It's Not All Black and White

Thursday, June 25, 2009

PTI June Blog Hop

It's Blog Hop day with Papertrey Ink, and this is my first try at participating, so please be kind. I hope I'm doing everything correctly. The theme for this June Hop is The Lazy Days of Summer. Find a summertime photo and be inspired! To get the complete list of Hop participants, go here.

I chose this outdoor pillow from Pottery Barn, because my favorite thing about summer is enjoying the outdoors on my deck, even taking the occasional cat nap in the summertime sun. And here is the card it inspired me to make.

I wanted a crisp white background with those pops of gorgeous bold red, green, yellow and brown. All stamps from Beautiful Blooms. Each layer of the flowers was stamped and cut out separately. Red (colored the petals with more ink and a water brush) and chocolate on white. Kiwi kiss on summer sun for the center (punched with 1/2" circle). I curled/roughed up all the edges before gluing together to give just a little dimension, then set them on a kiwi kiss stem. A few antique brads, some swiss dots embossing, and lots of white gave me the clean linen feel of a fresh summer day.


Thanks so much for hopping by. I can't wait to see what all of you have made.

51 comments:

Maggie said...

Oh how clean looking is this? You did a great job making white not look so "vanilla" if you know what I mean......cool card!

Lori said...

Welcome to the blog hop!!! Gorgeous card!!!

Nancy L. said...

very pretty!

peggysue said...

Very pretty. I like all the white space and the green in the sentiment. Nice first blog hop card.

Heidi said...

Wow that's a striking card. It is beautiful! Love the pillow too. :)

Jessica said...

I LOVE that pillow and your card is just perfect! So clean and pretty!

Laurel said...

Love your card and the clean cuts. If only I could tie a ribbon as good as you did! Any hidden tricks you might want to share? I guess I am lucky I can tie my shoelaces right! :)

raduse said...

Oh wow! That pillow is just beautiful and so is your project. I'm thinking I just might need that stamp set after all.

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous card!!! tfs!! Congrats on your first Blog Hop!!!

mycardz said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love this!!

Heather P. said...

This is so pretty! Love the way the red just pops!

Susan said...

I love that pillow too! Your card is great, looks just like the pillow!

Tricia said...

gorgeous! I love all the white space and the flower is beautiful!

BethieJ said...

Happy 1st Blog Hop!!
LOVE your card.. and that pillow is LOVELY too!!
Have a GREAT night!

Kay said...

Awesome pillow, it's easy to see why it inspired you. Your card is gorgeous; definitely says "summer" to me!

Julia Aston said...

What a great pillow inspiration! and the flowers on your card are super!

Melissa said...

Beautiful! I love the white with the bright red, great job! I love that set--at the top of my wish list!

Joni Kix said...

What a perfect summer inspiration! Great card!

Tiffany Heilman said...

Super cute. Love how you mimicked the flowers for the image on your card.

Terri E. said...

Stunning! Love all of your white space. Great job and welcome. Wonderful summer card and great eye candy.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

snarflemarfle said...

Oh, wow!! This is really beautiful! Beautiful Blooms is a set that keeps being pushed to the end of my wish list...and I've never noticed that little scribbly flower before!

Allison Cope said...

Awesome inspiration Bethany! Love the simplicity of your card design... gorgeous work!

Kathleen said...

Your card is great---and that PILLOW IS DIVINE~~~ such a great job capturing it on your card!!

Regan said...

woah, that is totally gorgeous!

Debbie Olson said...

Wow, Bethany! What a fabulous, crisp, graphic look--I love how you used your inspiration piece not only for color, but also for overall style!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

OH so so pretty Bethany! Love that inspiration and the card is perfect!

Terri said...

Glad to see you participating. Nice job.

Daniela said...

Bethany, this is beatufiul. Love it!!!

Maureen L. said...

Welcome to teh blog hop! This card is beautiful - lovely take on your inspiration!

Marge said...

Absolutely G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!!

Janelle said...

I love the way you translated your inspiration pillow to the card. Looks great -- and welcome to the Blog Hop!

Amy said...

This is so gorgeous!

Mara... said...

WOW!!! That pillow is beautiful and what a stunning card! Perfection!!

Deanna said...

So pretty, you did a beautiful job!

wendyp said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Love that white background!

Kim said...

Wonderful! I love the way you combined all of the flowers from Beautiful Blooms and your inspiration pillow is gorgeous!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Great pillow and cute card!

Randee E said...

Wow! Gorgeous! Love the crispness of the white and the pop of the flowers!

Cheryl said...

Wow! Beautiful job. I never would've guessed that those stamps were Beautiful Blooms.

Julie Cameron said...

this pillow was was my second choice for the inspiration pic. Great card!

Maria L. said...

Love the pillow - great inspiration choice. Your card came out wonderfully. Love how the red flowers just POP off the white card base. Hope that you are having a great 1st blog hop. This is only my second and it is such a blast!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty, great take on the pillows.

Cheryl Joshua said...

Oh WOW,clean,simple and beautiful!!!
xx

Lisa H. said...

FABulous card! love how you did the flowers, sooo pretty.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just gorgeous, Bethany! I LOVE that layout! Such a beautiful card!

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous, Bethany! So clean and crisp!!

Lee said...

Such a great take on your inspiration piece.

SueB said...

be kind, you ask? are you kidding, bethany? It's STINKIN' GORGEOUS - TFS!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is gorgeous, Bethany!!!

Rose Ann said...

Wow...so gorgeous, and so perfect!! Love this, Bethany!!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, you got this just right, Bethany! I love the beautiful flower colors on the very fresh, pure white. So pretty!