Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop: High Gloss

Today is the monthly blog hop at Papertrey Ink and the theme is High Gloss.  I didn't get overly glossy but I wanted to use a technique that Nichole had demonstrated when the Button Stack dies came out in February. Back in February, I was a day late in getting my Button Stack dies ordered and they were already out of stock.  So when the Bitty Button Stacks came out this month, I ordered within minutes of them going on sale - and picked up the full size ones at the same time.  They arrived yesterday so absolutely had to go on this card. Nichole stacked the die cuts, added gloss over the entire stack and made a great dimensional button.

Lucky Enough

There are three layers to the button - Tropical Teal on the bottom, Hawaiian Shores in the middle, and a small circle of Aqua Mist on top.  The entire stack is completely covered with Glossy Accents.  I would love to show you a close-up, but I had a little mishap at the end - it was almost dry and I carelessly knocked it off my desk.  Of course, it landed upside down on the carpet - so instead of being smooth and glossy, there's an annoying carpet texture on it!

I also picked up A Little Inspiration last month.  I love the unique sayings and the way the sentiments are separate so you can add color changes.  

There's going to be lots of gloss at the blog hop today!  It's going to be fun to see what everyone else does with the challenge!


  • Stamps: Papertrey Ink A Little Inspiration, Bits and Buttons (the gray circles)
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink Smokey Shadow, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Aqua Mist
  • Ink: Papertrey Ink Smokey Shadow, Tropical Teal, Soft Stone
  • Accessories: Papertrey Ink Tipped Tops die, Bitty Buttons Stack die, Sunshine Impression Plate, Pretty Pink Posh clear sequins, Hemptique 10-lb white twine


25 comments:

Kristi said...

OHHHHH!! I LOVE the use of Tropical Teal! I have the ink & cardstock but have not used it yet! You have inspired me! Your card is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Rosemary said...

beautiful card! the glossy "button" is fabulous!

Jen said...

what a great card!!! perfect in every way!! I love it!!

Joni nina Andaya said...

Fabulous take Kim!!! Love the buttons!!!

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful!!!

Marjolein said...

Triple WOW! Love your card and the colors!
Bye,

Marjolein

ps. but then again all your cards are great! :-)

Tracey McNeely said...

Kim this is awesome, I love the glossy button!!

cm said...

Beautiful in every way!!
c

Diane Jaquay said...

Great design!!!

Lisa said...

What a fun design Kim, great card!

Jacquie Southas said...

Terrific card - love the embossed base panel and all the circles throughout the card - beautiful balance of colors!

Marisa said...

What a fabulous sentiment and love the button - glad you were able to get them all second time round :)

Kay said...

The colors, the angles, the textures- I love everything about this- so gorgeous!

Veronica Z said...

What a neat design and perfect execution! Love the stamping!

victoria h said...

fab card - love the glossy button

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is fabulous, Kim! I love the design & your added shine!

Patti said...

I am in love with this card!! : ) from the color combo to the sentiment : )

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

oohhhh this is so pretty! I love the blue and gray and the layout too!

Shannon J said...

So full of texture and awesomeness!! And I LOVE that sentiment - I NEED to get that!!

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!!

Lorraine said...

Oh I love it! Your design, use of white space, textures and pops of color!

Maureen Merritt said...

Oh, I LOVE this!

Happy Dance said...

Such a wonderful design, Kim! Love the colors you've chose for this. Somehow, the embossing and the gray buttons drew my eye right to the glossy (and very cool!!) button. Love this card. Bev

Bobby said...

I love all the color and texture and, well, everything about this card. I think I actually had a button just like that once.

Danielle Flanders said...

Beautiful card, Kim!