Saturday, February 25, 2017

Papertrey Ink Feb 2017 blog hop challenge

It's time again for the Papertrey Ink monthly blog hop.

Once again Nicole picked such a gorgeous and inspiring photo.  I didn't have a lot of time to make a card and really wanted to preserve the elegance of the photo.  I definitely struggled with this.  I decided to try some foiling.  I got the supplies to do so for Christmas but haven't had a chance to try it.
I am not totally thrilled with the design of my card but woweee that foiling it wonderful!  It's very hard to photograph but in real life it's super shiny.   It's flat and looks soo much more professional looking than embossing.  As Jennifer McGuire has shown on her blog.  I used flitter glue and an ink blending sponge to apply glue to my sentiment stamp then stamped it using the MISTI.  I then applied the foil over the stamped image and ran it through my laminator using a piece of copy paper folded in half as my carrier sheet.     If I didn't get a good impression then I stamped again in the same spot which is really easy using the MISTI and then added the foil and ran it back through again.   I also did this for my flower centers.  I used a toner sheet to die cut PTI's nostalgic notions border (no longer available).  This worked even better than the stamping.   I used PTI's art with heart stamp set (no longer available)  for my flower decoration.  I stamped the leaves in PTI  saffron spice.  The flowers were stamped in Momento's sweet plum and PTI's raspberry fizz inks.  The sentiment is from PTI's painted petals stamp set (no longer available). 

Gotta run! Thanks for stopping by!  Please come back again!
Shelly


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12 comments:

victoria h said...

love the flowers and touches of gold....looks like you enjoyed foiling

Marcia HIll said...

What an elegant card Shelly!! LOVE your gold foiling (have the supplies, but haven't tried it yet!) and really like the striped DSP too! Your pops of color with the flowers make this such a lovely, lovely card!! :0)

Cindy Boney said...

Lovely card, Shelley!! The stripes give just the right balance for your focal point and gorgeous flowers! Beautiful!

artful-notions said...

Oh Shelly, I can't imagine what you're unhappy about. Your card is elegant, and simply stunning. Foiling is on my list of to-dos, and I thank you for the referral blog to get me started. Love learning new things, and I agree, on your card it looks professional!

Skrater said...

Your card is stunning and I love all that foil! You are right it is so beautiful in person. It is really hard to photograph it. Thanks for sharing your creation!

Traci M said...

This is just beautiful! I like the gold foiling too!

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Just beautiful Shelly. Those touches of gold are just perfect.

Natasha said...

So pretty! Love it!

Marybeth said...

Shelly its gorgeous! I love the stripes and gold design across the card!

Leigh Penner said...

Very pretty take on the inspiration photo!

Jacquie Southas said...

Great design! The foil adds a level of elegance to the card!

Joyce Casaldi said...

Love the good, very pretty!