PTI Blog Hop - Building Backgrounds

This month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop is all about building backgrounds. So I pulled out some of newest Papertrey Ink stamps sets Journaling Lines and Friends 'Til the End sets to create some simple backgrounds.

First a created a dotted grid background using the dotted journaling lines from the "Journaling Lines" stamp set.

Then I grabbed the leaves and the unopened flower bud from my "Friends 'Til the End" set, some white embossing powder and my Versamark ink to create a simple floral back ground piece of paper.

I then stamped an individual bloom from the "Friends 'Til the End" set on some pinky red cardstock, coloured it a bit with some Copics to give it some dimension.

I stitching my dotted grid paper on my pink cardstock, layered the floral accent piece with an added ribbon and stamped greeting tag over top, adhered my flower and embellished it finally with a few adhesive pearls for that final touch. then I ahered it all to my cardstock base.

Voila... two simple backgrounds to build a simple card!

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supplies: stamps: Papertrey Ink (Friends 'Til the End, Journaling Lines); cardstock: Bazzill, Prismatics; ink: Ranger, Versamark, Copic Sketch markers; ribbon: Micheal's; tag: Spellbinder's tag die cut; pearls: Hero Arts.

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Thanks for visiting my blog! Have fun hopping tonight!
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33 comments:

  1. Wow - what a beautiful card! You did a fantastic job!

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  2. I love this card! Your color combo is great, I love your use of the backgrounds, and the coloring of the flower is so realistic. I may have to CASE this one, if you don't mind.

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  3. Stunning! Love love love it!

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  4. Your card is BEAUTIFUL!! Nice job on the backgrounds!!

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  5. well, this is just so pretty! the black makes it all so stunning! very, very nice!

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  6. I love this! One of my favorites so far!

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  7. Wowziers! I really like the look you achieved. You rocked the background challenge.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  8. WOW!!!!LOVE THIS!!! tfs!!
    -t

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  9. WOW - very nice! Love how you did every aspect of this!

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  10. This is so beautiful... simple and elegant. Love it!!

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  11. Oh this is stunning. You got such a great look with the black on white. Just a beautiful creation.

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  12. Wow, this is so striking! Love it!!

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  13. Stunning Ally! Love it!

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  14. Wow! i love the embossing on black, very striking! Great card!

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  15. Stunning! I love how you mixed the black and white with the pop of color

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  16. I love BOTH of those backgrounds so much and will surely be trying both of them out!

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  17. Especially love the "friends" background - very bold and crisp!

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  18. Stunning card. Love how you colored the flower!

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  19. Two great backgrounds!! Really like the striking colors you chose! :>

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  20. So pretty and creative.

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  21. Beautiful! Love the backgrounds and the red on that flower just pops - love it

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  22. That's stunning! I love the leaves embossed in white on the black paper and that red flower is the icing on the cupcake!

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  23. Oh, this is gorgeous!

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  24. What a gorgeous card! The backgrounds are beautifully done. Love the pearls at the flower center, too.

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  25. Your color combo is so striking! I love the pearl accents! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. ally this is fantastic!!

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  27. Holy cow! This really packs a punch visually. I just keep looking at it...it's compelling!

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  28. Nice job! I love those two backgrounds together. The whole card looks great. Thanks for the birthday wishes too.

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  29. Stunning card!!!!!

    Heather In ON

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  30. Beautiful!! Love the two backgrounds and very striking colours! I am still making the rounds!

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Hugs,
Ally.