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Papertrey Year of Flowers

I love, love, love PTI's Year of Flowers: Violets!  I am so very excited about the announcement that there will be dies available very soon!  I can't tell you how many times I have hand cut those things.

Today's card uses an idea from Debbie Olson, many moons ago, who made a background by embossing these repeated images.  I have loved doing the same thing with both the big and small flowers.  The line images are just beautiful, and the contrast on bright cardstock is great.  I just rounded the corners of the panel, colored in the circles to repeat the black, and added the sentiment and some ribbon.  LOVE how the oval from the Simply Jane dies (or the oval layers, too) fits right inside this Fillable Frames #10 die!

Paper: PTI White, Black, Raspberry Fizz
Ink: Versamark, Versafine Onyx
Stamps: PTI Year of Flowers: Violets, Communique Sentiments
Other: White Filigree embossing powder, PTI Simply Jane die, Fillable Frames #10, Fresh Snow grosgrain ribbon, dimensional tape

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  1. This is just gorgeous and brilliant. I may need to try this technique myself. Also, love how you did the sentiment.

  2. Very pretty card and love the idea of embossing all the background flowers and you're right it just "pops" on the background color, nice job.

  3. This is SO pretty, Cheryl. I'm going through and organizing (and getting reacquainted with) my clear stamps and I have this set, so your fantastic card is going in my faves to CASE. TYSM!!


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