Wednesday, 25 January 2017

PTI January 2017 Blog Hop

Hello there everyone,

Today I am participating for the very first time in the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. I think this will be fun! Here is the inspiration photo.

Blog Hop Inspiration

I started with a basic 5 x 7 white card and I have die cut several layers from black and white card stock using a couple of Spellbinders dies and layered them with pop dots. The layers are quite subtle and did not really show up when I tried to photograph the card from the side. 


For my stamps I have used Papertrey Ink Year of Flowers: Mums. I used the coordinating dies and cut them out, stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with the Copics you see below. 


I have used the Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags die and a sentiment from the Tag Its #1 stamp set for the teeny little tag at the bottom which I then tied up with a snip of red picot ribbon.

So that is it for me for today. I cannot wait to see what wonderful things everyone else has created on this blog hop today. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your comments. It means so much to me. Enjoy the rest of the stops along the hop. 

And... I have decided to enter this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes. Cheers.

  ~ Melanie ~

40 comments:

  1. WOW!! I love your intricate background and your coloring is fabulous . what a great take on the challenge

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  2. Your bright big blooms look lovely against that lacy ground! So glad you joined in this month!

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  3. Beautiful card! I hope to see something next month, too!

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  4. Wow, Melanie, what a gorgeous card inspired for this great and yummy-looking inspiration photo! I love the dahlias and the striking red blooms against the black, and what a great die...one of my faves! Warm hugs, sweet friend!

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  5. Hi Melanie! Like mums climbing a wrought iron gate... gorgeous!!! And your coloring is perfect. Just lovely!

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  6. Those mums just explode off of the front! Awesome, bold and cheerful card!!

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  7. Hi Melanie
    I love that black and white behind your lovely Flower
    Beautifully made
    see you on my Blog hop card...this is my first time to joining yay I am so excited :)
    hugs
    Monika

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  8. Great take on the inspiration! I like how your die matches the shape of the cookie.

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  9. Beautiful use of Copics...love your background! :)

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  10. What a beautiful card - those red flowers look fabulous on that black detailed background!

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  11. Those beautifully colored flowers really pop on your background! Great card.

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  12. This is so beautiful, I love your flowers!!

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  13. Your flowers almost pop off the card; such a great focal point. And a gorgeous take on the photo inspiration. It's a gem!

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  14. Gee, this is stunning. I wish I could color like you

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  15. This is so pretty! I Love the lacy black background and those beautifully colored flowers! So glad you joined us !

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  16. Melanie, your colored mums are gorgeous on that beautiful black background. Great design!

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  17. Gorgeous card, Melanie! your coloring of those flowers is amazing too!

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  18. Beautiful flowers and background! Very nice design!

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  19. How great that this is your first PTI blog hop. Many more to come, I hope. Your card is stunning. I love the flowers you chose and how you colored them. In response to your question regarding my card--the background that looks like score lines is actually from a PTI impression plate called tin types.

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  20. beautiful take on the inspiration photo!!

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  21. WOW...this is SO pretty Melanie! Absolutely LOVE your background and those mum's are just FABULOUS and really pop on your card! So glad you got to join in on the fun and I'll look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations on PTI's site! :0)

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  22. Gorgeous dies and pretty flowers! Lovely card!

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  23. Love how the mums just pop out on your card! With the delicate panel, it's a lovely card!

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  24. Pretty card Melanie! Love your elegant background.

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  25. Gorgeous card and coloring!

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  26. Your card id gorgeous, Melanie. You did a wonderful job of coloring the mums and the background is so elegant.

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  27. This is REALLY beautiful, Melanie! A wonderful take on the challenge & a terrific start to PTI hopping!!

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  28. This is your first time? Wow, hope it will be the start of each month seeing you participate. This is lovely.

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  29. Beautiful coloring & I love the tiny tag! Welcome to your first hop!

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  30. Gorgeous card! Love the intricate background & beautifully colored flowers.

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  31. Your design is gorgeous! It reminds me of an iron fence with pops of colors everywhere!! Fantastic card for your first time with PTI!

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  32. Beautiful colouring, awesome card design! Love this.

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  33. Those mums are beautiful! Great job!

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  34. Melanie, what a beautiful card this is.

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  35. Melanie, your card is stunning! I love the tiny tag. So happy that you won!

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  36. Your flowers are beautiful! Congratulations on your win!,

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  37. beautiful card :) Thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!!

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