Sunday, March 25, 2018

Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop

First, I'd like to wish everyone a Blessed Palm Sunday.

Today, I'm participating in the March Papertrey Ink Blog hop
where we were given this lovely photo to be inspired by.
And here is my card.   
I didn't have a nest to use so decided to die cut two vases from the new Vogue Vase Dies.  I stamped them with the Background Basics Birch stamp in Cocoa Bean Ink on white card stock and then sponged the edges with Classic Kraft Ink.
I also used the new Simple Stems - both stamps and dies.  Inking them in colors similar to the beautiful bouquet in the photo.  I adhered a strip of Text Style Bitty Box Basics (retired but I still have some!) to the bottom of my white card base, stamped the sentiment from Simple Stems and then embossed the card front with a Chevron embossing folder.  Then I adhered the larger vase over the panel and adhered the smaller vase with foam dots over it.  The flower heads are all on foam dots as well so there's lots of dimension on my card.

I'm at church when the blog hop goes live - so I won't be linking it until after noon time when I get back to my computer!

I'll be sending this card to my friend's sister who is having 6 weeks of radiation treatment and could use some sunshine and flowers in her day!

You have all day today to link up  your inspired card over at the Papertrey Ink Blog

I'm also linking my card to:

Stamps:  Background Basics: Birch, Simple Stems - PTI
Paper:  White, DP TextStyle 2008 Bitty Box Basics - PTI
Ink:  True Black, Classic Kraft, Cocoa Bean, Orange Zest, Bright Buttercup, Pale Peony, Green Parakeet, New Leaf - PTI
Accessories:  Simple Stems Dies, Vogue Vases Dies - PTI, Chevron Embossing Folder - Provo Craft, foam dots, sponge.

35 comments:

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Just wonderful!!! I love that swiss dot chevron embossing folder. Who makes that one? MUST FIND!!!
Hugs!!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

I love the variety of textures and levels of your design. Yesterday my PTI order arrived with the vase set. you and Marybeth are inspiring its use soon.

Carmela Hubler said...

Your vases turned out beautiful. Love the texture on them. Lovely flowers as well.

karen h said...

Wonderful card, Julia! I love the birch vases - the faux texture is awesome!

Linda said...

What a pretty cards, filled with lovely texture.

Nancy Guse said...

Love all that detail and texture on your card! Those vases are so cool!

jill schultz said...

This card is absolutely stunning. I think your friend will enjoy it very much.

Sharyn Polesel said...

I love your vases all done up in birch and your flowers are beautiful! Lovely card!

I Card Everyone said...

A wonderful embossed card, Julia! LOve your darling little blooms, and those birch-bark vases - wouldn't that be a lovely thing to own?
=] Michele

DIANA L. said...

I am loving your design the flowers in the pots are so pretty.

lainey said...

I love the look of your birch vases and those flowers are a perfect fit. A beautiful card.

Lisa said...

Love those vases! Such a beautiful card and love the textured background! Wonderful! Thanks so much for stopping by my place too!

artful-notions said...

Your vases are so wonderful, Julia, rustic like the nest. gorgeous card!

Marcia HIll said...

Lovely, lovely card Julia and I just adore how you did your vases!! Your flowers are so pretty and love the chevron dry embossing on this card too! :0)

Betty Wright said...

Julia, this is wonderful! Love the birch vases which can be quite expensive in the real thing. These stamped versions with the beautiful bouquets! I miss bitty box dp, too! Lovely card!

Karen said...

What a beautiful card! Your friend's sister is sure to be uplifted when she receives this card. I love the idea of stamping the vases with the birch bark stamp.

Skrater said...

Oh love, love this card! So much wonderful texture and those stems are perfect. But I am really digging your vases with the birch stamp. I will have to try this! Thanks for sharing.

Sharron said...

Oh, I love this card! The vases using the birch bark stamp are so amazing and your blooms look gorgeous. The embossing is wonderful and adds great texture too

Leigh Penner said...

I love your pretty flowers and super cool vases! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo!

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Julia! Your vases of beautiful blossoms look fantastic! Happy hopping!

Betty Neville said...

Great card! I love how you did your vases, and the flowers are beautiful!

Greta said...

Absolutely love those vases & the sweet blooms! Beautiful card!

Marlena M. said...

Amazing texture and dimension! Love this Julia~

nancy littrell said...

Such beautiful texture and dimension for your pots filled with Spring flowers. I love how you stamped your die cut vases. They look like ceramic pots..so cool. Your card will brighten your friends day. TFS my friend. Hugs...

Susan said...

Love the way you did the vases - so clever! And beautiful bouquets of flowers and great texture in the embossed background.

Christine Alexander said...

amazing vases, they look like real wood. Love your beautiful bouquet of spring flowers.

Lisa V. said...

Beautiful take on the inspiration photo. Your card is lovely and the detail on the vases is so unique.

Marybeth said...

You are brilliant Juli!!!!! The birch basic looks exactly like cork the way you stamped it! Wow this is gorgeous! Don't you love that set!

Bonnie said...

Love these soft, spring colors, Julia! Your vases look very much like the nests! Love this!

Bobby said...

I love those sweet flowers and the birch bark vases are fabulous, Julia. They really stand out against that wonderful chevron embossed background. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Just Us Girls.

Loll said...

Sweet! Your card is sure to brighten your sister's friend during this difficult time. xx

Kim Heggins said...

So beautiful...what a gorgeous vase of flowers.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

very beautiful card, love the flowers and the vases
thanks for joining us at HLS
Barb Housner (DT)

Ina Grehan said...

Love your embossed background Julie and the stamped vases. Gorgeous colourful flowers. Such a springy happy card. Thanks for sharing with us over at HLS for our AG with Dies this month.

Susan Renshaw said...

Love the embossing and cute flowers and vase on top!
Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
Susan
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