Papertrey June 2011 Blog Hop

By Taheerah | 25th June 2011 | 58 Comments

Hey everyone!!

Well, it’s been a month exactly since I last posted! Life’s just been far too crazy to create much. But with the latest Papertrey Ink Blog Hop I just had to take part!!

This month’s hope was based on an inspiration photo. Here’s Nichole to set the challenge:

“We thought we would start a short inspirational series with the Blog Hops for the next few months as a fun way to spice things up!  This month we are providing you with a beautiful photo to help trigger some creative ideas with color!  This inspirational photo is just dreamy and it’s the perfect thing to give you a creative jumpstart that will lead to nothing but fabulous results!  We look forward to seeing everyone’s interpretations using this inspiration!”

And here is the gorgeous inspiration photo she chose:
How pretty is that?!!
For my card I decided to focus mainly on the gorgeous rainbow of colour, the softness of the image, and the little cubby holes. Here’s what I came up with:
I’m just so thrilled with how this turned out! And I’m starting to fall in love with white. Whereas before it was just far too cold and clinical, now it’s starting to grow on me!!
I started with a Stamper’s Select White card base and adhered some wide strips of Scor Tape to one side. I then stuck down a rainbow of wrinkly ribbons. I decided to use wrinkly ribbon to represent the ruffles in one of the dresses in the picture. So thrilled with this design detail!
I then cut another panel of Stamper’s Select White cardstock. I used the Alpha-Blocks die to cut the series of windows, overlapping the third window in the cardstock so I could get 5 windows, evenly spaced. I gently inked the edges of the cuts with VintageTouch Chamomile ink (the only ink on this card, gasp!!).
I adhered the panel to the base using lashings of Pinflair Glue Gel. I then die-cut the word ‘forever’ using the Wonderful Words die, sprayed it with spray adhesive then coated with Martha Stewart Crystal Fine glitter. I used tiny amounts of Pinflair to adhere this to the panel, with just a little depth off the panel.
And that’s it! I’d love to know what you think of this card! Happy Hopping, I can’t wait to see what you’ve all created!!
Edited to add: oh, I’d almost forgotten!! Because of the rainbow of colours I thought this was ideal to enter for the Embellish Magazine Colour Trends Challenge:
Stop over and check it out!!

58 thoughts on “Papertrey June 2011 Blog Hop”

  1. I love this card, Taheerah! The white on white is beautiful, and so is the ribbon showing through the cut outs. Stunning!

  2. WOW! Clever Taheerah! Love the use of wrinkled ruffled ribbons and add texture to the card and they look gorgeous through the windows. Love everything thing about it 🙂

  3. This is so cool! I love all the layers of ruffled ribbons! I think this is my favorite of all of the entries so far! Sue N (suen)

  4. T, I don't have words. This is hands-down one of the most creative cards I have ever seen! What you did with the ribbon and the windows–I have never seen anything like it, and it's knocking my socks off! Splendid!!! Happy June Hopping!

  5. This is just stunning. At first I thought you had mounted a photgraph behind the windows, but as I read a looked further I saw that you used 'real' ribbons. Oh my – what a wonderfully creative card.

  6. Your card is amazing! So soft and feminine. I just love how you used the window dies to be able to see through to the ribbon. I really like the forever die cut too – I haven't bought them yet, but I might soon!

  7. I love the rainbow color and the texture you created with your materials….so ingenious. I hope she picks you as the winner, you've got my vote.

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