December 26, 2012

Papertrey Ink December Inspiration Blog Hop–Ivory Roses

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This month’s inspiration was to use white on white. A touch of colour or neutrals were permitted. I decided to go with ivory on ivory since the music paper I used as a base for my flower wasn’t was vintage and not white any more.

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This was a very hard card to photograph. The top, further away and at a deeper angle to my lights turned out OK, but the bottom faded away to almost nothing. Ugh. On top of the ivory, I added a bit of yellow shading to the music rose, green to the leaves and flourishes and pink to the small roses. All flowers are handmade.

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I used a Cuttlebug folder for the embossing around the card to add dimension. Then I added more dimension with the picot circle die cut, flourishes foam dotted so they aren’t just popped up but are flat at one end, one layer foam dotted one third of the way down and double layered 2/3 of the way down so the end sticks up quite nicely.

When you can’t use colour for contrast, you have to look for other ways to get dimension. This card is over 1 and a half inches thick; maybe closer to 2”. It won’t even fit into a card box to be delivered. It will require hand delivery for sure! The sentiment says “Sending our Thoughts and Prayers”.

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I am also going to enter this into the Shabby Tea Room Challenge to add a new card or your favourite of 2012. I have several favourites from 2012 but why not enter a new one?

I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop. If you liked my project I hope you will visit again and subscribe, the sign up thingies are on my sidebar. Thanks!

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamps: JustRite-Sentiment, PTI-flourishes
Ink: Scattered straw, spun sugar Distress, moss-PTI, pink pirouette-SU!
Paper: ivory CS-PTI, vintage music paper
Accessories: circle, tag die-Spellbinders, flourish dies-PTI, large rose dies-Spellbinders, mini rose dies-Cheery Lynn, pearls-Dollarama, foam dots-Jody Morrow, Hug Snug seam binding ribbon

17 comments:

Kara said...

how beauiful! love the music paper!!

Camilla said...

Pretty! !

victoria h said...

love your handmade flowers.

maryrose said...

Ooh. So vintage! Love it!

Marybeth said...

Your card is stunning rich and very elegant! I had a hard time photographing my card as well. I can see all the beautiful detail on your card.

Leigh said...

Very pretty! I love that largest flower!!

Sue Lelli said...

Beautiful flower and I had a difficult time photographing my card, too! Love your design!

Jacquie Southas said...

Gorgeous flowers! I'm a sucker for anything with vintage sheet music & just love your big flower.

LEG Studios said...

A beautiful card indeed! I love the handmade flowers, perfectly made.

Jean said...

Just gorgeous ~ love the beautiful flower!

Greta said...

Lovely card! My photographing of my entry didn't come out that great--hard when it's white--actually, hard no matter what for me--LOL!

Amy Papale said...

Sweet card!

Kristen :-) said...

Just beautiful! I love vintage music paper... I would use it on everything if I could... But I love how you used it as your focal point.

Peggysue Turner said...

Love ivory, always great for a vintage look!

Tasnim said...

This card is super gorgeous!! I LOVE the roses, the embossing, the ribbon, the whole thing is simply elegant!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is so pretty!

Beate said...

This is stunning! Absolutely beautiful card.
Hugs and smiles