Tuesday, May 25, 2010

May PTI Blog Hop

It's time for Papertrey Ink's monthly blog hop, and since I had a card that fit the challenge, I've decided to play along! 
Here's my card:
When I first saw this adorable VW Bug stamp set, I really tried to convince myself I did NOT need it. But then I found some adorable digi papers from Tracy Ann Digital Art  Etsy shop and I immediately thought of a FLOWER POWER Bug! I've always wanted a lime green VW Bug, and if I didn't have kids to chauffeur around, I'd probably have one! Well, this is as good a substitute as I'm gonna get, lol! 
Here's a closer look:

I stamped the Bug onto some groovy flowered paper I printed out from the collection and cut it out. I applied some Liquid Glass to the windshield area instead of trying to color it to make it look like glass. I did add some shadowing with Grey Copics to give it some dimension though. 


I didn't have the right color PTI felt to match this card, and I really wanted a Lime green felt flower to embellish it so I dyed some of the Cream felt with shhh... food coloring. Yes, I've done this many times with wool felt, and I LOVE the way the colors come out! Also, when you boil wool felt (this is how I dye felt, on the stove in a pot of simmering food colored water), and then throw it in the dryer for a little while, it felts. I prefer the look of felted wool felt, it gets a gorgeous soft texture to it that is really beautiful. So, I made a little flower with it and topped it off with a button. 


Hope you like it as much as I do, and have fun blog hopping! Thanks for visiting!


Stamps: PTI
Ink: Memento
Paper: PTI, TADA digi papers, Memory Box
Accessories: PTI felt/button/ribbon, Martha Stewart edge punch, Liquid Glass, Stickles, Copics, Spellbinders flower dies/circle Nesties

33 comments:

  1. what a groovy love bug... this is adorable!

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  2. LOVE this card!! Those colors together are fantastic! The flower nesties you used are perfect with the car image. And the felt flower is beautiful!!

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  3. Love the flower and the color combo!

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  4. I just love this card!! The colors and nostaglic look are so sweet. Has to be one of my 2 favorites tonight!!
    Congrats....

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  5. The first thing I thought of when I saw this card was "funkalicious" (yes, I'm OLD lol!) I just love the mix of colors and patterns you've used here, fun fun fun!!!

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  6. I thought of an old fashioned "hippie" VW bug. Your card had so many pretty colors and was very, very pretty. I liked it a lot.

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  7. Love the easel card and the great papers.

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  8. Great texture added with the fun flower.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  9. This is the BEST card I've seen using this stamp set! I LOVE it... makes me want this stamp too!

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  10. How MOD! LOVE the VW and the flowers!

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  11. I love everything about this card! My birthday is coming up.... LOL

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  12. This is so fabulous! I love the colors, the patterns, and definitely your dyed felt flower. Great job!

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  13. So fun! I love the flowers on the bug!!

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  14. Wow! This is amazing! Not to sound redundant after reading a few of the comments, but the colors are awesome...the mixture of patterns also awesome...and the flower is perfection!

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  15. This is both cute and clever! So perfectly put together! I love the papers!!

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  16. The card is fabulous! Thanks for the tips about dyeing the felt.

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  17. Wow that is ADORABLE! I love the flowery bug and those background papers are gorgeous! TFS!

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  18. Very cute! So bright and cheery!

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  19. What a great little love bug, super card!

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  20. Wow you were so creative on this card!! Love the flower and the pattern on the cute little car!

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  21. What a fab card, love it!!!

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  22. This is FABULOUSLY GORGEOUS!!!

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  23. Super cute! Love the paper you used on the car and thanks for the tip on how to dye felt too!

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  24. This is so cute! Love the flowered paper you used for the bug.
    Thanks for the idea on dyeing the felt.

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  25. The flower nesties, the floral papers, the felt flowers,---wonderful FLOWER POWER! Thanks for the instructions and inspiration.

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  26. Fun card! I love the layout and patterned papers you used. Great job!

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  27. cool card! I love all of the dimension behind the car image. Great Job!

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  28. That is beyond cute! I love the flower car and the mix of prints you used!

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  29. How cute is this! It's so fun! (I, too, want a lime green bug!)

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  30. Really super cool!! You took me back to my high school years. Very well executed project. I agree with you about wool. Have you ever tried Koolaid? You can get some fun colors with that. We did it with children several years ago. And you can squirt it on to get a tie-dyed effect. Dying is such fun!!

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  31. OH my goodness....pretty colors and I love the 'bug'. This is perfect!
    Lisa

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