Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink November 2015 Blog Hop

I am participating in the Papertrey Ink November 2015 Blog Hop today. Nichole Heady gave us this gorgeous photo to inspire us with a nontraditional Christmas color scheme.


Blog Hop Inspiration

I recreated the framed mirror with a couple of Nestabilities and Kraft Core Metallic Silver paper, making it into a shaker box. A couple of sentiments from the Christmas Cheer Stamp Set are stamped in Simply Chartreuse ink at the top and bottom of the frame and the matching glitter paper die cut is adhered across the sides.

The shaker is filled with an assortment of aqua, silver and white micro beads and chartreuse, aqua, teal and clear sequins before being sealed. A few sequins and rainstones are scattered across the front of the card, echoing the diagonal line of the die cut sentiment.

This was a tough card to photograph as the die cut either created a shadow or was mirrored on the silver paper.

I'm off to see how everyone else was inspired by these fabulous colors.

My dear husband is going rogue again this year and putting lamb on the rotisserie for Thanksgiving dinner. I have to have my turkey, fresh cranberry sauce and mountain of stuffing so our table will be very full. I hope everyone else celebrating Thanksgiving this week has a great, relaxing holiday! 

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Friday, November 20, 2015

OCC: Holiday Style Day 11

I ran out of time trying to use one stamp set 5 different ways this more for the Online Card Classes Holiday Style class, but did get three cards made using the different techniques and styles highlighted over the last couple of weeks, 

I love this bauble wreath made with watercolor paper and distress markers.

This second card used the same sentiment and images with a more whimsical color palette.

My last card uses a different sentiment, gold embossing and gold metallic paper that has been scored to echo the diagonal line of the inked part of the panel.

These sentiments and images are all from Mama Elephant's Jingle Greetings stamp set.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

OCC: Holiday Style Day 9

More Online Card Classes: Holiday Style homework for Day 9. Love the super soft watercolor, but my camera didn't pick it up too well.

I offset a couple of vellum die cuts to give my forest a little more depth and stamped the Mama Elephant Jingle Greetings sentiment with VersaMagic Sea Breeze ink.

So many great techniques in today's class that I hope to play with later tonight.

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