Wednesday, July 25, 2012

PTI July Blog Hop!


Welcome to the cafe! Today we are brewing up an iced latte of a card, perfect for a hot summer's day!

It is time for the July blog hop at Papertrey Ink. This month's inspiration featured melons and pinks and golds and chartreuse greens, beckoning me to break out some florals and make a summer bouquet!

Last week, Betsy Veldman had an awesome blog post about stamping your own background paper. I was inspired to give it a try. I challenged myself to use only the stamps that came with the set Sending You. It was quite fun, actually! Mind you, I won't be giving up my lovely patterned papers any time soon, but it was a good exercise in using what you've got!


I also grabbed one of my PTI impression plates to give a little subtle leafy texture to that strip of green paper.

{Today's Brew: PTI Sending You, PTI confetti card stock, PTI Sending You dies, PTI button and button twine, PTI impression plate, SU Kiwi Kiss card stock and ink, SU Groovy Guava card stock and ink, more mustard ink, regal rose ink}

Thanks for stopping by the cafe today!

15 comments:

  1. Such beautiful stamping and great card! Love the little tag peeking up with the sentiment!

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  2. Beautiful card Maryrose!!!. I like how that flower goes so well with that DP.

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  3. A beautiful card.... and LOVE the background that you've created!

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  4. So very pretty! Beautifully crafted!

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  5. nice job stamping your own patterned paper!

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  6. I love this card layout. Very nice.

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  7. Very pretty and I love your layout!

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  8. So pretty Mary Rose! I always love your work and this is no exception!

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  9. I just received Sending You and used it for the first time for SAF. It is a great set as your card shows. Like the way you placed the sentiment.

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  10. Just beautiful ~ love your focal point!

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  11. I love orange so these terrific flowers are right up my alley!!!

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  12. Mary this is beautiful. Did you fussy cut the flower?

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