***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:
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.