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!