Wednesday, April 25, 2018

PTI April Blog Hop




Check out this lovely inspiration photo for the April Blog Hop on the Papertrey Ink blog!  Who can resist the aqua/pink/white color palette with touches of gold?!  Not me!  My mother and MIL are no longer living, so I'm not needing any Mother's Day cards for my personal use, however, I got requests from co-workers for cards, so this is my first creation.




It was the perfect excuse to try out this new Shape Shifters: Square 1 Die from the PTI April release...love it! I paired it with their Beautiful Berries: Spring stamp/die set and the sentiment is a mix of the Wet Paint 'happy' die and the white embossed 'mother's day' stamp which I cut apart from their Blooming Button Bits set. The card base is Aqua Mist by PTI.  I incorporated some gold by using sequins.  

Helpful hint with white embossing: No matter how hard I try to prep the CS by using a chalk buddy and then I often take a brush to clear some stray flecks of powder off the paper, I will often find a tiny fleck that gets inadvertently embossed where it shouldn't be.  The trick is to take a black gel pen and lightly cover the white fleck.  So simple, yet it took me awhile to figure that out - lol!

Thanks so much for stopping by...

13 comments:

Betty Wright said...

This is lovely, Wanda! Love how you used the shape shifters square die! Thanks for the black gel pen tip, too!

TLady said...

Your card matches the inspiration photo PERFECTLY!!!!!!!!!!! WONDERFULLY DONE!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

Karen said...

Lovely! I'm waiting for my Square Shape Shifter die to come; thanks for the inspiration!

Jacquie Southas said...

Lovely design Wanda!

Marcia HIll said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL...love it!! :0)

Julia Aston said...

Great use of your new PTI die Wanda - your spring stem looks lovely layered over it. Love the black strip for your white embossed sentiment!

Carmela Hubler said...

I love your card, Wanda!! Great design and love those berries!!

stampwithsandy said...

I love this! Gorgeous floral and the die cut is awesome!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Great take on the challenge! I love it!

Lyn said...

Such a beautiful interpretation of the Challenge pic <3

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful take on the inspiration photo, Wanda!

Skrater said...

Just lovely as can be! Beautiful color choices and design. Thanks for sharing. I really like that shaped die!!!

Ivana Camdzic said...

Wanda, this card is sooo gorgeous!!! I love the black accents and the beautiful Spring Berries stamp!!