Papertrey Ink August Blog Hop: Let’s Party

The 25th…already?  I always try to play along with the Papertrey Ink Blog Hops.  This month we’re to experiment with our backgrounds and use this as our inspiration:

Love all that glorious vibrant dyed fiber!  I’m smitten by the intense colors and wanted to bring that out in today’s project.  This card is super special because I started the background but my girl finished it.  It always makes this Momma happy when the kids help me.

I used the Linen Impression Plate on the base panel.  All the watercoloring is done with Peerless.  Those are amazing little things, aren’t they?  Thanks to Joan B that gifted me a bunch.  I can’t believe how much vibrant color is infused in those papers.  I used wood veneer paper on the  Party Time Die.  I decided to back it with Papertrey Ink Vellum so that the intricate cuts wouldn’t get lost in the background.

Here’s a close up of my card…you can faintly make out the linen texture:

I need to put my girl to work more often.  I tend to think to much when I do larger freeform watercoloring and she just went for it.

Here are the Papertrey Ink products I used today:
party time
party time die

linen & canvas impression plate

Can’t wait to see all the inspiration in this month’s hop!

I’ve been scurrying around to get things done before leaving to see the boy tomorrow.  The girl and I are super excited to give him huge hugs.
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33 thoughts on “Papertrey Ink August Blog Hop: Let’s Party”

  1. Wow! Great vibrant colors on your background paper! Love the vellum to soften around the die sentiment, just perfect!

  2. The background looks like it was selectively dipped the the dyepots of the inspiration photo! I love that your daughter helped with this. It's lovely.

  3. Such vibrant colors in the background! I like how you laid the die cut on the vellum – that was smart thinking!!

  4. You've created a party in a card, Amy! Vibrant and genius come to mind!! Enjoy the hop!! Hugs, Darnell

  5. What a wonderful vibrant background Amy! So didn't the boy JUST leave??? and you are already going to visit him???!!! Miss him much??!! Julia xx

  6. Wow! This card is gorgeous! Absolutely love how you were inspired the photo, those colors are striking!

  7. SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this Amy!! FUN idea with the Wood!! HAVE A BLAST on your Trip!! HUGS!! =)

  8. This is the perfect party card, Amy! Love the watercolor background and all the texture you incorporated 🙂

  9. Love the watercoloured background! This is beautiful. I so want to get my hands on some Peerless. 🙂

  10. Oooh, that background is sooo amazing, Amy! And I love the wood veneer on here, too. How absolutely fun that your DD partnered up on this with you! Makes it all the more special!

  11. LOVE your background! Beautiful, bright and bold!! Lucky you to have a daughter who likes to craft with you!! :0)

  12. Such an AWESOMEbackground! And even MORE special since you made it with your daughter! ❤️ So lovely!

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