Monday, July 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink: July Blog Hop

Hello friends-

Today is the monthly Papertrey Ink blog hop. Our challenge this month is to create a card based on the following image:

Doesn't this photo just say "summer" to you?  I found inspiration in the colors, textures and patterns of this charming window seat and came up with the following card.

I cut a window from a piece of Ocean Tides cardstock, embossed it with the woodgrain impression plate, and mounted it with foam tape to a piece of craft cardstock that I stamped with a morrocan tile.  The focal point of the card was created from Mat Stack 3 and Butterfly Dreams in Melon Berry and Ocean Tides.  I finished the card with a couple small melon berry buttons and a piece of green twine to tie in the fabric from the seat cushion in the photo.

Check out Nichole Heady's blog for all the deets and to hop along.  I am looking forward to seeing all the beautiful creations that everyone else has created. Thanks for popping by to visit!


Supplies: (All supplies are from PTI unless otherwise noted)

  • Cardstock: Ocean Tides, Kraft, Rustic Cream
  • Ink: Dark Chocolate, Melon Berry, Vintage Cream, Ocean Tides and Tea Dye Duo
  • Dies: Mat Stack 3
  • Impression Plate: Woodgrain
  • Stamps: Mat Stack 3, Butterfly Dreams, Timeless Textures (Skipping Stones Design)
  • Buttons: Melon Berry
  • Other: Twine


  1. Really like your window and your use of the browns. Very pretty.

  2. Very pretty. I love the cut out aperture. Very vintage-fab!

  3. Pretty card! Really like the focal point using the Mat #3 die.

  4. Really nice card, love the Mat Stack die with the Ocean Tides butterfly.


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