Wednesday, July 25, 2012

PTI Blog Hop: July


     Stamp-A- Faire, then PTI's Blog Hop. What more can a crafting girl want? Definitely my favorite time of the year. This month's blog hop is based upon an inspirational photo:

Blog-hop-inspiration 
     I immediately knew I would use the rose image from my new stamp set, The Sweet Life. After experimenting with a few different color combinations for the rose, this is what I chose.


 The base is Summer Sunrise followed by Melon Berry and topped with Berry Sorbet.


  I kept the card clean & simple. I added some texture in the background using the Striped IP.



Thanks for stopping by. Looking forward to everyone's entries.

36 comments:

Kara said...

lovely!! love those roses!

Rhonda said...

The roses are so pretty in these colors Carol. Lovely card.

Leigh said...

Gorgeous! I love your colour combo for the roses!

Tracey McNeely said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Carol!

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Beautiful 'clean and simple' card~ with elegant touches!! That frame and the embossed background just set it all off!!!

Leah said...

So pretty. I can't wait to get my Sweet Life set, should be here today!

craftmates said...

Love how sweet and simple it is! Great card! - Irma

Joyce said...

This is just gorgeous. I love your stamped roses and your CAS layout.

Teresa said...

The striped IP make the perfect background for your card. Beautiful!

Kristii said...

So very pretty!!! Love, love, love your stamped roses!

carefree creations said...

Lovely card! The stripes are a great background.

sanketi said...

I simply love those roses..must get that stamp set!

Dana said...

very pretty and elgant! Love the texture!!

Renee said...

Everyone is using this set...
OMGoodness there is temptation in the air today...
so I can only peek!
I don't need this set...
I really don't...
but I keep seeing it and the call keeps getting louder that I could possibly be wrong and perhaps I DO need this set...
so just a peek!
Enough to say it's gorgeous!!
And love the striped background! :)

Jacquie Southas said...

beautiful colors on your roses - loved the IP you used too!

Crafty Kate said...

VERY pretty!

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty! The roses are lovely.

cutiephinphin said...

Pretty and elegant.

Pam W. said...

Gorgeous. I love the clean and simple layout. The striped background add so much to the design. Great job.

Kelly Griglione said...

Well you got the stripe impressions to photograph nicely! Beautiful background for your feature.

Kim said...

Carol, this is just so beautiful. Your roses look almost real and your shading is just fabulous.

angelabranon said...

Simple and elegant. Great layout.

Steph H said...

Stunning! Love your clean approach, with the texture in the background. (A kick in my own rear for not purchasing Sweet Life during the release!) Just beautiful!

Cassie_lu said...

loving that color combo for the flowers

cards by cara said...

This is simply stunning! I love your layout and use of the dies with the impression plate.

Terri said...

Great CAS card. Love your use of the roses and the embossed background too.

Kathy Mc said...

Oh, I knew I should have ordered this stamp set. Figured with Rosie Posie, Lovely Layers and Natural Beauties I'd be set for floral sets…for a while anyway. Gorgeous clean & simple card ~ perfect for an anniversary!

fishydesign said...

Such pretty pretty flowers! I shall order Sweet Life.. .and exchange my points for the anniversary set!

Ginger Claire said...

Super gorgeous, another reason for me to add sweet life to my shopping basket! Thank you for your sweet comment about our video, we had too much fun that day xx

PatQ's Cards said...

Your roses are gorgeous.

Geri said...

Very pretty...love the clean and simple look!!

Helen F. said...

LOVE your card, Carol! Your incorporated all of the colors of the inspiration pic so beautifully in the flowers and background :)

victoria h said...

gorgeous stamped roses

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Beautiful! I love the yellow tea roses and this reminds me of them.

Jean said...

Definitely CAS perfection!

nancy jane said...

The texture you added to the card provides a wonderful background to the roses. That impression plates keeps moving up my wish list.