Sunday, April 25, 2010

Papertrey Ink April Blog Hop



It's time for another Papertrey Ink Blog Hop! This month the challenge was to create something using tissue paper. Tissue paper? Surely I have plenty of that...oh wait, I guess not. When I raided my stash today I discovered I only had two options: plain white or pink, blue and green polka dots. Hmmm...so I went with the polka dots, not quite sure I could pull it off...



I think I like it. Maybe. Or it might just be a hot mess. Either way, I'm going with it. Especially since I'm cutting it very close to the deadline tonight!

I used my classic scalloped circle dies from Spellbinders to cut several layers of tissue in two different colors. I then used some embroidery thread and a needle to make a knot in the center to hold the whole thing together, like a big button. Then I started twisting, crumpling until I got something that resembled a flower. The cool thing about working with tissue? The more you crumple it up, the better it looks!


And another thing I discovered? I love Fresh Snow stamped on Raspberry Fizz! The leaves were stamped with Fresh Snow, but when it dries it almost looks like a light pink. And Spring Moss with Raspberry Fizz is great, too! Why haven't I done that before?!? Anyway...I embossed my sentiment with white embossing powder so that it would really pop against the card base. Now, I'm not sure how in the heck I'll mail this card...it might just have to wait for an "in person" occasion!

Now I'm off to hop along with the rest of you! Thanks for stopping by!








Stamps: Turning a New Leaf, Year of Flowers: Violets (PTI)
Paper: Spring Moss, Raspberry Fizz (PTI)
Ink: Fresh Snow (PTI)
Other: Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), white embossing powder, classic scalloped circle dies (Spellbinders), polka dot tissue paper (Target)

74 comments:

Anika said...

Fun flower! Love all those different colors - I'd say you more than pulled it off!

Maureen said...

love all the different colours in your blossom...I agree, the more you crinkle, the better tissue looks!!! So much easier than paper :) Great discovery about white on RF...thanks!!

Jamie said...

I love the flower and card! I love the colors together as well!

megspaulding said...

Gorgeous Jennifer! I love that flower, the colors are great! Kind of a sofy tie dye look! Nicely done!

Silke Ledlow said...

Simply BEAUTIFUL!!! I love your flower...we almost had the same idea!!! Love your card!!!

Liz said...

I'm loving all the different colors you used! Great card!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Pretty flower! My first thought was sherbet ice cream with all those colors in it!

Rebecca said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the polka dots!

Lindsay said...

Now that is fun! I love it!

Lauren said...

just stunning!!

Victoria said...

Fun! I love the vibrant colors!

Michelle said...

The polka dots give this a great, fun, refreshing color...nice!

Jennifer Carter said...

I love it!! Those polka dots are so pretty! Great card!

Tonya said...

Well, whatever you decided...I really am lovin' your hot mess! :)

Janelle said...

Love it, Jennifer. The colors are great!

Marge said...

I'm right there with the hot mess too -- LOVE It!!!

Laurie said...

Your mess looks GREAT to me! I love it!!

Wendy said...

FUN... love the bold colors!

Lynn said...

Stunning card....love all the colors on the flower!

Mindy said...

It turned out Great! Very clean and fresh looking.

Dana said...

Gorgeous colors here. I was astounded when I clicked your link. SImply awesome.

Mariana said...

So stinking cute, I love your flowers!!

Deb C said...

What a beautful flower!!! I love the multicolored effect.

Keva said...

Oh, I love this!! So pretty and classic.

Baseret said...

Beautiful! I love your multi colored flower!

Barbara said...

Love that multicolored flower! Too creative!!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is really AWESOME Jennifer! Love how you kept the card fairly simple, it really makes the flower pop, and I love that you used multi colored tissue, that makes for one very fabulous looking flower!!

Nerina said...

Mmmmmm! Not a mess AT ALL! This is kind of funky in a truly beautiful way! :0)

Kelly S. said...

