Monday, September 25, 2017

Happy Birthday - PTI September Blog Hop

Hello there!  It's been ages since I've participated in a Papertrey Ink Blog Hop but this month I was determined to play along.  I absolutely love this month's PTI Blog Hop inspiration photo!  I'm a bird lover and when you throw in some pretty florals I'm in :)  That and I needed to create a special birthday card for a dear friend.
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Blog Hop Inspiration
 For my card, I used my current favorite stamp set Gran's Garden (thank you Dawn McVey) along with the stamp sets, Spring Woods and Graceful Greetings for my sentiment.  I started out with a white card base then added a panel of black cardstock.  Next I used the Mix & Mat: Scallops Die to die cut a piece of white cardstock which I stamped my sentiment on.  I watered down some black watercolor paint and added some black splatters to my die cut piece and once it was dry, I adhered it to the front of my card with foam tape.  After that, die cut my pieces from the Gran's Garden set and my bird from the Spring Woods set along with a few leaves from the Rosie Posie set.  I stamped my roses in pure poppy & scarlet jewel, the leaves in simply chartreuse & ripe avocado, the buds in harvest gold & honey nut (stamped off).  The bird I stamped in canyon clay, harvest gold and black.  Once all of my pieces were stamped, I adhered them to my card front, popping up the top rose near the sentiment, and the bird using foam tape.  I added some black glitter to the centers of the roses and glued on some silver sequins.
I've created other Papertrey Ink cards using florals and either the Spring Woods or Winter Woods bird sets.  If you're interested you can view them here, here, and here.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the hop!

27 comments:

Maureen said...

So gorgeous! I wish I had that bird! Love the black splattering...it really adds something a little extra :)

lainey said...

This is just gorgeous Lynn! Beautiful colors and flower choices.

heart said...

Lovely!

Vicki Finger said...

This is a gorgeous card! Graceful Greetings is one of my favorites for sentiments and paired with Gran's Garden is just perfection!

jill schultz said...

Such a beautiful card! Nice choice of stamps.

Kathryn A said...

Lovely card!! Perfect choice of font for this bold and beautiful card.

artful-notions said...

Gorgeous! Love your layout and colors, Lynn! Eye candy everywhere!!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card Lynn! That bird is so sweet and the flowers look gorgeous! Happy hopping!

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Such a beautiful card. The colours are wonderful and I adore that little bird. Cheers.

Linda said...

Lovely card.

Julia Aston said...

what a beautiful inspired birthday card! Lovely layering of colorful blooms!

Barb Kirkwood said...

Stunning card, love the layout - nice job

Marybeth said...

This is so pretty Lynn, love those blooms and the colors! The blooms look beautiful layered and love the bit of dots!

Luanne said...

This is so pretty! Love it Lynn!

Terri Trotter Earley said...

This is a beauty! Love the use of Gran's Garden.

Anonymous said...

Wow, so pretty - love your colors and the beautiful bird. I looked further into your blog and you have so many gorgeous cards. Really nice job.

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

I'm so glad you joined the hop today because your card is gorgeous! Love that Gran's Garden and we're bird lovers too at our house. My hubby is off to central Peru Oct. 1 for a bird-watching trip.

Karen said...

Just beautiful; I love "Gran's Garden" and it's a perfect choice for this inspiration piece!

Traci M said...

I love your card...perfect symmetry, colors, design...and the added sparkle just makes it shine!!

Monika Reeck said...

Adorable Flower stamp
and love that big sentiment too
perfect card using that photo inspiration
LOVE!
see you maybe on my PTI card
hugs from Germany
Monika

Jennifer T. said...

Beautiful card, Lyn. I love it!

Marcia HIll said...

Gran's Garden is one of my FAVORITE stamp sets too and I absolutely LOVE how your card turned out...STUNNING!! :0)

Carmela Hubler said...

What a beauty! Love the flowers and your bird. Great design.

Peggysue Turner said...

Lynn, noooooooo!!!! Now I have to add two new sets to my wish list! So pretty, what a great job you did!

Maria said...

Lovely card with bird and flowers...so pretty!!!

Linda Droege said...

Stunning! And you used one of my favorite sets, Gran's Garden. Love it

Leanne said...

Gorgeous card! Love it.