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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink October 2012 Blog Hop #3

"This month it is all about breaking out of your comfort zone and trying out some non-traditional color schemes for a holiday card or tag!  Six non-traditional holiday color schemes are provided. Pick one that inspires you and try your hand at using it as a starting point for a special holiday themed project!"

This is my third blog hop card!! You can see the other two entries for October 2012 here and here.

I had lots of fun creating another Christmas card for this colour challenge. It`s a great start on my card making for the holiday season! 

* The various baubles in the challenge picture wreath inspired me to use the round light bulb in the Holiday Lights stamp set. Each of the 4 colours was stamped several times along the string of lights.  (I did use Raspberry Fizz and Hibiscus Burst, but they tend to look very similar in colour.)

* In order to make the `glow` around each of the bulbs, I used one of the small flower stamps from Natural Beauties (Lemon Tart ink) and masked the lower half of it so that the image appears to radiate from the top of the light bulb.

* The card front was impressed with the Linen IP after stamping the images. 
* The Heart Border die was cut from Hibiscus Burst card stock, then attached to one side of the card front.
* Several rhinestones (1 pink & 2 aqua) were added to the top left corner. The sentiment was stamped with Smokey Shadow ink. 
* This panel was then mounted onto an Hawaiian Shores card base.

Card Details (PTI unless noted)
Stamps - Holiday Lights, Natural Beauties
Inks - Smokey Shadow, Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus, Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Lemon Tarrt
Papers - Stamper's Select White, Hawaiian Shores, Hibiscus Burst
Dies - Heart Border die
Other Supplies - Linen Impression Plate, My Mind`s Eye rhinestones

Thanks for visiting today.  Have fun hopping!!
Karen C.


Tracey McNeely said...

Another fabulous card, you rae rocking these colours!

Anonymous said...

I love all those lights in the card. Great use of that stamp set.

Kara said...

love how you used the floral stamp to be the light!!

artful-notions said...

Sweet! Great thinking with the 'glow' stamp.

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the way you stamped the "glow" around your lights - another pretty card!

Sue Lelli said...

Pretty card, Karen! Like the bling detail!

craftmates said...

Brilliant use of the flower stamp! Beautiful card.- irma

jen said...

Oh my! You were so busy with the fun color combos! I love them all- having a hard time picking a fave!!!! Great use of the challenge colors!

cards by cara said...

We must've been channeling the same inspiration - I used the same set with that colour combo! This is beautiful!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Oh I LOVE it!! The glow on the bulbs is such a great idea, and it adds SO much to your whole card!!

victoria h said...

love the lights and cool way you have used the SAF stamp to make them glow

Anne B said...

Fab card, Karen. You've certainly got in the swing of this challenge. Love the little lights and the colour scheme you chose :)