Papertrey May Blog Hop Challenge

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.



  1. This is really rad, Amber! I believe it did take a long time, but it was worth it - it's gorgeous! Enjoy the hop! Hugs, Darnell

  2. Oh, this is gorgeous! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo!

  3. Cute card! very cute pattern, and the colors are nice.

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  5. What a lovely card.
    I love the design.

  6. Beautiful and so worth the effort! :0)

  7. Love the swirls of colour. Beautiful design.

  8. The colors are perfect - love the vellum sentiment panel too!


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