

Janelle said...

Beautiful card, Cathy. Love how you used the inspiration and they way you added the book print. Perfect executing. Truly!

Monica K. said...

Yay, congrats Cathy!! :)

Yahoo! Yahoo! Beautiful card!!!

Well, I did not catch the gingham in the inspiration picture but I love your card! thanks for the inspiration!

Kim said...

Just beautiful...and your flower is perfect, it all goes together so well.

Laurie said...

Cathy...how cute is this? I love the gingham and the red flower!! SO cute!!1

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