Wednesday, February 25, 2015

PTI February Blog Hop

Hello!  I'm popping in today to share a card I made for PTI's February Blog Hop.  Below is the inspiration photo we were given.  It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do.  I watercolored a few backgrounds with several PTI inks, but I wasn't really pleased with any of them.  Then, I won a spot in Stamp Nation's newest Dye Ink Pads class last week, and I saw a card by Isha Gupta where she placed a watercolored strip down the left side of her card.  After that this card fell into place.  I used PTI's Phrase Play #5 stamp set and die, but I used the Journal Card #1 die to trim down the bottom of the Phrase Play panel, so it would be a square instead of a rectangle. Does that make sense? Then I used portions of my watercolored backgrounds on the card.  I turned it into a shaker with some Pretty Pink Posh sequins at the last minute because I thought my niece would think it was more fun.  Unfortunately we've had lots of cloudy days, so I apologize for the dark photo.  Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy hopping!
                                                                             Inspiration photo credit: Micklyn via society6

30 comments:

  1. LOVE this, Lindsey! So great seeing your card in the Technique Toolbox gallery! Hope you are enjoying the class. :)

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  2. What a great idea to make a shaker card and the watercolouring really pops against the white. Your class sounds interesting!
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  3. Oh, I love this, Lindsey! It's so pretty & fun!

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  4. So pretty Lindsey, your watercolored panels are wonderful!

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  5. What a beautiful idea to put the strip of watercolored paper on the bottom. I love your card!

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  6. Pretty! This IS a happy card. :)

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  7. such beautiful watercolor and i really like the square (yes it made perfect sense) and that strip of watercolor along the bottom is just perfect - love it

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  8. I love how you've got your pretty watercolor panel visible through the HAPPY shaker and peeking out the bottom of your card! Very cool, Lindsey! Enjoy the hop! Hugs, Darnell

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  9. I LOVE LOVE your card, Lindsey! Love the bold colors and yet so clean. Beautifully done!

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  10. love, love your pretty shaker card!!! The coloring is so beautiful and looks amazing against the white!!! Lovely:)

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  11. Beautiful card Lindsey...your background and strip at the bottom turned out amazing! And I am still in LOVE with shaker cards, so this is a perfect card to me! :0)

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  12. What a lovely card Lindsey! So cute and fun too, It was good to be back here scrolling through your wonderful creation again!

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  13. Love this! I love the contrast of the pretty colors with the white! Great job!

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  14. Beautiful. Love how you were inspired Lindsey!

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  15. What a fun card!! Totally makes me smile!!

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  16. OMG! I love your card! What a fabulous take on the inspiration and a shaker to boot! Fabulous work!

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  17. This is SUPER BEAUTIFUL!! =) I LOVE the AMAZING Design and your take on the Challenge!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  18. Love the design of this card. Beautiful inking and fun shaking. And, yes, I understood what you did with that die and I think it was a fantastic idea.

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  19. Love this, Lindsey! Those clear watercolor colors are so pretty and the shaker is perfect!

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  20. Oh, so pretty, Lindsey! I think that watercolored strip is the perfect touch!

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  21. Beautiful!! Love this die (and always looking for additional ways to use it) and your lovely watercolors!

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  22. Fabulous layout, Lindsey! Love the added strip at the bottom. Congrats on the win!

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  23. Beautiful card, and design Lindsey! I love that you took it in a whole different direction! Love it! I see you got your order,I am still waiting for mine and I ordered before the official release time:(
    I see my sweet friend Nancy is congratulating you on a win......congrats! I am thinking Papertrey Ink ...yay!

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  24. Oh ,I see you won the die! Congrats! Sorry I thought maybe you won the hop.....

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  25. This is just so pretty, Lindsey ... fabulous and fun shaker ... love how you've combined that wonderfully watercoloured paper with all that yummy white space! Anita :)

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  26. This is stunning! I too was so inspired by Isha's watercoloring! Thanks so much for sharing this at Technique Toolbox!

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  27. Love your card and colored Lindsey. I am glad you enjoyed the class and got inspired. Thanks for sharing your creation!

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