Thursday, January 25, 2018

Papertrey Ink January 2018 Blog Hop

Hello!  It's the 25th of the month which means it's time for the January 2018 Papertrey Ink Blog Hop.  I'm actually doing two blog hops on the 25th of every month now which is why this is my second post of the day!  Keep scrolling down to get to the previous Keeping Christmas Blog Hop post.

Today's Blog Hop inspiration picture made me think "birthday" so that is the direction I took for my card.  I also tried to use a rainbow of bright colors like in the photo.  Because I wanted to use so many colors, I decided right off that I was going to use Direct Messages, a set designed by Lizzie Jones.

To begin, I selected 7 colors of ink to stamp with that would be similar in depth and value, so sort of mid-tones.  Not the darkest or the lightest.  I did actually stamped a lighter pink to begin with but you couldn't read it so I switched to this brighter version.  In order, the colors I selected are Hibiscus Burst, Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Vintage Jadeite, Hawaiian Shores, Blueberry Sky and Amethyst Allure. Once I selected my ink colors, I looked through my patterned papers to see what I might have that coordinated with so many colors.  My first instinct was to use a stripe from the Aqua Mist Bitty Big pack, but as I was getting that out, I noticed the paper pack that came from my Make It Market Shakers & Sprinkles Kit and noticed a perfect paper in there for creating my card.

I stamped out the Happy Birthday Message in each color and then die cut them with the coordinating Direct Messages Die and die cut my front panel with a stitched rectangle die.  I cut some Scotch 3D Foam Tape into narrow strips (I cut 3 from each length of foam tape) and adhered that to the back of the die cut messages.  I applied my front panel to a top folding card base made from Stamper's Select White Cardstock and placed that on the card front using Kokuyo Dot Runner and then misted that panel with shimmer spritz before I added the "Celebrate" die cut from the Birthday Cheer Dies.


That is it from me today.  Once I actually formulated my idea, this card came together very quickly!  I usually agonize over my blog hop project, but considering that I didn't even know what I was going to do when I got up this morning, it was fast!! I've linked the supplies I used below for your convenience (affiliate links may be used).  Be sure to stop over and check out all the projects at the Papertrey Blog.

Kokuyo Long Dot Runner Adhesive
Kokuyo Long Dot Runner Adhesive
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PTI - Direct Messages Stamp Set
PTI - Direct Messages Stamp Set
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PTI Birthday Cheer Die Set
PTI Birthday Cheer Die Set
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PTI Perfect Match Amethyst Allure Ink
PTI Perfect Match Amethyst Allure Ink
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PTI Perfect Match Berry Sorbet Ink
PTI Perfect Match Berry Sorbet Ink
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PTI Perfect Match Blueberry Sky Ink
PTI Perfect Match Blueberry Sky Ink
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PTI Perfect Match Hawaiian Shores
PTI Perfect Match Hawaiian Shores
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PTI Perfect Match Hibiscus Burst Ink
PTI Perfect Match Hibiscus Burst Ink
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PTI Perfect Match Pure Poppy Ink
PTI Perfect Match Pure Poppy Ink
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PTI Perfect Match Vintage Jadeite Ink
PTI Perfect Match Vintage Jadeite Ink
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PTI Stamper's Select White Cardstock
PTI Stamper's Select White Cardstock
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Scotch 3M Foam Tape
Scotch 3M Foam Tape
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Sheer Sparkle Shimmer Spritz
Sheer Sparkle Shimmer Spritz
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Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
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22 comments:

  1. Wow! Vicki!! This is amazing!!!!

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  2. Vicki, I love your take on this challenge! Awesome card!

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  3. Beautiful card, Vicki! I love the rainbow of colors, and your amazing take on the challenge!

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  4. Love your take on this challenge! So colorful and fun!

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  5. Love your festive rainbow card! Beautiful!

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  6. Now that's one happy card! Perfect bg paper too, Vicki! And love the rainbow sentiment banners.

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  7. Such a clean creation. Love your design and the gold die cut sentiment over the top.

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  8. What a FUN and bright card Vicki...LOVE every little detail!! :0)

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  9. I just love this! Great layout and design! Fantastic card!

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  10. Love it! Fun to see these colors together, and your choice of patterned paper adds a perfect bubbly background.

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  11. What a great design! I may have to case this one!!

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  12. I'm another one who's putting this design in my playbook! What a great card---so festive and colorful!

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  13. Wow really loving this card, beautiful everything going on here

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  14. um, hello! you had me at rainbow!! and then the patterned paper is the icing on top. it really pulls in the dots and sprinkles from the inspiration pic perfectly. great take!!

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  15. Marisela Delgado: What a great card! I love how you stamped on the inside. Marisela mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  16. what a gorgeous rainbow! Love the cheery look of this card!

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  17. Your card is so fun & fresh - love it!

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  18. Oh my, Vicki, how colorful and cheerful! This would make any birthday celebrant very happy. Love this!

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  19. What a fun card, Vicki! Love the sparkle and that gold Celebrate add the perfect touch :-)

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  20. Your birthday card is fantastic! Love the colorful layout you created and the splash of sparkle. So festive!

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