Papertrey Ink April Blog Hop

***edit:  I am stuck on jury duty this week so I won't be able to view all the cards nor comment on the blog hop immediately.  Can you believe the judge would not accept a blog hop as a valid reason to be excused from jury duty?
I am not always crazy about picture inspirations as I usually can't decide what part of the picture to use for my card, but not this month for Papertrey Ink's April Blog Hop.  The picture is gorgeous and I knew IMMEDIATELY what I was going to do.  Here's the inspiration  picture:
All those beautiful rolls of fabric in patterns of raspberry fizz and aqua mist.  They look just like the new Papertrey Ink color Pattern Paper packs.  I wasn't sure my order would arrive in time to make my card, so my good friend Joyce of Cards by the Sea sent me some strips of her paper.    Here is what I made with them:
I cut scallop strips and layered them over a cardbase stamped with the roses from Rosie Posie.  I just received that set and can't believe it took me so long to get it!  Those roses are so much fun to stamp in different sizes and colors.  Do you notice the vintage text paper I used?  I bet you don't know what it says!  I know I sure don't, but I also received a few pieces of this Italian book print from Joyce who just got back from a fabulous family vacation in Italy.  This book print was her only souvineer, so I am very honored she shared some with me.  I stamped the largest rose from Rosie Posie directly onto the print and used a Think Big Favorite #3 sentiment.  A little stitching, a hot pink bow, buttons and twine finish the card.  It turned out exactly how I had pictured it in my head.  Want to see some more card based on the inspiration photo?  Head on over and check out all the beautiful cards over on Nichole Heady's blog for their April Blog Hop.  Here's a link.

39 comments:

Lisa said...

Very pretty Cathy, love your layers of patterned scallops!!

Joyce said...

Cathy, this is absolutely gorgeous. I knew you were doing scallops, but had no idea about the rest of the card. I love how you have layered those patterned papers, how you stamped that rose right on the text paper, and the beautiful background you created with Rosie Posie. I think you are going to have so much fun with that stamp set!

paperella said...

What a perfect take on the inspiration pic, Cathy!

Very pretty Cathy - the scallops and buttoned bow are great touches.

Laura B. said...

This is so vivid and fabulous! Love the scallops!

It's your vivid take on the challenge that grabbed me first, then the scalloped layers and your embellishment! Good job!

Marybeth said...

Very pretty Cathy, funny you did scallops I would have but I am still waiting on my large scallops to come in the mail .Love the layered papers and bow.

Karen C. said...

I love the way you layered the different patterned papers with the scalloped border die cut. Your background stamping looks fab as well. I still haven't mastered that yet!!

Mayol said...

Very beautiful! i love the scallop layers and the paper strips. And of course, i love that it's Rosie Posie :)

Suzanne said...

Cathy, I love all the scallops and how you stamped the BG with the roses. So pretty!

All those scallops are so pretty done in the patterned paper. The book print is such a lovely accent.

Amber said...

Very pretty! Love the scallops!

Very pretty & bright...I love the scallops

Pretty! Love the scallops. I need to make some cards like this.

Hey, Cathy! Your card is just gorgeous and I think it is a perfect take on that inspiration photo! I love that Rosie Posie stamped on that gorgeous book print! I'm sorry you're stuck on Jury Duty this week! I can't believe that judge wouldn't let you off for the hop! ;)

Anne said...

I love your colourful card. So summery ! I am still laughing at your opening paragraph about jury duty.

maryrose said...

Very sweet! I love how the scalloped layers remind me of the piles of fabric in the inspiration photo!

Your card is gorgeous! Love the mix of the text paper with the bright patterns and all those lovely scallops! So beautiful!

janmjax said...

What a stunning card! I love the sentiment and Rosie Posie image on the text paper!

victoria h said...

fabulous card - love it. Hope your jury service goes well.

Chunyuan said...

fab card. love the layered scallops.

Jill said...

Super pretty, Cathy! I love the vividness of your project, and the scallops and that BOOKPRINT! How very cool of Joyce to share some with you, it's awesome! I hope jury duty is going well . . . we'll have to work on CA accepting "Blog Hop" as an approved excuse! Maybe a petition drive? ;-D

Cecilie said...

Such a pretty card that has taken the inspiration in a fun and great direction.

Leigh said...

Pretty! I love how you stamped a background with the Rosie Posie set! Good luck with your jury duty!

Your card is WONDERFUL! Love your take on the picture!
Have a great day and a great hop, hugs, Karin

love the layers and scallop layers! So Pinned this to copy!

What a beautiful, vibrant card! So cheerful and fun. I do love that vintage bookprint paper, and I love all those gorgeous scallops with the Rosie Posie stamps. Nicely done. ;-)

Kim said...

Wow! This is beautiful and your stamped images on the paper from Joyce, just so cleaver! I have that paper too and can't wait to play with it, so thank you for the inspiration.

Renee said...

Love those gorgeous scallops!!
Makes such a "pop"!!
And the beautiful stamped background...
fabulous! :)
Have fun on "duty"!!
Patrick was called to federal jury duty a couple of months ago...
we didn't even know that could happen...
but with Hunter and the fact it takes both of us to take care of her he was able to be excused!

Laurie said...

I love the flower stamped on the text! SO pretty!

Helen F. said...
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Helen F. said...

Love this card, Cathy! It is so perfect for the HOP!

Lovely card! Pretty paper and wonderful print paper with the rose on it.

Just Beautiful Cathy! I love the texture the scalloped paper adds! I just got my own jury notification in the mail - so I feel your pain! :-)

Terri said...

Great card. Love all the different elements.

Jean said...

Beautiful card ~ love your scalloped layers!

Melissa said...

Gorgeous, Cathy! Love the rows of scallops!!

What a great idea to layer the scallops to express the horizontal layers of the inspiration pic. Great job!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous card Cathy, a great take on the pretty inspiration pic!

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