Wednesday, July 13, 2016

July 2016 Create Along With Us

I am popping in today with a really quick post and a quick card.  Each month, we have the opportunity to be inspired by something the Design Team has created using the products from the upcoming release which in this case is July 15th. Betsy's cards always inspire me and this month is no exception.  She used a die from her newest Paper Clippings series called "Done in Love".  I can hardly wait to get my hands on this set.  In the meantime, I used a Paper Clippings: Thinking of You die cut that I have a few of. We scrappy friends like to share our goodies with each other so we often send cuts to each other. That is how I happened to have the one I used today.

Betsy Veldman for Papertrey Ink
For this card, I started with a Noted: Scalloped A2 Card Base cut from Stamper's Select White Cardstock.  I went around the outside edge of the card front using a stencil brush using Hawaiian Shores Ink to give it a softly blended bit of color.  I wanted the background to work well with the Paper Clippings: Thinking of You die cut and I think this blending achieves it more than plain white cardstock would. Being careful and mindful of the entire die cut, I gently blended Tropical Teal Ink on the "wreath" portion of the die cut and Amethyst Allure on the Words.  I used Distress Markers in Spun Sugar, Cracked Pistachio and Wilted Violet for the blooms and leaves on the die cut.  There is a coordinating Paper Clippings: Thinking of You Stamp Set available to go with the die but I don't have it so I just colored it by hand.

I normally make a couple of cards the same or in a similar design at one time when it is a technique driven card so I almost always have a card ready to go.  I wanted something simple this time and not technique driven.  The Paper Clippings Series of stamps and dies make this an incredibly easy way to accomplish this.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I'll be linking this up over at the Papertrey Blog for the Create Along With Us Challenge.  This is not a very clever card, but Betsy is expert at creating things that make us look like we are very clever indeed.  See you soon!


  1. Beautiful Vicki! Your inking and coloring is gorgeous. And the bg sponging really hi lights that lovely die.

  2. Absolutely beautiful card Vicki! Your blending with the inks came out so soft and pretty...lovely, lovely card!! :0)

  3. Amazing, Vicki! So beautifully done.

  4. Very pretty Vicki! Love the soft ink blending!

  5. What a lovely card. I love these paper clipping dies - they are so elegant looking. I love the subtle colors blended together. Really a lovely card.

  6. Vicki, your card is beautifully done! Love the ink blending, scalloped notecard and of course, the Thinking of You Paper Clippings. I "need" both those dies when the A2 is back in stock!


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