Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Papertrey February 2015 Blog Hop

Papertrey Ink is hosting their February 2015 blog hop today, and I am so grateful for the chance to play along:
 

I heat embossed a stamp from PTI's Giga Guide Lines stamp set in white onto water color paper.  I pressed ink onto my acrylic blocks and used a water brush to paint on the following colors: Tropical Teal, Royal Velvet, Raspberry Fizz, and Melon Berry.  I heat embossed a sentiment from Stylish Sentiments: Birthday in Zing Purple powder onto vellum and folded the piece behind the water color paper.  The panel was placed on a Royal Velvet cardstock base.  The aqua sequins are from PTI's MIM Shakers + Sprinkles, and the purple ones are from Doodlebug.

Here is the beautiful inspiration piece:  photo credit: Micklyn via society6
 
Blog Hop Inspiration
 
Check out the amazing PTI creations HERE
 
Thank you for coming over to visit!  I hope you are enjoying this day!
 
Kara Lynne

56 comments:

  1. WOW! Your embossing is perfect and so is this card!

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  2. Great take on the photo inspiration, Kara Lynne! Beautiful colouring!

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  3. This stamp and watercolor combo is absolutely beautiful- I love this card!

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  4. What a stunning design, Kara Lynne! Your jewel tones are so vibrant and lovely!! Hugs, Darnell

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  5. So pretty! Love the scattering of sequins all along the edge.

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  6. Brilliant idea to use Giga Guidelines, and I just adore that water color background you made. Love the sentiment on velum as well-great way to showcase your background.

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  7. beautiful background, the stamp really enhances, love your card.x

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  8. This is so pretty! Awesome background!!

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  9. This is beautiful, love your colors!! Great technique! I don't know happy dance, but I will check her out. Thanks

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  10. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment!! Your card rocks the challenge! Love these colors!

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  11. Wow!! This is gorgeous!! I LOVE the colors and that you used your PTI ink!! I need to try this!! The sequins are the perfect touch to help draw your eye downward!! LOVE it!!

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  12. In my opinion; this is a winner. Stunning!

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors and the Giga Guidelines are perfect for this challenge! You totally tocked the challenge!

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  14. You watercoloring is beautiful and I like your trailing sequins!

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  15. This is sooooo beautiful Kara, it really came out fabulous!

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  16. Beautiful! The colours are just spectacular.

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  17. Wowza! That's one beautiful card! Your background is just stunning!!

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  18. Oh how beautiful! Great minds think alike hehehe!

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  19. Beautiful! Perfectly aligned images and stunning background...

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  20. Oh, I just LOVE your watercoloured background! Great used of combining it with heat embossing!

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  21. Oh, I just LOVE your watercoloured background! Great used of combining it with heat embossing!

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  22. Beautiful take on the inspiration photo! Lovely rich colours and I think using one of the guide lines stamps worked out to a lovely and awesome card!

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  23. Lovely card!! I love the stamp you used for your design.

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  24. Beautiful work on your heat embossing and watercoloring! And like Rema said, perfectly aligned!

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  25. Very striking! Love the embossing and vellum sentiment panel! Beautifully done!

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  26. Gorgeous layout and design! Love the added bling!

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  27. Wow this card is beyond stunning!!! Great choice of colors and fantastic job mixing them!
    I want to also thank for visiting and always brightening my day with your sweet comments. I truly appreciate it.

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  28. Kara, your take on the inspiration photo is so beautiful. Love the background and Giga Guidelines stamp! The spill of sequins is lovely too :-)

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  29. Lovely card. I need to use that stamp set more oftnr. Your background is exquisite. Great placement of those sequins.

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  30. Lovely card. I need to use that stamp set more oftnr. Your background is exquisite. Great placement of those sequins.

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  31. Gorgeous card! The heat embossing and background is lovely!

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  32. so beautiful, kara... love the way the sequins cascade down the card front!

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  33. Your card is so pretty Kara!! Love how the colors blend across the background and are highlighted by the perfect selection of sequins!

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  34. Oh my goodness! Your card is just beautiful! The embossing on vellum and your choice of sequins really make the whole thing pop!

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  35. Simply gorgeous Kara Lynne! Love the cascading sequins. What a beautiful touch. And great name...my middle name is Lynne too!

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  36. This is amazing!! Love the look it created.

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  37. Gorgeous! The white embossing powder looks beautiful against the pretty watercolor background! I definitely want to try out that color combination!

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  38. Beautiful cards Kara! Such pretty color palettes and patterns!

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  39. Kara, what a beautiful card! Your watercolor is beautiful, and I adore the trail of sequins.

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  40. What a splash of colors, Kara! Just breathtaking :)

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  41. Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful! Your background is just amazing...I love how jewel-toned it looks! And the white just really pops against it. Pure perfection Kara!! :0)

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  42. Wow! Gorgeous background in beautiful color! Great take on the inspiration photo...so pretty!!!

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  43. Beautiful card, Kara, with your artsy background! Love your trail of sequins and rhinestones. And, thanks for your sweet comment!

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  44. so subtle and refined Kara!
    I really love your take ;)

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  45. Your take is perfect! It's so gorgeous! It's been ages since I have participated in a blog hop!

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  46. Just beautiful! LOVE the watercolor look, and Giga Guidelines is one of my favs!!! ;)

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  47. Absolutely gorgeous! Really what more can I say, this is just breath taking!

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