I struggled with the inspiration photos for this month’s Papertrey Blog Hop. The photos were lovely but I’m not a big stitching person. Couldn’t figure how to get that look with the stamps I brought with me on vacation. The closest look was using Papertrey’s Tulip Time with the nice lines in the tulip flowers that look a bit like embroidery. The biggest visual impact from the inspiration photos for me was how the color popped from the gray background. I used neon inks to get that pop of color. I opted to use soft stone for the gray background since I didn’t want to try heat embossing on the 3 layered tulip flowers. I was worried that the last layer of heat embossing would cause the earlier layers to bubble and goof up the sheen. I also sponged soft stone around the edge of the card so darken up the gray background. Hope you are enjoying the blog hop. There are some lovely cards!
- Cardstock: Raspberry Fizz and Soft Stone (Papertrey)
- Stamps: Tulip Time (Papertrey)
- Ink: New Leaf (Papertrey); Neon Pink, Neon Red, Pale Tomato (Hero Arts)