Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Papertrey April Blog Hop Challenge
Here's the challenge for this month's blog hop.
Boy, I haven't participated in a Papertrey Blog Hop in a long time. I usually can't get my act together to make something on time and post it. But, today I did. And I'm really tickled about how this card turned out (minus the little ink smudge, but we won't talk about that okay?). It's delicate and lacy and has layers and patterns but it's still flat enough to mail. The practical side in me loves that.
I really love this particular quatrefoil-looking stamp from the Background Basics: Retro set and don't use it nearly enough. The pink inks I had weren't going to be dark enough so I decided to emboss the Mat Stack. It appears my photo got a little blown out but I assure you it's very pretty IRL and the "just for you" below "Celebrate Today" really is dark enough to read. Sometimes (okay, all the time) I really wish I knew more how to edit my photos so my cards would look more true to life. Ah well, I'll just keep practicing.
Have fun hopping through all the other PTI blogs!
Paper: White cardstock, Pretty Pastels patterned paper (both PTI)
Ink: Gypsy Blue (Fresh Ink)
Stamps: Everyday Treats, Background Basics: Retro, Friendship Jar (all PTI)
Other: lace (American Crafts), embossing powder in Rose (Zing), Mat Stack 1 die (PTI), Corner Chomper