I have a card to share today for the Papertrey Ink May Blog Hop Challenge.
Here is the inspiration photo for the hop. I love the rainbow color palette and cascade of blocks!
I immediately thought of the Swirls cover-up die from Lil Inker Designs, so that's where I decided to start.
First I chose a rainbow of brightly colored, textured card stock from a mat stack that I've had forever. Then I die cut each color with the Swirls die and collected all the little pieces in a bowl. I also cut a white one to use as a template for gluing down all the little swirls and stuck it down to my card base with re-positional adhesive.
It took a ridiculously long time to puzzle piece the little swirls into the correct spots on the template so that they would fit correctly. I used a quickie glue pen to glue each piece to my card base, which is PTI Stamper's Select White card stock, after I had determined where each piece would go. When I was finished gluing down all the little pieces, I carefully removed the white template.
In person, this card has really great texture and dimension to it, thanks to the textured card stock and all the raised swirls.
Next I cut a banner from PTI vellum using the Lil Inker On The Diagonal die. I stamped a sentiment from MFT stamps with VersaMark and heat embossed it in black. I stuck a couple pieces of clear foam tape under the H and the 2 and glued down just the ends using 1/8 inch score tape, in order to make it bow outward and add some more dimension.
The sentiments inside are from the PTI Inside & Out: Birthday stamp set. Although it took a while to piece this card together, I LOVE how it came out! I really enjoy the way the paisley shapes seem to drift and flow across the paper.
I hope everyone is having a great Memorial Day! Take time to remember our Veteran's today.