PTI June Blog Hop Challenge

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The June Blog Hop Challenge at Papertrey Ink features a lovely piece of artwork by Yellena James:

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Since I loved the colors, that is what I used for the inspiration for my card today. Of course, I pulled out one of my new floral stamp sets to create my take on this beautiful underwater garden.

PTI June Blog Hop Challenge: Hey There Floral Card

It’s a lot of stamping and masking, but I love how it turned out. Most of the white areas are done with Versamark Ink and white embossing powder. I used some enamel accents to add a few dots for the spaces I didn’t feel safe reheating.

PTI June Blog Hop Challenge: Hey There Floral Card

For the background, I used a mini ink blender with some Peacock Feathers Distress ink and blended up from the bottom of the panel. While it was drying, I stamped the ink pad directly on a clear acrylic block and added a little water. Using a paintbrush, I picked up the color and tapped off some droplets over my blended ink. Once that all dried, I went ahead and stamped my flowers using masking paper where necessary.

PTI June Blog Hop Challenge: Hey There Floral Card

And there you have it! I’ll add the links to the supplies I used below. Have a fabulous day!

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23 Comments

    1. Me too! Once I realized I could do a tone on tone with the same color ink I used for blending, the desk has been a watery mess ever since. 😀

  1. Fantastic card! Love how the flowers ‘slide in’ from each side. The background captures the inspiration beautifully!

  2. Beautifully blended background, complete with artful splatters! You’re making me wish I had bought this stamp set–it’s so pretty!

    1. *enabler alert* It’s never too late, Katherine! What’s one more stamp set, am I right? Haha 🙂

    1. Yes they are! I’ve even been looking on the artist’s site to see if I can find something for a background for my computer 🙂

    1. I can upload a TinyTutorial this week and show you how – I’ll stick the link here if you like, just hit the ‘notify me of new comments’ or sign up for updates to your inbox on the top of the home page 🙂

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