It is time for Papertrey Ink’s May Blog Hop. The theme for this month is flowers. I wasn’t going to participate, but had some last minute inspiration. When I say last minute, I mean that I just made the card today. It took me several hours of working on it in between feeding the kids, naps, play time, etc. I decided to participate because I really wanted to try the trellis technique. For a great tutorial on how to make the trellis, visit this site: Valita's Designs. One of my favorite things is a trellis covered with flowering vines. Someday I hope to have one in my yard. However, if you know me, you would know that I don’t like gardening. I like flowers, but can’t grow anything if my life depended on it. I very much have a black thumb. The only flowers in our yard are due to my husband’s diligence. Thank goodness for that. If it were left up to me, we would probably have nothing but a sandbox for a yard. At least I can’t kill paper flowers! Well maybe I can…just keep reading after my picture. So here is my card:
Have you ever had one of those cards or projects that proves to be challenging just in the making of it? This was one of those cards. Between my inability to cut a straight and non-frayed edge with any of my paper cutters, finger prints, mystery smudges, exposed glue, smudged stamping, crooked impressions, and all the other problems with this piece, I am very surprised that I actually finished it. So, I think that I can kill a paper flower. I had to scrap a few due to some of the above listed issues. Despite the problems, I still enjoyed trying this technique. I hope you like the card. Thank you for looking!
- Stamps: Dahlia, Sending you sentiment, Polka Dot Basics II: PTI
- Paper: White, Kraft, Spring Rain, Argyle Socks PP: PTI
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Dandelion: Tsukineko
- Accessories: PTI Cane Print IP; Mat Stack 4 Die, Double Ended Banner Die, Dahlia Die, Turning a New Leaf Die: PTI; Copics, Art Institute Glitter, Celebrate It Ribbon from Michael’s.