Papertrey Ink April 2018 Blog Hop

Hi there!

Where has the month of April gone??

It is time for the PTI April 2018 Blog Hop:

Inspiration photo:

Well, in all of my mounds of stamps and dies, I don’t have anything that is a teacup! I knew I had to do something different and I was inspired by the delicate cups and all the colors on them.

I pulled out one of my favorites, Garden Gild Make It Mini stamp and die set. It contains lots of florals which caught my eye in the inspiration picture.

I stamped the images with Distress ink because you can watercolor with it. While that was drying, I added a watercolor wash on another piece of paper using Tumbled Glass Distress ink. It is a very light blue. I was hoping to add some of the texture shown in the photo.

I glued the top piece down and added it all to a Aqua Mist card base. The last thing was to add the sentiment. I decided to use the ornament tag (an absolute favorite of mine) also cut in Aqua Mist and I really wanted gold so I die cut that using on of the big word dies (another favorite!)

A little Hibicus Burst was tied on top and it was popped up with foam dots.

Thanks for stopping by!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
SSS Monday Challenge Flower Power
WAW #332-333 Anything Goes
SSS Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes

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  1. WOW!!! HOW LOVELY! I LOVE the pieces you've used! I LOOOOVE this set! I have yet to get it! You're making me want it more & more with this LOVELY you've created! The Gold Gilding is PERFECT for this!!! SUPER JOB on the challenge!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜‰

  2. Lovely card! The gold sentiment on the ornament tag is a wonderful take on the inspiration!

  3. Wow, so stunning!!! Love the cutouts and your colors are perfect!

  4. This is beautiful! Love the addition of the gold word.

  5. Garden Gild was perfect for this challenge, and I love your colorful card. Wish Big looks great on the ornament tag (now I β€œneed” this Die). Worse part of hopping is all the enabling. πŸ˜‰ Beautiful Card, Katherine!

  6. Beautiful coloring of your lovely die cut frame – love the large die cut sentiment – it really gets your message across to the receiver! So pretty with the touches of gold!

  7. I have to agree~I don't know where April went either! Beautiful display of flowers and colors~love the pop of gold!

  8. Who needs a tea cup when you have all those gorgeous flowers and gold accents? Lovely card.

  9. What a lovely take on that pretty inspiration, Katherine; I love your touches of gold! Thank you for sharing this with us for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  10. So pretty combination of colors, so soft and cute, love the flowers and the golden sentiment. Thank you for joining Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  11. Absolutely gorgeous & a wonderful take on the inspiration photo!

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