Sunday, May 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink May Blog Hop: Aqua and Melon

It's blop hop day at Papertrey Ink.  The challenge is to use aqua and melon.


I am always intrigued by what people do with the full cover plate dies.  I have a few of these dies, but I never seem to use them.  I actually tried on a card that I posted yesterday - but I just couldn't make it work.  So I double-challenged myself today to use one of these background dies.  I decided to use a stamp that mentions "end of the day" and "tomorrow" and I thought I could could create a sunrise/sunset look.  I decided to use the first cover die that I ever got which I am sure has never been used before.  I'm not sure that I accomplished the sunrise/sunset look - I think it would be better with a few more colors - a lighter melon and a darker aqua - but I still like the clean and fresh look of the colors.

Courage
  • Stamps: Papertrey Ink A Little Inspiration, Happy Harlequin, Heart-to-Heart 6 (the sun)
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist, Melon Berry
  • Ink: Papertrey Ink Smokey Shadow, Versamark
  • Accessories: Papertrey Ink Harlequin Cover Plate die, Heart-to-Heart 6 dies, Heat and Stick Embossing Powder, Fine Crystal Glitter, clear sequins

40 comments:

Kara said...

very pretty Kim!!

Nicole Parmentier said...

Very stylish, I love it!!!

Betty Wright said...

Love the dominance of the white with the touches of the aqua and melon! Great sentiment and sparkle accenting!

Tracey McNeely said...

Kim this is so awesome with the harlequins! love all the white space!

Mimi H. said...

So pretty! Great motivational card!

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous!!!

victoria h said...

pretty card

Alanna said...

This is gorgeous.

Ohhh Snap said...

Beautiful card, and I love the sentiment.

Kay said...

So fresh and trendy- I'm going to have to "borrow" your fabulous idea!

Linda said...

I love the clean look of your card. So pretty.

Marisa said...

Love that sentiment and well done with the cover plate :)

Marybeth said...

I love it just the way it is! Beautiful!

Kristi Schurr said...

Very pretty, Kim! Love those diamonds!

Stacey Schafer said...

what a fabulous use of the cover plate, Kim! gorgeous card!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is really pretty, I love the touches of color on your background!

Kristie Goulet said...

I LOVE how you used this cover die! Perfection!!!

Martha said...

Kim, this is SO pretty!
I love the design.

Manuela said...

oh, the design of your card is wonderful! Love it!!

Manuela said...

oh, the design of your card is wonderful! Love it!!

Marjolein said...

A very creative take on the bloghop!
With a strong graphical feel, must be the full cover plate die! :-)
Love, Love the sentiment, wow, so encouraging and versatile. Great combo with the soft colors and the sun with cloud.

The translucent sequins are the perfect finishing touch.

Bye,

Marjolein

Bobby said...

I've seen some unique things done with cover plates. I have this one that I actually bought from Tracey. I guess she didn't like to use them either. ;) I think what you did worked out great.

Tenia Nelson said...

Very nice, Miss Lady!!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love this, Kim!

cards by cara said...

This is perfectly executed and well balanced ... love love love!! :)

Sabrina Alery said...

Seriously stunning!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

It's a unique and genius use of the cover plate, Kims!! I'm not surprised that the first time you used it, you knocked it clean out of the park!! Hugs, Darnell

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the pop of colors in the die!

Jen Carter said...

What a fun way to use the cover plate! Great card!

artful-notions said...

Lovely Kim. Your sentiment shines against the sweet cover plate!

Jacquie Southas said...

Great balance of colors & elements!

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous card Kim...I love your background coverplate, and your sun with the touch of glitter.

Mandy LaCroix said...

I love your card! The layers around your sentiment panel are super cute!

karen h said...

Wonderful card; cool use of the cover plate (these intimidate me!).

karen h said...

Wonderful card; cool use of the cover plate (these intimidate me!).

~amy~ said...

Such a pretty card, I love that quote.

cm said...

Every so pretty! I have two cover up dies that have been used sporadically, for the very reason you mention: I'm not sure what to do with them! given your inspiration, I may have to give them some love...
c

Deepti said...

Great graphic and clean look :) I have missed a lot lately...

Meghan said...

Fantastic card, makes me want to get my hands on a cover plate die!

Meghan said...

Fantastic card, makes me want to get my hands on a cover plate die!