Sunday, April 25, 2010

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop: April 2010


Can't believe it's already the 25th again!  The challenge this month was to use tissue paper. I stamped polka dots onto torn strips of tissue paper to create the background for my card.



I want to try this again with flourishes and the Argyle set!!  I'm keeping it short and sweet,  because I'm sure you are hopping to many blogs tonight!  Thanks for stopping here!
~Anika

Supplies:  (All PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Kraft, Raspberry Fizz, Stampers Select White (under the tissue paper
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics II, Delightful Dahlia
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores, Fresh Snow, Dusty Concord Distress Ink, Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink
Other: Tissue Paper, Felt in Hawaiian Shores & Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores Button, Rustic Cream Button Twine, BB Dies

79 comments:

Amy said...

Your background polka dot paper is way cute!!

Laurie said...

So cute! Love all the different layers and colors!

Jennifer Carter said...

Oh! What a fun, fun idea!! Love that background!!

Kara said...

so cute...so fun....great card!!
kara

Dana said...

Oooh, love those torn edges Anika! And the felt flower is so texturally awesome. I want to touch it!
SO you'll have to show me the cards your Kindergardeners make!

Lisa V. said...

I love the look of the torn tissue paper. What a great idea! The felt flower just adds such a nice touch. Love your card.

Chris Simon said...

Great idea for the background! I love all of the different colored polka dots!

Janelle said...

Great idea and great colors, Anika! (And, I'm happy to be getting a bit of a headstart on hopping tonight!)

Marge said...

What a fun, bright, cheerful card anyone would love to receive!!!

Taheerah said...

Oooh, very pretty and original Anika, love all those colours together!

Susan said...

That is so pretty!! I love all of those colros together and the different sized polka dots. The felt flowers are gorgeous as well!

Sara Mac said...

Great idea to make torn strips of polka dots Anika. Love the bright colors together. I think it would look great in argyle and flourishes too.

Banu said...

OMG!! This is just awesome. Very pretty.

Liz said...

What a cool idea! So fun!!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Super card! Love all those layers and the polka dots!

Lindsay said...

It is so bold! I love it! The ripped paper edges are really fun! Great job!

Rebecca said...

love the effect of the torn tissue!

Victoria said...

So fun! Love the vibrant colors.

Michelle said...

Fantastic, clever idea - love the different colors and the torn paper.

megspaulding said...

So fun Anika! Love the colors and the polka dots. Who doesn't love polka dots?! Nice job!

Tonya said...

We were thinking a lot alike with our tissue paper! Love the color combo!

Silke Ledlow said...

So so sweet Anika!!! I really like this design and the felt flowers!!! The dotted tissue paper is awesome!!! Hugs ~S~

Mariana said...

So original, I love it! Great card!

Cammie said...

Anika, what a great idea! This is such a lovely vibrant card. It just makes me happy!

Caryn said...

What a creative and original idea. Love it.

Hugs,
Caryn xxx

Kelly S. said...

Oh LOVE that idea...so cool with the asymmetrical edges and all the fun dotty colors...SUCH a fun card!

Nerina said...

Oh so colourful and completely unexpected! So lovely with the felt texture too! Gorgeous happy, card!

sarahmartina said...

Oh now this is cool! :) Love your idea! :)

Diane Jaquay said...

This is SO creative, and what a fun background you made here! Great card!

Barbara said...

Ack! Ack! Ack!! I love this!!! How totally creative this is--love all the bold color!

Baseret said...

How fun!! Love all the polka dots and colors!

Deb C said...

What a unique background. I love it!!!

peggysue said...

So many polka dots in such great colors! What a fun card.

Sarah said...

What a fantastically unique idea!

resmith said...

What a clever way to use tissue paper! Love your flower also.

Emm said...

Great idea!

Pat said...

Great idea beautifully executed.

Shay said...

This card is so fun and fabulous! I love all the colors and different sized polka dots.

Amy said...

Super cool--def. want to give this a try!

Nancy L. said...

great idea and super cute!

Karen C said...

I love how you used the tissue paper! Great idea to use it as a layered background!

Terri E. said...

Fun background idea! Way to rock the tissue paper challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Anika, your polka dots background is awesome!!

Kerri said...

How cool!!! That looks terrific!

Jennifer K said...

This is so cute and fun and colorful. What a great way to use tissue paper.

Dana said...

So bright and cheery, I love love love it!!! Awesome job.

~kelly marie~ said...

So cool! Love all of the patterns!

Tracey Cuccia said...

how clever!! Love this background!! :) fun bright colors too!!

Daniela said...

Wow, this is wonderful!

BethieJ said...

I LOVE it.. such a CUTE background!
Happy Hopping!

Cheryl said...

Oh Anika, this is so beautiful! What a creative idea to use those strips. I love it!

Kim said...

Oh my, how CUTE is that!!

Anonymous said...

Great idea and the colors are fun and vibrant!

Rhonda said...

Clever use of polka dots. Love it!

Kimberly said...

This is a really neat idea! Looks great and love the colors.

Charlene Austin said...

Were you as surprised as I was to see how well the tissue took ink? Your card is so vibant and AWESOME!

I still love your blog name....I remember the thread from the time you were trying to choose a blog name.

pattylt said...

Aren't you clever. Never would have thought of this but you just nailed "cuteness" with this card. Love it!

Babies- Beth said...

Wow! The colors on the tissue came out so vibrant! I need to remember this, and I bet pastel inks would work, too! Believe it or not, I see a baby card here!

Lorraine said...

Great idea! Too cute!

docmicro said...

Great idea. Great card.
Thank you for the inspiration.

mamareebs said...

So unique - I really like how playful this idea is.

Jackie Pedro said...

This is DARLING! Love all the polka dots and love how you ripped the edges! Great card!

Anthonette said...

I loved your use of color...and polka dots!

Katie {choc0holic} said...

Polka dotted perfection! I love the brightness and vibrancy of this card!

Theresa Tyree said...

OMGosh! How clever are you! Love the eye-catching color combo!

Lori said...

What a fabulous looking background you created! Love it!

Nadine said...

Wow Anika love all the fun colors you used and the different sizes of polka dots. You created a lot of visual interest! Is that the teacher in you? Fabulous job!!

Terri said...

Very cool! Love all the bright colors too!

Lee said...

Lovely. What a wonderful idea!

jen said...

what a fun background!! all the colors together are so cheery! Great job! :)

Lisa said...

Wow Anika what a fun fun card!!! I love the colors and how you used your tissue. Great job!!

Cari said...

Great idea for a background, Anika!

Linda W said...

Bright, cheerful, with a different twist. Great job. Very creative!!

Chris said...

Wonderful card - love the tissue treatment that makes it so bright and cheerful!

Rosanne said...

Pretty card!

Courtney Baker said...

Wow very cool!

Suzanne said...

Anika, this is great! I love all the different types of dots and colors. Super cute card for Mother's Day!

Lee Anne said...

Hi, Anika! You haven't been around lately. I just wanted to check in with you! Hope you are having fun!

Laurie said...

Pretty card! Love all the different colors!