Wednesday, May 25, 2011

May PTI Blog Hop!

Hi everyone!  I can't believe it's been almost 2 weeks since my last post!  Sorry for the dry spell but life has been BUSY!  Not to mention the weather has had me so nervous that I couldn't hardly function the last several days!  But I'm here today with my blog hop card (finally) for the PTI blog hop!



This month's theme was flowers.......our favorite take on using flowers on our projects!
Well, this was super easy........I tend to reach for flowers more than anything!

I saw this awesome card by Vicky over at Lily Pad Cards recently and wanted to CASE it and this month's blog hop challenge was perfect!  I have been "collecting" Distress Inks lately with my Michael's coupons....anyone else like this?  Hehe.  After making this card, I can't wait to get more colors to use for flowers!  Check it out..........



There are several layers of embossed flowers and fussy cutting but I LOVE how this turned out!  So CAS!  I love all that white space to let the flower shine!  This shot lets you see the dimension of the flower.



The challenge over at Lily Pad Cards is to do embossing--any type!  I will definitely do more of these cards with these Distress Inks!  Well friends, have a great time with the rest of the blog hop!

{Thank You}
All supplies PTI unless stated.
Stamps:  In Bloom, Botanical Silhouettes (sentiment), Take Note (frame)
Paper:  SS White
Ink:  Versamark, True Black, Summer Sunrise, Distress Inks (Tim Holtz)
Misc:  White Filigree Embossing Powder, Foam Tape

56 comments:

Karen H. said...

I LOVE this card. I have to use the idea of using the rectangle from Take Note - brilliant! Your coloring of the flower is beautiful - and the white embossing just sets it off. TFS!

lesleyworth said...

Gorgeous! the flower is stunning, love all of the layers!

Lynn said...

Amy, this is stunning...love the colors on your flowers!

Lindsay said...

Absolutely gorgeous Amy! I have missed your lovely creations and this one is LOVELY! Glad you all are okay! Stay safe.

Keva said...

Amy, this is simply gorgeous. Love love love it!! That flower is so perfectly done.

Susan said...

Oh this is gorgeous!! I love the CAS and the way the flower pops! Thank you for linking that technique. I will have to try it out. :)

Eva said...

STUNNING color on the flower....what technique did you use to achieve that look? That flower sure does pop!! Awesome card---glad you made it home safe and sound last night.

Teresa said...

You're right that white space makes your flower pop. It's just wonderful.

Anne B said...

Stunning card - love the popos of colour and what a great idea to use the frame from Take Note - definitely thinking outside the box (ha ha)!

I'm Renee said...

OMG...
it's gorgeous!
I love that white space too...
and that flower is stunning!
Now to add distress inks to my list...:)

Dana said...

Gorgeous!

Sarah said...

Absolutely love the depth of color on that flower! Great job.

Arlene said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors on the flowers...beautiful! :)

Jessica said...

This CAS card is stunning!! TFS :)

Sharron said...

Gorgeous--the flower is amazing! I don't have any distress inks--yet! I can see this is a technique I definitely need to try!

Sara Paschal said...

Beautiful;)

Karen C. said...

Just beautiful - the depth and colours are so amazing. Hope the weather will let up a little for you. We've been watching on the news - so sad to see such devestation. HUGS :)

Jan Larson said...

Gorgeous card! Your colors are so vibrant! I love the clean and simple style.

Deanna Jean said...

Wow...beautiful!

Karen said...

This is absolutely stunning! One of my favorites from the whole blog hop!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Stunning card.

Mary said...

Definitely a most gorgeous flower! Beautiful card - as always :)

Banu said...

WOW...This card is just stunning. loved it.

Marybeth said...

AMAZING! Jut beautiful , love it

Lisa said...

This is just gorgeous!

Sue Lelli said...

Amy, this is GORGEOUS! Love your flower! Glad you are safe!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Gorgeous card, everything is just perfect!

Kristii said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!! I couldn't possibly love it more!

Jill said...

Oh, so much INCREDIBLE shading going on here, Amy! It's masterful! Just a gorgeous card that sure stands out in the Blog Hop!

Gayatri said...

That flower is incredibly beautiful. Love love love the flower.

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

What a stylish, beautiful card! LOVE it!

Inkyfingers said...

This is utterly gorgeous. Love it.
Hugs
Carol x

Tui Nathan said...

Absolutely beautiful .... love it!!!!

Sara Mac said...

Stunning Amy!! I'm totally going to have to give this a try with my distress inks. This is the perfect layout to showcase that gorgeous layered flower!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Wow!!! Love the colors in your gorgeous flower!!! Such an amazing card!!
Hugs, Wendy

Jen Carter said...

WOw!! This is fantastic! I'm going to have to watch the tutorial! LOVE the dimension you got on the flower with the inks and layering too! So pretty!

Sue Ann said...

WOW WOW WOW ..... this is just over the top beautiful Amy!!! The coloring highlights is killer!!!

Kristin said...

so seriously gorgeous! i am just in awe!

Debby said...

Lovely Amy! I've got myself some distress inks but I haven't managed to get anything near as lovely from them yet as this!

Laura B. said...

I'm in love!!

Brandi said...

Wow! This is beautiful!

Nancy said...

I absolutely adore this gorgeous card! Truly amazing color! Thanks so much for playing in the Embossing challenge at Lily Pad Cards!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, my gracious! The color and depth of that flower are outrageous! Gorgeous work!

Kathleen said...

What a beautiful card. The design is perfect. Love your coloring.

Laurie said...

Absolutley beautiful! WOW! Love those colors and yes....I collect those inks too! ;)

Terri said...

Beautiful! Your coloring is wonderful.

Tracey McNeely said...

Striking, this card is gorgeous. Love the colouring!

Marion said...

Wow, this is beautiful. I love the colours and the CAS design. Beautiful!

Katie {choc0holic} said...

Amy! This is stunning! I LOVE it! I collected my Distress Inks at Joann.com when they would go 50% off and finally have a complete collection and LOVE the rainbow of colors!

Cindy said...

This is so cool. I love how the flower and leaves steal the show.

Lee Anne said...

I've come back to this card so many times; it's breathtaking.

lynn said...

gorgeous coloring, amy-beautiful card!

Deborah said...

What a beautiful study in elegant simplicity! Thank you for playing at Lily Pad Cards!

Andrea M said...

Stunning!!! Your coloring is A-MAZING!!! It gives the flower such depth! Love the layout too!!! Positively BEAUTIFUL!!!

Suzanne said...

GORGEOUS!!!! I think this is so stunning, Amy!

Jessica said...

Good grief, Amy... I hope you're submitting some of these cards to Paper Crafts! This one is just beautiful!

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