Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!

This month the challenge was to "build" a floral embellishment.  The point was to do something OTHER than Christmas, but I couldn't resist pulling out PTI's Merry & Bright set just one more time.

I really liked this set because I thought that the geometrical trees could be used for lots of other purposes.

Like making a flower. :)

I started out by stamping the striped tree twelve times in Summer Sunrise ink on Lemon Tart paper.

I trimmed six of the trees at about the third stripe in to make them just a tad shorter.

Then I attached the trees in pairs, "fat ends" together.  I layered the trees to form what oddly resembled a Christmas tree star.

 

I rounded the points with detail scissors to give my "star" a more floral look. 

I then punched a circle out of Lemon Tart cardstock for my flower center.  I layered the circle under a clear button attached with glitter glue.  I added the flower to my Summer Sunrise card base under a PTI white layer stamped with Polka Dot Basics (in Lemon Tart) and a layer of Lemon Tart cardstock.

I also added a strip of Summer Sunrise satin ribbon.

The final touch was a stem cut from Ripe Avocado cardstock and the "celebrate" sentiment from Wedding Day stamped in Summer Sunrise.

Close-up of the flower embellishment.  I like this card.  Pretty simple, but it uses a stamp set in an unexpected way, which I love!

(I'm thinking about adding leaves to the stem.  Any thoughts?)

19 comments:

  1. so clever, wonderful stap usage, lovely card.

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  2. Very smart! I think leaves would only add to the cuteness!

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  3. was going to say ingenius, but i am unsure of the spelling, so i'm going with jak, this is very clever, cuz i sure as hell didn't see a flower in those trees...it rocks!!

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  4. Looks good "as is" and would also look good with leaves. Love the idea!

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  5. What a creation, going to have to put this on top of my to do list. I love the Merry and Bright and Merry and Bright additions sets. Great job with the hop challenge!

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  6. what a great idea! this is very cute!

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  7. wow, what a fun and cheery card, this will surely brighten someone's day! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  8. Wow! How different....and gorgeous! Maybe 1 leaf?
    ~Lacey

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  9. Very creative and clever use of the tree set! I like it without leaves, but I'm sure you would come up with some great leaves as well, seeing how you made the flowers!

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  10. Love your christmas tree flower. Very creative use of a non-flower stamp set.

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  11. Love your card! I think it's beautiful and super creative!

    And I want to thank you for my first laugh of the day. I read your dog story and I've gotta tell you that you are a GREAT story teller. I've added you to my Google Reader! :-)

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  12. wow!! now that is really thinking outside of the box! I always love seeing these kind of project and find myself wondering...why didn't I think of that!! I love your homemade flower! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. So clever! Love how you thought "out of the box" on this one.

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  14. beautiful, love this flower. what a fantastic idea. thanks for sharing your creativity! fabulous!

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  15. Carbecca;

    Beautiful!

    You've been nominated for a blooger award!

    Go check it out on my blog!

    Loretta
    http://www.msrhetta.blogspot.com

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  16. You are so very creative. I love it!

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