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Papertrey April Blog Hop Challenge

April 25, 2014

So! For the first time ever ( hear “evah” because I’m tired and my Maine accent tends to get stronger at such times) I’m playing along with Papertrey Ink’s Blog Hop Challenge.


 I love the inspiration photo provided:



The challenge was, “using the colors and design of the embroidery, build your own stamped version using your favorite floral stamps or other images.”


Here is my inspiration piece:

Embroidered Wool Felt Circle Art

Photo credit

I ran across the above image a few months ago on Pinterest, long before I knew about this challenge, and had actually Pinned it to my “Cards I want to Make” board. I love the color combination, the lovely ombre effect. Normally I would have pinned it to my “Stamping Inspiration” board because it is not a card, but I peruse the “Make” board more often and I didn’t want to lose or forget about this image. When I saw this challenge I thought, “Oh! I know what I’m going to do!”

Since I’m fairly new to stamping, and I don’t have ANY of Papertrey Ink’s  flower stamps or dies (I know, gasp!), I needed to find some other PTI products to use.

Here are the two that I chose:

The Vault - Borders & Corners Monogram Edition Stamp Set

Borders & Corners Monogram Edition Stamp Set

Papertrey Ink - Sunshine Impression Plate

Papertrey Ink – Sunshine Impression Plate

And  here is my card:



When you look, you can easily see the circle stamps from the Borders & Corners Monogram Edition Stamp Set as well as the impression of the Sunshine Impression Plate. Also, but maybe not so easily observed, I used the Rounded Square and the Reverse Cropped Corner Square Stamps. I used those to make some “stitching” lines by putting a corner of the stamp in the middle of some different circles and stamping in a clockwise pattern. Was that a clear explanation? I’m not sure.

I had fun making this card. It was labor intensive, but I like the result a lot.

Papertrey Ink Products used – Sunshine Impression Plate, Borders & Corners Monogram Edition Stamp Set

Other Products used:

With the exception of one of the blues and two of the purples, the cardstock is from Stampin’ Up. The three n0n-SU papers are from a little craft store in my mother’s hometown of Dunoon, Scotland.  I used a variety of  Stampin’ Up, Avery Elle and SpellBinders punches and dies. I also used the Button, Button stamp set from Stampin’ Up.

I hope you have fun with your blog hopping!






19 Comments leave one →
  1. April 25, 2014 8:56 am

    This is absolutely incredible- jaw dropped! So rich and lush- just an amazing card!

  2. April 25, 2014 9:07 am

    Very pretty! I can see that it would be labor intensive! I have a large collection of stamps and scrapbooking items, but not too much creativity and time to use them. Someday….

  3. April 25, 2014 9:31 am

    YOW, this is stunning! Such detail – so beautiful!

  4. April 25, 2014 9:36 am

    Oh, wow, this is gorgeous! Fabulous take on your inspiration piece! So perfect!

  5. Michelle Bala permalink
    April 25, 2014 9:48 am


  6. April 25, 2014 11:32 am

    Oh my, love your card, and you really did interpret that piece BEAUTIFULLY!

  7. April 25, 2014 2:08 pm

    Wow – fabulous job making what you have work really, really well!

  8. April 25, 2014 6:17 pm

    Wow – you really jumped into the challenge with both feet! what a lot of layering for your wonderful circles! well done!

  9. April 25, 2014 7:51 pm

    Gorgeous!! Great post!

  10. April 25, 2014 8:02 pm

    Stunning card! You did a great job with your inspiration!

  11. April 25, 2014 8:30 pm

    Gorgeous card!

  12. born57 permalink
    April 25, 2014 8:35 pm

    Oh my gosh this is just brilliant! Beautiful work here.

  13. April 25, 2014 8:50 pm

    This is so cool! Great design and inspiration!

  14. Melissa S. permalink
    April 25, 2014 9:35 pm

    So very lovely. Looks just like your inspiration piece. Keep joining in on the challenges. You have a lot of talent.

  15. April 26, 2014 4:48 am

    I am so glad you joined in the hop and shared this stunning card!

  16. April 26, 2014 5:07 am

    I LOVE this!! Thanks for including what inspired you, and listing/showing the supplies you used to achieve the final product. It is gorgeous!

  17. April 26, 2014 5:08 am

    This is stunning! Fabulous work!

  18. April 26, 2014 9:53 am

    WOW, I love this!

  19. April 27, 2014 1:07 am

    Just a piece of art, love it!!!

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