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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink June Blog Hop

This month's PTI blog hop challenge was to be inspired by this photo:

"We thought we would start a short inspirational series with the Blog Hops for the next few months as a fun way to spice things up! This month we are providing you with a beautiful photo to help trigger some creative ideas with color! This inspirational photo is just dreamy and it's the perfect thing to give you a creative jumpstart that will lead to nothing but fabulous results! We look forward to seeing everyone's interpretations using this inspiration!"

I love the photo that was chosen. I live with 4 males and a male dog, so I don't have a lot of inspiration that involves pink and ruffles. So, I was particularly drawn to the pink ruffle dress. I recently bought some really pretty ribbon by Tim Holtz that reminded me of that pink ruffle dress. But, the ribbon is white. So, I dyed it pink.

I simply used some pink re-inker and water and soaked the ribbon until it was the color pink that I wanted. Here are some pictures showing the process:

This picture shows the before and after.

And, with that now-pink ribbon, I came up with this card:

Thanks, PTI, for the inspiration! And, thank you for stopping by!



Laura, thanks so much for sharing how you dyed your rose ribbon! It was a great idea to dye it to match, and paired with the butterflies, and the "uplifting" sentiment, makes for a sweet card! Happy June Hopping!

Marlena M.

Oh, I love this...great idea to die the roses! I just discovered coloring ribbon and I am HOOKED. ;)


Clever girl, dying your rose ribbon! Pretty card:)

Cibele Glazer

First, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment on my blog! Now I want to tell you how much I love your card! What a great idea with the ribbon. I almost made a card with butterflies but I have to say your idea is soooo much better than what I was thinking.


Your card is AWESOME and I remember now that I have similar ribbon that I NEED to use and I purposely bought white just so I could color it to my heart's desire! Glad you got to play with pink -- you deserve it!!! (I have 3 brothers/no sisters, so I relate!)

I'm Renee

Love how you got to use pink...
and lace!! :)
The butterflies are fabby...
beautiful card!

Sue Lelli

Laura, LOVE how you died the roses to compliment your FAB card with the butterflies! So PRETTY!


So pretty!


I love dyeing things. The roses are beautiful. I love that ribbon/trim. I must get some in white so I can have any color I need. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lisa H.

sooo pretty! love the dyed flowers-great touch!


Laura, your roses are so pretty! I love your take on the inspiration photo. And, yay for pink when you're in a house full of boys (as my sister says, "I'll always be the Queen!" :D Thank you, too, for stopping by my blog today. I appreciate it!


Those flowers really are so so pretty and elegant!


Pretty. pretty, pretty! Golly, those are some pretty special roses, perfectly befitting your card. Brava!


This is pretty! I love that you dyed your ribbon!


thanks for the quick tutorial on coloring roses! And your card is simply stunning!


I have never purchased the reinkers before.. but this is a fabulous idea! (And a very pretty card too!)


This is very cool! I have never used my reinkers for anythign like this.

christy compton hall

Weird... I know I commented, but I don't see it. I LOVE the die job for the roses! What a fabby tutorial :)


what a great idea to dye your ribbon!

Mona L. Pendleton

Beautiful card! I love the pink colored roses and the butterflies fluttering about! Perfect take on the inspiration pic!

Jen Carter

Oh how cute!! I love the pink ribbon!!

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