Saturday, July 25, 2009

July Papertrey Blog Hop!



I think you'll perhaps need to enlarge the photo to see the background text and the embossing on the right edge.



The text paper is from the Chocolate Mix, of course. Spring Rain cs was put through the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder. The embossing along the right edge of the Chocolate paper was done with the new little Scor-Pal thingy- that's the first time I played with it!

Butterflies in the Chocolate paper were colored with a B21 Copic, and one was cut out for the sentiment layer. Spring Rain Twill ribbon finishes it off!

So, when I see my own cards, and knowing that I have to conserve $ and layers and embellies, my cards have much more of a flat look to them than others- what's up with that?? Eye of the beholder? Not enough color variation? It's true when I sit down I can't afford time wise to spend too much time per card, so maybe that's it? Maybe the photographs just make them look much more one dimensional than they really are!

34 comments:

Rose said...

Beth LOVE this card. The round edges, embossing, and where the ribbon finishes- Perfect!!

Chris said...

very cute! it's adorable!

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cuteness!!! tfs!!

Heidi said...

Aaww Bath! That is an adorable card!!!

IamDerby said...

so so cute!!

Katie Renz said...

Super cute Beth... love all the elements in your card.

Carol said...

Love the colors...great card!

VIV SAWYER said...

JUST ADORABLE!

Gwen said...

Oh gosh! this is totally adorable!! love it!!

peggysue said...

This is sooo cute!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

OMG! This card is soooo stinkin' cute & adorable! :) TFS

Chrissy said...

this is so cute!

Kacey Elliott said...

This is so cute Beth! So glad you got to play along :)

Regan said...

aaaaawe...that is amazing

Terri said...

Very cute!

PurpleD said...

That's darling omg! Love it!

Bonnie said...

Terribly sweet Beth! Love the onesie in butterflies!!

Cheryl said...

Beth, that card is just beautiful. I love the blue butterflies, and I love the way you combined colors in the borders. Great job!

Michelle said...

I love that you colored the butterflies in the onesie!

BethieJ said...

SO CUTE Beth!!!

Daniela said...

So cute!

Kim said...

You don't give yourself enough credit. Your card is super! I love the combination of blue and brown and it's such a nice layout.

Sandy said...

Your cards are always so cute and pretty. I love visiting your blog to see what you've made. And they go to such a dear event in life. Don't worry that they look flat...I never even thought about that when I see them.

Karen said...

Beth, your card is so sweet! Love that you made butterflies flit on a boys' baby card! The embossing on the side is the perfect subtle trim! :>

Jennifer Lubbock said...

Very cute! I gotta get that baby set. I don't think your cards look flat -- I prefer the clean and simple look without lots of embellishments. Plus it makes it easier to mail the card. : )

Susan aka "Crunchy" said...

Oh this is SO CUTE!! Love the colors and the paper piecing looks great!

Stampin' Pam said...

This is adorable - I love the chocolate butterfly onesie! Your card is simple, but striking - and it doesn't LOOK simple. It doesn't need lots of embellies to make it say WOW - don't be so hard on yourself :-)

Banu said...

WOW, beautiful card. Loved it.

Dana said...

No way your card looks flat! It is just beautiful, Beth!!

Amy said...

WOW! This is great! I love the paper piecing of the onsie--I would not have chosen that design but I love it! And the use of text is great too--like the sent. stamped over it.

Terri E. said...

What an adorable baby card. Super fun and fresh use of text.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Adorable card!

Savitri said...

This is such a sweet sweet card! I have that stamp and LOVE it :)

Janelle said...

I thought I had finished all the July Blog Hop posts, but must have somehow missed yours. Cute, cute card! Love the use of the patterned paper for the onesie and then coloring the butterflies. Brilliant! And thanks for visiting my blog today! :)