Oh LOVE how the colors in your tissue flower just POP off the pink base...the subtle white leaves in the bg are a perfect touch...awesome card! Made me go oooooooohhhh and ahhhhh when I clicked in!

peggysue said...

I like the different colors, for some reason it reminds me of mardi gras. Very colorful!

Chris Simon said...

Fantastic! It's bold and bright, and very fun. I love the flower made from the polka dot tissue paper!

Sarah said...

Very pretty!

sarahmartina said...

This is so fun and fresh! :) Love it!

Pam W. said...

Gorgeous card. I love the fresh snow ink on the R. Fizz. I am going to give that a try. That patterned tissue paper is so fun.

Shay said...

I always love every card you make and this is no exception--it is bold, bright and beautiful! I love how you chose to make the tissue paper flowers several different colors. Lovely!

Kerri said...

I love your mulit-colored bloom! Beautiful card!!!

resmith said...

What a gorgeous flower!! Love all of the different colors.

Alyssa S said...

Super fun flower! Def. an *in person* type of card! lol

Amy said...

Oh, how pretty!

Karen C said...

I love the color scheme!

Pat said...

Another fan of your great flowers with that pop of color.

Kara said...

love the multicolor!
Kara

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Wow, love your flower. The multi color makes it so pretty!

Terri E. said...

Love the different colors in your flower. Way to rock the tissue paper challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

~kelly marie~ said...

So pretty! I love the multi-colored flower!

Kimberly said...

Good decision on the polka dots! This is very pretty

Dana said...

Awesome job on the flower!

Melissa said...

Very pretty! I love your flower and the sentiment looks so great embossed!

Tracey Cuccia said...

absolutely DELICIOUS! Great colors, fab flower...love love love :)

Amy said...

This is one of my favorite color combinations! Jennifer, as always, I love your style! Beautiful card!

Gayatri said...

Wow! love the multicolored flower and your card is fantastic. Fresh snow on Raspberry Fizz is beautiful.

Daniela said...

Beautiful, love the colors!

BethieJ said...

Jennifer this is FABULOUS! love the colors you used!!
Happy Hopping!

Shirlann said...

So darn pretty!

Anonymous said...

Great job, I haven't thought of using the scalloped spellbinders in this way. This is what I love about the hop - new inspiration for existing tools.

Kim said...

Love the multi-colored flower!

pattylt said...

I think you pulled of the polka dots in fine style. It really made the card fun and sweet. Love it!

Christi said...

your card is awesome!
I'll have to try using the scallop Nestabilities to make flowers. Thanks for the inspiration.

Babies- Beth said...

Looks almost like a tie dye flower, lol!

mamareebs said...

I really like the playful colors you chose. The multi flower is great.

lynn said...

LOVE your tissue flower, jennifer!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

This is just beautiful, seriously, I am loving that flower and the simple design!! You rock!!

Jackie Pedro said...

So so pretty! Love the bright pink!

Karen H. said...

This is awesome! I love the polka dot flower.

Katie {choc0holic} said...

Lovin' the polka dotted flower...I think I may need to make my own polka dotted tissue paper now!

Theresa Tyree said...

Your flower looks like a carnation, and carnations are my absolute fav flower! Beautiful job!

Lori said...

What a fun flower! Love the look of the patterned tissue paper.

Anthonette said...

I love all the colors together!

jen said...

very pretty! Love all the colors on the flower- and your embossing looks great! :)

Lisa said...

I love how you did the flower with different tissue colors. Beautiful!!!

Sue said...

Just lovely!

Sonya said...

Love the multi-coloured flower. Your card is fabulous, too!

Nancy L. said...

love it!

Heather said...

Where have I been?! This flower is divine :)
Here's a tip I use for mailing fluffy things: I use a piece of bubble wrap, cut to the size of the card with a hole cut out where the embellie is. If really fluffy, I use 2 pieces. It has saved a few cards from Postal Disaster!

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