Monday, July 25, 2011

Papertrey July Blog Hop


It's that time again, yay! July's Blog Hop with Papertrey Ink is another gorgeous inspiration photo:


Isn't it dreamy? I want to curl up in that window seat with a good book! Sigh . . . Here's the card I created based on this inspiration:



And the inside:



Yep, it's another get well card, just like June's Blog Hop! This one is for a friend who broke her shoulder on the job (she's a nurse). She's on a morphine patch while waiting for surgery, and I feel so bad for her. Hopefully, she'll get a little boost from this card!

This is actually my third attempt at a July Blog Hop card! I had an elaborate idea that came to me when I first saw the picture. I drew a sketch and brain stormed ideas. Then I sat down to make it. Um . . . didn't go so well. It looked hideous, actually. So I broke out some different stamp sets and moved things around and . . . nope, still hideous. :-D I decided that it wasn't meant to be, but at least I could use the elements to make Barbra a get well card. Well, once I stopped trying so hard, the card came together quickly and still reminded me very much of the inspiration picture! Woo hoo!

Supplies
Stamps: PTI--Guidelines Two, Asian Fusion, Green Thumb, Healing Touch Sentiments
Paper: PTI--S.S. White, Aqua Mist, Melon Berry, Spring Moss, Lemon Tart
Ink: Watermark; PTI--Melon Berry, Aqua Mist; Memento--Tuxedo Black; Embossing Powders--Stamp Diego Ultra Detail White, Filigree Clear
Misc.: Impression Plate--PTI Woodgrain; Embossing Folder--Cuttlebug; Dies--PTI Alpha Blocks & Spellbinder Classic Circles; Seam Binding--Etsy; Pearls--Recollections

47 comments:

Lisa said...

Jill your card is just beautiful! Great take on the inspiratin photo :)

Sue Lelli said...

Jill, LOVE your three different colored flower panels and your pearl flourish! LOVE the inside, too!

Kara said...

gorgeous jill! love the design!

Elena said...

very pretty - love the pearl flourish!

Magirk said...

Beautiful - inside AND out! ;-) Love your use of the colors and white space, and the layout is great. Very pretty. ;-)

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful card! Love your design.

Brandi said...

Gorgeous!!!

Stephanie Lee said...

Love your design and a great take on the inspiration photo

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Beautiful interpretation! I love how your colours echo the photo so well. The little cube images are very sweet too.

Marge said...

WOW, Jill!!! I LOVE this so much and it is sure to brighten your friend's spirits each time she gazes at it!!! I have no idea what your first 2 attempts looked like, but you've certainly nailed it here!
I too really like your 3 colored flower panels on the front and that pearl flourish & LOVE the seam binding is perfection!!!

I'm Renee said...

Gorgeous!!
Love your interpretation!!
Those pearls and little squares...
beautiful!! :)

Susie said...

Very beautifully done. Wonderful elements and design.

Kristen :-) said...

What a great card and design! Clean and elegant! :-)

Karen C. said...

Third time's a charm!! Your card and all the elements work so well together. Love the little squares on the outside and the one extra one on the inside.

Lindsay said...

Super fabulous Jill! I love the LO!

Melissa said...

Jill, this is gorgeous! I love the three squares and the elegant touches!

Leigh said...

What a lovely card!

Sharron said...

Gorgeous, Jill! Love your design-the squares, the pearls and luscious bow all are wonderful!

Debra said...

My first idea was a bust too!! This is beautiful. I can't decide what my favorite part is. Love all the embossing and lovely textures. I'm a sucker for pearls though!! It's all so pretty!

Kay said...

Wow! This is so beautifully elegant! I can't decided which part I love most, but my goodness the pearls are simply perfect with these colors- so yummy!

Mad for Paper said...

Stunning.
TFS
Ang

Terri said...

Very nice, Love all the different elements. I bet your friend will love it too.

The Paper Gardens said...

Really beautiful card! The embossing fits so well. Awesome job!

Sara Mac said...

Simply beautiful Jill! I really like your unique layout and the textures you chose. The swirl of pearls is just so perfect here.

Brenda said...

This is such a beautiful card Jill! I simply love the seam binding and that beautiful wood impression plate! Gorgeous!

The Paper Parade said...

3rd time's a charm, because this card rocks! I love all the textures, the layout, and the way you used the colors :)

June K. said...

Jill, your card is so soft and elegant. The seam binding ribbon and the pearls add such a nice touch.

Marlena M. said...

Gorgeous textures and colors! ;)

Laura B. said...

this is a fabulous layout, love your card!

Kristin said...

This one's a stunner! You did beautifully!

Kim O'Connell said...

ooooooooh weeeeeeeeeeee! This is fabulous! Love everything about it, Jill!

Gwen said...

Beautiful! You have captured the essence of the inspiration photo!

Amy said...

Oh, I love this! I really like the way the arch on the top reminds me of a window. The different textures on the card are great. Love the way you incorporated the colors. Beautiful!

Suzanne said...

Hey Jill! This is perfection! Holy moly! I love it! And then you decorated the inside too!? Wow!

Alyssa Clawson said...

Third time's the charm! Turned out great! Isn't it so much nicer when you don't have to slave to make a card beautiful? Beautiful card!

Tracey McNeely said...

A really beautiful card. Great choices.

~Laurie said...

Gorgeous card! Great job with the photo!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Awesome card! The colors are beautiful, the design is great, and I love how you did the inside and outside. The pearls are the perfect embellishment! The third card was definitely a charm here! :)

Chris L.

Jen said...

Just magic! So glad you persisted. I am sure all your wonderful sketches will come in handy...eventually. ;-) I love what you settled on. That embossed burnt orange semi circle is so alluring and something I'd never think of. The shaped tryptych is pretty nifty too. Love the woodgrain...ah heck, I love everything about this card. Great hop card and more!

Debbie Gaydos said...

Ahhh, this is soooo pretty! I love the design and the sentiment placement. It all looks so delicate and sweet. Thanks for the inspiration!

Anne B said...

Beautiful card, Jill and a great take on the challenge. Love the way you balanced the colours and the inside is just as gorgeous. Mustn't be so lazy about working on mine!

Lori said...

Beautiful! Great layout and use of color.

Lorraine said...

Wow, Jill, this is gorgeous! Great take on the inspiration photo! and you've brought out the beauty of the Aqua Mist paper perfectly!

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