Well, I wasn’t sure I was going to make it, but here I am for my first Blog Hop in aaaaages!!
For this month’s Blog Hop we were to create a project from this gorgeous inspiration photo:
Doesn’t that just scream sunshine and happiness to you?!
I won’t lie – this project took me so long to get to the point of being something half-decent, and I nearly gave up on expending effort to post it! But given I got there in the end I thought I had better follow through!
So here’s what I came up with:
Hmm, I’m still not too sure I like it, but hopefully you do!
I started by die cutting the Button Card from Aqua Mist cardstock, then stamped it with Polka Dot Basics using Versamark ink before embossing with Filigree White embossing powder. I edged the shape with Fresh Snow ink.
I die cut the Happy Day frame from Stamper’s Select White cardstock and stamped with Faux Ribbon using CTMH Buttercup and Ranger Mustard Seed inks. This was adhered to the button card using Scor-Tape.
I then die cut the same shape from Clear Cardstock, masked and stamped a strip with Polka Dot Basics II and embossed with Zing! Embossing Powder, then stamped the two sentiments from Button Boutique using Stazon Jet Black ink. I attached the acetate layer to the button card using the Ranger Tiny Attacher then adhered a selection of Harvest Gold buttons using Pinflair Glue Gel.
I then die cut three shapes – the largest die from Harvest Gold cardstock using the largest of the Delightful Doilies dies, the next from the Limitless Layers 2.5″ dies from Stamper’s Select White cardstock, and the smallest from the same dies from Hawaiian Shores cardstock. I distressed all of the edges before inking the edges – the largest inked with Ranger Mustard Seed and the smallest with PTI Kraft ink. I adhered the ‘circles’ together using Pinflair then adhered the button card using the same. The circles represent the lollipops found at the bottom of the inspiration photo.
Finally I prepared a Lemon Tart card base, added three strips of Scor-Tape and coated in Martha Stewart Lemon Drop Iridescent Tinsel Glitter, and coated any remaining tape with Crystal Fine Glitter. I adhered my embellishment to the base using Pinflair and done!! At last!!
This card was a total pain to create. So much to and fro trying to decide on what direction I wanted to take, and at one point it was a tag, and another a door hanger! I’m glad I settled on a design finally, but am bemoaning the fact that I have no beautiful big ribbon to accent with a bow or something. Still I guess theend design wouldn’t have suited it. Meh.
Anyway, hope you like it, and thanks so much for stopping by!
15 thoughts on “Papertrey March 2012 Blog Hop”
What fun glitter additions! I had fun with this challenge and made 6 entries!! So not my usual colour combo but I got into it … 😛
Taheerah, this is simply gorgeous. It is a piece of art, for sure!! I just love everything about it 🙂
LOVE those confetti stripes…I tried a confetti card for the hop and failed miserably…you've inspired me to try again. Your button card is FANTASTIC! I just love the striped label on it, and what perfect sunny buttons you chose!
What a beautiful card Taheerah!! I love all the distressed edges!!! Fabulous!
This is just so fabulous…I know you said it was a pain, but who ever gets this card will be so excited to see what incredible work you do, just beautiful.
Gorgeous! Love all the layers, sparkles and the glitters. Wow!
I'm so happy that you posted your card. I'm lovin' that glitter and I also like the distressed circle. Nice touch.
I'm so glad you pressed on and shared! Such a unique design. I love the glittery borders best.
Perfection! I love every detail of your card!
I love your end result!! It looks fabulous together, no ribbon needed. Great job
So much fun & texture going on – what's NOT to like!?! Great job!
So glad you did not give up , this is gorgeous! So many details, the glitter buttons the clear paper all of it , beautiful! You capture it all the stripes the polka dots great job, Taheerah.
This is really cool T! I love all your details and the part that really caught my eye was the glitter! LOVE it all!
Loving this card, Taheerah! You always have such a unique look at design. Extraordinary, in fact! 🙂 This was no different – just beautiful! 🙂