A Passion For Papertrey Challenge entry

Over on the ILWS forum there's a few of us who have confessed to loving the stamps, cardstock, inks and ribbons and now the new buttons from Papertrey Ink despite being SU demos. Kate and Steph have set up a fantastic new blog for all things PTI called A Passion For Papertrey. They are going to do fortnightly challenges and after the day I had today I needed to do a bit of card making to de-stress a bit.

My car, which is only 2 1/2 years old died today! Well not completely but I got a weird alert when I first started it up and then one that said my ABS was faulty. What?!! I panicked. I hadn't used my car for 3 days and it died on me. It took 3 different cab companies to find one that could get me to work before the kids arrived but it completely through me out for the whole day. Peugeot were pretty useless and their attitude was basically "it's your problem, you sort it out!" They wouldn't collect it as it was undrivable (I did try and it clonked and then just revved) and the RAC were not much better - I had to be at home to show my memebership card. I finally got it looked at and picked up and we got to the Peugeot garage at 5:32 - the service desk closes at 5:30 but I managed to grab someone before he left. I got a courtesy car but I'm dreading that phone call tomorrow that tells me what's wrong with it. Luckily it's still under warranty so they should fix it for nothing!

Anyway....here's my little entry for their first challenge...

I went for a simple, yet pretty card. Inside is stamped Happy Birthday from the same stamp set with the same colours and rounded corners. The aqua mist cardstock layer is meant to only have rounded corners at the bottom to follow the shape of the card base - just thought it was something a little different for me - usually I would round them all. The flower heads are popped up on foam pads and then the centres are popped up again, just to add a bit of dimension - I love the way that looks irl.

(I've just looked back at the Passion for Papertrey blog and I must have been inspired but not directly cased the corners idea from Kate's card. Funny how you see something once and then copy that idea without even meaning to or realising that you did!)

All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise stated.

Stamps: Polka Dot Basics, Women of Life

Paper: Lavender Moon and Aqua Mist cs, Non PTI/SU white cs

Ink: Lavender Moon and Aqua Mist

Accessories: Aqua Mist Swiss Dot Satin Ribbon, Glamour Dust


  1. I love this card Vanessa! Beautiful colour scheme and I love the sparkly flowers. You've inspired me to get this set out and play with it again!

    Thanks so much for joining in and good luck! Kate x

  2. Sorry to hear about your car troubles - hope it's all sorted soon :)
    This is just the prettiest card Vanessa - I really adore it - especially the colours! & I know what you mean about being inspired by other projects without even realising it - I do it all the time! Thank you so much for joining in & good luck xxx

  3. What a fab card, I can't wait to get my hands on more PTI stash, think I'll have to go shopping soon.

  4. Vanessa, this is such a pretty card. Love the stamp set.


  5. This is a beautiful card and looks very classy. Love those flowers and pinks my favourite colour, so a winner all round! hugs Linda x


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