Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Papertrey Blog Hop!



This is actually my first blog hop ever! I just loved the challenge so much that I got started this weekend.

Here was the challenge:


Background building sets have rapidly become one of Papertrey's signature traits. For this month's Blog Hop, we want to see all of your very best backgrounds. They can be multi-colored or monochromatic. Simple or elegantly detailed. They can be created with a set originated for that purpose or a reinvention of images that were not. Be sure to include a separate photo of your completed background BEFORE you add it to your project so we can see it in all its glory!

I've actually been thinking for awhile that the tree portion of Father Knows Best would make a cool background. If you're not familiar with the stamp set here is the set. I basically started with the tree portion, and then went back in with the two single leaves to fill in. If you look closely you can tell where I filled in. I actually like the varied look this gives:I will say when I began this card I wanted to use the outlined tree leaves and colors them to give the impression of Easter eggs. However, there aren't smaller outline leaves to complete the paper, so I ended up with this. It's more my style anyway, but I think the other would have been pretty neat. Here's the finished product: Apparently I'm stuck using Friend's 'Til The End. I'm going to need an intervention soon. I did add some glitter to the scallop edge and a nice vintage black Papertrey Ink button.
Stamps: Father Know Best, Friends 'Til The End
Ink: White, VersaMagic Black, VersaMark
Cardstock: Kraft, Raspberry Fizz, Stamper's Select White
Ribbon: Papertrey Ink True Black
Embossing Powder: White
Stampin' Up Black Writer

Thanks for stopping by!

36 comments:

Diane said...

How very clever! It looks GREAT!

Dana said...

Oh my, ... Courtney, this is soo pretty! I also love your entry for Dawn's color challenge.

Babies- Beth said...

Wow, who'd a thought? I still want to see the easter eggs from the leaves, lol!

Sarah W said...

The background really makes the color of the flowers pop. Very nice!

Lisa said...

Great idea for your background.

IamDerby said...

Simply stunning!

BethieJ said...

Your card is STUNNING! Fantastic job!!!

Deb Rymer said...

Really great design - love the placement of the flowers, colors and the creative background.

Terri E. said...

Great idea. I really like the white on kraft look. You rocked the background challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Tenia Nelson said...

Great card you have here!!! tfs!!
-t

Kacey Elliott said...

What a fabulous idea to use that stamp! Who'd a thunk it? Great card!

Lisa H. said...

oooo, lovin' the kraft with the black and raspberry fizz! this is sooooo purty!

Scrapping Julie said...

glad you played along. your card is super!

Purple D said...

I'd say the background makes or breaks a card. Having your own background makes it even more personal! :-) I'm going to try it myself!

peggysue said...

What a lovely background, I'd call it soothing. The touch of lacy edging, very nice job all around.

Jessica said...

This is beautiful! What a cool idea to use that set as a background!!

Deanna said...

Beautiful! Love what you used to create your background!

Melissa said...

What a super idea for the tree leaves, I'll have to give that a try! Your card is beautiful!

Jennifer L. said...

love it! Clever idea on the background. I didn't realize that top left stamp was a flower bud. Duh.

Ally said...

So nice! Love the colours and your background is wonderful!

Dana said...

THis is so PRETTY! Love the whole combo!

ALLY said...

Stunning! Love the stamped back ground! Great card!

Jen Caputo said...

Oh I love this design and totally want to CASE it! My favorite part is the little bud sneaking in from the corner - awesome!

Tiffany Heilman said...

Love the background paired with the friends set. great job on the challenge.

Karen said...

Great combo of sets!! And love those colors together...striking pink and black with the softer background...looks great!! :>

Melanie said...

Beautiful card and great color combo!

Daniela said...

So pretty, love a touch of pink !

Lynn P. said...

Cool idea using that for the bg - very pretty

Colleen Wold said...

This is just gorgeous!!! Love all that sparkle!

Kim said...

That's beautiful and so creative! Plus I love the pop of red from the flowers.

Heather P. said...

This is SO pretty! Love that burst of color with the flower. :)

Dana said...

WOW Courtney...very clever! I am impressed with your tree/leaf BG..it's awesome!

Chase said...

Very good!

Lizzie Jones said...

I love how you used the tiny leaves for your background! Thank you so much for sharing!

Claire Brennan said...

Oh yes! this is lovely!

A_MOMS_LIFE said...

I really like you background and I just love that little flower of to the side!! Super cute!! I am doing my first blog hop also!