Good Saturday morning!  I can’t believe that I had the entire day yesterday to spend in the studio and play!  It was so nice.  Remember I told you that I bought arms full of stuff from Papertrey at CHA?  I finally had some time to play with In Bloom yesterday.  I actually have pulled the set out a few times, tried to color it, became discouraged and put it away.  Yesterday everything came together just as I had envisioned.  Trust me  . . .  that never ever happens to me!  Not only that, but my goal was to use these images not in the Papertrey classic style.  You see, I don’t do that style, it’s hard for me and I always struggle with something clean and simple (which is what I consider Papertrey to be).  So my challenge to myself was to incorporate these images into my style.


The flower was stamped three times, embossed with Queen’s Gold EP, and then water colored with Tombow Markers.  I trimmed each layer out, leaving off a section of each as I went so that they could be layered.  I used the new Spellbinders S4-230 Labels Six for the sentiment and for an extra piece on the bottom right-hand corner.  I also finished the inside so that a personal note could be written.


The sentiment is from the Papertrey set, Friends ‘til the End, and I melted the ribbon to make it look more vintage and worn. 

  • Stamps:  In Bloom and Friends ‘til the End from Papertrey
  • Paper:  SU Black; Prism Butter cream; 7 Gypsies Classic Paperie; Arches Watercolor
  • Ink:  Ranger Archival Jet Black, and Distress Embossing, Vintage Photo and Old Paper
  • Accessories:  Spellbinders S4-230 Labels Six; Ranger Queen’s Gold Embossing Powder, Matte and Glossy Accents, Gold Acrylic Paint Dabber; 7 Gypsies Paper Fasteners; Venture Foam Tape; Tsukineko Sponge Daubers; May Arts Ribbon; Papertrey Vintage Buttons; Candle Lighter; Sewing Machine; Tim Holtz Tonic Paper Distressing Tool

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by today!

22 Responses to “Time to Play and Get Inky!”

  1. I love how you took the PT CAS style flower and created a project in “your”style. This is gotgeous, Sherry!

  2. I just love it! I also have a problem with the clean look. I love the darker colors, anything vintage and then I have to ink and grunge it up. The card is just beautiful!

    Thanx for the inspiration!

  3. OMG!!! Sherry, this is spectacular!! Perfect combination of the PTI stamp and your style! I LOVE it!!

  4. this is one gorgeous card! I can’t do CAS to save my life, so it’s a good thing I don’t have to! 😉 I figure, if I know what works for me, then stick with it while trying new techniques every once in a while.

    you have really nailed it with this one, Ms. Bad One!!! I bow to you!

  5. so cool, I too have a hard time with the fresh and clean cards, I guess probably because I love this style more, great distressing and papers and love how you have brought a splash of color!

  6. You are definitely speaking to me this morning! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Now, this is why you are Master Yoda and I am just a padawon. HOLY COW (or something similar)!! What talent to take something that was created on one end of the spector and go to the opposite end!! WOW!! Wow!! WOW!!

  8. This card is so amazing and beautiful! The one you send it to, will just Love it! I enjoy your blog so much and want to Thank you for sharing these gorgeous cards with us!
    Pattyjo :+)

  9. I think you did an amazing job with using this set!
    I love the vintage look!! TFS~

  10. Beautiful…gorgeous…and really cool! I love this card! Heck, I just love your style of turning paper and ink into really cool treasures. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

  11. Fabulous Sherry!! I love it!!

  12. Gorgeous, Sherry… love the color scheme and antique feel to this.

  13. I love your take on this set, Sherry! Just amazing. You’ve truly inspired me today!!! 🙂

  14. Your “style” is wonderful. This is truly a very inspirational card. Good work.

  15. Excellent!!! I’m totally loving what you did with this set. Wow!

  16. Beautiful job. I love checking your blog each day to see
    what you come up with. Thank you for all the inspiration.

  17. This is a beautiful card!

  18. This is gorgeous! I love everything about it ;o)

  19. Sherry, your take on PTI is exactly what I like to do except that you do a much better job! I love this card and you have convinced me to think about ordering the In Bloom set 🙂

  20. love this great card as always

  21. Sherry, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card….you may not do PTI style, but you do YOUR style so well and I think it is a Super Duper absolutely Fantabulous style! This card is drop-dead gorgeous and that musical paper is AMAZING!!!!! I love it to pieces! Is the musical paper a ‘designer’ paper or did you create that vintage look yourself….I think it is my favorite piece on the card. I love music and am always thrilled to see cards using musical art, especially as you have used it on this card. That flower is ‘devine’…you sure do have a lot of patience to put this much work into your cards….like a quilter….it has so many different textures and interesting pieces that it leaves me with my jaw all over the floor and my eyes ‘popping’ out of my eye sockets….LOL….You really are the BESTest of the BEST!
    Big Hugs,

  22. Sherry, I love your take on PTI!

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