Monday, March 25, 2013

Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop - Take Two


This is my second card for the PTI March Blog Hop. 

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Nichole Heady challenged us to use sequins on a project this month. All the details can be found over at Capture the Moment and you still have time to join in the fun!

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Do you find yourself going back and forth between color palettes, shades and intensities? After working with the soft pinks and doilies in the MME paper for my last card,  I was drawn to these intense, saturated colors from an Authentique line.

This time the starting point was purple sequins adhered to the smallest shape in the Lovely Layers die set to create a flower center.



The flower is built out from the center (with the layers moved around and reorganized a few times) and a sentiment is created with PTI's Headline Alphabet and Wonderful Words dies.

OK, it is confession time - I had a problem with the unfinished look of the sequin flower. Just like I have a very hard time not threading button holes, I needed to find a way to cover the holes in the sequins.




These red gems from my stash fit with the other intense colors and nestled into the sequins nicely. Maybe next time I'll try a few French Knots.

I can't wait to check out what everyone else has created!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie


24 comments:

  1. Wow! Where to start?? I'm loving every element of this card! The colors are divine and I love the layout!

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  2. Lovely! I love the diecut sentiment-- those dies look great together!

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  3. This is so pretty. And, great idea to combine those wonderful words die cuts with the headline alphabet.

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  4. Pretty! I also hate naked buttons and such. You did a good job! :o)

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  5. This is a real stunner. Thought I'd have a hard time using sequins with the "empty" center but I got over it quickly. Going to remember this card for Lovely Layers!

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  6. Wow, what an eye catcher - this is so pretty!

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  7. Very pretty!! Love the colors and the sequins are perfect!!

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  9. I'm glad to hear someone else has trouble with the unfinished look of sequins! They are growing on me after today's inspiration, though. This card is wonderful!

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  10. This card totally caught my attention right away. It's stunning! Love how you used lovely Layers and the sequins in the center.

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  11. Your card and flower are beautiful!! Love those red centers you added to the purple sequins and I never thought of french knots in them?? Great idea

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  12. Beutiful card and flower!! love how you layered the red stones on the center of your sequins!

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  13. Love this card! And I had the same thought about the holes in my sequins. I love the red gems you've put in!

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  14. oohhhh this is gorgeous! I love how you put gems in the middle of the sequins!

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  15. LOVELY floral center Jacquie~gorgeous rustic look here!

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  16. Well, Jacquie, you can rock the subtles and you can rock the brights! I call you a "well-rounded" crafter, which is cool coz you aren't just stuck in a style rut, you know?! Excellent on both creations and I so agree with you on the "need" to fill those holes!!

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  17. Jacquie,
    This is really pretty. Like how you added the gems on the sequins.

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  18. Bold colors, die cutting and stamping... just my kind of favorite card! Love it!

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  19. The sequins are the perfect touch on this card. Awesome use of dies, too.

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  20. This is so pretty! I love the close up ….stunning! Love the added gems.

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  21. the sequins make a fab flower centre also liking the mix of alphabet fonts for your sentiment

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