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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink October 2012 Blog Hop #2


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"This month it is all about breaking out of your comfort zone and trying some non-traditional color schemes for a holiday card or tag! There are six non-traditional holiday color schemes provided. Pick one that inspires you and try your hand at using it as a starting point for a special holiday themed project!" 
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 I decided to make a second card for this month`s challenge; this time using the colour scheme above. I don't have all of the new Papertrey ink colours, so I used Close To My Heart Olive and Vineyard Berry which are good matches for PTI`s Avocado and Scarlet Jewel. In order to create a light pink (Blush) I used Hibiscus Burst and stamped it off before I stamped the image.



Love Lives Here: Holiday dies were used to cut four stockings and trim from Rustic Cream. These were stamped in the various challenge colours.  Another set of trims were cut from Stamper`s Select White and then layered with the stamped trims to create contrast. 
 (The 3 darker stockings represent my husband and two sons; the lighter pink stocking is mine!!)  
Dark brown brads were positioned under the pine branches and then the stocking dies were placed so they appear to be attached to the brads.

Vineyard Berry and light pink hearts were stamped along the pine branches and then Gold Stickles were added throughout the branches. The sentiment was stamped in Vineyard Berry. Foam tape was used to attach the card front to the Scarlet Jewel card base.


I finished the inside of the card with some 
of the same features used on the card front. 


Card Details (PTI unless noted)
Stamps - Love Lives Here: Holiday
Inks - Hibiscus Burst;  CTMH: Vineyard Berry, Olive
Papers - Scarlet Jewel, Rustic Cream, Stamper's Select White
Dies - Love Lives Here: Holiday die collection
Other Supplies - Ranger Gold Stickles; brown brads;

Thanks for visiting today. Enjoy the rest of the Blog Hop.
Karen C.

26 comments:

andie librandi. said...

Karen, I love your card! It is such a sweet & cozy-looking setting...I'd love to have a fireplace mantel that looks just like that! It's even beautiful on the inside too :)

Kelly Griglione said...

Those brad stocking hangers are PERFECT!

Amber said...

PERFECT!!!!!!

pamela said...

Beautiful! I love the little hearts that you added!

Nancy Guse said...

This is beautiful, I love the hanging stockings and your choice of colors!!

carol (krillsister) said...

Beautiful card. I love how you used those colors when you stamped the stockings.
Your inside is absolutely brathtaking.

Tracey McNeely said...

Ok I have found a favourite here, what a stunning card!

Jen Adcock said...

Oh my gosh! This is so lovely! Genius use of the brads. The garland has been stamped to perfection. What a master class! Exquisitly done!

Marybeth said...

Another gorgeous card, Karen! The garland is beautiful with the hanging stockings.

Rhonda said...

The brads are genius. I always forget I have some. Going into the inspiration file.

Nancy said...

Both of your cards are so beautiful and creative! Just gorgeous!

Pendra said...

Your card is as beautiful inside as out! Love the dimension of it as well!

Kara said...

so pretty!! on the inside as well!!

artful-notions said...

Every detail is a delight. The card as a whole, perfection!

Sara Mac said...

Oh this is wonderful! I just love everything about your card.

Luanne said...

Another beautie! Love those sweet stockings. Just a fantastic card!

Jacquie Southas said...

This is beautiful inside & out! The sentiment is perfect with all the homespun detail!

PatQ's Cards said...

What a beautiful card--both inside and out. I may have to case this one for Christmas--it's really perfect.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Your card is wonderful! Love the use of the heart for the berries on the garland. Beautiful combination of colors used.

Sue Lelli said...

Just GORGEOUS! LOVE the holly with the hearts and the stockings, Karen!

Michelle said...

These stockings are soooo lovely!

WinterBerry Glen said...

just beautiful!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Oh, Karen, this is just so PRETTY. I love it!

victoria h said...

a beautiful card inside and out

Kathy Mc said...

Your stocking card is priceless with so much meaning. Love the finished results!

Juanita B said...

This is a fabulous card, TFS.