Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Papertrey Ink April Blog Hop Challenge

Friends, I don't often JUMP on a new release the hour OF...but the Geode Layers dies and Agate stamp set were irresistible to me.
I literally had my hubby pause our tv show so I could order it once it hit the buy time.


 stamps: Papertrey Ink Text and Texture: Agate/Garden Party  dies: Papertrey Ink Geode Layers/Garden Party  other: Zig Emboss Writer, Royal Langnickel Watercolor Artist Colors

 When I saw the team's release samples...I couldn't get the chunky gold glitter outta my mind...

incorporated so much depth and texture to her samples and 

picked up what clicked in my mind too (when she combined them with florals).

The Geode Layers are free form shapes that can be used for any type of card, just like deckled and brushed dies.

They will never leave my craft table~just sayin!

As for my card...

the following Blog Hop's pic drew my eye to the gilded trimmed cups and colors...

There were all sorts of shenanigans to achieve this 3D card!

I watercolored and pressed a saturated watercolored panel to another paper (innermost section of the "rock") for my blues.
I zig pen embossed the outermost layer with gold powder and added an acetate level under that.

On the next inner layer I glued chunky glitter.

 I even popped up the outermost layer on foam squares.

Some flowers are in the rock...some are out (as well as the sentiments) was fun to just PLAY, you know?

I even fussy cut the "rocks" sentiment and added zig embossed gold lines to add even more gold.

I finally stopped so I could post it.


Thanks for stopping by~



  1. BEAUTIFUL WORK, Marlena!!!! I think the chunky glitter looks FABULOUS with this!!!!!!!!!! The colors are GORGEOUS TOO! (I have an agate necklace these colors! ) ;) SUPER JOB with this challenge!!! ;)

  2. What a great design using the geode stamps - love the gold and colors you used!

  3. Lovely card, Marlena! The gold glitter on the Geode image is beautiful

  4. So glad you ordered that die set, Marlena, your card is stunning! The gold chunky glitter is amazing the way you framed your 'rock'. Beautiful in every way!

  5. Beautiful example of the new set. Love how you have incorporated the colors and the gold chunky glitter. Beautifully done!

  6. This is just too cool and fun! Great design!

  7. It sounds like you had a lot of fun with this one, and it shows! All the layers and textures add visual interest, and the pinks and yellows you used are such happy hues, especially contrasted with that blue.

  8. Thanks for sharing your process on your lovely card. It's great getting an idea of what someone is thinking while they create, in your case, a piece of art.

  9. Such pretty colors. I am sure that stamp set is fun to use and you did a great job.

  10. Yay, Marlena, you didn’t waste any time using your new goodies, and your card is a winner. Love how you tied it in to the Hop with your color scheme. Beautifully done!

  11. I love this card! And I adore the agate set. I can't wait to get it. It was something that really caught my eye in the last release, too. The details you added are really cool. Thanks for sharing!!!

  12. Marlena, this is sooo pretty!! I love the colors you chose!!

  13. Wonderful take on the inspiration photo, Marlena! I love how you used the new products!


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