Tuesday, January 25, 2011

January Papertrey Blog Hop

Here's the challenge, issued just 10 days ago:


'This month's blog hop challenge involves you challenging yourself to use a Papertrey stamp set that has yet to see ink or even one that might be collecting a little dust!'

Lol, I started the challenge on the 16th, but only got two of them done. Then I failed in the photographing of one of them (Snow days are no different than rain days for photographing near as I can tell. It has snowed off an on for the past, well, 77 years, I think.). Today I will show you one that is done, and one still being worked on!


This is a pretty momentous card- does it look clean and simple? I used 2 sets never used before, one sentiment never used before, and stamped directly on to a card from a box of cards never used before! How's that?

It is, of course, Banner Builder, with BABY spelled out with Fresh Alphabet, and the sentiment from Inside and Out Baby. I stamped directly onto the card with Versafine Onyx Black, and the banners are in Memento inks. One try, and I got this perfect card!




Here's the one that is not quite done: Lily of the Valley. The paper is shimmery, but without any sun today, I couldn't get the glitter to show without glare from the flash. The green layer is Leaf Green, a color I have not been using much- but am so happy to have when the right moment comes along! Cut with Nesties, I hand cut the bottom of the stem first, then put it over the edge of the nesty to finish the cut and have the stem stick off the edge. Colored with Copics, and glitter applied to the bottom of the flower cups. Sentiment comes from another unused Year of Flowers set: Sweet Peas.
It's snowing big flakes out there. The radio says we are just going to get 'about' and inch during the day. There is at least an inch and a half on the porch, with no signs of letting up. Craig says life is all about contradictions, I say I need a ticket to somewhere sunny and warm. He says it is warm, it's above 0 F for the first time in days.

32 comments:

lam said...

beautiful cards and I love the colours you used.

Dani said...

Lovely!!

Camilla said...

Wow the green one is really popping out to be seen :) I love it!

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Traci Nachtrab said...

That green lily card is to DIE for. I just love it!

nancy jane said...

I cannot believe you haven't used that sentiment before... it's perfect for your baby cards. The lily card is stunning. The sparkle in the paper is visible - just wanted you to know.

cindy holshouser said...

Beth I do declare that this banner card is my most favorite babies2 card ever. Oh my - it is just so darling.Keeping it simple is a challenge to me, you nailed it with this one!

Barbara said...

Beautiful cards, Beth. I LOVE the CAS one a LOT!

Peggysuez said...

So very pretty, love that Lily of the Valley card and the Babies banner is so cute!

resmith said...

Beautiful cards. I especially love the baby card.

Nerina said...

These are both gorgeous Beth! The baby card is perfectly cute and the LOTV is unbelievably beautiful! I love the way you've matted the image - so creative!

Kay said...

Your baby card is so sweet, but it's the Lily of the Valley card that gets a big "ooh" and "ahh". I can make out the glitter, and it's quite lovely. I really like your "out of the box" cutting on the flowers, which are colored just beautifully, btw. Great color combo, too! Two thumbs up from this gal!

Kelly S. said...

From super sweet to elegant and lovely! The lillies look great against that gorgeous green background!

beckynoelle said...

i love that lily card! too pretty!

Diane Jaquay said...

These are awesome Beth! Love the lily of the valley card!

Jen Carter said...

Great job Beth!! Love the banners!! And the lily is gorgeous!

Karli said...

I'm on the the lily train too :) never been inked! But I love what you did with it. Thanks for the inspiration!

Amy said...

Wow, Beth! They are both wonderful. I have those banners sitting in my cart. You may have just pushed me over the edge to hit "send." I look at that lily and feel that I'm in the presence of stamping greatness. Love the effect of the hand-cut stem. Very nice.

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Love the banner card - it's perfect! Good job on lining it all up, I"m always worried how that will go for me. And beautiful job on the colouring of lillies. I like how you matted them on the nesties.

christy compton hall said...

Two BEAUTIFUL cards, Beth! The banner works so well with the sentiment, and the Lily of the Valley card is truly stunning!

Tessan said...

both your cards are lovely!

Karen C. said...

The one layer BABY card is so sweet - and is perfect with that sentiment. The LOTV card is beautiful and I like the way you cut the stems to overhang the edge of the nestie shape.

Sara Mac said...

Awesome cards Beth! Love the CAS baby card. You should make several of those to have on hand. The lily card is gorgeous. Love everything about it!

Terri said...

Great job on both of them. Love the baby banner. I need to use my set too. Thanks for the inspiration!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

These are GORGEOUS! I especially LOVE that one layer baby card with the banner. . .how awesome!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Love the baby card! So CAS! And the lily of the valley card is beautiful. I do not own any of those sets you have used! More to add to the wish list!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

I love them both! The baby card with the banner is adorable, and I love the lily of the valley--the green is beautiful!

Chris L.

Christina said...

Both of these are wonderful, Beth! I especially love the baby banner, so clean and simple. And the LIly of the Valley is one that I just have to order one of these days! Beautiful job!

Linda said...

Your cards are beautiful! I need to make some baby cards for coworkers this spring. I will be CASEing this one. It is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie said...

Beth.......These are so precious! The baby card is just amazing. Love that sentiment! The lily card is just stunning!

Pat said...

The baby card is so cute! (Yeah, I haven't used my Banner Builder either.) I love the balance created by putting the sentiment on the front.

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Gorgeous cards Beth, and the Baby one especially is fab!