Papertrey Posse July Parade of Blogs

Wow! I can't believe it's the 15th already!

This month I am the Papertrey Posse hostess and I decided to challenge everyone to use a color combo, of Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist, Melon Berry (my arch nemesis) and Dark Chocolate.

I did a lot of thinking about this card before I actually put it together- a LOT more mental sketching than I normally put into a card. 

This is what I came up with:

I've been really itching to ink up my Butterfly Dreams stamps - and use the Polka Dot Impression Plate. I have to say, after purchasing the Tin Types Impression plate first, I wasn't sold on the concept as a whole. I made trade on the forum for the Polka Dot plate and I have to say I'm in LOVE! I'm not sure this is going to be a good thing for my wallet! 

Overall, I'm pretty happy with this card. I (and in this case by I, I really mean DH) colored the ribbon to match the Melon Berry CS. 

Stamps :: PTI - Butterfly Dreams

Ink :: PTI - Dark Chocolate
Cardstock :: PTI - Ocean Tides, Melon Berry, Aqua Mist, Dark Chocolate
Other :: PTI- Polka Dot Impression Plate; Ribbon- My Mind's Eye; Rhinestones - PTI

Thanks for stopping by! 


Emm said...

Love what you did with the color challenge!

Anika said...

Those are great colors! I love all the polka dots!

Debbie Gaydos said...

LOL'ing at your new-found appreciation for the impression plate! I just ordered my first one last night (canvas/linen) and can't wait to try it. Love the card, I've had Butterfly Dreams on my wishlist, but I settled for just getting the die for now. Thanks for the fun challenge!

Ted said...

Amy, this is a wonderful card...great balancing placement of butterflies. And your husband did a fantastic job coloring the ribbon. Whodathunk that guys would have any creativity in them, eh? ;)

Keva said...

How cute is this? I love the little butterflies and the impression on the panel..very cute!

tm everson said...

Ames, great card! And yes Ted, I did pick up a little creativity while I was in art school getting degrees in both art education and painting/drawing. I'm fully qualified to color ribbon


Becky Carafa said...

This is so pretty! I have one impression plate too, not sure about adding to my collection. I prefer embossing folders.

Laurie said...

Great job with the color combo! I love your card!

Danisha said...

Cute card, I only have one impression plate as well, but love them. Can't wait to get my hands on some more!!!